Within the parkland grounds of a period country house, a charming ‘L’ shaped country cottage, the largest of a sensitively redeveloped cobbled stables courtyard.
Stable Cottage is one of a collection of 5 delightful courtyard cottages which have been sensitively and successfully created from the former stables and coach houses to Auchengrange House. The redevelopment programme has been thorough and sensitive to the heritage of the original architecture.
Stable Cottage provides very pleasant and comfortable country living space over two easily managed levels. The house will be appealing to both young and elderly and its layout and configuration make it perfect for family and/or guest living.
The property is approached via a bell mouth entry and via stone gate piers to a broad avenue of mature, tall lime trees to reach the stables and courtyard.
Main entrance door to broad welcoming entrance reception hallway, exposed ceiling beams, terra cotta flag tile floor, log burner set in raised stone hearth and pitch pine fire mantle, door to drawing room with open working fireplace with stone hearth, Victoriana basket, substantial pine mantle, rich reclaimed restored pitch pine flooring. Connecting door and corridor to, study/home office/TV room or possible 4th bedroom, log burner on flagstone hearth, pine mantle, and restored pitch pine floorboards. Cloakroom, boot room and separate wc with terra cotta tile floor, inner hallway with under stairs stores, formal dining room with exposed beams, slate tile floor, Edinburgh press, open fire, painted wood panelling, window box seating, split stable door to courtyard. Good sized, well equipped kitchen with space for informal dining table and chairs, 2-oven Aga range cooker, Belfast sink, polished marble worktops, window box seating.
Staircase 1, to upper hallway with period cast iron balustrade, long term stores, bedroom 1 with painted wood lining, dressing room leading to fine en suite bath and shower room. Staircase 2, with boiler cupboard at ¾ landing, full landing with period style cast iron balustrade, good open home office or study space, bedroom 2 with dressing room/wardrobe and en suite shower room, bedroom 3 with 2 x double fronted fitted wardrobes, first floor shower room.
Stone entrance gate piers to resurfaced black asphalt avenue lined with tall limes and under planted with extensive spring bulbs and rhododendrons. Access to Stable Cottage across original cobbled granite setts courtyard to dedicated vehicle parking to the south western side of the cottage. The courtyard is shared with two other cottages.
Stable Cottage is located to easternmost side of the courtyard and is the largest of the properties around the courtyard. The courtyard is private to three of the properties.
The house is of white painted harled exterior with contrasting black, to smooth ashlar painted window mullions and door frames and all is under a slated roof. The accommodation is generously proportioned, light and bright and is laid out over two levels. The house enjoys views over an ancient cobbled courtyard, and there are mature level gardens, mainly laid to grass at the rear. The parkland gardens of Auchengrange which surround the courtyard provide interest and amenity with semi ancient native woodlands, underplanted with masses of spring snow drops and colourful rhododendrons.
The front gardens are formed by the cobbled courtyard, the main rear gardens are to level, mature lawns fringed with mature evergreen hedging and colourful, rhododendrons. There are some semi ancient fruit trees.
Renfrewshire Council, telephone 0300 300 0330.
Private water supply, LPG central heating, drainage is by private septic tank.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Stable Cottage is in council tax band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £1,728.32.
EPC rating F.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Stable Cottage is situated just off Belltrees Road to the south east of the west Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch.
The property is within the grounds of a period mansion house and it has been sensitively formed from a total redevelopment and extension of the former stables courtyard of Auchengrange House., Stable Cottage is the largest of only 5 homes which form the courtyard development.
The collection of pretty properties which form the stables courtyard at Auchengrange are at the end of an avenue of tall, mature limes and are all neatly arranged around an atmospheric central cobbled courtyard.
Lochwinnoch village is about 1.5 miles to the west where there is a good range of local shops and services which easily cater for every day needs and requirements. There are mini markets, a medical surgery, chemists and local firms of solicitors and other village professional services.
Lochwinnoch has local nursery schools as well as a primary school, secondary schooling is at the Johnstone High School Campus. Glasgow has numerous independent schools and St Columbas in Kilmacolm (8 miles) has an independent day school for girls and boys with a pick-up point in Beith (between 3 18 years www.st-columbas.org).
Lochwinnoch railway station is only about 0.75 miles from Auchengrange and the A737 is close by and provides excellent commuter benefits to both Glasgow and the Ayrshire coastline.
Extensive shopping facilities are available at the Phoenix centre and at the Braehead retail village which has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores.
Glasgow city (17.5 miles) has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre. Glasgow Airport is conveniently situated 8.5 miles away.
Lochwinnoch has a challenging 18-hole parkland golf course and there are many other courses in the surrounding Ayrshire and Renfrewshire countryside.
The nearby Black Cart River offers good fishing where it is possible, by permit, to fish for brown trout, and course species. The district has a number of hill lochs and commercial fisheries which offer good sport.
Castle Semple loch is part of the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park and offers inland sailing and coaching for beginners. The Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
For those with equestrian interests, surrounding back roads and bridle paths offer miles of pleasant hacking country.
From Glasgow, travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. At Glasgow Airport after the White Cart Viaduct leave the M8 at Junction 28A and take the A737 sign posted Irvine. Continue along the A737 for about 8.5 miles to reach the Lochwinnoch Roadhead roundabout. Turn left here on to the minor Auchengrange Hill Road. Proceed up the hill to reach Belltrees Road, turn left then immediate right into the bell mouth entrance for Auchengrange. Proceed up the tree lined driveway bearing right at the top to find the entrance to the courtyard. Stable Cottage is the last property at the easternmost side of the courtyard.