A rare lower villa providing all on the level period living in the heart of the mature Kilmacolm village.
The Loaning was originally built as a lower and upper villa home.
It is a substantial and handsome period property, the front elevation of which is completed in dressed honey coloured stone. The architecture is classically Victorian and there are two fine oriel windows, over hung eaves, a slated roof with ball top finials at front bays. The side elevations are of pointed whin stone. Internally, the proportions are generous with the careful and sensitive retention of period features including detailed plaster work to cornices, ceiling roses, picture rails and fireplaces.
Twin leaf outer storm doors to entrance vestibule with quarry tile flooring with inlay detail, outer door to entrance reception hallway with shelved linen store off, useful cloaks cupboard and wc, expansive drawing room with oriel window formation, marble fireplace and raised hearth, sitting/dining room again with oriel window formation, exposed pine floorboards, working open fire in tiled fireplace and hearth, refitted bathroom, bedroom 1 with laminate flooring and window to side, bedroom 2 with window to rear gardens, bedroom 3 with window to rear and laminate flooring, versatile home office/study, Moben fitted kitchen with 2 ceiling pulleys, utility room with Belfast sink and door to gardens, door to old coalhouse with further door to rear gardens, studio room.
Detached garage with concrete floor and up and over door, light and power.
Low level front stone retaining wall with decorative stone coping, raised bark mulched bed with bamboo stand, flowering cherry and assorted mixed trees, level lawn with heaths and alpines and miniature Kilmarnock Willow, blonde gravel pathway to front door with railings and steps to front door. Flagstone driveway with vehicle hardstanding leading to the garage. Gravel pathway at side leading to sheltered and private rear gardens of large flagstone terrace with drying green fringed with mixed shrubs and bushes, close board fencing and stone wall form the boundaries. Further mixed trees form a screen from woodland rearmost gardens.
For future maintenance and roof repairs to the villa, we are advised that the responsibility and costs are entirely the responsibility of the upper villa.
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Loaning is in council tax band F and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £2,827.50 including water and sewerage.
EPC rating D.
The Loaning is situated in the heart of mature prime Kilmacolm village on Duchal Road. Duchal Road has a pleasant mix of period architecture including detached homes, semi detached homes and as with The Loaning, original lower and upper villa type properties. The Loaning stands in mature well stocked gardens and from the front there is a south westerly exposure.
The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 0.2 miles away and is a pleasant, broadly level walk. Kilmacolm village centre, recently redeveloped, has been hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty with seats and summer flowers making for a pleasant meeting and sitting point. There are local stores offering everyday provisions, popular village restaurants, gift/home stores and coffee shops. The community centre and library are now at the pleasant pedestrianised heart of the village.
The village has a thriving social community with clubs catering for golf, tennis and bowling. Kilmacolm golf club is about 0.4 miles from The Loaning and offers a challenging 18-hole heath/parkland course designed by the acclaimed course architect James Braid. The village also has an excellent health and fitness centre at Birkmyre Park.
Surrounding countryside is some of the most attractive in West Renfrewshire and for the outdoor enthusiast this is fine walking country. The Sustrans cycle track leads to many other parts of central Scotland.
Knapps Loch, at the south side of the village, is famed for its brown trout angling. The River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end, both require fishing permits. There are some small low ground shoots run locally as well as rough shooting, both of which can be arranged with local land/estate owners.
Castle Semple Loch offers inland sailing and the Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services at Inverkip, Largs and Ardrossan as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columbas (within easy walking distance), with its enviable record of academic achievement, richly deserves its sought after label. In addition, Glasgow has several excellent independent schools.
The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are around 13 miles and 15 miles respectively to the east and south east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsbury anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.
Glasgow at 17 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services associated with a major international centre.
The village has a regular bus service to Glasgow and there are main line rail links at Langbank (4.5 miles) and Johnstone (7 miles). Glasgow Airport is only 10 miles to the east and offers domestic and international flights.
The A761 leads to the A737 and subsequently to the M8 motorway corridor which provides fast access to central Scotland and beyond.
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. After 10 miles bear left at junction 29 following signs Irvine on the A737. After 2.8 miles take the Johnstone exit and turn right at traffic lights. Continue straight at next set of traffic lights and turn left at the roundabout on the A761. Proceed for 6 miles through Brookfield and continue through Bridge of Weir before reaching Kilmacolm. On arrival in Kilmacolm, turn first left onto Gryffe Road. Continue along Gryffe Road for about 0.4 miles before bearing right onto Duchal Road, proceed along Duchal Road to find The Loaning on the right hand side.