Property SummaryOff private road and fringing golf course, an imposing detached house by Laird with southern exposure amid near 2.25 acre woodland gardens.
Ardfruoch is a substantial detached house in distinctive Arts and Crafts style by renowned architect Austin Laird. The house is of painted render finish under red rosemary tile roof. In the recent past Ardfruoch has been professionally extended and modernised, much more recently, the present owner has developed the second level which now offers flexible additional space with symmetrical dormer windows. Ardfruoch is an excellent family home laid out over three levels and with light bright and flexible accommodation which cleverly blends period features and contemporary styling.
Stone gate piers lead to the driveway through trees and rocky outcrops to a generous turning and hard standing area set direct to the rear of the house.
The house is entered via double leaf outer storm doors to the entrance vestibule, broad open plan reception hall to comfortable sitting room, with restored walnut timbers and claygate fireplace with log burner, fine full width drawing room with bay and deep box window formation, restored walnut flooring, door to loggia, cloakroom and wc with coat hooks, ground floor home office or study, well equipped kitchen with polished black marble surfaces, island and informal breakfasting bar, French doors to terrace, double leaf doors to formal dining room with oak floor and box window, custom furniture at rear, rear hallway with door to rear yard, under stairs store and boot room, shelved broom and general purpose store, utility room housing double boiler heating systems.
The first floor is via a restored pitch pine staircase to first floor upper hallway leading to, bedroom 1 (master) with en suite bathroom with free standing bath and wet zone type shower, full tile and under floor heating, leaded glass door to pleasant morning room, dressing room with Jack & Jill door from upper hallway, refitted family shower room with distinctive pebble tile, bedroom 2, study or home office, bedroom 3, door to inner upper hall to guest accommodation of bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobes and refitted bath and shower room with full tile and under floor heating.
Secondary staircase with intricate joinery and detail to lower and second floor levels, upper hallway to general purpose and long term store, well-appointed second floor room with new dormer windows offering flexible use as 5th bedroom suite, office from home, cinema room, fitness suite, kid's playroom, craft or hobby room.
Machinery store/garden shed.
The gardens at Ardfruoch extend to some 2.25 acres or thereby and are laid to grass with well stocked herbaceous beds. Within the gardens are stands of mature trees, under planted with colourful rhododendrons. The gardens have been planned to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion as well as easy maintenance, year round interest and colour as well as pleasant summer scents. A gate at the eastern side allows convenient access to golf course.
Ardfruoch is set in woodland gardens of about 2.25 acres just off the privately owned Glenmosston Road. The eastern side of the gardens march with Kilmacolm Golf Club and there is pedestrian access direct to the car park and clubhouse, as well as to Glen Moss Nature Reserve via Whinney Hill wood.
The houses faces due south and there are fine views out across the village to Windyhill and Misty Law in the far distance.
The village centre is only about 750 metres away and is a pleasant walk. Kilmacolm village has local stores offering everyday provisions and there are popular village restaurants, coffee shops and boutique stores.
The village has a thriving social community and there are clubs catering for golf, tennis, squash and bowling. The Birkmyre fitness and conditioning gym is at Birkmyre Park where there are free weights, conditioning machines and fitness classes. Kilmacolm Golf Club is an immediate neighbour to Ardfruoch and offers a challenging 18 hole heath/parkland course designed by the acclaimed course architect James Braid.
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 offers safe off road cycling and walking and leads to many other parts of central Scotland.
For anglers, The Knapps is famed for its brown trout angling and the River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end.
Castle Semple loch at the Clyde & Muirshiel Country Park offers inland sailing and the Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UK's most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columba's with its enviable record of academic achievement richly deserves it's sought after label. Glasgow has further independent schooling.
The Braehead retail village is around 13 miles 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.
The city at 17 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally 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 and offers domestic and international flights.
The A761 leads to the A737 and subsequently to the M8 motorway corridor which provides fast motor car 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 turning right at the traffic lights. Continue over the first roundabout and turn left at the second on the A761. Proceed for 6 miles through Brookfield and continue through Bridge of Weir before reaching Kilmacolm. On arrival in the village turn second right into Porterfield Road. Follow Porterfield Road until immediately before the Golf Club entrance turning left onto Rowantreehill Road, then first right onto Glenmosston Road, Ardfruoch is the first property on the right hand side.