Bankend Road, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £685,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

With fine aspects across village to distant Ben Lomond, a substantial period family home with detached family-member or income producing secondary property.

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Property Description

Description
Strathgryffe is an excellent combination of substantial main family home and flexible secondary cottage.

The main house is of dressed stone construction with smooth ashlar detail at quoins, doors and window mullions, all under a slated roof. The accommodation, which is freshly presented, is laid out over three light and bright and easily managed levels. Throughout the house has seen the careful and sensitive preservation of many period features including detailed plaster work, fireplaces and stripped pitch pine timbers.

Strathgryffe has the benefit of the former coach house which has been very neatly converted to form a one bedroomed cottage which is versatile and offers scope for rental income generation, on site relative’s accommodation or business from home options. The Cottage is of harled finish under a slated roof and provides fresh, well finished all on one level accommodation.

Strathgryffe
Twin leaf outer storm doors with fan light above to entrance vestibule, terrazzo floor, main front door to broad entrance reception hall, drawing room with bay window formation, polished black marble fireplace with living flame effect gas fire, half shelved Edinburgh press, formal dining room with living flame effect gas fire and shallow press, door to kitchen, dual aspect family room with Morso multi fuel burner on Westmoreland slate hearth, cloakroom and wc, under stairs stores cupboard, fine refitted fully integrated kitchen with black quartz mirror fleck granite worktops, informal dining and breakfasting room with return door to dining room, utility room with door to rear gardens.

Period staircase to half landing leading to pleasant garden room, full landing providing access to, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 (guest room) with wash hand basin, bedroom 3 (master bedroom) with extensive fitted bedroom furniture and en suite shower room with fitted linen store, Jack & Jill with upper hallway, bedroom 4 with wash hand basin, family bathroom with instant shower over bath.

Door concealing fixed ships stair to second floor upper hallway and leading to 3 fine flexible rooms all lined in pine and well illuminated by Velux window formations. Possible uses as home office, or overspill bedrooms 5 & 6.

Services
Strathgryffe has a mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating supported by living flame effect gas fires, Morso multi fuel burner and electric trace underfloor heating, partial double glazing, Virgin Superfast fibre wireless network.

Outbuildings
Double garage with remotely operated up and over door, concrete floor, personal side door, floored mezzanine store. Circular greenhouse, summerhouse with electrical supply, shed and general purpose garden equipment store.

Strathgryffe Cottage
Overhung eaves canopy to front door leading to reception hallway, hot tank and general purpose store, generous open plan sitting and dining room with cedar clad ceiling, shallow bay window, door to rear gardens and open access to well-equipped and integrated kitchen, bi-fold doors to bright garden room, bath and shower room, bedroom 1 with fitted mirrored wardrobes and access to insulated loft space.

Services
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating (new condensing boiler 2018), double glazing. Virgin Superfast fibre wireless network.

Gardens   
Substantial decoratively carved stone gate piers to black top driveway leading around the house to a turning and hardstanding apron as well as exit driveway to Kilbarchan Road at the rear. The gardens are bounded by a substantial stone built rubble wall which provides good privacy and seclusion. Flanking the driveway at the front are mature screens of colourful rhododendrons under planted with mixed alpines and heaths. The gardens to the western side are to a mature lawn fringed with well stocked herbaceous beds, trees and spring bulbs. A gravel pathway leads around the western side to a flagged terrace and electric rear entrance gate from Kilbarchan Road. A further lawn is at the cottage with well stocked beds and borders with spring bulbs and fruit trees. Blonde brick retaining wall above sunken flower bed with bark pathway, steps down to summer house and greenhouse fringed with 2 feature connected water ponds, fringed with yew trees, laurels, colourful rhododendrons and assorted shrubs and bushes.   

Situation
Strathgryffe is a handsome, well admired, period detached house in Bridge of Weir. It is situated amid private and mature gardens on the preferred quiet Bankend Road. From its slightly elevated vantage point, there are first class views extending over the village, surrounding countryside and to Ben Lomond in the far distance.

The village of Bridge of Weir has a range of local shops and services which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements. The village has an award winning Italian Restaurant, the recently opened Coach House diner and a reputable Indian restaurant as well as friendly country pubs and bars. There is a reputable village primary school and Bridge of Weir falls within the catchment for Gryffe High School at Houston. Independent schooling (St Columba’s), with both junior and senior schools, is at Kilmacolm, 3.5 miles to the northwest.

Most main supermarket retailers are within a few miles radius, the Braehead retail village (11 miles) has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores together with an Ikea. A complete range of professional services, higher education, cultural and retail services are all available in Glasgow city some 15 miles to the East.

The A737 is the main trunk route to and from Glasgow Airport and the city, as well as south to Prestwick airport and the Ayrshire coastline.

The nearest mainline rail station is 4 miles away at Johnstone where there is a regular city and coastal service. Glasgow airport is 7 miles to the east.   

Leisure services and facilities are wide and varied. The nearby village of Houston has a well-attended tennis and squash club and there is a David Lloyd health and racquets centre at Renfrew. Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch and the Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services together with scenic coastal sailing.

The district has the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park, a ranger protected wildlife and outdoor facility with interesting walks, bird sanctuary and a link with the Sustrans cycle path and walkway which connects to many other parts of central Scotland.

As with many parts of Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course and Bridge of Weir is no exception with 2 welcoming and challenging 18-hole parkland courses.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre proceed west on the M8 motorway. After 9 miles take junction 29 (A737) following signs Irvine. Continue on the A737 for 3 miles before taking the first exit signposted Johnstone and Bridge of Weir. At the traffic lights turn right and continue on the B789 Barrochan Road. Turn left at the next main roundabout onto the A761. Continue through the hamlet of Brookfield and on to Bridge of Weir (2.5 miles). On arrival in the village turn left and immediate left back onto Kilbarchan Road. Proceed up Kilbarchan Road for 0.2 miles turning left onto Bankend Road, Strathgryffe is the first property on the right hand side.