CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 31ST MARCH AT 12 NOON. On the market for the first time in 34 years, this totally captivating detached country house is steeped in character and charm, set in country gardens through which glides the Burnbrae Burn, all bounded by soft rolling countryside.
Bridgeflat Farmhouse is an absolutely charming detached country home. It has been formed from an historic former working farmhouse and steading which has been carefully developed to provide very comfortable family and guest living space. The house is of cream painted stone exterior with contrasting colour smooth ashlar at window mullions. There is exposed natural stone relief to the front elevation with a carved pediment over the main door depicting the date of origin, 1881. Skews are leaded and the whole is under a slated roof. Internally, the house is well presented in pleasant neutral tones and the ground floor accommodation is laid out in distinctive enfilade style.
The house is set within lovely country gardens which are laid in the main to grass with mature semi ancient native woodlands, masses of spring bulbs, and the therapeutic passing of the Burnbrae Burn as it babbles, boils and glides through the gardens to meet the confluence of the three burns at the Bridgeflat, from where the house gets its name.
Bridgeflat Farmhouse imbues a strong feeling of warmth and welcome. Over the years, it has been professionally maintained and very well cared for and it can be easily characterised as a quite delightful bucolic property. It comes as no surprise to the agents that it has remained in the same ownership since 1988.
Main outer door with fanlight above to entrance reception hallway, dual aspect family room with warming open fire set in timber fireplace, plate rack, shallow press and under stairs store, dual aspect sitting room with warming Jetmaster open fire with black slate hearth and slips, inner reception hallway with door to courtyard and cloaks alcove, further inner hallway leading to bright dual aspect kitchen completed with cream base and wall units and rich hardwood worktops, good space for informal dining and breakfasting table and chairs, 2 oven cream enamel Aga range cooker, hardwood floor, door to pleasant south facing garden room, hardwood floor, itself with French doors to gardens, further inner hallway from kitchen leading to utility room with tiled floor, ceiling pulley, electrical switchgear, oil boiler, matching furniture with main kitchen, generous louvre door fronted general purpose stores.
Drawing room open plan to formal dining room, hand made brick fireplace with inset log burner beneath substantial sleeper mantle piece, window box seating and restored pitch pine flooring. Door to hallway, outer door to courtyard, door to integral garage, shower and wc. Principal bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has a deluxe range en suite shower room with white painted timber panel to dado height and durable Karndean flooring.
Period staircase (1) with wood turned banister and white painted intricately carved cast iron spindles, velux and rear window, upper hallway with access hatch to attic void, bedrooms 2 and 3 both with dormer style windows and fitted bedroom furniture. Bathroom with shower over the bath. Staircase (2) leading to open plan upper hallway offering home office study space, gable window and exposed beams, bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobes, 2 velux windows.
Large garage under a box profile steel roof, up and over roller door, concrete floor, good machinery and garden equipment stores, vented log stores, oil tank storage.
Drystone bell mouth entry, post and rail fencing, 5 bar county gate to access driveway edged with stone setts and flanked by drystone wall and hawthorn hedging underplanted with spring bulbs. Generously proportioned honey gravel courtyard with good vehicle turning and hard standing. Evergreen hedging screen to the northern side and lawn with maturing Chilean Pine tree. Woodland lawn at the front with mature sycamores, beech, larch and lime trees, all underplanted with masses of colourful spring bulbs. Lawn pathways are through the gardens and lead to a bridge over the Burnbrae Burn to further grassland and lawns on the southern side, the bank of which has been heavily stocked with mixed colourful rhododendrons. A raised grass terrace is at the garden room and a further pathway leads along a stocked herbaceous bank with further mature trees to a lawn at the rear of the house. The grounds are bounded by post and wire rylock fencing.
Inverclyde Council, 01475 717171
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, ventrolla system to traditional sash and case windows, oil fired (split control system) central heating supported by open fires and log burners
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Bridgeflat Farmhouse is in Band H and the amount of council tax payable for 2021/2022 is £3,687.99 to include mains water.
EPC rating F.
Bridgeflat Farmhouse is located in a wonderful rural setting, almost equidistant from Kilmacolm and Bridge of Weir. Both villages have shops and services catering for everyday needs and requirements. There are pleasant cafes and country pubs with a warm welcome. The area is well served by schooling, including Gryffe High School, known for its academic achievement record and St Columbas, one of the best known and sought after independent schools in central Scotland.
Glasgow city is only 19 miles to the east and before reaching the city are the Braehead and Silverburn retail villages with their range of high street multiples and major anchor stores.
West Renfrewshire has extensive leisure facilities, numerous golf courses and outdoor pursuits and field sports. Chandlery and marina services are available on the Firth of Clyde together with access to some of the most dramatic sailing in the west coast.
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 in Kilmacolm, 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, the salmon of which spawn in the Burnbrae Burn. Both the Gryffe and Knapps 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.
From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Travel for about 8 miles and take exit 28A following signs Irvine on the A737. Continue for about 3 miles taking the Johnstone exit. Turn right at the traffic lights and proceed straight. Travel for about 500 yards turning left at the roundabout on the A761. Continue through Brookfield and Bridge of Weir to reach Kilmacolm (about 7 miles). Proceed to the cross and turn left onto Lochwinnoch Road. Continue out of the village and continue on the on the B786 for about 2.5 miles to find the entrance to Bridgeflat Farmhouse which is set back from the road on the right hand side.