Earlston, Rowantreehill Road, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde

  • 5 receptions
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 6 bedrooms

    Offers Over £995,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached period home completed in tooled honey stone, on a prime corner site in the heart of Kilmacolm village.

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Property Description

Situation
Earlston is situated amid mature and professionally managed gardens and grounds on the corner of Rowantreehill and Bridge of Weir Road, a location widely acknowledged as the mature, prime residential heart of the village.

The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 0.2 miles away and is a pleasant, mainly 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 Earlston 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 UK’s most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.

Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columba’s (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.


Description
Earlston is an important and historic period home of Kilmacolm village. The house occupies an enviable corner situation on Bridge of Weir Road and Rowantreehill Road from where the driveway is accessed.

The house is in the mature residential centre of the village with surrounding homes of similar vintage and architectural style. Earlston is completed in tooled honey stone construction with handsome bay windows featuring Victorian wrought iron pot guards, distinctively carved overhung eves, intricate detailed stone friezes and window mullions, and all is under a slated roof.

Internally, period features have been sensitively preserved and include a dressed marble and painted frieze ceiling vestibule with mosaic inlaid floor, rich dressed pitch pine and hardwood timbers, ornate ceiling roses, cornices, friezes and picture rails as well as a fine, pine lined billiards room on the second floor level. The accommodation which is all presented in a neutral palette of décor is teamed with stylish soft furnishings and laid out over three levels.

Former staff accommodation lends itself perfect for self contained guest or live in relative space within the main house. The grounds are bounded by stone walling and tall limes at the front and side and together with further tree and bush life all combine to enhance privacy and seclusion.

Ground Floor
Outer vestibule with painted frieze ceiling, marble panels and mosaic floor, main outer door with original ‘James Guthrie’ stained glass and matching side screens, broad entrance reception hall with three quarter height wood panelling. Under stairs cellarage, pitch pine lined cloakroom and wc, Formal dining room with oriel window, white marble fireplace, 2 x Edinburgh presses, drawing room with oriel window formation half glazed Edinburgh display press, twin leaf communicating doors to conservatory with exposed stone wall, French doors to gardens and terra cotta tile floor, fine family and TV room with shallow bay window, limestone fireplace with log burner. Fitted and integrated kitchen with black polished marble worktops and island, 4 oven Aga range cooker, limestone floor, informal dining and breakfasting booth, utility room with Belfast sink, fitted larder, recycling drawers, home office, boiler room. Inner rear hallway and door to rear gardens, cloakroom, lower rear hall /TV/playroom.

First Floor
Broad period staircase with fluted balusters and decorative newels to broad half landing with stained glass window, full landing leading to, bedroom 1 with bay window formation and en suite bath and shower room with turbo spa bath, shelved linen stores, bedroom 2 with fitted furniture, shallow press, dressing room, bedroom 3, family bath and shower room, bedroom 4 with connecting door to rear service upper hallway to former staff quarters, 2 x stores at landing, guest bath & shower room, 5th guest bedroom, secondary service staircase to lower rear hall.

Second Floor
Staircase to pitch pine lined billiards room, with glazed cupola, raised dais and dormer window formation, doors provide access to eves space and long-term stores.



Outbuildings
Former stone under slate coach house and stables providing double garaging, garden equipment and general-purpose stores.

Pretty 2 level fortified stone folly with external stone stairs.

Gardens
Twin stone gate piers with remotely operated entrance gate to block paved apron and gravel driveway and vehicle hard standing. Lower level mature lower level front lawn fringed by pathway and tall mature pollarded limes underplanted with rhododendrons. An ancient and impressive copper beech canopy is at the southern side. Flagstone terrace at conservatory and further lawn with drying green is fringed with well stocked beds at the rear with camelia and wisteria. Further lawn at northern side screened by laurels and evergreens. Block paved driveway and vehicle hard stand leading to garaging.