Florence Drive, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde

  • 3 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £399,995

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

A handsome detached period house in a protected situation overlooking the green space of Birkmyre Park.


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Property Description

The Sheiling is a pretty period detached house of cream painted harled finish with dressed red sandstone relief at window mullions and doors, and all under a slated roof. Internally the house provides excellent family, guest and entertaining accommodation laid out over 2 light and bright and easily managed levels. Period features such as detailed plaster work, cornices, picture rails and pitch pine have been carefully and sensitively preserved.

Ground Floor
Entrance reception hallway, under stairs cloakroom and wc, drawing room with deep bay window and living flame effect coal fire, dining room with fireplace, sitting room with wood burning stove and French doors leading to rear gardens, fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and dining booth, rear hall with door to gardens and coal cellar, heating room with gas boiler (2009) domestic hot water tank and pulley.

First Floor
Period pitch pine staircase to upper hallway leading to bedrooms 1, 2 & 3, bedroom 4 is the master bedroom with fitted furniture and en suite shower room. Tiled and refitted family bathroom. Retractable Ramsay type ladder to floored attic space with rear facing Velux window and offering good long term stores.

Concrete sectional garage with concrete floor and remotely operated up and over door, personal door access at rear.

Black steel gates lead to a block paved driveway with vehicle hard standing in front of the garage. Mature lawn at the front set behind stone wall with beech hedging. The front gardens have numerous colourful mid and dwarf sized rhododendrons. The rear gardens are to a scalloped lawn with well stocked beds and borders, flagstone terrace and patio and the rear gardens are bounded by a stone wall.

Local Authorities
Inverclyde Council, Tel: 01475 717171.

Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating, rear elevation double glazed, some secondary double glazing.

Note: These services have not been checked by the selling agents.

EPC rating E.

Council Tax
The Sheiling is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2017/2018 is £3,063.68 including water charges.

The Sheiling is located in one of the mature residential parts of the village on Florence Drive which is at the northern side of Birkmyre Park. The house occupies a pleasant, slightly elevated site immediately overlooking the green space of Birkmyre Park securing and protecting the aspect for the future.

Kilmacolm village can easily be described as one of the prettiest villages in West Renfrewshire and has a real sense of community and heart. The village has an excellent range of local stores offering everyday provisions and there are popular village restaurants, coffee and gift shops. The centre of the village is a 0.6 mile walk from The Sheiling.

The village has a thriving social community and there are clubs catering for golf, tennis, squash and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about 1500 yards away at the top of the village and offers a challenging 18-hole heath/parkland course designed by the acclaimed course architect James Braid. The village also now 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.

The Knapp's is famed for its brown trout angling and the River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end.

Castle Semple loch offers inland sailing and the Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services at Inverkip, Largs & 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 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 to the east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsbury's anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.

The city centre of Glasgow, at 17 miles east, 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.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. After 10 miles bear left at junction 29 following signs to Irvine on the A737. After 2.8 miles take the Johnstone exit turning right at the roundabout. 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 proceed along Bridge of Weir Road to the cross. Turn right at the Cross and continue along Lochwinnoch Road. After 0.3 miles, turn right onto Knockbuckle Road, continue along Knockbuckle Road and after 0.3 miles turn left onto Florence Drive. Proceed along Florence Drive for about 100 yards to find The Sheiling on the right hand side.