Within the parkland grounds of a period country house, a charming end of terrace cottage forming part of a sensitively redeveloped cobbled former stables courtyard.
Gardeners Cottage is one of a collection of 5 delightful courtyard cottages which have been sensitively and successfully created from the former stables and coach houses to Auchengrange House. The redevelopment programme has been thorough and sensitive to the heritage of the original architecture.
Gardeners Cottage is not one of the properties recently refurbished or newly built however, it is very pretty and charming provides very pleasant and comfortable country living space arranged over 2 levels within a very pleasant rural and yet highly accessible environment.
The property is approached via a bell mouth entry and via stone gate piers to a broad avenue of mature, tall lime trees to reach the former stables courtyard. Gardeners cottage is the first property on the left hand side as the cobbled courtyard is entered and it is only one of three which have private access to the courtyard.
The cottage is of white painted harled exterior with contrasting black, to smooth ashlar painted window mullions and door frames and all is under a slated roof. The accommodation is compact and easily managed. V
From the front, the house enjoys views over an ancient, cobbled courtyard, and there are mature level gardens bounded by close board fencing mainly laid to grass at the rear.
Gardeners Cottage has dedicated car parking to the norther side of the cottage.
The parkland gardens of the Auchengrange Estate which surround the courtyard provide interest and amenity with semi ancient native woodlands, underplanted with masses of spring snow drops and colourful rhododendrons.
Outer door to terra cotta tile floor with matwell recess to entrance reception hallway, fitted kitchen with terra cotta tile floor and painted timber cladding to ceiling and walls. Sitting room with warming open fireplace set in timber mantle and distressed tiled hearth, painted timber cladding to ceiling and walls, exposed pine floor boards, neat under stairs study recess.
Exposed pine staircase to small upper hallway leading to double sized bedroom with velux and dormer window formations, door to good sized en suite bath and shower room with part exposed and part painted pine panelling, 2 x velux windows.
Stone entrance gate piers to resurfaced black asphalt avenue lined with tall limes and under planted with extensive spring bulbs and rhododendrons. Access to Gardeners Cottage at entrance to original cobbled granite setts courtyard, dedicated vehicle parking to the north western side of the cottage. Access to the courtyard is shared with only two other cottages.
The grounds to the front are formed by the cobbled courtyard, the main rear gardens are to broadly level, mature lawns fringed with close board fencing.
The neighbouring cottage will enjoy a pedestrian right of access over the Gardeners Cottage rear gardens to allow access for any lawn mowing equipment to the gardens directly behind their own home.
Gardeners Cottage is situated just off Belltrees Road to the southeast of the west Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch.
The property is within the grounds of a period mansion house and it has been sensitively formed from the redeveloped courtyard of the former stables and outbuildings of Auchengrange House., Gardeners Cottage is the first property on the left hand side as the courtyard is entered.
The collection of pretty properties which form the Stables courtyard at Auchengrange are at the end of an avenue of tall, mature limes and are all neatly arranged around an atmospheric central cobbled courtyard.
Lochwinnoch village is about 1.5 miles to the west where there is a good range of local shops and services which easily cater for every day needs and requirements. There are mini markets, a medical surgery, chemists and local firms of solicitors and other village professional services.
Lochwinnoch has local nursery schools as well as a primary school, secondary schooling is at the Johnstone High School Campus. Glasgow has numerous independent schools and St Columbas in Kilmacolm (8 miles) has an independent day school for girls and boys with a pick-up point in Beith (between 3 18 years www.st-columbas.org).
Lochwinnoch railway station is only about 0.75 miles from Auchengrange and the A737 is close by and provides excellent commuter benefits to both Glasgow and the Ayrshire coastline.
Extensive shopping facilities are available at the Phoenix centre and at the Braehead retail village which has Sainsbury and M&S anchor stores.
Glasgow city (17.5 miles) has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre. Glasgow Airport is conveniently situated 8.5 miles away.
Lochwinnoch has a challenging 18-hole parkland golf course and there are many other courses in the surrounding Ayrshire and Renfrewshire countryside.
The nearby Black Cart River offers good fishing where it is possible, by permit, to fish for brown trout, and course species. The district has a number of hill lochs and commercial fisheries which offer good sport.
Castle Semple loch is part of the Clyde and Muirshiel Country Park and offers inland sailing and coaching for beginners. The Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
For those with equestrian interests, surrounding back roads and bridle paths offer miles of pleasant hacking country.
From Glasgow, travel in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. At Glasgow Airport after the White Cart Viaduct leave the M8 at Junction 28A and take the A737 sign posted Irvine. Continue along the A737 for about 8.5 miles to reach the Lochwinnoch Roadhead roundabout. Turn left here on to the minor Auchengrange Hill Road. Proceed up the hill to reach Belltrees Road, turn left then immediate right into the bell mouth entrance for Auchengrange. Proceed up the tree lined driveway bearing right at the top to find the entrance to the courtyard. Gardeners Cottage is the first property on the left hand side as the courtyard is entered.
Renfrewshire Council, telephone 0300 300 0330.
Private water supply, LPG central heating supported by the open fire, drainage is by private septic tank.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Gardeners Cottage is in council tax band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £1887.20.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, The Beacon, 176 St Vincent St, Glasgow G2 5SG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.