Property SummaryWith significant attention to detail and quality finish, a prominently sited detached cottage type home with outstanding and often dramatic remarkable seascape views.
Outer front door to entrance vestibule with brick block flooring, electrical switchgear cupboard, open plan sitting room with dressed oak timbers and feature log burning stove in exposed brick chimney breast, exposed lintel to individually designed open plan bespoke Burndale kitchen with French doors to terrace and gardens, large polished granite top continent, black total control electric Aga range cooker with self-coloured glass splashback, inner hallway utility room, deep slatted shelved cupboard, and ground floor shower room. Bedroom 1 on the ground floor is the master bedroom with en suite bathroom, bedroom 2.
Open plan staircase to first floor mezzanine study/sitting area with front facing Velux windows, double doors to deluxe bathroom with luxury turbo Jacuzzi spa bath, bedroom 3 with Velux windows and access to long term stores in eaves space, bedroom 4 with gable and dormer windows and walk in wardrobe.
Detached double garage with light and power, painted concrete floor, personal door access and remotely operated up and over door, vented log stores, garden shed.
Electrically operated remote control timber gate with intercom to cobbled apron, granolithic chip driveway edged and defined by stone setts and with Victoriana lamp standards. Well-tended lawns with birch and flowering cherry trees. Post & wire rylock fencing and hedging at rear. Vehicle roundel and hard standing apron. Further lawn and terrace at the front with stocked rocker bed, side lawn with fuscia and hydrangea plants, stand of Gunerra, buddleia and mixed saplings.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, mains electric, generator back up, LPG boiler, subterranean tank, combined LPG and log burner heating and hot water, heat exchanger, double glazing.
EPC Rating D
Gardeners Cottage is situated about 1 mile to the south of the coastal town of Seamill. The house is set on the coastal escarpment and from its prominent situation there are quite remarkable coastal, island and seascape views which extend out across farmland and the lower reaches of the Firth of Clyde, the western side of the island of Arran and south to Paddys Milestone (Ailsa Craig).
Seamill and West Kilbride are about 1 mile to the north where there is a range of shops and everyday provisions stores which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements.
Largs (6.5 miles) and Ardrossan (2.2 miles), Saltcoats (3.5 miles) and Kilwinning (6.5 miles) all provide a further range of retail facilities as do the more prominent Ayrshire towns of Kilmarnock, Prestwick and Ayr.
West Kilbride has a well-regarded local primary school and the district has secondary schooling options at Largs, Saltcoats and Kilwinning.
West Kilbride is also known as Scotlands first craft town, and is home to a variety of studios and galleries which showcase local artists' work. The Orangery Restaurant takes full advantage of its location on the Ayrshire coast looking over the grounds of Seamill Hydro to miles of beach and sea. Portencross beach at West Kilbride is also home to a 14th Century Castle.
The Braehead and Silverburn shopping centres are both circa 27 miles to the 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.
The city of Glasgow at 32 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
West Kilbride has a good connector bus service to Glasgow as well as a main line rail station with a regular service to Glasgow Central.
Prestwick airport is 20 miles to the south and Glasgow airport is circa 23 miles to the east. Both offer a range of domestic and international flights.
The A78 Ayrshire coast road provides good access to towns to the north and south and the B781 leads on to the A737 and the M8 motorway corridor, all of which provide fast motor car access to central Scotland and beyond.
For sports/outdoor enthusiasts, West Kilbride is indeed an excellent location. West Kilbride has its own 18 hole links golf course, originally set up by Old Tom Morris until its redesign in 1905 by James Braid.
In addition, the village has its own tennis club and the surrounding countryside, which is some of the most attractive in Ayrshire, provides endless walks or cycling opportunities. The sheltered coastal waters of the Firth of Clyde and west coast islands provide some of the most picturesque sailing in Europe and there are marina and chandlery services at Largs, Inverkip, Ardrossan and Troon.
Sea, river and loch fishing are all available locally.
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. After 10 miles bear left at junction 29 following signs Irvine on the A737. Continue on the A737 for 16 miles until reaching Dalry. At Dalry take the B780 which becomes the B781 and travel for 6 miles to reach West Kilbride. Continue into West Kilbride when the B781 becomes the B7047. Continue on the B7047 until it meets the A78 coastal road. Turn left on the A78 and continue for 0.9 miles before turning left on to the unmarked single track road. Proceed along the unmarked single track road for 0.3 miles, climbing the hill to find Gardeners Cottage the second house on the left hand side.