Property SummaryWith fastidious attention to detail and deluxe quality finish, a first class detached house with a very flexible lay-out in a coastal setting with remarkable seascape views.
Glenlea Lodge has been formed by the current owners very successful conversion (c 1990) from a former farm steading to the superb detached family home which it is today.
The home epitomises luxury with deluxe finishes which are evident throughout the house. Fastidious attention to detail amply demonstrates the precision of fixtures and finishes which, together with a rolling programme of professional maintenance and improvements make Glenlea Lodge an excellent example of its type.
The house is exquisitely presented in the best possible order, externally, it is of painted harled finish under a tiled roof, mock sandstone relief is at the quoins. The accommodation is perfect for family and/or guest living and the rooms are very flexible and arranged over two light and bright and easily managed levels.
Outer vestibule with tiled floor via twin leaf outer doors, bevel glass door to entrance reception hallway, comfortable TV lounge/dining room with twin sets French doors to deck, terrace and gardens, feature slate wall, oak hardwood flooring and feature fireplace. Cloaks cupboard concealing the domestic hot water tank. Fine, contemporary Metris Wave Curve kitchen with corian and texture finishes, fully integrated and open plan to a pleasant dining and breakfasting room, again with twin leaf doors to side gardens and terrace, tiled utility room with door to gardens. Shower room with deluxe ceramics, bedroom 1 with twin leaf French doors to gardens and fitted mirrored wardrobes, bedroom 2 with fitted quality fitted furniture.
Stair case to first floor landing illuminated by twin velux windows to rear, hardwood clad ceiling, bedroom 3 with dormer window formation, mirrored wardrobes leading to good stores and study zone, 5 piece en suite bath and shower room with turbo spa bath, Jack & Jill to upper hallway. Expansive main lounge with dormer window formation, feature Boley log burning effect gas fire flanked by gable windows, twin leaf doors lead to the entertainments room/home office or larger study.
Double garage with personal door access, concrete floor, remotely operated separate up and over doors, light and power, outside water point. Pretty summer house with canopy over veranda, garden shed and equipment store.
Shared access from private single track road, twin gate piers with steel entrance gates to blonde gravel surfaced driveway and apron offering good vehicular turning and hard standing. A small breakfasting terrace and pergola are off the kitchen. To the rear a raised lawn is fronted by a sloping well stocked shrubbery bed. A flag stone pathway leads to the southern side of the house to a further sculpt edged level lawn, deck and terrace; close board fencing screens the southern side and a wall at the front separates from adjacent farmland.
Glenlea Lodge is situated about 1 mile to the south of the coastal town of Seamill. The house enjoys a sheltered setting with a mature woodland escarpment backdrop. The house is set in mature, well stocked gardens with farmland creating good separation back from the A78 and the foreshore. The house enjoys ever changing and often dramatic uninterrupted views out across farmland and the lower reaches of the Firth of Clyde, the western side of the island of Arran, south to Paddys Milestone (Ailsa Craig) and on a clear day, the north of Ireland in the far distance.
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 to the first corner before turning right, pass the first property to find the gates to enter Glenlea Lodge at the end.