With distinctive mock Tudor architecture, a well finished detached family home in the prime heart of Kilmacolm village.
Kingsgate is a detached Victorian stone-built house with distinctive mock Tudor strapping. The house is of solid whin stone construction under a slated roof. The house is deceptively spacious with versatile rooms offering flexible use arrangements. Throughout, the house is finished to an excellent high standard, accommodation is light and bright and laid out over 2 easily managed levels. There has been the sensitive and careful retention of period features including ornate plaster work to roses and cornicework, picture rails, original timbers and heritage cast iron radiators. The original features have been carefully and successfully teamed with contemporary kitchen and bathroom ware as well as a neutral palette of tasteful decoration and soft furnishings.
Outer door to glazed entrance porch with custom built footwear lockers, twin leaf storm doors to entrance vestibule, glazed door and side screens to entrance reception hallway, drawing room with bay and side window formations, white painted period fireplace with raised slated hearth, formal dining room with restored pitch pine floor, timber fireplace with working open fireplace with hammered canopy, tiled hearth and slips and brass fender, Edinburgh press to the side. Family/TV room with corner bay window, fireplace in white with intricate carving and with multi fuel stove inset, under stairs stores, cloakroom and wc. Traditional glazed door to stylish reworked kitchen with Velux rooflight, hardwood flooring, matching base and wall units with coffee/informal dining island, twin leaf doors lead to rear gardens, utility room with base and wall units, 2 x drier pulleys, tiled floor and door to side gardens.
Period staircase to first floor level, general purpose eaves stores at ¾ landing with good light from a stained and opaque glass window, full landing leading to bedroom 1 with dormer window to rear and fitted wardrobes, bedroom 2 with front window, fitted wardrobes and stores incorporating study desk, refitted family bath and shower room, bedroom 3 (master) with front facing window, fitted dressing room area, mirror door to en suite shower room and wc, bedroom 4 with dormer rear facing window, Edinburgh press, walk in wardrobe, en suite shower room and wc.
Retractable ladder access to floored and insulated attic space.
Detached single garage with up and over roller door, light and power supply, concrete floor. 2 traditional brick-built outhouses, timber garden shed. Sub floor cellarage and garden equipment stores.
Twin steel gates with timber inserts to block paved apron leading to red whin chip stone driveway offering good vehicle turning and hardstanding areas. Front gardens are bounded by a stone wall with privet hedging offering good privacy and seclusion. Exposed natural rocky outcrop with raised bed stocked with laurels, rhododendrons and hebes. Front/side lawn with acer, flowering cherry bounded by evergreen hedging. Flagstone pathway leading via studded gate to block paved and walled courtyard, second gate leading to rear lawn and drying green, bounded by evergreen hedging and raised beds.
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.
Mains water, mains drainage, mains gas, mains gas central heating (new boiler 2018/19), supported by multi fuel stove and open fire, partial double glazing, partial Ventrolla draft exclusion system. Electric car charging point.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Kingsgate is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £3,456.44 including water and sewerage.
EPC rating E.
Kingsgate is situated on Duchal Road within the prime, mature part of the heart of the village. Surrounding homes are of similar architecture and vintage and the area imbues a feeling of maturity and establishment.
The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 400 metres away and is a pleasant, mainly level walk through the same mature and well established residential part of the village.
In recent years, Kilmacolm village centre, has been redeveloped. It has been hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty with seats, steps 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 local farmers market visits the centre from time to time.
The village has a thriving social community with clubs catering for golf, tennis and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is nearby 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 (the senior school of which straddles both Duchal & Gryffe Roads, and is within safe 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.
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. After 2.8 miles take the Johnstone exit and turn right at traffic lights. Continue straight at next set of traffic lights and turn left at the roundabout on the A761. Proceed for 6 miles through Brookfield and continue through Bridge of Weir before reaching Kilmacolm. On arrival in Kilmacolm, take the first turning on the left onto Gryffe Road. Continue along Gryffe Road for 0.4 miles then bear right onto Duchal Road. Continue along Duchal Road for 170 metres to find Kingsgate on the left-hand side.