Lynton, Duchal Road, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde

  • 3 receptions
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £630,000

Property Type: Detached House

Property Summary

An immediately appealing family detached Victorian house with mock Tudor detail set in private gardens, and located only a few minutes walk from St Columba’s school and the village centre.

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Property Description

Description
Lynton is a substantial Victorian detached house in distinctive style with mock Tudor strapping. The house is of solid whinstone construction with dressed red sandstone relief, all under a slated roof.

The house has been professionally maintained and well looked after by the present owners, the results of which have created a generous and flexible family home on a light and bright and easily run layout with accommodation laid out over 2 floors.

The house displays architecture typical of the genre. Period features have been carefully preserved and the house is presented in fine decorative order throughout.

The house is privately located behind gates set in stone gate piers and a mature hedge which ensure maximum privacy. The driveway is of red whin chip stone surface with ample vehicular turning and hard standing areas.

The house is entered via a fine period outer vestibule leading to a well presented entrance reception hall.

The main reception hall provides access to ground floor accommodation, and via a period staircase to the upper level.

The drawing room is generously proportioned, has a Stovax wood burning stove and deep bay window with pleasant garden views, a second feature window overlooks the side gardens.

The formal dining room is generously proportioned, has feature fireplace and rich polished wood finishes.

The sitting/family room is comfortable and has windows to side and rear gardens

The kitchen is well equipped and is open to a fine, bright, open plan casual dining/breakfast room with French doors to patio and gardens. A pantry is off the kitchen at rear as is an enlarged utility room.

At the rear of the house is a cloaks area leading to bedroom 1 (guest bedroom) and ground floor bathroom.

The main staircase leads to the first floor. At the half landing there are good long-term stores and the full landing leads to family bathroom, bedrooms 2, 3, 4 & 5, the master bedroom has an en suite shower room.

Outbuildings
Double carport and good sized garden shed.

Gardens
The gardens at Lynton extend to some 0.217 acres or thereby.   The gardens are protected on all sides by mature hedging which in turn provides privacy and seclusion. Gates set in stone piers lead to the red whin chip stone driveway, turning and hard standing areas.

A lawn is off to the south side and is flanked by well stocked beds and borders. This area is dominated by a striking red acer canopy. At the rear there is a gravel pathway leading to a private and well-protected patio and summer dining terrace.

Local Authorities
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas central heating.

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

Council Tax
Lynton is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/2019 is £3,145.47 including water charges.

EPC
EPC rating D

Situation
Lynton is situated on mature and always-popular Duchal Road in the heart of Kilmacolm village. The house is set behind a mature hedge in established and private gardens. The rear of the house is south facing and the patio enjoys afternoon and evening sunshine. St Columba’s senior school is only a few hundred yards to the west and the village centre is a short walk (about 400 yards).

Kilmacolm village is 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 and coffee and gift shops.

The village has a thriving social community and there are clubs catering for golf, tennis, squash and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about 500 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 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 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 with its enviable record of academic achievement richly deserves its 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 Irvine on the A737. After 2.8 miles take the Johnstone exit turning right at the traffic lights. 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 turn first left onto Gryffe Road, continue along Gryffe Road for about 500 yards then bear right into Duchal Road, Lynton is located on the left hand side after 150 yards.