Property SummaryA pretty detached house in the heart of the village and set in mature gardens cornering Duchal Road and Porterfield Road.
Springfield is an architecturally distinctive, deceptive and immediately appealing house which offers first class family accommodation laid out over two light, bright and easily managed levels.
Externally, the house displays architecture typical of this part of mature Kilmacolm. The house is of dressed ashlar sandstone and granite stone construction with polished stone at arched main door entry, quoins and window mullions. The front elevation has a distinctive dormer bay window formation at first floor level with decorative vertical hung red pan tiles, all under a new red rosemary tile slated roof.
Internally, the home is well proportioned and presented in good decorative order with the careful and tasteful preservation of many of the period features.
A feature outer arched entrance leads to the entrance vestibule with tiled floor, broad reception hallway with natural polished timbers, fine drawing room with deep bay window formation and living flame effect gas fire on slate hearth, family/tv room with living flame effect gas fire on slate hearth, formal dining room with living flame effect gas fire, illuminated display case, cloakroom, wc, and shower room, well equipped kitchen with breakfasting and informal dining area, utility room with door to rear gardens, study/home office, under stair storage and access to sub floor cellarage.
By period staircase with decorative window to first floor upper hallway and landing, bedroom 1 with decorative fireplace, family bath and shower room, bedroom 2 (master) with wash hand basin, bedroom 3, bedroom 4 with fitted wardrobe.
Gardeners wc/store, boiler and hot tank store, general purpose garden equipment stores, greenhouse.
Corner gardens to both Duchal Road and Porterfield Road, double steel outer gates to blacktop driveway and vehicle hard standing, ash, flowering cherry and beech trees, terrace at the side and lawn at the front of house set behind low level stone wall and well stocked beds. Red whin chip stone pathway to front door, privet and laurel hedge to Porterfield Road and rhododendrons providing privacy and seclusion, further lawn at the rear surrounded by rhododendrons and other assorted shrubs and bushes.
Springfield is situated in the recognised mature prime residential part of Kilmacolm village. The house is positioned on the corner of Duchal Road and Porterfield Road in the heart of the village. Surrounding houses in this part of the village are some of the most important architectural and significant homes of Kilmacolm, all of which combine to provide a distinct feel of establishment, quality and maturity.
The centre of the village is about 500 metres away and is a pleasant more or less level walk. Kilmacolm village centre, recently redeveloped, hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty and has local stores offering everyday provisions as well as popular village restaurants, home ware stores and coffee shops. The community centre and library are now at the pleasant pedestrianised heart of the village.
The village has a thriving social community and there are clubs catering for golf, tennis, squash and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about 500 metres to the east of Springfield 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 Knapps is famed for its brown trout angling and the River Gryffe has runs of salmon at the back end, both require fishing permits. There are some small 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 & 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 school, with its enviable record of academic achievement, richly deserves it's sought after label. Glasgow has further independent schooling.
The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are around 15 miles to the 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 city at 17 miles 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 extensive 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 north to the Erskine Bridge to Loch Lomond 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 on the A761 for 6 miles through Brookfield and continue through Bridge of Weir before reaching Kilmacolm. On arrival in Kilmacolm, proceed along Bridge of Weir Road turning third left onto Porterfield Road. Proceed down Porterfield Road to the junction with Duchal road to find Springfield on the right hand side.