A well-presented contemporary family home located on the edge of Kilmacolm village with a leafy and countryside setting.
Tathieknowe is a little known and very handsome detached house, and while relatively new (1990), with its Inverclyde architectural award winning distinctive Arts & Crafts influence, displays the appearance of home of an older vintage. The house is quietly and privately tucked off Overton Road and set behind a substantial outer wall and mature hedging which combine to ensure privacy and seclusion.
The house is completed in fresh white painted harling with relief colour on smooth ashlar at windows and doors, all is under a slated roof.
Internally, the accommodation is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels, the house is well designed and set up perfectly for family and guest living.
Double leaf outer storm doors to vestibule with tiled floor, outer door to broad welcoming reception hallway with feature central staircase and galleried upper hallway, 2 x under stairs stores, cloak/boot room and shower room, double glass doors to drawing room with working open fire, snug/play room with distinctive glass brick relief, garden room/conservatory with double French doors to terrace and gardens, door to shelved general purpose store, family/tv room/informal sitting with access to kitchen and reception hall, well equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, 3 oven Aga range cooker and open plan dining and breakfasting area. Utility room with integral door access to garage. Ground floor bedroom 1.
Feature central staircase to broad galleried upper hallway, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobe, bedroom 3 with double fitted wardrobe, bedroom 4 with double fitted mirrored wardrobe, linen stores, study/home office in tower, bedroom 5 (master) with fitted wardrobes, en suite dressing room with fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room. Family bath and shower room, cupboard with recently replaced domestic hot tank and airing.
Integral double garage with remotely operated up and over door, concrete floor, personal door to rear gardens, gas fired central heating boiler. Detached timber shed.
A quiet lane leads from the public road to Tathieknowe. Access to the grounds from the lane is via a full height white painted harled wall with double steel gates to block paved driveway leading to good vehicle hard standing and turning of granolithic chip. Steel garden gate leading by flagstone pathway to side and rear gardens. A lawn fringes a stream over which there are footbridges to woodland gardens under planted with mixed shrubs and bushes. Post and wire rylock fencing bounding neighbouring farmland. Rear gardens are neatly enclosed by close board fencing and beech hedging. Trees include mature conifers, birch and assorted shrubs and bushes. About 1.45 acres.
Mains water supply, drainage is by private septic tank, mains gas, gas fired central heating system, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.
Tathieknowe is in council tax band H and the amount of council tax payable for 2023/2024 is £3,967.88 including water.
EPC rating D
Tathieknowe is situated in a pleasant village edge and countryside setting in the West Renfrewshire village of Kilmacolm.
The house is quietly and privately tucked off Overton Road which is just off leafy West Glen Road at the upper north eastern side of the village.
The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 0.6 miles away and is a pleasant walk. Kilmacolm village centre, recently redeveloped, has been hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty with seats 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 and where a farmers market is hosted from time to time.
The village has a thriving social community with clubs catering for golf, tennis and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about 1 mile from Tathieknowe 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 UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
Kilmacolm has an excellent local primary school and the independent St Columbas (within 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.