A refurbished period home dating from about 1890 and in the same family ownership since 1958
Westfield, it is a detached period home which dates from about 1890. It has been in the same family ownership since 1958. The house is of traditional construction and is of white painted harled exterior with smooth ashlar stone relief at window mullions and waistband, all is under a slated roof with a leaded flat central section. The house has mock Tudor strapping at roofline apexes. Internally, the accommodation is light and bright, and in recent times has been upgraded and improved with the careful preservation of many period features which include restored moulded doors, ceiling roses and cornice work. The accommodation is laid out over two levels, and it is set amid generous and well stocked gardens. Westfield is of a size which lends itself well towards those moving up in the property market and equally for those who may be downsizing.
Outer door to entrance vestibule with tiled floor, opaque glazed door to entrance reception hallway, door to under stairs general purpose store with electrical switchgear and radiator, fine sitting room with bay window formation, marble fireplace on a raised slate hearth with tiled slips and working open fire, shelved Edinburgh press. Downstairs cloakroom and wc with stainless steel upright radiator, Flemish glazed window to rear, well equipped and refitted kitchen, twin leaf bevel glass doors to family, TV or dining room, with white marble fireplace with tiled slips and slate hearth, Edinburgh press and dual aspect. Utility room with twin Belfast sinks, domestic hot water tank and gas boiler, door to gardens.
Broad period staircase with feature stained and leaded glass window at half landing, white painted banister and fluted spindles, upper hallway leading to, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 with dual aspect and Edinburgh press, bedroom 3, refitted contemporary bathroom with upright stainless teel radiator.
Covered lean to at rear, corrugated sheet shed and general-purpose garden equipment store.
The gardens to the northern side are set behind a stone wall which tapers east. The gardens comprise a level well established lawn fringed with a fine assortment of mixed flowers, shrubs and bushes, as well as a colourful copper Acer canopy and Yew tree. Gravel surfaced driveway with good vehicular turning and hardstanding areas. Further lawn at the front set behind a privet hedge which continues around and forms the boundary at the south western side. A lawn provides a drying green and there is a flagstone patio.
Inverclyde Council, tel: 01475 717171.
Mains water supply, mains gas, mains gas central heating, mains drainage, new UPVC sash and case double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Westfield is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £2,659.04 including water and sewerage.
EPC rating E.
Westfield is situated on West Glen Road within the pleasant west Renfrewshire village of Kilmacolm. The house occupies mature and well stocked gardens which are elevated and from where there are northerly and far-reaching westerly aspects.
The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 0.2 miles away and is a pleasant walk through this well established residential part of the village.
In recent years, Kilmacolm village centre has been redeveloped; it has been hard and soft landscaped and 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 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.
Port Glasgow centre (4.5 miles) has an expanding retail village with a Tesco anchor store. 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, proceed into the village on Bridge of Weir Road to the centre. Turn right at the Cross onto High St. Proceed for 0.1 miles before turning right onto West Glen Road. Continue on West Glen Road for 150 metres to find Westfield on the right hand side.