South Riding is a distinctive ‘Arts & Crafts’ detached house on Gryffe Road. The house is of white painted harled exterior with red engineered facing brick and mock Tudor strapping relief. The accommodation is laid out over three levels and the entire property is under a roof of Red Rosemary tile.
South Riding is located on the favoured western ‘country’ side of Gryffe Road and from the sheltered western side there are far reaching south westerly views out across adjacent countryside stretching away to Misty Law & Hill of Stake which are the two high points that dominate the westerly horizon.
Outer canopy porch with twin leaf storm doors to glazed entrance vestibule, entrance door with leaded glazed side screens to broad welcoming entrance reception hallway. Cloaks and boot room, separate cloakroom with under stairs stores and wc, sitting room with deep character bay window formation and warming contemporary living flame effect log burning gas fire, comfortable family and TV room with twin leaf French doors and side screens to terrace and gardens, log burning living flame effect gas fire, formal dining room with deep bay window formation and feature leaded side window, open fire in timber surround, well equipped and integrated kitchen with space for informal dining and breakfasting furniture, utility room with door to rear terrace and gardens, under stairs stores, space for further white goods, boiler house store, secondary staircase to first floor.
Main staircase with window at half landing to broad upper hallway leading to, fitted linen cupboard and general-purpose stores, bedroom 1 with bay window formation and en suite shower room, bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes, bedroom 3 (master) with bay window formation, en suite shower room, door to fitted en suite dressing room, door to study/home office and secondary staircase return to ground floor. Family bathroom, bedroom 4.
Retractable timber ladder providing access to fully floored and lined attic room with dormer and Velux windows, large flexible open area suitable for further development or home office environment, access to long term stores and eves space.
Detached harled outbuilding providing 3 separate general purpose storerooms. Summer house with overhung canopy. Detached converted garage to fitness, games/entertainment room. Garden Shed.
White painted harled gate piers set in matching low level front wall to expansive block paved vehicle turning and hard standing apron. The block paving is scallop edged and is fringed with well stocked beds and borders featuring mixed shrubs, bushes and trees. A lawn is at the northern side and is bounded by close board fencing. Twin steel gates set in arched wall lead to rear gardens which comprise landscaped terraces bounded by stocked rockery beds with symmetrical side terraces and central raised terrace bounded by decorative wrought iron railings, all suitable for summer furniture, alfresco dining and sun downers.
Central steps lead down to a first level lawn with Ha-Ha leading to expansive further lower lawns. The gardens feature stocked beds and borders with numerous mixed bushes and trees. The rear gardens are bounded by hedging and close board fencing.
South Riding is situated on the favoured south western ‘country’ side of Gryffe Road in the heart of the prime established and mature part of Kilmacolm village.
The centre of Kilmacolm is only about 0.5 miles away and is a pleasant, mainly level walk. Kilmacolm village centre, recently redeveloped, has been hard and soft landscaped, is very pretty with seats and summer flowers making for a pleasant gathering 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 village has a thriving social community with clubs catering for golf, tennis and bowling. Kilmacolm Golf Club is about 0.5 miles from South Riding 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 (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.
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Mains water supply, mains gas, gas central heating, mains drainage, double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the
South Riding is in council tax band H and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £4119.01 including water and sewerage.
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential,
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date.
Fixtures and fittings
All items normally known as tenant’s fixtures and
fittings, are specifically excluded from the sale.
However, certain items, including furniture may be
available to a purchaser by separate negotiation.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out
with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by
a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the
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 about 0.2 miles to find South Riding on the left hand side."