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4 bedroom detached house for sale
Fallside, By Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire
Fallside is a beautiful and well-maintained country house of painted render finish under slated roof. The house is of distinctive Georgian architecture yet remarkably was built in 1958.
An asphalt driveway leads down to a gravel surfaced hard standing area immediately in front of the house.
A delightful main entrance door is flanked by curved railings and has a beautiful glazed arched fanlight.
The reception hall is broad and leads to ground level apartments and to the first floor by staircase to the right.
A cloakroom and wc is off to the side.
The main sitting room has symmetrical fenestration and a working open fireplace. The formal dining room has astragal windows to east and north. A study/home office/possible 5th bedroom is also on the ground floor.
A comfortable family room leads onto the kitchen on the western side of the building. The kitchen is well equipped and has recently been completely refitted in hardwood and has ample space for casual dining/breakfasting table and chairs. A utility room is off to the rear, and has also been completely refitted and provides subsequent access to the gardens.
Stairs lead to the first floor to bedrooms 2, 3 & 4. Bedroom 2 (the master) has generous wardrobe space and good-sized full en suite bathroom. Bedroom 3 is a good double room and has in built wardrobe space. Bedroom 4 is a single room or nursery.
Externally the 2 main first floor bedrooms feature and display handsome, distinctive and skilfully finished curved and slated dormer window configuration.
The Georgian theme is consistent throughout the house with carved skirtings, facings and doors as well as fluted panels. In recent times Fallside has been the subject of a tasteful and colour co-ordinated redecoration and soft furnishings programme, the results of which compliment and enhance the character and charm of the house.
The entrance to Fallside is protected by a highly distinctive bow ended gatehouse, also of painted render finish under slate and with prominent weather vane.
The gatehouse is a delightful building and is suitable for a number of uses such as home/ office space, games or playroom, workshop, art studio and with the necessary warrants and consents could lend itself for self contained guest/granny/teenager/nanny accommodation.
Fallside is situated in the river Calder valley just to the north west of the west Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch. The house is set within its own country gardens of about 1.9 acres with mature trees that provide significant privacy and shelter. Surrounding countryside is some of west Renfrewshire's most attractive and the house faces due south. The centre of the village of Lochwinnoch has a good range of local shops and amenities that comfortably cater for every day needs and requirements. There is a good local primary school with secondary schooling in both the state and private sectors in the district. The independent St Columba's school in Kilmacolm (10 miles) has both junior and senior schools.
The village has a number of friendly local pubs, a small bistro and two restaurants. Lochwinnoch is a recognised Fairtrade Village.
There is a Tesco store in Kilbirnie (4 miles), a Morrison's store in Johnstone (8 miles) and the Braehead retail village (15 miles) has M&S and Primark anchor stores together with an Ikea and a major Sainsbury's store. A complete range of professional services, higher education, culture and retail is available in Glasgow city some 19 miles to the East.
The A737 is the main trunk route to and from Glasgow Airport and the city as well as south to Prestwick Airport and the Ayrshire coastline.
Lochwinnoch has a mainline rail station and has a shuttle bus service to and from the village centre to the station.
Leisure services and facilities are wide and varied within the district. Kilmacolm (10 miles) has the recently opened Birkmyre health and fitness centre, while at Renfrew (12 miles) there is a David Lloyd health and racquets facility. Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch where there are sailing and rowing clubs. The coastal town of Largs is 12 miles to the west where there is a Marina with associated chandlery services together with access to the Firth of Clyde and some of the most scenic coastal sailing grounds in western Europe.
Castle Semple lies within the Clyde Muirshiel Country Park, a ranger protected wildlife and outdoor facility with interesting walks, bird sanctuary and a link with the Sustrans cycle path and walkway which connects to many other parts of central Scotland.
As with many parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Lochwinnoch is no exception with its welcoming and challenging 18 hole parkland course.
To the west of the main house is a substantial triple garage of painted render finish under slated roof with central weather vane. The triple doors of the garage have been replaced in the very recent past. The garage has light, power and a lined attic.
Beneath the house is flexible cellarage that houses the oil fired central heating boiler, the domestic hot water tank and the filtration and UV lamping equipment for the water supply.
To the north end of the gardens are 2 stables of well-preserved timber construction.
To the south of the house is a timber constructed gazebo/summer house. The gazebo faces due south, has concertina doors and overlooks the lawns and trees.
The grounds extend to about 1.9 acres or thereby. The driveway is flanked by mature trees and bushes which provide cover and shelter. A blonde gravel hardstanding is on the northern side and a drained asphalt hardstanding is to the front of the garaging. Northern gardens feature a sloping lawn with mature trees and bushes. A flagstone pathway leads around the side to a well protected terrace on the south side. Lawns meet the terrace and slope down into the woodland gardens which border the adjacent countryside.
The lawns are interspersed with rhododendrons, azaleas and an extensive range of mature shrub, bush and tree life through which are cut lawns and pathways which provide pleasant garden walks. The gardens have been planted with due care and attention to ensure maximum year round interest, colour and summer scents.
Bounding Fallside on the eastern and southern sides are paddocks which extend to some 5.28 acres. These are leased by the current owners on the basis of an annual lease. The present owners of Fallside have consulted the estate managers who have confirmed a willingness to commit to a longer term arrangement.. Buyers will require to satisfy themselves on this point.