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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodbourne, Wemyss Bay Road, Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire, PA18

Sold STC £395,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Victorian villa
  • Development potential subject to planning
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Granny annex
  • Views over the Firth of Clyde
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A Substantial Victorian Waterfront Villa


Woodbourne enjoys a stunning position boasting panoramic views southward over the Firth of Clyde with only Weymss Bay Road separating the property from the shorefront.

Weymss Bay has its own railway station, which provides direct linkage to the local town of Greenock and beyond to Glasgow City Centre. The station is the terminus on the Inverclyde line. The station incorporates the Caledonian Macbrayne ferry terminal which provides daily sailings to the Isle of Bute.

Schooling is provided locally by Weymss Bay Primary and Inverkip Primary School whilst secondary education is in Greenock at Notre Dame High School or Greenock Academy.

Weymss Bay has local retail facilities within the village at Ardgowan Road shopping precinct and near the railway station. Most retailing and leisure offers are provided for within the nearby town of Greenock. The village has its own library.

The foreshore provides excellent amenity for walkers and sailing facilities are available at the renowned Inverkip marina. Greenock boasts a wide range of leisure activities. Weymss Bay is a semi rural village which enjoys a picturesque location overlooking the Firth of Clyde. It is significant as an attractive holiday destination and due to the ferry link to the Isle of Bute, it is a popular destination for many people enjoying short breaks and walking holidays. This part of the Clyde coastline provides excellent sailing facilities and testimony to this, both Inverkip and Largs marinas are within a few miles of the property.

Weymss Bay Road is a mix of substantial villas and modern apartments fronting the Firth of Clyde. The apartments have been built over time in place of several of the detached villas and clearly there is a precedent for development within this location.


Woodbourne is thought to date from late 19th century and occupies an enviable position overlooking the Firth of Clyde.

The main entrance to the property is via the conservatory on the south facing side of the house. This leads into the main reception area which is bright and spacious and benefits from a tiled floor. The room benefits from original features, including a dado rail and ornate ceiling rose. The main hall which is part carpeted leads off this providing access to the rest of the ground floor.

The main sitting room is accessed from the hall. It benefits from a large bay window with views out over the front lawn to the Firth of Clyde. It also has a feature fireplace with electric fire. The room has ornate cornicing and wooden panelled doors. The large drawing room which overlooks the gardens on the western side of the property has a feature fire surround and direct access into the conservatory which wraps around the front and western side of the property.

To the rear of the ground floor, the dining room is located which again benefits from a large bay window with feature fire surround and electric fire. The study and a number of other rooms such as the workshop, linen cupboard, larder and an office are all set off the corridor which wraps around the ground floor.

The fully equipped country style kitchen with wooden units, marble effect worktops and tiled flooring overlooks the gardens to the rear of the property. The single tread staircase with iron balustrade is overlooked by a stained glass window providing natural light to the hallway below and landing above.

Immediately off the landing are three generous bedrooms. One of the bedrooms enjoys clear views of the Clyde from both windows. It also has a sink unit as does one of the other bedrooms off the main landing. Located off the main landing via a wooden panelled door is access to the attic which is in its original state. The corridor off the main landing provides access to the large family bathroom with shower unit which is fully tiled.

Two further bedrooms are found off the landing, one of which is the main bedroom that benefits from a large en-suite bathroom. The second is a single bedroom and both of these two rooms benefit from unrivalled panoramic views of the Firth Of Clyde and beyond.

The granny flat is accessed off the door to the eastern boundary of the property which also allows access into the ground floor of the main house. The flat is accessed off a staircase that provides access to a lounge with windows to the eastern side of the property overlooking the gardens, a small kitchen with oven hob and hood and a bedroom with built in wardrobes and bathroom.

Woodbourne in the main sits within substantial level garden grounds particularly to the front and western gable of the property. The gardens on the eastern side of the property are raised as are the main drying area together with a decked area to the rear of the property. The gardens on the eastern side contain a small fountain feature with a range of shrubs, bushes and trees dominanting the majority of the gardens.

A long chipped drive, with remote sensor lighting provides an impressive entrance to the property with plenty of space for a number of cars to be parked there.

There is a single detached stone built garage which has some ancillary work space. There are several outbuildings in a dilapidated state together with a dilapidated greenhouse.

Square Footage: 5,321 sq ft
Acreage: 1.3 Acres


Travelling westbound on the M8 continue onto the A8 Greenock Road through the town of Greenock following the signposts for Inverkip, Weymss Bay and Largs. Take the A78 Inverkip Road which will lead through Inverkip past the Inverkip marina on the right hand side. Continue on into Weymss Bay and take a sharp right at the former Weymms Bay Hotel onto Weymss Bay Road. The property is the second on the right.

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29 April 2014


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