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Balrossie, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, PA13

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Residential development site on the edge of Kilmacolm, with planning consent for 64 units.

The property comprises the B Listed former Balrossie Children's Home, which was constructed in 1899 in the Scottish Renaissance style with gothic detailing. Originally built as an orphanage by the Sailor's Orphans Society of Scotland, the property has a number of extensions to the rear. In addition to this there is a two-storey villa annex to the north of the main building and a former water tower to the west. It is understood that the property has lain vacant since circa 2004 and many of the buildings have fallen into disrepair. The remainder of the site, which measures some 12.38 hectares (30.6 acres) comprises a paddock, former playing fields, wooded and garden areas. The property is accessed via private driveway from Blacksholm Road at the south eastern corner of the site.

Detailed enabling planning consent has been renewed in June 2023 by Inverclyde Council. Further information is available upon request to Knight Frank.

The property is located on the south western edge of Kilmacolm, a popular commuter village 28 km (19 miles) to the west of Glasgow. Kilmacolm is renowned as one of the most sought after villages to live in Scotland and benefits from a Co-op Supermarket, shops, restaurants, cafes, a pub, library and doctors surgery. There is an excellent nursery and primary school, as well as the renowned St Columba's Independent School. Furthermore, there are bus pickup points in the village for many of Glasgow's private schools. A wealth of leisure facilities are available on the doorstep, with the river Clyde and its tributaries close by and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park only 48 km (30 miles) to the north. Kilmacolm itself has a golf course, tennis, squash and bowls clubs, as well as walks and cycle paths around the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Being located close to the A761, the property benefits from excellent road links on to Paisley, Port of Glasgow and Greenock, as well as to the M8 motorway approximately 14km (9 miles) to the south east. Glasgow International Airport lies 14 km (9 miles) to the east.


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Balrossie, Kilmacolm, Inverclyde, PA13


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Woodhall Station3.1 miles
  • Port Glasgow Station3.6 miles
  • Langbank Station3.6 miles
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