Positioned yards from the banks of the Firth of Clyde with panoramic views to Arran in the west, Castle Cottage is a stunning unique home originally believed to be a salmon Fisherman’s cottage that has been thoughtfully extended. The cottage is also located adjacent to Portencross Castle.
Positioned yards from the banks of the Firth of Clyde with panoramic views to Arran in the west, Castle Cottage is a stunning unique home originally believed to be a salmon Fisherman’s cottage that has been thoughtfully extended. The cottage is also located adjacent to Portencross Castle which dates back to the Bronze Age and is believed to be the last resting place of Scotland’s great kings before being transferred by boat to Iona. The property has a spacious and flexible internal layout with bright living areas, dining kitchen, store, double integral garage, external balcony and three double bedrooms with the master having access to an en-suite wet room. For clients with mobility issues a platform lift gives access from the ground to the first floor.
In more detail the accommodation on offer comprises a reception hallway, with original tiled flooring, with doorway access to the integral double garage and the dining kitchen. The reception hall also leads to an informal living area with bay projection giving panoramic views to the Isle of Arran. The dining kitchen features a wood burning stove and is fitted with a range of base units and a walk in larder, with integrated Calor gas hob, electric oven and grill and plumbing for a dishwasher.
To the rear of the kitchen a utility room features units, a sink, real wood worktop with space for freestanding appliances, and built in storage cupboard, with access to a large store/workshop and doorway access to the exterior of the property. An individually designed staircase with wood treads and metal supporting column in the reception hallway leads to the upper level where a spacious lounge includes bay windows and a wood burning stove. Set off the lounge area a study area features units, a sink with drainer and tiled surrounds. The bay projection has doorway access to an external wrap around balcony with unrestricted spectacular views including Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran, Isle of Bute and beyond. There are three double bedrooms on this level, two with views to the Firth of Clyde. The master bedroom has castle views and views to the village and Auld Hill fort and dun, and has a stylish en-suite wet room with underfloor heating, Italian hand painted tiles, thermostatic shower and Geberit shower toilet. The main bathroom is located on this level and comprises WC, wash hand basin and bath with thermostatic over bath shower.
In addition to the above the property has double glazing, oil fired central heating, full fibre broadband and paved driveway parking for multiple vehicles leading to an integral double garage. The cottage is surrounded by attractive gardens laid with a mixture of lawn, mature shrubs and informal natural planting. There is also a traditional wooden greenhouse and vegetable beds.
EE Rating D
Portencross has an abundance of history and wildlife. and there have been sightings of seals, and the occasional porpoise or basking shark. Also spotted are shore and seabirds including eider ducks, oyster catchers, grey heron, swallows and in the summer gannets diving, to name a few. The hamlet is a favourite location for photographers to capture one of the amazing sunsets, and on occasion the northern lights. A section of the Ayrshire Coastal Path runs from Portencross to Hunterston taking in the Portencross site of special and scientific interest (SSSI) which runs from the castle to Fairlie.
West Kilbride, which incorporates Seamill, is a small village which lies South of Largs and looks across the Firth of Clyde over to the Isle of Arran. The village has many amenities which include a primary school, championship links golf course, bowling and tennis clubs, leisure, coffee and shopping opportunities and benefits from its position as Craft Town Scotland with a range of independent studios and shops as well as the Barony Centre hosting exhibitions and events. The village is well positioned for accessing all major road networks, is approximately 40 minutes from both Prestwick and Glasgow International airports and has a train station which provides a frequent service to Largs and Glasgow. Both Largs and Ardrossan marinas are within easy reach giving access to some of the best sailing areas on the West of Scotland.
66 Main Street,
Tel: 01475 675 001
Mon – 9 - 5:30pm
Tue – 9 - 5.30pm
Wed – 9 - 5:30pm
Thu – 9 - 5:30pm
Fri – 9 - 5:30pm
Sat – 9:30 - 1pm
Sun – Closed