Upgraded to the latest 21st century standards, Ashestiel is an exceptional family home that pays tribute to the past while fully embracing the future
This stunning home in Renfrewshire offers a luxurious glimpse of Scotland’s glamorous past –
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TUCKED away in an acre of mature garden grounds, Ashestiel is one of Kilmacolm village’s best kept secrets, a detached blonde sandstone Victorian villa that has gone from being one house to t wo, when conversions were all the rage in the 1960s, and back to one, retaining all the original period character while at the same time reconfiguring and upgrading the interior to make a truly exceptional family home for the 21st century.
On the other side of its impressive original gates, the south-facing villa holds promise of an idyllic lifestyle for all ages: Children can play football on the extensive front lawn, host tea parties in the child-size cottage, ski or sledge down the big hill, grow vegetables with child-sized garden tools kept in their own little potting shed and perform on the stage in the playroom – while adults can relax on the patio and sunbathe in private while listening to music piped to the patio, bake apple pies with apples from the garden – baked in a fabulous bespoke kitchen, entertain on a grand scale, and unwind in luxurious facilities that include a sauna, Jacuzzi bath and sumptuous en suites.
Testament to the care and attention to detail that went into Ashestiel’s original construction, reputedly when the British government was requisitioning wrought iron gates in the area to aid the war effort during the Second World War, Ashestiel’s then owner donated a Spitfire aeroplane in
order to keep his wrought iron gates in-situ, where they remain today.
Professionally re-decorated in neutral palette and finished to an exemplary standard to include CAT 5 cabling throughout all the main apartments for internet, sound and vision networking, the interior of this exquisite home combines fine period detail – stained glass windows, ornate plasterwork, statement fireplaces and more – with the finest contemporary fixtures and fittings. The piece de resistance is the 26ft champagne-coloured handcrafted fitted kitchen with granite worktops, central island, integrated appliances and informal dining area with t wo sets of French doors opening onto the front terrace.
Over three floors, the layout includes a 38ft reception hall with fireplace, three reception rooms – drawing room with bay window – five first-floor bedrooms (t wo en suite, while the principal bedroom also has a walk-in fitted dressing room), shower/sauna room and main bathroom, plus a further 25ft second floor room beneath a cupola, which could be a games room or sixth bedroom.
Outside, the historic wrought iron gates open onto a monobloc driveway extending to the rear of the property where there are t wo connected coach house garages and outbuildings, while the terraced gardens are predominantly lawn screened by mature trees and shrubs.
Although very private, Ashestiel’s position puts it within walking distance of Kilmacolm’s village centre amenities, schools and commuter routes to Glasgow and the Clyde coast.
Returning full circle back as one house, Ashestiel has embarked on a new era as a home that pays tribute to the past while fully embracing the future.
Offers over £1.05 million are invited by Corum’s Bridge of Weir office.
MODERN CLASSIC: Ashestiel has been redecorated in neutral tones and includes CAT5 cabling throughout all the main apartments for home entertainment.
Offers over £1.05m