Savills | Ellanbank, 3 Montgomerie Terrace, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, PA17 5DT | Property for sale
3,272 sq ft(303.98 sq m)
Offers over £575,000

Ellanbank3 Montgomerie Terrace, Skelmorlie, Ayrshire, PA17 5DT

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in August 2021
  • Category C listed
  • Designed by John Honeyman
  • Beautiful elevated position with panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde
  • Drawing room with marble fireplace
  • Conservatory built by Cairn Conservatories
  • Modern fitted kitchen with door leading to the conservatory
  • Garden grounds extending to half an acre
  • Sweeping driveway with parking for a number of cars and access to the garage

Elegant C Listed villa with beautiful views.

About this property

  • Ellanbank is an elegant, mid Victorian former manse dating from 1874 and is Category C Listed. The villa was designed by John Honeyman who is chiefly known for his domestic and ecclesiastical work including the restoration of Iona and Brechin cathedrals. Along with his partner, John Keppie, he was employer and master to Charles Rennie Mackintosh and was the president of the Glasgow Institute of Architects in 1881/1882.

    Ellanbank was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful elevated positon with panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde over to the Isle of Bute and beyond.

    The accommodation on the ground floor begins with an entrance vestibule which leads into a grand reception hallway with ornate plasterwork and stained glass windows and stone mullions. The drawing room has a marble fireplace at focal point with beautiful open aspects. Additional reception rooms include a formal dining room again with an intricately decorated ceiling, sitting room, study, modern fitted kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units with doors leading to the conservatory which was built by Cairn Conservatories. Additional accommodation on the ground floor includes a butler's pantry and cloakroom/WC. The first floor accommodation comprises five well proportioned double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room.

    The grounds surrounding Ellanbank extend to approximately half an acre with the driveway sweeping towards the house and parking space for a number of cars and access to the garage. There is a well stocked border with a wide range of mature trees and shrubs and to the front of the house there is a level lawn which was formerly a croquet lawn. Outbuildings include a tool shed, greenhouse, workshop and garage.

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Local information

  • Skelmorlie and Wemyss Bay provide excellent local shopping, including an award winning butcher and delicatessen. The two villages form a belt of substantial, predominantly Victorian dwellings where wealthy merchants of Glasgow built their holiday and weekend homes. Today many of these dwellings have been subdivided and are occupied by families commuting daily to Glasgow.
  • By road via the A78 and M8 the city centre of Glasgow can be accessed, under normal driving conditions, in about 45 minutes and by train in a similar time from Wemyss Bay railway station. Wemyss Bay also serves as the ferry terminal for holidaymakers travelling to Rothesay and the Isle of Bute. Prestwick Airport (33 miles) provides flights to London Stansted, Ireland and a number of European destinations.
  • Local schooling can be found nearby at Largs Academy, with Glasgow and Kilmacolm providing an excellent choice of private schooling. There is a local primary school in Skelmorlie.
  • For sporting enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's most testing waters and is home to a number of acclaimed marinas including Kip Marina and Largs Yacht Haven where many fine craft can be found. There are a number of quality golf courses in the area including Skelmorlie Golf Club's 18 hole course.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Glasgow take the M8 and A8 west to Greenock, then follow signs for Irvine, Largs, Wemyss Bay (A78). Follow the A78 through Inverkip to Wemyss Bay. Continue past the shops in Wemyss Bay and into Skelmorlie. At the signpost for Upper Skelmorlie turn hard left into Long Hill. Bearing right at the top of Long Hill take the first turning on the right, into Montgomerie Terrace, where Ellanbank is on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D