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Listing ID # 34495
Garden and house facing the sea
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Our home is a beautiful 15 year old detached bungalow which sits facing the beach, with direct access from the garden. We have fantastic 270* views of the Firth of Clyde directly facing the Isle of Arran and other islands off to the west, in a small town near Largs, called Seamill. The sunsets are wonderful. The house has 4 bedrooms ( two en suite) and a master bathroom, 3 public rooms, large kitchen and utility, as well as large conservatory and 2 decks. Fountain in the garden, with many palm trees. Yes! in Scotland. The Gulf stream keeps us warm. We prefer non smokers, except on the decking. The insulation keeps the house warm in winter and pleasant in the summer so our home is very comfortable, with all modern appliances. It is all on the one level and is bright and welcoming. Facing south, we get the best of the sunshine - But you are here to see Scotland so our home may be more of a base than a residenceâ€¦ though itâ€™s a beautiful place to take some time out from all those tourist things!
Google Earth Coordinates 55 40' 42.88"N 4 51'25.47" W
The house sits in a private cul-de-sac with no through roadâ€¦ so is very quiet. There is a main road nearby to take you to all the places you will want to see and buses regularly pass by on this main road. There is a good railway system and the station is in the village of West Kilbrideâ€¦ 5 minutes up the road. There are local pubs and restaurants and more in the nearby town of Largs which is world famous for its ice cream! At the back of the house is countryside and you can be in Glasgow in 40 minutes, Edinburgh in 1hr and a half and the highlands across the River Clyde in 2 hours from our home. From where we live you can travel north and south on good road networks. The railways can give you the chance to see what is going on without the hassle of keeping your eyes on the road, and they are good for longer sight-seeing you might want to do. The neighbours are very nice and we only have some plants to water and fish to feed.
We have two mountain bikes available and direct access to the beach. There can be 2 sets of golf clubs for use and loads of Golf Club courses in the area. You are only 2 and a half hours from St Andrews but our area has some very fine courses like Royal Troon or Turnberry as well. From our home you can easily get to see many historical sites in Glasgow or Edinburgh or Stirling and the countryside abounds with castles. Fine arts, theatres, museums, galleries and stadium are all around as well. Its not all tartan, except for weddings nowadays! Close by is the port of Ardrossan where you can sail to the Isle of Arran and then sail on to other islands. Up the road are other ferries which take you to further islands and beyond. You might even get to Loch Ness home of our famous mythical? Monster. In half an hour in each direction from the house are two airports. With cheap flights now to most European cities you can fly to London, Paris, Rome or Barcelona as easily as you can get the bus! Coming to Scotland has its own pleasures as well as being a gateway to Europe when you are here.
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Steve has retired from a senior post in education and now runs a management consultancy and is involved in various education and health interests. Sue has a senior education post with the local authority. We have a grown up family who have left the nest - just a phonecall away to help you should you need it. We enjoy travel and exercise, walking and the great outdoors. Family, food and wine, the arts and friends are high on our list of important things. We have really enjoyed meeting the people we exchange with and have made many great friends - which is part of the attraction in exchanging homes. We always respect other people's homes as we have found they do for us. Exchanging lets us mingle in the local area and get a much better feel for what the place is really like. . . and this is important to us.
We sometimes travel with another couple ( my sister and husband ) or indeed the family and grandchildren.