Shovelboard Farm is a beautiful linked farmhouse conversion set in private and mature gardens in the rolling countryside of West Renfrewshire. This stunning home dates from circa.1832 and benefits from a recent redevelopment further enhanced by the current owners. It retains many period features yet offers luxurious modern living. The farm is positioned in countryside on the rural edge of the village of Houston, equidistant to the villages of Kilmacolm and Bridge of Weir. There are local services within these villages with road links to the A737 and railway stations at Bishopton, Langbank and Johnstone.
This home is presented to the market in excellent decorative condition with a flexible layout of nine principal apartments formed over two levels. The entrance porch leads to a lower hallway and in turn to a beautiful family room with an exposed stone wall with inlaid wood burning stove and semi open plan access to both the kitchen and dining room. There is solid wooden flooring throughout these areas. The dining room has ample space for a formal dining room suite with an exposed stone wall and semi open access to a striking formal lounge with a red brick fire surround with inlaid log burning stove and timber mantle above. This charming room has exposed timber beams to the ceiling. The spacious dining size kitchen forms the central hub of this modern family home. It has been refitted with stylish furniture by Linda Barker including; quartz worktops and a central island with a stone chopping board area and timber worktop surface. This custom made kitchen has a range of contemporary appliances including a gas fired AGA cooker, integral dishwasher, luxury flooring and space for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen is open plan to a sun room providing an additional public room with doors leading onto an outside patio area. The utility room has fitted units, storage cupboard, a Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine. The ground floor accommodation also includes a guest bedroom with en-suite modern shower room, double French doors leading to a patio area and an additional study or fifth bedroom. There is a family bathroom with a traditional three piece suite including a cast iron Bette bath with shower positioned above.
The main upper floor of the property has access to a master bedroom suite with fitted wardrobe storage and entry to a magnificent dressing room and en-suite bathroom with underfloor heating. This has complimentary tiling and a free standing roll top bath, wc, wash hand basin and separate shower area. There is a second double size bedroom on this floor.
From the kitchen area there is a separate spiral cast iron stair leading to an additional first floor area containing a large double size bedroom with fitted wardrobe storage and separate wc. This room has a large landing area currently used as a study.
The specification of this home includes a modern biomass heating system and double glazing. There is a detached double size garage with storage space within the attic area. A log store links the properties and has ample storage for logs with good airflow.
The heating system includes a professionally installed biomass boiler with thermal storage tanks designed to supply the heating and domestic hot water to the house. The system is compliant with the government Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme and qualifies for RHI payments. The confirmed payment for Shovelboard Farm House is presently £7,450 per annum index link payable in quarterly installments until 2021.
This modern home is set within approximately one acre of impressive landscaped garden grounds. The majority of the gardens are laid as lawn with well stocked display beds and borders and a large patio area suitable for outside entertaining with access from the kitchen and sun room. There is a man made pond and waterfall and a driveway providing off road parking and turning for several vehicles.
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