West Dene is a prominent traditional detached villa built circa 1844 within the heart of the West Renfrewshire village of Lochwinnoch. The property was formally a free church manse and was for many years the residence and surgery of the local GP. It is an elegant two-storey three bay home with a wealth of interesting architectural features including a Roman Doric column door piece all formed under piended slate roof. The home is set within generously proportioned and mature private gardens enclosed by a traditional stone wall. There is extensive parking within the front driveway and turning areas and vehicular access along one gable and the rear of the property to an attached large coach house style garage.
The property has been extensively renovated and modernised, great care has been taken to preserve the character and features of this period home. The traditional sash and casement windows have been renovated with draught proofing, new cords and upgraded frames. The upstairs front apartments also have double glazing as do both shower rooms and the WC. A reclaimed timber floor has been laid within the impressive central reception hallway which leads to the stone turnpike stair to the upper apartments and has an original built-in selection of cloakroom furniture. The property is a modern gas-fired central heating system with thermostatically controlled radiators. Upgraded sanitary ware has been installed within the property this includes the newly formed upstairs shower room and en-suite bathroom within the master bedroom suite. The kitchen has a range of contemporary fitted furniture with gloss white door fronts, granite worktop surfaces and a central island which has a timber worktop block. There are working shutters within many of the apartments and intact original features including coving and fireplaces within several rooms. There are wood-burning stoves within the drawing room and dining room.
The accommodation within the property comprises of nine principal apartments formed over a two-storey layout. Twin storm doors lead into the entrance vestibule and in turn into the broad and welcoming central reception hallway with feature stone curve stair to the upper floor. The drawing room extends to almost 17 feet in length with a feature fire surround and wood-burning stove at the focal point of the room, deep store cupboard and twin timber and glazed doors to the adjacent family room. This cosy room has one curved wall adjacent to the stairwell and a feature fireplace with an open fire. A single-storey wing on the gable of the property is accessed from the drawing room this could be used as a games room with two windows overlooking the front gardens. The impressive dining room has a walk-in bay window to the front of the property with window seating below, a press cupboard and a fire surround with wood-burning stove. This spacious apartment now has open plan access to the adjacent refitted contemporary kitchen with an extensive range of fitted kitchen furniture. The kitchen has access to the study which is an exposed stone wall and a window formation to the front. There is a large utility room with access door to the rear garden, twin enamel sinks and separate cupboard housing gas central heating boiler. There is a modern shower room on the ground floor level below the stairwell and half landing with contemporary furniture and a walk-in shower area.
The impressive period stairwell leads to a half landing with window formation of the rear and entry to modern WC. The broad upper hallway has access to the remaining first floor apartments. The accommodation has been reconfigured from its former five bedroom layout to suit modern family living. A stylish master bedroom suite has been developed to form a double size bedroom with front facing double glazed window formation overlooking the village in the direction of the loch. There is a central dressing area with fitted furniture with hanging and drawer space behind. The dressing room has access to a stylish en-suite bathroom with a range of contemporary sanitary ware including a freestanding bath, separate shower area WC and wash hand basin. A modern L-shaped shower room has been formed off the upper reception hallway. There are three further good sized double bedrooms and first floor one of which has wardrobe storage. The property has a substantial attic providing additional storage space and there is further development or storage potential within the large coach house garage.
West dene is set within impressive walled grounds. The driveway provides vehicular access to the property with parking turning to the front of the house and leading along one gable to rear parking areas and access to the coach house style garage. The front gardens are laid as lawn with various display beds and borders. There is a covered wood store within the rear garden and steps leading up to lawn areas which extend to the rear boundary of the garden there are various areas planted with mature trees and shrubbery and a greenhouse with border area.