A coastal town location with great city links
Formerly a weaving and agricultural village, West Kilbride was established as a popular seaside resort and commuter town following the introduction of a railway line to Glasgow. It also proudly holds the title of Scotland's only designated Craft Town, housing a wealth of craft shops and studios and providing a place for craftspeople and creatives to thrive.
Summerlea Grange is located at the northern edge of the village, offering a semi-rural setting close to the countryside, with all the benefits of urban living. To the west, there are excellent views across the Firth of Clyde to Arran, with scenic Ayrshire Coastal Path leading to Portencross Castle. Meanwhile, just half a mile east, the centre of West Kilbride is a charming hub hosting a number of independent shops, galleries, cafés, pubs and gift shops, along with essential services.
Living here you'll be well-connected, too. West Kilbride station operates regular services to Glasgow, as well as local towns such as Largs and Ardrossan. The area is served by a bus network, and great road links along the coast and into the centre of Scotland put many destinations within easy reach.
If you like getting out into nature, this is the place for you. The development is just a stone’s throw from the Ayrshire coast which boasts a number of attractions including numerous sandy beaches and walking routes. Head south along the coastline to reach Ardrossan Harbour – with daily ferry services to Arran, it’s the gateway to the magical island – or north to the vast and beautiful Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. In West Kilbride itself, you can stay active at the local golf and tennis clubs, or go for a jog around the local park The Glen.
In addition to the range of great independent shops and eateries in West Kilbride, you’ll find all the groceries and essentials you need nearby, with a Co-op Food less than a mile from the development, and Asda, Tesco and Lidl located a short drive away in neighbouring towns. Keen shoppers will no doubt make a beeline for Glasgow – the UK’s largest retail centre outside London, the city hosts an incredible number of high street names, independent shops, vintage stores and luxury brands.
Families with children of all ages will be well-catered for by the offerings in and around West Kilbride. West Kilbride Primary School is just 0.8 miles from Summerlea Grange and will also benefit from an extension funded by Persimmon. St Anthony’s Primary School is 4.9 miles away in Ardrossan, while older students can attend Ardrossan Academy and St Matthew’s Academy, also around 5 miles away. An area of open space and play equipment will be included in the development, making it a truly family-friendly choice.