House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Northcliff Manor, a lovely 5 bedroom home which sleeps 10 comfortably, with stunning views over the upper Firth of Clyde, is accessed just off the main coastal route over a private road which serves some of the village's remaining Victorian villas. Set in attractive grounds, with private parking, its spacious rooms offer luxurious accommodation in a beautiful, tranquil location. It's ideal for two families sharing, for family gatherings, or for groups of friends meeting to celebrate special occasions.
This property is one of several large Victorian houses built on the river by wealthy Glasgow merchants when the railway station opened in Wemyss Bay, enabling city based families to enjoy the wonderful river views and healthy sea air at weekends and during the long summers. The journey by rail now lasts only 45 minutes and by car takes around an hour. Glasgow International Airport and (Glasgow) Prestwick Airport are both about 40 minutes' drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Wemyss Bay 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||650 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Glasgow Airport or Prestwick Airport 37 km, Nearest railway: Wemyss Bay Station 650 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Central Scotland/Strathclyde region
ONLY 45 MINUTES DIRECTLY TO GLASGOW CITY CENTRE ON THE TRAIN AND ONLY 30 MILES BY CAR TO GLASGOW
Wemyss Bay is an attractive coastal village about 7 miles from Greenock and Largs and approximately 30 miles from Glasgow. From its pretty Victorian station, considered one of Scotland's finest architecturally, trains to Glasgow take just 45 minutes.
Also 45 minutes away, by ferry, is the Isle of Bute. If you'd like to explore a larger island, the Arran ferry leaves from Ardrossan; or a smaller, the little Cumbrae ferry makes the short crossing from Largs frequently. Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula is just under an hour from Gourock. Staying on the water, the marinas at Largs, Inverkip and Troon offer charters or sail training and all have good restaurants.
Back on dry land there are many beautiful walks in and close to Wemyss Bay, among them the Greenock Cut, rated as one of the top 50 walks in Scotland. From Greenock it's a fairly level 7 miles, with some spectacular panoramic views over the Firth of Clyde or you could start off at Wemyss Bay and walk from there, adding an extra 3 miles, have coffee at the visitor centre along the way, finish at Drumfrochar Station and catch a train back.
Shops - within walking distance from Northcliff Manor
Cafe - walking distance
Golf - 2 miles
Inverkip Marina - 2 miles
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18 Sep 2014
"Fabulous holiday house"
Northcliff manor is a beautiful and we'll decorated house. Very spacious and has all you need for self catering. The hosts are wonderful. We felt very much at home and will be back.… More
7 Sep 2014
"Beautiful House, stunning viewq"
Our friends booked Northcliff Manor for a long weekend and invited us down for a night, house is huge and can comfortably accomodate 8 adults inside and out. We had the pleasure of excellent weather w… More
10 Aug 2014
"Spacious & Beautiful views"
Quiet secluded area with great views. when the weather is good, amazing place. Cycled the area around and great walks. At nearby Largs hitched a ferry to Millport and cycled round the small island.Th… More
1 Jul 2014
"Spacious, high quality place to stay with the perfect host!"
My friends and I have recently stayed at Northcliff Manor when we visited for a wedding. Upon arrival we were greeted by a large house with outdoor swimming pool and wondered if we had the right place… More
Thanks so much for the amazing review, we would love to welcome you back to Northcliff Manor any time.
28 Jun 2014
"A wonderful stay, perfect for our needs"
A group of 8 of us travelled to a wedding in nearby Largs, and booked Northcliff to stay for 4 nights. Between us all the cost per person worked out around the same as just one night in a B&B and was … More
2 Jun 2014
Our hosts couldn't have been more accommodating, what a fabulous welcome! Really lovely roomy house which suited our family gathering perfectly. The photos of the view don't do it justice! W… More
7 May 2014
"Has everything you could possibly need."
Ideal central location with plenty to do close by. Nice views. Great big garden and summerhouse. Lovely big house with everything you need.… More
19 Jan 2014
We stayed over Hogmanay and had an absolutely brilliant time. Stunning house, great hosts, clean, spacious and had everything we needed. There was 8 adults in our party and the house was most accommo… More
Thanks for your great review, we're so glad that you had a lovely time at Northcliff Manor and would love to welcome you back again in the summer. Beth
12 Jan 2014
"Fabulous find so near Glasgow!"
What a fantastic find where do I begin .. The views were picture postcard , Linda and NIcholas were fantastic hosts very welcoming,friendly could not have been more acommodating, Northcliff was spotl… More
11 Jan 2014
"An ideal holiday to see in 2014"
Spent 5 days at Northcliff Manor over the festive period and our party of 8 had a fantastic time.
The house is very grand with 4 spacious double bedrooms. This stay was one of the few times I've been away and we didn't have to draw names for the best rooms as they were all equally good. The kitchen was big enough to allow us all the chance to pitch in our culinary skills at dinner and the dining table in the living room meant we could sit together at meal times.
The house was spotless and there was the nice touch with the Christmas decorations which added to the homely feel.
The picturesque views from the front of the house are marvellous, both during the day and night
A special mention to Nick and Linda who were very accommodating and we were grateful to Nick for taking the time to drop us off at the Chartroom so we could be at our Hogmanay dinner dance on time.
Overall we had a brilliant time and all agreed it was an ideal place to spend our holiday. Tentative discussions have even taken place about a return visit later on this year!
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