4 bed Guest House for sale in Gourock, PA19 1AH

Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde, PA19 1AH

Offers over £475,000 - Mortgage funding available

16th Century 'B' listed Castle with stunning views rebuilt into grand four-bed residence with significant scope to develop as luxury bed & breakfast

This is property is has been sold and will no longer accept viewings or offers
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
Castle Levan Stirling Drive, Gourock, Inverclyde | McEwan Fraser Legal | Estate Agents Edinburgh
4 bedroom property in Gourock | McEwan Fraser Legal | Solicitors and Estate Agents 4 Bedrooms
Property with 3 public rooms | McEwan Fraser Legal | Solicitors and Estate Agents 3 Public Rooms
Property with  2 bathrooms | McEwan Fraser Legal | Solicitors and Estate Agents 2 Bathrooms
Property with  Off Street Parking parking | McEwan Fraser Legal | Solicitors and Estate Agents Off Street Parking

The entrance is from the courtyard to hall area and entrance vault with linking stairs leading to upper levels. At entrance level there are two bedrooms with store and WC. Turreted turnpike staircase leads to all levels with a secondary mural stairwell from entrance hall leading to great hall. Immediately striking, this impressively proportioned room has two walk in window recesses and broad hearth and extends to approximately twenty five feet. The pine ceiling was reclaimed from a 17th century Coats Mill in Johnstone and has been decorated in a 16th century style by Norman Edgar, former president of the Glasgow Art Club and member of the Royal Scottish Academy. The dining kitchen has a large area for table and there is a restored sandstone arch leading to the kitchen where the units have been upgraded and a two stage Aga oven provides warmth and cooking facilities. Marble worktop surfaces provide a perfect environment for baking, are easy to maintain and are complemented with marble splashbacks which were reclaimed from Helensburgh grocery store.


Following the turreted turnpike stairwell leading to the third level is the master bedroom with a beamed ceiling, well-proportioned following over almost one entire level of the tower. There are two fireplaces and two garde robe, one which has WC. Principal bathroom is on this level which again has been luxuriously appointed with a quality four piece suite, bath set in box bay, twin sinks with marble splash surrounds and plinth. Shower cubicle, bidet and WC. This room would now benefit from cosmetic modernisation and has scope for further conversion to a further bedroom. Off the bathroom is the utility/laundry room which has plumbing and walk in store/dressing room.

Leading to fourth caphouse level the guest bedroom with ornamental ceiling and walls lined in reclaimed pine, wash hand basin and restored flooring and inset storage cupboard. Family bathroom with three piece quality suite. The library has fitted shelving, sandstone faced fire, restored timber flooring. Two stores one which houses small kitchen area. Further turnpike leads to secondary higher turreted level, and chimney heads and flag pole.

Throughout the castle authentic materials have been used including studded oak doors and hand wrought iron monger, stone flagging on lower floors. The flagstones are reclaimed Greenock paving stones, mahogany flooring on upper level, stone features have been retained and highlighted where possible and windows occupy their original positions within the building. The external accommodation is complemented by a conservatory/sun lounge. As a concession to modern living, there is a two car garage designed in sympathetic fashion adjacent to the property with loft store above and workshop below. Within the grounds of the property a derelict icehouse is the subject of potential refurbishment by

the archaeology department at Glasgow University.

The property which is grade ‘B’ listed is one of historical significance occupying a dominant situation and consists of two towers joined at one corner dating from two periods. The property was originally constructed in approximately 1457 on the site which is believed to have archaeological links to an earlier possible Roman site. Constructed by the Morton family the second tower was added approximately 50 years later. In 1547 the castle was sold to the Semple family and this exchange has given rise to the appearance of the White Lady whose apparition dates from a period where Marion Montgomery was sentenced to death for the murder of her tenants, by Mary of Guise mother of Mary Queen of Scots, the sentence was commuted to house arrest. On his return from military service Marion’s husband was so appalled to hear of his wife’s behaviour that he imprisoned her and starved her to death. In the 17th century Castle Levan was taken over by the Shaw Stewarts owners of the neighbouring Ardgowan estate who installed their son into Levan. It was during this era that White Lady assumed to be Marion Montgomery was reported as appearing at the castle.

The castle fell into disrepair on the construction of a new manor house in its gardens, Castle Levan manor itself has recently restored into executive housing. The programme of refurbishment and reconstruction of the property began in 1980 and the full refurbishment was achieved between 1984 and 1987. The property provides comfortable family accommodation albeit within a historical environment and has scope for light commercial applications for banqueting or high quality bed and breakfast.

Further information and a selection of photographs are available on our client web site on
www.castle-levan.com

Extras (included in the sale) On application.


The description of properties on the website do not form part of any offer and all statements and photographs are for illustrative purposes only and not guaranteed. Buyers must satisfy themselves on the accuracy and authenticity of each property listed.

By appointment through McEwan Fraser Legal on 0141 404 5474

McEwan Fraser Legal are open 7 days a week: 8am - Midnight Monday to Friday & 9am - 10pm Saturday & Sunday to book your viewing appointment.

If you are interested in a property we have available for sale and have your own property to sell, we can refer you to Haddington Estates (who operate independently of McEwan Fraser Legal). They can offer you a guaranteed cash offer for your own property through this unique Part Exchange option which may allow you to sell your property quickly and easily without any Estate Agency fees or advertising costs. This allows you to make an offer for any property on our site safe in the knowledge that your existing house has a firm legal offer.

Please contact us for further details or complete the Part Exchange form. Remember your dream home could be only a phone call away 0131 524 9797.

McEwan Fraser Legal are working closely with authorised mortgage brokers in order for our clients to obtain mortgage funding (see terms and conditions, which normally apply, below)

  • Aged 18+
  • You are in permanent employment
  • Self Employed usually need to have 2 years accounts available
  • Permanent right to reside in the UK
  • You have no adverse credit that would affect your ability to repay funding

Should you wish to obtain further information please complete the enquiry form