Estate Guide

HOW TO GET TO ARDGOWAN ESTATE

Ardgowan is in Inverclyde on the west coast of central Scotland, adjacent to the village of Inverkip, just off the A78 trunk road that runs north/south between Greenock and Troon. 

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 Estate Office - 01475 521 656
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ARRIVING BY CAR

Located just 90 minutes from Edinburgh and 45 minutes from Glasgow city centre, Ardgowan is well served by the M8 motorway system as well as a number of other arterial roads, making it easily accessible by road. 

Local taxi companies are:
ABC Central: 01475 888 888   •   Eddies Taxi’s: 07854 015 533 


PLEASE SEE OUR DRIVING INSTRUCTIONS PDF - CLICK TO DOWNLOAD.

Access to the Estate from the A78 

You can download the maps.
If using a computer, right click on the map and choose the download/save image option.
If using a tablet or phone, press and hold on the map and use the download/save image option.

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The Front East Gate (better suited to those travelling from the north and east)
Once you have left Greenock you will come to the Bankfoot roundabout where you take the right exit to Gourock (going from the A78 to the A770). The Estate entrance is immediately on your left when you leave the roundabout – see our estate map at the bottom of this page or the google maps link above.

The Back South Gate (better suited to those travelling north on the coast road)
As you approach Inverkip, you will see houses on your right and the Kip Marina and Chartroom ahead on your left. Take the left hand turning into the Marina just before you go under the A78 footbridge. When you take the turning, follow the road round to the right. Then take the right hand road before entering the Kip village – see our estate map or the Google maps link above.

AlternativE transport

BY AIR

Easily accessible by air, Ardgowan is just 30 minutes from Glasgow International Airport and 55 minutes from Prestwick International Airport and 100 minutes from Edinburgh International Airport. Taxis are available at all these airports.

For those renting cars, please see our driving instructions pdf. A 15 minute bus runs from Glasgow airport to Glasgow central station where a train can be caught. There is a train service from Prestwick airport via Paisley Gilmour Street.

Provision for helicopter landings can be made in front of the house.

By RAIL

Ardgowan is well serviced by a network of west coast trains. The nearest station is Inverkip, 0.6 miles away, which affords direct access by foot into the Estate via the A78 footbridge by the Kip Marina South Gate Entrance. However this station is unmanned and taxis have to be prebooked (see above).

The closest stations with taxi ranks are Wemyss Bay, 2.7 miles away, Gourock Station 5.4 miles away however the quickest away, in terms of roads is Greenock West Station, 5.8 miles away which has a taxi rank in the car park opposite the station exit. Approximate journey cost by taxi is £15.

BY WATER

Being on the coast, Ardgowan has easy access to and from the Islands and Western Highlands by ferry, with terminals at Wemyss Bay (2.2 miles), Largs (9.3 miles) and McInroy’s Point (3.8 miles).

If travelling by foot, taxis will need to be booked for collection. Please check that your chosen terminal goes to your destination. Timetables are available at the Estate office. 
With the Marina on our doorstep, by the south gate entrance, boats can be chartered and private yachts can dock and be moored easily. Please contact the Kip Marina on 01475 521 485 to book a berth.

 

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