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About Strathclyde House Apartments

Strathclyde House is an independent living housing scheme set in beautiful, landscaped gardens with large terraces that look directly across the Firth of Clyde to the islands of Bute and Arran. It was opened in 2000 and became part of Pilgrims' Friend Society in 2019.

With 56 apartments, 5 guest rooms, a resident’s laundry and a public café, Strathclyde House offers a mixture of one and two bedroom apartments available for purchase or rent.

Residents must be over 50 and uphold the Christian ethos and values that are an important part of Pilgrims Friend Society and our community here.
As well as community fellowship events, there are also a variety of social activities on offer, including carpet bowls, scrabble evenings, excursions and fund-raising coffee mornings.

Purpose built apartments

All our apartments at Strathclyde House include:

  • Lots of natural light
  • Beautiful views over the Clyde
  • Hallway and Lounge (some with French doors and Juliet balconies)
  • Double bedroom with built in wardrobe
  • Generously sized bathroom, some with bath with shower over, some with walk in shower
  • Modern kitchen with ample storage cupboards, a built-in cooker and hob, fridge freezer and space for a washing machine
  • Use of the communal gardens and terraces

The Clyde Kitchen

The Clyde Kitchen is open seven days a week. In good weather food can be enjoyed sitting out on one of the terraces. The sunsets here are amazing and it is wonderful to be able to sit outside and appreciate unspoilt views over the Clyde as the sun goes down.

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Out and about in the local area

Strathclyde House is located on the shores of the Clyde below the village of Skelmorlie.

The apartments are two miles from Wemyss Bay to the north and five miles from the town of Largs to the south. Glasgow is within easy reach by bus and train and local ferries serve Millport and Rothsay, with the isles of Dunoon and Arran also close by.

There is a bus stop just outside our door, making access to all these places very convenient and easy.

A little extra support

Strathclyde House is a wonderful, thriving community. The Duty Office is staffed Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm. Management staff are there to ensure the efficient running of the House and community. For those with extra needs North Ayrshire council offer an alert system for a small monthly fee.

Clyde Kitchen

Community living

When you choose to live in one of our housing schemes, you’ll be joining a vibrant Christian community with the peace and independence that comes with your own space.

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Jenny Long


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Jenny was born in South Africa to British parents. She started her career in the hospitality sector, working in a hotel as a public relations officer, before receiving kitchen and restaurant training. She then moved to working in a large estate agency/auctioneer house, before running her own coffee shop and take-away business. After this, she worked for an insurance broker, completing her Financial Studies in Life Cover, Short-term Cover and Medical Aid.

Jenny left South Africa for England and worked as a live-in carer, before moving to Scotland and starting at Strathclyde House. She is married to Cyril and has three children and three step-children. Jenny says, “My father hails from Scotland and I have a brother living in Fairlie, so it seemed natural to make a new home here as well.”

Contact & Location


Strathclyde House 31-33 Shore Road Skelmorlie PA17 5AN




01475 522 525

How to find us

Situated on the main coastal road, Largs is approximately 4 miles away and Wemyss Bay approximately 1 mile. Both destinations enjoy regular train services to Paisley and Glasgow.

There are regular ferries from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay.

Strathclyde House is situated on a well serviced bus route, with a bus stop adjacent to the complex.

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