Fulfilled living in later life

Strathclyde House, Skelmorlie

Christian housing scheme in Skelmorlie

Independent living

Independent living

For those sympathetic  to the Christian faith

For those sympathetic to the Christian faith

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, four guest rooms, a resident’s laundry and a public café, Strathclyde House offers a mixture of studio, 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 and Scrabble evenings.

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, and space for a washing machine
  • Use of the communal gardens and terraces

Cafe Onnifer

Cafe Onnifer is open Tuesday to Sunday. 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 Dunoon and the Isle of 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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Tina McKeown

Tina McKeown


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Tina is originally from Germany and relocated to Scotland to study Psychology. She has great experience working in customer focused roles as well as working with younger people. Tina is enjoying a new challenge with Pilgrims' Friend Society, whilst following on the path God has set out for her.

Elaine McKenzie-Smith

Assistant Manager

Contact & Location


Strathclyde House 31-33 Shore Road Skelmorlie PA17 5AN




0300 303 8465

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.

Life at Strathclyde House

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Pilgrims' Friend Society operates Strathclyde House Trust Limited which is regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Company Registration number: SC169848. Charity number: SC025550.