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, 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.
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.
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.
Ruth joined Pilgrims’ Friend Society in June 2018 as temporary manager for Dorothea Court, Bedford, just after completing a biography of her great granduncle, James Hudson Taylor (James Hudson Taylor: Called by God into the Heart of the Dragon). In January 2020 she moved up to Scotland to take up another temporary role – that of Project Development Manager for the newly acquired Strathclyde House.
Ruth began her career as a teacher and educationalist, and since then has enjoyed a variety of roles such as foster carer, advisor and trainer, and in a voluntary capacity as Youth and Children’s leader for her local church. In 2014 Ruth graduated from Spurgeon’s College with a Masters in Christian Faith and Practice.
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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