Home Report Gourock
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Gourock area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Gourock, and wider Inverclyde is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Gourock
Gourock, Inverclyde, is a port town of some 10,300 residents extending contiguously from Greenock to its east. Gourock’s development over the years is really reflected in its location on the Firth of Clyde. Historically, activities such as rope making, and fish processing took place in the town, and tourism, especially after the railway came to link Gourock directly to Glasgow. Clyde steamers often stopped at Gourock too, dropping passengers off to take the train up to Glasgow.
Gourock today is primarily a commuter town for residents who work in nearby Greenock, as well as Glasgow, and Renfrewshire. The headquarters of Caledonian MacBrayne can be found here, as can the main ferry port for Dunoon.
In terms of transport links then, Gourock is well served. The A78 runs to the south of the town, allowing for easy road transport to Glasgow, the wider Inverclyde and Renfrewshire areas, as well as Ayrshire. There are many regular bus services around the town, as well as to Greenock, and direct to Glasgow, though travel to the latter is faster via train. Residents and commuters can make use of the town’s dedicated station, though there are several other stations within a short distance of most parts of the town. These include Fort Matilda, Greenock West, Greenock Central, which have regular services for commuters to Greenock and further on to Paisley and Glasgow Central Station. The Branchton train station, to the south of the town, offers regular services to Inverkip and Wemyss Bay. Gourock is also the main port serving Dunoon from the mainland.
Gourock packs a punch for its size when it comes to amenities like coffee shops, bakeries, pubs, restaurants, and takeaways all catering for the influx of visitors throughout the year, usually visiting for the day, or passing through on their way to or from Dunoon. Indeed, Gourock’s ice cream parlours and open-air waterfront swimming pool recall its days as a popular day trip “doon the watter” destination for Glaswegians. In fact, the open-air pool is one of only three remaining in Scotland and was refurbished in 2010. There are also plenty of other local and independent businesses as well as your usual chain stores.
There are superb views from Gourock across the Clyde Estuary to the mountains of the southwest Highlands. Visitors can enjoy walks along the Ashton Front promenade. Three miles west of Gourock lies Cloch Point, where there is a lighthouse that dates from 1797. Regular ferries run from Gourock to Dunoon, Kilcreggan and Helensburgh.
Gourock also has a large yacht club named the Royal Gourock Yacht Club. Situated on Ashton Road at the junction of Victoria Road, it was known as Gourock Sailing Club when it was founded in 1894. It became Gourock Yacht Club in 1900 and acquired Royal status in 1908. For golfers, Gourock also has a golf course, which stretches from behind Trumpethill to Levan estates and is generally well-received, offering spectacular views over the town, Firth of Clyde and Argyllshire Hills.
As for local schooling, the local primary schools are Gourock, St. Ninians and Moorfoot Primary Schools. St. Columbas High School and Clydeview academy are the local high schools. West College Scotland, though to the east in Greenock, is a short distance away allowing for easy access to a tertiary education establishment.
As of January 2023, property in Gourock stood at an average value of £159,996. Though different property types in Gourock have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £341,786 for detached properties, £222,520 for semi-detached, £113,264 for terraced, and £102,088 for flats. In June 2021, plants to knock down the former McPherson Centre replace it with new homes by Titan Homes was given the green light by councillors. Over the years in various entities have named Gourock has been named as one of the most affordable commuter towns in Scotland.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Gourock property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Gourock or the wider Inverclyde area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 28 Westburn Street, Greenock, PA15 1RY. We cover all properties across this area including Colintraive, Dunoon, Gourock, Greenock, Inverkip, Kilmacolm, Langbank, Port Glasgow, Rothesay, Strachur, Tighnabruaich, and Wemyss Bay, equating to postcode areas PA13, PA14, PA15, PA16, PA18, PA19, PA20, PA21, PA22, PA23, and PA27. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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