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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Prieston Road, Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire
The Cairn is arguably one of the finest detached homes in the village of Bridge of Weir.
The house was originally built in 1920 and in its 85 years of existence has only had 4 previous owners.
The present owners have lived in The Cairn for about 6 years during which time they have carried out a major programme of internal and external upgrading and refurbishment.
All of the work has been professionally executed to craftsman like standards with strict attention to detail preserving the historic period features and cleverly marrying with modern day technology.
The house has been completely redecorated and is finished in modern and architecturally complimentary soft muted colour co-ordinated tones. Dressed timbers are a feature of The Cairn and all woodwork has either been professionally French polished or sanded and varnish sealed.
Extensive improvements include a complete re-roofing programme (including the garage), externally repainted and sandstone relief all sand blasted and cleaned.
The kitchen has been reconfigured and is beautifully finished by Mark Wilkinson.
The master bedroom suite has also been reconfigured and provides an elegant master bedroom with generous en suite bathroom with shower, Jacuzzi bath, his and hers wash hand basins tasteful tiling with under floor heating. Further en suite his and her dressing rooms with bespoke furniture complete the suite.
All of the bathrooms and sanitary ware have been refitted in contemporary style by Scope interiors.
The house has been rewired and part re-plumbed. There is a double Sky TV system. Red Care alarm & CCTV system, technical specification of the cinema and hi-fi system is available by request.
Improvements within the gardens include substantial remote operated timber gates, landscaped and illuminated gardens, good use of cobble effect block pavoirs and a delightful circular patio/terrace on the western side.
The house is of substantial traditional construction and faces due south, the house is set within manicured gardens that are surrounded by mature conifers and seasonally colourful rhododendrons that combine to ensure maximum privacy and seclusion.
An outer vestibule leads to a fine broad entrance reception hall with access to main ground floor apartments and by a feature staircase to first floor.
A cloakroom and separate w.c are off the hall, the drawing room features a bow and box window formation as well as a raised dais with walk in dressed stone fireplace.
The living room is a pleasant comfortable room, and on the opposite side of the reception hall is family or sitting room which is discretely equipped as hi-tech cinema room, this room also features a bay window, handsome fireplace flanked by leaded windows.
The formal dining room is warmly decorated has dado height timbers and feature slate fireplace.
An inner hall leads to a study with Elmwood furniture and the kitchen is equipped with extensive modern day conveniences, is finished in dressed light timber and is by Mark Wilkinson. From the kitchen an open plan leads to a bright breakfast or casual dining room.
Off the breakfast room a second inner hallway provides access to a utility room, rear hall wc and door with access to rear gardens. A staircase leads down to the basement rooms and up to the secondary bedroom accommodation.
The main staircase from the reception hall leads to the first floor which is illuminated by a custom built circular cupola.
The master bedroom suite comprises bedroom en suite bath and shower room as well as separate his and hers dressing rooms with bespoke furniture.
Bedrooms 2 and 3 are full double bedrooms and the first floor also features a fitness/conditioning suite and a main family bath and shower room.
A corridor equipped with period linen stores leads to secondary/guest bedrooms 4 & 5 as well as a shower room.
The secondary staircase leads to the second floor of upper hallway with stores, study/6th bedroom, maids or au pairs room and access to good long-term stores in the attic.
The Cairn is situated in the heart of the upper side of the popular west Renfrewshire village of Bridge of Weir. The property faces due south and is situated amid professionally maintained gardens that are privatised on all sides by mature tree and bush life. From the rear there are fine views out across the village north toward the Campsie Hills and Ben Lomond in the distance.
Bridge of Weir offers a good range of local shops and services, which easily cater for everyday needs and requirements.
The village has a local state primary school and Houston has Gryffe High School, of which The Cairn is within the catchment. Kilmacolm village (4 miles) has the independent St Columba's with its enviable record of academic achievement. Glasgow has further independent schooling.
The Braehead & Silverburn retail villages are around 10 miles where there is a tremendous range of High Street multiples together with Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury's anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.
The city at 14 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services normally associated with a major international centre.
Bridge of Weir has two fine golf courses, Old Ranfurly & Ranfurly Castle, both of which are popular and challenging 18-hole parkland golf courses.
The River Gryffe runs through the centre of Bridge of Weir and it is possible, by permit, to fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon; the river has runs of salmon at the back end.
Castle Semple loch offers inland sailing and the firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services as well as some of the UK's most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
The village has a regular bus service to Glasgow and there is a main line rail station at Johnstone (4 miles). Glasgow Airport is only 6 miles and offers domestic and international flights.
The A761 leads to the A737 and subsequently to the M8 motorway corridor which provides fast motor car access to central Scotland and beyond.
Outside a former coach house and now providing double garage space via electronic remote controlled up and over door, to the side of the garage is a shed/tool store and a gardeners w.c.
Double stone gate piers with heavy timber gates topped with decorative iron work operate by remote control and lead to the driveway of blonde gravel surface fringed with cobble block and neat miniature box hedges retain well stocked herbaceous borders and alpine beds.
There is ample space for car parking and turning and tall trees and mature shrubs and bushes ensure maximum privacy and seclusion.
The gardens have been the subject of a landscaping programme and in the main to the western side are laid to grass with well stocked beds and borders. A circular patio has access from the drawing room and the lawns leads around to the gardens at the rear which comprise a series of beautifully stocked beds interspersed with gravel and flagstone pathways. The beds feature mature and younger plants carefully organised to ensure year round interest, a blaze of colour, and pleasant summer scents. The gardens and pathways feature discreet lighting.
A safe children's play zone is located at the eastern end of the gardens with sunken trampoline, astro turf surface and timber adventure climbing frame and swings.