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Burntshields House, Burntshields Road, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, PA10

Sold STC £895,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country house
  • Grand hallway & Ballroom
  • Sitting/music room & Drawing room
  • Kitchen, Dining room & Utility room
  • Cloakroom & Bootroom
  • Studio, Sun room & Study
  • 6 bedrooms & Family bathroom
  • First floor sitting room & Turret room
  • Large storage shed/workshop, Tool shed & Log store
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Magnificent country house with rare Arts & Crafts Glasgow Style interior


Burntshields House is located approximately one mile west of the picturesque and historic village of Kilbarchan, a highly desirable conservation village which offers a broad range of local shops, primary school, churches, professional services and numerous activity clubs. It is an ideal base for the commuter. There is excellent access to the M8 for connections to Glasgow International Airport, Paisley, Braehead Shopping Centre, Glasgow City Centre and also southwards to the Ayrshire coastline. Ayrshire is world famous for its renowned golf courses including the British Open Championship courses at Royal Troon and Turnberry.

Located nearby and regarded as one of UK's finest, is Ingliston Country Club and Equestrian Centre. Across the valley is the renowned Greenacres Curling Club as well as Bowfield Hotel and Country Club with excellent gym facilities and swimming pool.

Further local shopping facilities and professional services can be found in the nearby villages of Kilmacolm, Bridge of Weir and Houston. There are train stations at Milliken Park and Howwood. The wide range of high quality private schools in Glasgow city centre includes Hutchesons' Grammar School, Craigholme, Glasgow Academy High School and Kelvinside Academy and St Columba's School is close by in Kilmacolm.


Burntshields House is a magnificent and historic country house with origins dating back to the mid 16th century or earlier. It enjoys a picturesque, elevated position with glorious views over the valley to the front and towards Ben Lomond to the rear.

The property is surrounded by well tended mature gardens, including a walled garden, kitchen garden, orchard, mixed woodland and paddocks, with a total area of 12.25 acres. The grounds boast an exceptional selection of beautiful trees, colourful rhododendrons and acers. Within the grounds are outbuildings including a large storage shed/workshop and an unusual L-shaped dovecote. Some of the buildings may offer potential to create additional residential accommodation, subject to planning permission. For the equestrian enthusiasts, there is stabling adjacent to the house with three loose boxes, a foaling box, tack room and a recycled rubber riding ménage.

Burntshields House is a rare surviving example of a Glasgow Style interior, designed and constructed by Wylie and Lochhead, the renowned Glasgow furnishing and interior design company. At the turn of the 19th/20th century this company was at the leading edge of modern design and a major promoter of the Glasgow Style, Scotland's interpretation of Art Nouveau. The house was featured in contemporary journals in 1903/4 and was heralded as an outstanding example of modern design.

A substantial entrance vestibule with a stunning stained glass window and mosaic tiled floor opens to a grand hallway. The hallway is open plan through an archway to a sitting room/music room and has Art Nouveau timber panelling incorporating a fireplace which houses a wood burning stove. The dining room and drawing room both open off this hallway and an impressive staircase gives access to the first floor. The magnificent drawing room has a beamed ceiling and, like the hallway, boasts exceptional timber panelling incorporating a fireplace and recessed display shelving. It has a six frame box bay window to the front while the formal dining room has a bay window.

An inner hallway leads to the kitchen and a charming sun room with French doors to a terrace. The extremely spacious dining kitchen has hand crafted base and wall mounted units with a five oven British Racing Green Aga. Off the kitchen are a fitted utility room, a study and a boot room with a back door and a separate wc. Near the back door and part of the house, there is a log store.

From the grand hallway there are doors leading to the east wing of the property which is an extension to the original house, dating from 1913. The current accommodation comprises a studio, cloakroom/wc with two piece white suite, a grand 40 ft ballroom with a vaulted ceiling, a bow window and French doors to the front. This room is perfect for hosting large events with toilets to the rear, many coat hooks, two store rooms and a hallway with an external door. The wing may have potential for creating additional, self contained accommodation.

The first floor landing is accessed by a magnificent staircase with a beautiful hand carved balustrade and newel posts. The first floor accommodation comprises a master bedroom with en suite bathroom off, four further bedrooms, one of which has a dressing room, and a bathroom. There is also a self contained suite which includes a well proportioned sitting room, off which are a further bedroom and a shower room. A circular staircase from the sitting room leads up to a tower room which gives access to a roof terrace.

Historical Note
Burntshields House is steeped in history, with great historical significance as the designers of the interior have been identified as George Logan, who was responsible for the drawing room and dining room, while his colleague John Ednie was responsible for the hallway, stairs and landing. Both men, who were employed by Wylie and Lochhead, were celebrated designers of this era and were internationally known, receiving medals in international exhibitions.

The stained glass staircase window is by Oscar Paterson (1863 - 1934), one of the most influential exponents of the craft in the late 19th and early 20th century. Paterson's works could be seen in innumerable domestic and public interiors (including Glasgow Cathedral, Central Station, Pollokshields Burgh Hall and Ibrox United Free Church) in Glasgow and beyond, as far afield as India and Australia. He also produced stained glass for a number of liners including the Lusitania. At his peak Oscar Paterson was the most significant stained glass artist in Britain after Edward Burne Jones and received much more public and critical acclaim than any other Glasgow glass artist.

Square Footage: 7,158 sq ft
Acreage: 12.25 Acres


From central Glasgow drive west along the M8 beyond the airport and at Junction 29 take the A737 Irvine Road. At the Kilbarchan exit turn right and proceed into the village. At the Weavers Cottage, turn left into Church Street and then right at the end of Church Street into Burntshields Road. Continue along Burntshields Road for approximately one mile and the gated entrance to Burntshields House is on the right hand side.

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