6 bedroom detached house for saleTor Bracken, Howwood, PA9 1AG
An attractive detached country house situated within 6 acres or thereby of formal garden grounds and woodland policies. ‘Tor Bracken’ is an impressive three storey detached country residence dating back to around circa 1900. This exclusive property is in an idyllic setting with stunning views over the garden grounds to the Renfrewshire hills and north to the Campsies and Ben Lomond. The property is conveniently situated within 6 miles of Glasgow Airport and is an easy commuting distance from Glasgow City Centre. The A737 dual carriageway provides a quick and convenient route into the city, linking to the M8 at St. James’s interchange.
Feature fireplaces throughout, original doors and panelling are amongst the host of original features retained at ‘Tor Bracken’. This is a charming period property in a private rural setting with mature gardens and policy grounds featuring well maintained lawns and mature woodland walks. Scenic pathways have been established through the woodland and lead to two water dams fringing the boundary of the property. A stream flows through the garden grounds to the upper dam, which is able to provide recreational fishing.
A private tarmac driveway leads to a red whin chipstone sweep to the front of the house. A separate spur off the main drive leads to a triple garage with workshop and wood storage shed, which are fully serviced with mains utilities. Plans for conversion of these building have been prepared and with the right permissions could add significant additional accommodation.
Extending to circa 3000sq ft. the spacious internal accommodation features complimentary Rennie Mackintosh style wooden balustrades and architraves, which form a recurring theme throughout the property. The main entrance door leads into a large traditional wood panelled reception hall with beamed ceiling and cast-iron wood burning stove. To the rear of the reception hall there is access to the ground floor apartments as well as to a cloakroom and WC and the main staircase to the first floor.
The main apartments on the ground floor include kitchen with Aga range cooker, utility room, office, formal wood panelled dining room and a stunning lounge with dual aspect box bay windows and feature arch ceilings. Adjacent to the kitchen area there is a feature turreted staircase leading to the first and second floor accommodation.
The first floor apartments are accessed from the upper hallway, leading to bedroom 1 (master) with en suite shower room and dressing area, bathroom, sauna, separate w.c., bedroom 2, family sitting room/bedroom3, bedroom 4, shower room, walk in linen room with shelved storage cupboards.
The turret staircase leads to the second floor and to bedrooms 5 & 6, art room and a lined and floored attic which offers flexible space for long term storage, games or playroom. A further smaller attic space is accessed through bedroom 6.
The central heating system is served via an oil fired boiler. Hot water can also be supplied through an immersion or via the Aga.
Travelling south-west on the A737 Howwood by-pass follow the signs for Howwood and continue into the village centre. Turn right (SP Caldwell) and then immediately straight on (SP Local) onto Midton Road. Continue straight ahead, passing the park on your left hand side and cottages on your right. Two hundred yards out of the village, turn first right and continue up this road for approx 0.5 miles passing Kinnell House, Cameron House, Midton Cottage and Ranfurly Kennels. You will then see a sign marked ‘Tor Bracken’ Private Road – follow this drive to the top of the hill and around a sweeping right hand bend to arrive at Tor Bracken.
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