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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Braehead, 254 Nithsdale Road, Dumbreck, Glasgow, G41

Sold STC £495,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Classically styled Victorian detached villa
  • 5 bedrooms
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Living room / breakfasting room
  • Kitchen
  • Gardens and garage
  • EPC Rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Classically styled Victorian detached villa


Pollokshields/Dumbreck has evolved over the last 150 years into one of the finest suburbs in Scotland. Its development was promoted by the original landowners, the Maxwells of Nether Pollok, who had been resident in Pollok House since the 18th century. Their association with the area goes back to 1270 and their earliest extant residence, Haggs Castle, dates from 1585.

Effectively Pollokshields/Dumbreck was Britain's first garden suburb, considerably predating the Garden City movement and the celebrated examples of Letchworth (1903) and Welwyn Garden City (1919). The architectural styles in West Pollokshields and Dumbreck range from Classical to Italianate, Glasgow style to Gothic and from Scots Baronial to Old English. Many of the prominent architects of the late Victorian period are represented, Alexander "Greek" Thomson, H E Clifford, W F McGibbon, H & D Barclay and Sir Robert Rowand Anderson amongst them. Many façades conceal interiors richly adorned by the finest craftsmen, some of international renown.

Braehead occupies a fine corner site location within close proximity to the historic Bellahouston Park. This famous park was opened to the public in 1896 and was the site of the Empire Exhibition in 1938 which was attended by 12.5 million people. Of the 200 palaces and pavilions which were built, only the Palace of Art remains ; this now serves as a Sports Excellence Centre. In 1996, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's House for an Art Lover was completed from original drawings and now exists as a contemporary Centre of Excellence for the Visual Arts. Braehead is also close to Glasgow's finest park, Pollok Park (European Best Park of the Year 2008). Pollok Park is internationally famous and includes the renowned Burrell Collection, Pollok House, rhododendron walks and numerous sporting facilities, including Cartha Queen's Park Rugby Club and Haggs Castle Golf Course.

Dumbreck and West Pollokshields are well served by reputable primary and secondary schools with private schooling available locally at Craigholme School for Girls and Hutchesons' Grammar School. Pick up points are available for Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy, High School of Glasgow, Belmont Academy and St Aloysius College.

Additional notable attractions in the locale include Maxwell Park with its lovingly tended wildlife pond, Clydesdale Cricket Club, Titwood Tennis Club and renowned restaurants, delicatessens and shops in Nithsdale Road. Dumbreck railway station provides regular services to Glasgow Central station, while the nearby M77 and M8 provide swift commuter links to the city centre, Glasgow and Prestwick airports and Ayrshire.


Braehead is a classically styled Victorian sandstone villa built circa 1896 and set in a corner plot surrounded by mature, mainly lawned gardens. The property offers traditionally proportioned apartments synonymous with homes of this period, with a wealth of original features including ornate plaster cornicing, centre roses and fire surrounds. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises: entrance vestibule, reception hallway with ornate cornicing and staircase off leading to the first floor. On the ground floor there is a drawing room with feature fireplace at focal point, formal dining room with sash and case windows to front, sitting room with window aspect to side (east facing), cloakroom with two piece suite, low level WC and wash hand basin, living room / breakfasting room, study / former butler's pantry and kitchen. Off the kitchen there are two substantial store cupboards. The first floor accommodation comprises: bedroom 1 /former drawing room with beautiful ornate cornicing and centre rose. There are four additional bedrooms on the first floor and a bathroom with three piece coloured suite.

The gardens surrounding Braehead are mainly lawned and bordered by hedging and fencing, with a wide variety of mature trees, shrubs and rhododendrons which provide seasonal colour. To the rear of the property there is a patio area with single detached garage. Braehead will require modernisation.

Square Footage: 2,524 sq ft


From Glasgow city centre proceed west on the M8 motorway and take the slip road onto the M77, taking the left lane (signposted for Pollokshields). At the traffic lights (Haggs Castle Golf Club) turn right onto Dumbreck Road and continue through the next set of traffic lights. Turn right at the following set of traffic lights onto Nithsdale Road. Continue along Nithsdale Road and Braehead is on the left hand side (at the junction of Fleurs Avenue).

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07 September 2016


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