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Whitecraigs House, 43 Ayr Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46

Key features

  • 4 bedrooms (2 en suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Splendid reception hall with galleried landing
  • Impressive first floor billiards room with exposed timber beamed vaulted ceiling and decorative wood panelling
  • Double garage with separate entrance office/storage space above.
  • Lapsed planning for additional dwelling
  • About 2.3 acres in all
  • EPC Rating = E

Property description

Striking B Listed Arts and Crafts property in substantial private grounds of 2.3 acres


Whitecraigs House is a magnificent B Listed family home on the south side of Glasgow, nestled in a wonderfully secluded position amongst mature grounds approaching 2.3 acres in all.

Built in 1898, the property displays all the features of the Arts and Crafts era including decorative cornicing; intricate wood panelling (especially prominent in the reception hall, dining room and the first floor billiards room); a number of impressive open fireplaces, and beautifully crafted leaded windows.

The reception hall is a spectacular two storey open space with an in-credible stained glass window; the original chimney piece and an arcaded gallery, which is carved with some striking Mannerist detail. The sensitively chosen decor ensures maximum levels of natural light remain prevalent throughout the house. The drawing room on the ground floor is another fabulous entertaining space with decorative ceiling patterns and owing to the elevated nature of the property there is a tremendous view over the grounds of Whitecraigs House.
The property is constructed over three floors, with the “working parts” of the house contained within a spacious basement to include laundry, drying room and the plant room. The ground floor sees the grand reception hall, off which lie the traditional drawing room, dining room and a well-appointed kitchen with further dining area and an adjoining butler’s pantry.

The kitchen is formed with wooden units underneath a Corian work-surface with a number of fitted wall cabinets providing ample storage. A four door gas fired AGA in Racing Green takes centre stage providing warmth and character.
Situated on the first floor are the four principal bedrooms, two of which are en suite, with the principal bedroom and main guest bedroom both benefitting from built in wardrobes. This floor is also where the fabulous billiards room is found, with its imposing richly coloured beams and vaulted ceiling capturing the very essence of the Arts and Crafts period.
The upper level consists of two spacious attics with ample scope for redevelopment into more usable residential space, subject to acquiring the necessary consents.
The property is constructed of stone under a slate roof. Completely distinctive in style and of architectural note. Whitecraigs House has a real sense of grandeur and is truly one of the finest family homes in the Greater Glasgow area. While the interior is hugely impressive with its rich array of original features, the gardens are also outstanding with a series of mature trees offering privacy and tranquility, and the expansive paved terraces are perfect for outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining.

Occupying an enviable 2.3 acre corner plot, the property is accessed via two ashlar-built circular gate piers leading up a tarmac drive to the front of the property with generous car parking. The boundaries are formed with a stone perimeter wall.


Whitecraigs House is situated on the Southside of Glasgow in the highly desirable conservation area of Whitecraigs, in Newton Mearns.

The affluent enclave of Whitecraigs is characterised by its array of prestigious detached family homes and lies approximately 10 miles to the south of the city centre, with the M77 providing good commuter routes to the central belt of Scotland and Ayrshire. The suburb of Newton Mearns is home to a variety of local golf, tennis and bowling clubs, plus a local swimming pool and Parklands Country club. There are a number of reputable primary and secondary schools with-in easy reach including the private schools of Glasgow: Belmont House School, Hutchesons’ Grammar School and Glasgow and Kelvinside Academies. Newton Mearns hosts a variety of supermarkets (including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer) and a wonderful selection of local restaurants, cafes and bars as well as healthcare facilities, and several challenging golf courses, including Whitecraigs and East Renfrewshire.

Glasgow was designated the European City of Culture in 1990 and offers numerous cultural centres and city amenities. These include: the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the wonderful transport museum and science centre as well as the internationally renowned Burrell Collection (winner of ART Fund Museum of The Year 2023) in Pollok Park, which was voted European Park of the Year 2009.
Glasgow is also widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading retail cities, boasting many shopping complexes including Silverburn, Braehead, Buchanan Galleries, the Italian Centre, and Princes Square.

Square Footage: 6,603 sq ft

Acreage: 2.3 Acres

Additional Info

East Renfrewshire Council Tax Band H

Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage
Category B Listed


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Band: H

Whitecraigs House, 43 Ayr Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, G46


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Whitecraigs Station0.1 miles
  • Williamwood Station0.8 miles
  • Patterton Station1.1 miles
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