East Wing Formakin Estate Houston Road

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East Wing Formakin Estate Houston Road, Nr Houston

Offers over £549,000

A magnificent five bedroom self-contained wing of a Sir Robert Lorimer mansion house set within a private residential estate including beautiful formal gardens with further grounds extending to over 150 acres.

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Property Description

The East Wing is a stunning period home formed as part of Formakin House, an A listed mansion house set within a private rural estate in Renfrewshire. This immaculate home is surrounded by a private enclosed garden with large patio area offering further views over the wild meadow, woodland areas and magnificent formal gardens of the mansion house.

Formakin Estate is positioned in the rolling Renfrewshire countryside within close proximity of the neighbouring villages of Bishopton, Houston and Kilmacolm. The mansion house is set in formal gardens of approximately 6 acres in size, greatly influenced by Gertrude Jekyll’s work at Munstead Wood in Surrey. They include the Walled Garden, Fountain Garden, Oriental gardens and Orchard with the “lovers walk” themed love heart stone pathways. The estate includes further park land including a site of special scientific interest, recreational woodland and pasture land.

The estate was formed by Paisley stockbroker, John Augustus Holmes and Sir Robert Lorimer. The creation of the estate involved a wealth of architecture although work on the estate was halted in the early 20th century and after several attempts, by subsequent owners to further develop, the estate was finally bought by the highly regarded developer Kit Martin who set about sympathetically converting the estate and buildings into a private residential estate.

The East Wing is a two storey attached main door property. The current owners have refurbished and modernised the interior of this impressive period home to an exacting and luxurious standard. The property offers spacious and flexible family accommodation of eight principal apartments with further basement accommodation benefiting from access to the garden. The home displays stunning period features sympathetically restored for modern living. The ground floor level of the property has Cotswold limestone flooring throughout, with underfloor heating. Modern high-quality sanitary ware with complimentary travertine stone tiling has been installed within all bathrooms. The Harvey Jones “shaker” style kitchen has a range of hand painted kitchen furniture with granite worktop surfaces and high-quality appliances including a Lacanche range cooker.
Main door access opens into a broad entrance hall with steps leading up to the main inner hallway giving access to all main apartments with a broad stair to the upper level. A comfortable snug forms a lovely morning room or casual dining area with wood burning stove and direct access to the private garden and an open archway into the kitchen. The dining kitchen has hand-painted furniture with granite worktop surfaces and a central island. A spiral staircase leads down from the kitchen to the converted lower level of the property. The magnificent lounge features a stunning full height sandstone fireplace with surround stone arches and wood burning stove. A stone archway leads to the adjacent formal dining room with a matching stone fireplace and wood burning stove. There is a further family room which is currently used as a study and could offer a ground floor 5th bedroom. There is a cloakroom and WC.

The upper floor has a galleried reception hallway with a sandstone fireplace leading to the master bedroom and guest room with a split inner hall to two further double bedrooms. The master bedroom has twin window formations to the front and side of the house, a sandstone fireplace and access to a stylish en-suite shower room. There is a modern family bathroom with complimentary stone tiling, a roll top freestanding bath, twin wash hand basins, a WC and a separate large shower area . There is a third modern shower room with WC and basin.

The lower ground floor provides a spacious utility room with wall to wall fitted wardrobes providing storage and space for appliances. This leads to a gym area with a window and door to the garden.

The garden is enclosed by mature yew hedging and a large lawn area with a split level terrace area, ideal for outside dining and entertaining, with spectacular views of the surrounding estate.

There is a single garage and shared use of communal stables within the grounds.

Please note: we are required under the Estate Agents Act 1979, and the provision of information regulations 1991, to point out that the client we are acting for on the sale of this property is a ‘connected person’ as defined by that act.

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Tel: 01505 691 400
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Email: bridgeofweir@corumproperty.co.uk

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