Glasgow Airport 4 miles Glasgow City Centre 10 miles Prestwick Airport 30 miles
An ancient, beautifully restored and significant category B listed historic house in Paisley.
• Ground Floor: Outer door to entrance reception hallway, well equipped dining and breakfasting kitchen, utility room, cloakroom and wc, formal dining room.
• First Floor: Stone turret staircase to great hall, bedroom 1 with en suite shower room and wc.
• Second floor: Stone turret staircase to 2nd floor landing to family bathroom, bedroom 2, linen cupboard and separate sink cupboard, bedroom 3, bedroom 4.
• Third Floor: Steel spiral staircase to 3rd floor level leading to study, door to long term stores and attic space.
• Outbuildings: Double garage and long term stores, lean to woodshed, stone folly.
• Gardens: Double stone outer gate piers to new black top driveway fringed with lawns, black iron fencing and newly planted privet hedging to turning and vehicle hard standing apron. Further lawn area at the western side recently planted up with saplings. Second steel gates in stone gate piers with gargoyles to driveway and vehicle hard standing completed in granite sets. A stone retaining wall supports a raised, level and mature lawn which is fringed with well stocked beds and colourful borders. Mature trees and bushes fringe the gardens which provide shelter, privacy and amenity. An arbour is in the southern corner of the gardens and a pergola is draped with climbers. A private gravel terrace is at the side with the stone folly. A wild woodland and shrubbery garden is to the western side of the garage before returning to the front gardens.
About 0.68 acres
Blackhall Manor is on the southern side of Paisley and is situated back from the A726 Barrhead Road close to the junction with Marnock Terrace.
A private driveway for the exclusive use of Blackhall Manor leads to the house which enjoys a quiet corner position amid mature and well screened gardens.
Paisley Town centre is within easy striking distance where there is the usual range of high street shops. The district is well served by supermarkets with most of the leading brands servicing Paisley and Braehead and Silverburn shopping centres are within easy reach.
Renfrewshire has excellent primary and secondary schooling as well as being the home of West of Scotland University. Travel links are wide and varied, frequent local bus and train services, good road networks providing fast motor car access to Glasgow and beyond via the M8. The Erskine Bridge, some 8 miles away, gives access via the A83 to Loch Lomond, The Trossachs and the north.
Glasgow City Centre is only 10 miles away and, as with most major cities, benefits from a thriving retail sector and a full range of professional and leisure services. Glasgow International Airport is a convenient 4 miles to the north and has an increasing number of domestic and European destinations.
In Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Paisley is no exception, Ralston and Barshaw Park golf courses are the main Paisley parkland courses and further afield in Ayrshire there are the internationally renowned golf courses of Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick.
Paisley has the Lagoon indoor water centre and nearby Braehead Soar leisure centre with its cinema, indoor skiing, boarding, bowling and climbing wall, all situated at the Braehead retail village. The David Lloyd tennis, fitness and conditioning centre is less than 3 miles from the property.
Blackhall Manor is protected by a category B listing, it is of substantial stone construction under a slated roof. The house is steeped in character and charm and has distinctive crow stepped gables, window yetts, and intricate stone carvings. Internally there are studded oak doors, substantial ironmongery, stone turret stairs and vaulted ceilings. The accommodation is laid out over 4 levels and is presented in wonderful condition.
Substantial studded outer door to entrance reception hallway, well equipped dining and breakfasting kitchen with range cooker and Belfast sinks, utility room, cloakroom and wc, formal dining room with exposed beams with inscriptions and stone arch.
Stone turret staircase to the first floor level great hall with multi fuel clear view stove set in stone fireplace, pitch pine floor, dramatic painted ceiling and exposed beams with hand painted cartouches and mottos. Door leading to bedroom 1 with wood panelling and fitted wardrobes, pine ceiling and en suite shower room and wc.
Stone turret staircase to 2nd floor landing to family bathroom, bedroom 2 with useful study and worktop area, linen cupboard and separate sink cupboard, bedroom 3 (could be study or sitting room), bedroom 4 with stone fireplace and ornate ceiling.
Steel spiral staircase to 3rd floor level leading to study with door leading to long term stores and attic space.
Double garage and long term stores, lean to woodshed, stone folly.
Double stone outer gate piers lead to new black top driveway fringed with lawns, black iron fencing and newly planted privet hedging to turning and vehicle hard standing apron. A further lawn area is at the western side recently planted up with saplings. Second steel gates in stone gate piers with gargoyles to driveway and vehicle hard standing completed in granite sets. A stone retaining wall supports a raised, level and mature lawn which is fringed with well stocked beds and colourful borders. Mature trees and bushes fringe the gardens which provide shelter, privacy and amenity. An arbour is in the southern corner of the gardens and a pergola is draped with climbers. A private gravel terrace is at the side with the stone folly. A wild woodland and shrubbery garden is to the western side of the garage before returning to the front gardens.
The old house of Blackhall is situated in the Abbey parish, a little to the south-east of Paisley, and near the left bank of the River Cart. It was at one time the principal seat of the family now represented by Sir Michael R. Shaw-Stewart Bart, and from it they took their territorial title. The present building has long ceased to be the family mansion, and for a considerable time it was left untenanted, and suffered to fall into partial ruin. The existing house was probably built towards the close of the sixteenth century; and though there is no record of the fact extant, it seems likely that it was erected in 1574, about the time when James Stewart of Ardgowan obtained a Charter from James VI. uniting his lands of Ardgowan, Blackhall, and Auchingown into a Barony.*
In this Charter reference is made to "the place of Blackhall," showing that a mansion of some kind was then in existence there. It continued to be the principal residence of the Stewarts until 1710, at which time Sir Archibald Stewart transferred his family to Ardgowan, and made the old mansion a farm-house. When Crawford wrote his " History of Renfrewshire " he described Blackhall as " well adorned with beautiful planting;" but few traces now remain of the trees and gardens which existed in his time.
It has been stated that Blackhall was a royal residence in 1294, though there is no appearance now of any building at all agreeing with this description. The lands of Blackhall were conferred by Robert III. upon his son, Sir John Stewart, in 1396; and from him the present Baronet is directly descended.
From Paisley town centre proceed in a westerly direction on the A726. From the traffic lights at Lonend continue south east on the A726 for 0.5 miles to find the entrance to Blackhall Manor on the left hand side, proceed in and along the private drive and the house is on the right hand side at the end of the driveway.
Renfrewshire House, Cotton St, Paisley PA1 1UJ
Telephone number 0300 300 0300.
The house is serviced by a mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, central heating provided by range cooker in the kitchen, partial double glazing.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Blackhall Manor is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2020/2021 is £3322.89
Strictly by appointment with Robb Residential, telephone 0141 225 3880.
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to the selling agents Robb Residential, 150 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5NE. A closing date for offers will probably be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order to be kept fully informed of any closing date that may be fixed.
Photographs and particulars taken in March 2016.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank that is acceptable to the seller.
Special Conditions of Sale
1. The purchaser shall within 5 days of conclusion of missives make payment as a guarantee for due performance of a sum equal to 10 per cent of the purchase price on which sum no interest will be allowed. Timeous payment of the said sum shall be a material condition of the contract. In the event that such payment is not made timeously the seller reserves the right to resile without further notice. The balance of purchase price will be paid by Bankers Draft at the date of entry and interest at five per cent above The Royal Bank of Scotland base rate current from time to time will be charged there on from the term of entry until payment. Consignation shall not avoid payment of the foregoing rate of interest. In the event of the purchaser of any Lot(s) failing to make payment of the balance of the said price at the date of entry, payment of the balance of the purchase price on the due date being the essence of the contract, the seller shall be entitled to resile from the contract. The seller in that event reserves the right to resell or deal otherwise with the subjects of sale as he thinks fit. Furthermore he shall be entitled to retain in his hands the initial payment of ten per cent herein before referred to which shall be set off to account of any loss occasioned to him by the purchasers' failure and in the event of the loss being less than the amount of the said deposit the seller shall account to the purchasers for any balance thereof remaining in his hands.
2. The subjects will be sold subject to all rights of way, rights of access, wayleave, servitude, water rights, drainage and sewage rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind at present existing and whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise and whether formally constituted or not affecting the subjects of sale.
3. The seller shall be responsible for any rates, taxes and other burdens for the possession and for collection of income prior to the said date of entry. Where necessary, all rates, taxes and other burdens and income will be apportioned between the seller and the purchasers as at the said date of entry.
4. The minerals will be included in the sale of the property only insofar as the seller has rights thereto
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