Property SummaryA very handsome category 'B' listed house and secondary property with origins to 1766, in mature tree fringed gardens in the favoured Mains Estate.
Is situated in mature and well screened tree fringed gardens in the popular and mature residential address of the Mains Estate in Giffnock on the south side of Glasgow.
Old Mains dates from about 1766 and is protected by a Category 'B' listing.
The main house has excellent family accommodation laid out over three light and bright levels with the benefit of first class secondary accommodation which lends itself perfectly as office from home space or self-contained relatives accommodation.
The house is of lime wash finish under a slated roof with distinctive crow steps at the gables. Internally and over the years the house has been maintained by a rolling programme of professional maintenance, and period features have been sensitively preserved.
Outer front vestibule with tiled floor and recessed mat well, broom cupboard, utility and boiler room with Belfast sink, cloakroom & WC with small Belfast sink and tiled floor, electrical switchgear cupboard, antique coat hooks. Reception hallway, floor hatch leading to basement store and wine cellar, under stairs store, shelved press, hardwood floor, door flanked by shelving leading to rear vestibule and double storm doors leading to courtyard and gardens. Drawing room with open fire, feature intricately carved drinks press and hard wood floor, lovely kitchen with polished marble island, Belfast sink, door to side gardens, hardwood floor and open plan to formal dining room with striking large timber fireplace with open range type fire with steel canopy.
Period staircase to three quarter landing, steps up to window and flanked by 2 airing cupboards, 1 with domestic hot tank store. Bedroom 1, a dual aspect room with exposed floor boards, home office or study with laminate floor, full landing leading to bedroom 3 with ornamental fireplace, shelved stores at window, family bath room, bedroom 4 (master) with fitted wardrobes, ornamental fireplace and en suite shower room.
Fixed staircase leading to second floor upper hallway with generous in built stores, second floor bathroom, crafts/hobby room with fitted furniture, bedroom 5 with fitted furniture, bedroom 6, a triple aspect room with 2 fitted wardrobes.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, mains gas, gas central heating and electric thermostatic panel.
Outer door from courtyard to open plan sitting room with exposed stone chimney breast incorporating log burner, tiled floor open plan to dining and well equipped kitchen in galley style, fitted book cases, door to en suite shower room and wc, rear outer door to gardens.
Stair case with bookcase furniture leading to upper level of raised bedroom and small sitting area. Roof light glazing.
Mains water supply, mains drainage, gas central heating (wet under floor) supported by log burner.
Detached garage with tiled floor, front and rear twin leaf doors, hoist, electric heating, workshop and general purpose garden store of timber construction and copper roof, greenhouse.
Painted outer dwarf wall, block paved driveway with generous vehicle turning and hard standing, all flanked by tall, mature trees of birch, limes, yew and laburnum. Sheltered, south facing, flag stone surfaced rear courtyard leading to lawn fringed with mature trees and bushes which provide amenity, interest, shelter, privacy and seclusion. Rockery garden at eastern side, pathway returning to front entrance.
Old Mains is situated in the very heart of the mature and peaceful backwater of the Mains Estate in Giffnock on the south side of Glasgow.
Old Mains is only 1 mile from Clarkston Toll, about 2 miles from The Avenue shopping mall at Newton Mearns and about 1.7 miles from junction 3 of the M77.
The M77 leads onto the M8 itself providing fast travel times to Glasgow city centre, central Scotland and beyond. Old Mains is conveniently situated only 10 miles from Glasgow airport and 23 miles from Prestwick airport from where there is an increasing number of domestic and international flights.
Newton Mearns provides excellent local facilities. The Avenue has numerous high street multiples, a Marks & Spencer food-hall and the recently established Greenlaw Village includes a Waitrose store.
The area has reputable schooling in both the state and independent sectors. Higher and further education in and around Glasgow is wide and varied.
Leisure services within the district include a swimming pool, Whitecraigs rugby club, tennis and squash clubs, Parklands Country Club and David Lloyd Club.
As with most parts of Scotland one is never too far from a golf course and Old Mains is no exception. Whitecraigs, Cathcart Castle, East Renfrewshire, Eastwood and Pollok are all within a few short minutes' drive. Additionally the M77 conveniently leads south to some of the best known links courses in Scotland including Western Gailes, Royal Troon and Prestwick.
From Glasgow city centre travel west on the M8 to junction 22 which leads onto the M77. Follow the M77 until junction 3. Exit junction 3 and turn left. Continue on the A727 for 1.4 miles to reach Eastwoodmains Roundabout. Proceed straight across the roundabout taking first right onto Mains Avenue. Continue along Mains Avenue to meet Cadzow Avenue. Turn left to find Old Mains on the right hand side.