The Mansion Tower portion of the highly impressive and beautifully converted category A listed Formakin House
The Mansion Tower is a highly impressive category A listed mansion house conversion of the original Tower portion of the grand Formakin mansion house. The house has been beautifully and sympathetically converted and has been completed to an exacting standard of finish which combines well the historic, often dramatic, and contemporary features.
Substantial outer door to entrance reception hall with slate tile floor, cloaks cupboard with electrical switchgear, shower room and wc, well equipped and integrated kitchen with heritage furniture and polished slab granite worktops, centre island, feature stone sill and slate tile flooring, comfortable period sitting room with oak hardwood flooring, feature red sandstone fireplace and hearth, stylish open plan to formal dining room, French door to gardens, walk in turret store.
Feature smooth, stone, spiral turret staircase to first floor level, shelved press off and utilities cupboard, fine drawing room with intricate Jacobean style timber detailing to the ceiling and cornice work, a triple aspect room with dressed oak hardwood flooring, large feature red sandstone fireplace with slate tile hearth and hardwood fender, three steps to the Lairds Lug fitted bookcase furniture and door to general purpose turret store.
Smooth stone spiral turret stair to second floor level, slate tile floor and landing to boiler room.
Smooth stone spiral turret stair to third floor level, hot tank store, inner hallway leading to, bedroom 1 with honey stone fireplace with living flame effect gas stove, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 (master) with exposed timbers at ceiling, turret, and en suite bath and shower room.
Formakin Estate is situated in rolling West Renfrewshire countryside within close proximity of the neighbouring villages of Bishopton, Houston and Kilmacolm.
Formakin House is set amid extensive parkland grounds and around the main house there are some 6 acres of manicured formal gardens. The formal gardens were greatly influenced by Gertrude Jekylls 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 pastureland.
Bishopton has local shops and services which adequately cater for everyday needs and requirements.
There is local primary and secondary schooling in the district and at Kilmacolm is the independent St Columbas with its enviable record of academic achievement, in addition, Glasgow has several excellent independent schools.
The Braehead and Silverburn retail villages are around 11 miles and 13 miles respectively to the east and south east and there one can find a tremendous range of high street multiples together with M&S and Sainsbury anchor stores. Braehead also has an IKEA furniture store.
Glasgow at 15 miles has all the cultural, higher educational and leisure services associated with a major international centre.
Junction 31 on the M8 motorway is close by and provides good access to the city and the coastal towns. Bishopton has a mainline railway station with a frequent service to and from the city. Glasgow Airport is only 7 miles to the east and offers domestic and international flights.
Surrounding countryside is some of the most attractive in West Renfrewshire and for the outdoor enthusiast this is fine walking country.
The acclaimed Ingliston Country Club and Hotel has gained an excellent reputation in the equestrian world together with its hotel and restaurant dining.
The Firth of Clyde has excellent chandlery and marina services at Greenock, Inverkip, Largs and Ardrossan as well as some of the UKs most scenic and enjoyable coastal sailing.
The Formakin 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
1 x single garage
Private driveway from Langbank road as well as main driveway access, small garden suitable for summer furniture and BBQ gear, further private gardens at rear with garden pavilion, shared ownership and use over c 170 acres woodland and parkland gardens.
Formakin Estate is factored by Formakin House Company & Formakin Garden Company. The monthly service charges for The Mansion Tower are currently set at £232.37pcm. The factoring charges include all owners and common grounds garden maintenance, cleaning of some common areas, ad hoc repairs, general maintenance and a contribution towards a rainy-day sinking fund.
From Glasgow city centre proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway. Continue for 15.8 miles to reach junction 31. Follow signs for Bishopton on the B789. After 1.6 miles turn right at the Chestnut roundabout onto Slateford Road, follow signs Ingleston Country Club. Proceed for 0.1 miles then turn right onto the Old Greenock Road. After 0.1 miles turn left signposted Bishopton Cemetry & Formakin. Continue along the minor road for 1 mile to find the entrance to Formakin Estate on the right hand side. Continue around the gravel driveway for about 0.2 miles to find Formakin House. The entrance to The Mansion Tower is at the rear.
The house is serviced by mains water supply, drainage is by shared septic tank, oil fired central heating.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
The Mansion Tower is in council tax band G and the amount of council tax payable for 2022/2023 is £3022.51
EPC rating Band F
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, The Beacon 176 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5SG. A closing date for offers may 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.