Exceptionally fine Category B Listed house.
Stobieside House is an elegant, Category B Listed Scots Baronial mansion constructed in 1869 on the site of the historic Battle of Drumclog which took place in 1679 following King Charles II restoration to the English throne. With this new era came the reinstatement of episcopacy with increasing government persecution of the Scottish Presbyterians resulting in a pivotal battle on the very spot where Stobieside House was built almost two centuries later.
The Victorian house was extended in the early 1900s bringing Edwardian elements into play. There is a wealth of original features including crow stepped gables and turrets and the property is surrounded by mature carefully tended gardens with magnificent open aspects to the front and rear towards Loudoun Hill. The property was originally built for the Leadbetter family and sold in 1924 to Dr Samuel Cameron, a well known professor of Obstetrics at Glasgow University. The current owners have carried out a comprehensive refurbishment programme and employed Glasgow-based Hypostyle Architects to design a new extension serving as a family room and extension of the former kitchen. The contemporary addition was built using traditional materials including sandstone walls, a leaded roof and hardwood timber flooring, with large double glazed sliding doors providing abundant natural daylight.
The internal space of Stobieside House extends to approximately 6870 sq ft with the ground floor accommodation beginning with the entrance vestibule which leads to a grand reception hallway. Off here is a beautiful wood-panelled drawing room, formal dining room, barrel vaulted former billiard room with herringbone parquet flooring and decorative friezes, open plan high quality fitted kitchen with a fine range of base and wall mounted units, integrated appliances and scarlet AGA leading to the open plan breakfasting room with sitting/family room off. The extension is currently being utilised as a lounge with modern log burner. There is additional accommodation on the ground floor including well appointed study/home office with cloaks/wc off,studio, gym, utility room, boiler room and downstairs toilet. The upper floor accommodation comprises seven substantial bedrooms, four with en suite bathrooms / shower rooms and a dressing room.
The grounds surrounding Stobieside House provide excellent privacy with mainly lawned gardens, a wide variety of trees and shrubs with garaging and driveway providing excellent parking provision. There are beautiful open aspects to the front of Stobieside House onto the historic Loudoun Hill.
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This impressive B Listed mansion house has a wonderful warmth and in addition to a wealth of period features boasts an enviable contemporary extension.Peter Gillespie