Savills | Deil's Craig, Old Mugdock Road, Strathblane, Glasgow, G63 9ET | Property for sale
3,767 sq ft(349.97 sq m)
Offers over £1,250,000

Deil's CraigOld Mugdock Road, Strathblane, Glasgow, G63 9ET

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Detached 5 bedroom family home with extensive living space
  • Spectacular views to the surrounding countryside and the Campsie Fells
  • Located in the highly desirable village of Strathblane
  • Set on the banks of a picturesque loch
  • Tennis court and outbuildings

Exquisite lochside period country house

About this property

  • Deil's Craig is a stunning detached house originally dating from 1925. The design has been credited to Edith Burnet Highes, widely regarded as the first practising female architect in Britain. Externally the villa has a most attractive painted render with red sandstone ashlars, a round tower and grey slated roof. The house is set in wonderful gardens with access to the loch.

    A wooden door leads to the vestibule then into a welcoming reception hallway which has herringbone parquet flooring. Off the reception hallway is the library, drawing room, dining room and kitchen. The elegant drawing room has the same flooring, windows to both sides overlooking the garden, a fireplace and curved glass doorway to the conservatory. The large conservatory is a lovely space from where the garden can be fully appreciated, with double doors leading out to a paved patio area. The cosy library is dual aspect and also has a fireplace and full height fitted bookshelves. A formal dining room is full of natural light thanks to its multiple windows, and there is a convenient door leading to the kitchen. Here there is a traditional Racing Green AGA, floor and wall units, a tiled floor and informal benched dining area with views to the water. The kitchen opens into a cosy triple aspect family sitting room. Completing this level is a utility room, cloakroom and bathroom with stairs leading up to a bedroom and a box room.

    A fine original staircase leads up to the first floor, and is lit by a tall double height astragal window. The first floor has four excellent sized double bedrooms one with an en suite shower room. There is also a family bathroom. The second floor has a studio, home office and a further shower room.

    Deil's Craig is accessed from the road to a private drive with parking for several cars. The gardens are wonderful, mainly laid to lawn with various shrubs and trees, with rewilded areas towards the loch, and steps leading to a private boating pontoon. The house and gardens enjoy extensive views of the Campsies, Ben Lomond in the distance, and beautiful sunsets over the loch. The gardens have beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a tennis court which requires some upgrading.

    There is a large double garage with loft storage and further outbuildings.

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Any property in an elevated position, beautiful grounds and lochside setting would excite me, but this one stands out from the crowd.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Deil's Craig enjoys a tranquil and idyllic setting on the banks of a picturesque loch on the edge of the Stirlingshire village of Strathblane.
  • Old Mugdock Road lies on the south side of Strathblane - a village surrounded by unspoilt countryside and set against the spectacular backdrop of the Campsie Fells. It is widely considered to be one of the most desirable places to live on the northern side of Glasgow. The setting of Deil's Craig offers a peaceful, waterside retreat within only half an hour of the city centre, and also well placed for commuting to Stirling and Edinburgh. The village provides for most daily needs, with general stores, post office, GP surgery and chemist. There is an excellent primary school with adjacent playpark, and a highly regarded secondary school in nearby Balfron. The village further benefits from two parish churches, a library, Village Club, cafe and the renowned Kirkhouse Inn. Milngavie provides a regular train service to Glasgow, and along with Bearsden offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, fitness and sports facilities.
  • The house is less than half a mile from Mugdock Country Park, which offers a coffee shop, visitor centre, garden centre, playpark and footpaths within its beautiful grounds. There are many other excellent walks in the area, including the West Highland Way which passes nearby. Two horseriding centres and a variety of golf courses are within easy reach, as is sailing at Bardowie Loch.
  • The city of Glasgow is renowned for its range of shopping opportunities and for its numerous cultural centres including excellent theatres, multi-screen cinemas and concert halls, as well as fashionable bars and restaurants, three universities and an international airport.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold