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Knowehead

By Uplawmoor, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, G78 4BJ

Offers Over £175,000


  • House requiring extensive repair and refurbishment

  • Extension/replacement potential subject to obtaining planning permission

  • 2 farm buildings

  • 4 useful grazing fields

  • 18.2 acres in all

Well situated for easy commuting to Glasgow, Knowehead is located near the villages of Uplawmoor (about 2 miles) and Neilston (about 5 miles), Lugton (about 2 miles) and Barrhead with a range of facilities has Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets (about ...

Well situated for easy commuting to Glasgow, Knowehead is located near the villages of Uplawmoor (about 2 miles) and Neilston (about 5 miles), Lugton (about 2 miles) and Barrhead with a range of facilities has Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets (about 7 miles). Uplawmoor is only 13 miles distant from Glasgow via the A736 and can be reached in about 30 minutes. There is a primary school in Uplawmoor and the well regarded secondary school of Eastwood High School is in Newton Mearns. Private schooling is available at Belmont House and Hutchesons Grammar both located in the south side and about 12 miles distant. An excellent range of local shops can be found in Newton Mearns (9 miles) including Marks and Spencer and Waitrose with local shops available in Neilston village including a supermarket and health centre. Silverburn Shopping Centre is about 11 miles with a wide range of designer shops. A regular train service runs from Neilston Station to Glasgow City Centre and Glasgow International Airport is just 11 miles. There is a bus service to Neilston and Barrhead with connections to East Kilbride and other routes.

There are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of Knowehead, the closest being Caldwell Golf Club at Uplawmoor. Greenacres Curling Rink is one mile from Knowehead and Bowfield Hotel & Country Club in Howwood is two miles distant. Loch Lomond and the Trossachs are less than 1 hours drive to the north across the Erskine Bridge, whilst there are excellent yachting facilities at Largs, Inverkip and Gourock. There are many historical monuments and attractions close-by including the Burrell Collection and the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Experience.


In an elevated position with fine views to the Murshiel Hills and Arran, Knowehead comprises a stone cottage on a single storey with loft under a pitched tile roof. It has 2 principal rooms, porch, kitchen and attic accommodation. It is in extremely poor condition and requires comprehensive repair and rebuilding. Options, subject to obtaining planning permission, may be to demolish and replace the house, or alternatively to retain the existing walls and extend into a larger house. The gross external area of the cottage is 79 square metres. There are 2 useful agricultural buildings, both constructed of steel frame and corrugated iron measuring 9m x 17m and 13.6m x 5.8m respectively.


The house and buildings look onto about 17.5 acres of good grazing land in 4 principal enclosures.

Knowehead is an attractive opportunity for buyers wishing to develop or build their own country house in a stunning rural situation yet close to Glasgow.