CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 19TH JULY 2017 AT NOON
Chapel Farm is situated in a private and scenic position in the heart of rural Renfrewshire, about 1.25 miles from the desirable and leafy village of Houston, some 3 miles from Bridge of Weir and 6 miles from Kilmacolm. The village is convenient to the A737 dual carriageway providing links with Paisley, Glasgow Airport which is around 7 miles from the property, and the M8 providing
swift access to Glasgow City.
The village of Houston lies to the south of the farm and offers established nursery, primary schools and secondary schooling at Abbey Nursery, Houston Primary and St Fillans's RC Primary and the highly regarded Gryffe High School respectively. The village is served by a Post Office, several quaint pubs and restaurants, village tea room, Post Office, pharmacy and a number of local shops catering for day to day requirements, as well as a doctor's and dental surgery. Houston is also home to the well renowned Strathgryffe Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club. Larger supermarkets can be found in nearby Johnstone and Paisley.
Glasgow 17 miles to the east has earned its reputation as one of the UK's leading cities for retail, offering a range of shopping centres and previously being named as European City of Culture and European City of Architecture and Design. Glasgow, is also rich in centres of cultural excellence including the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, the Transport Museum, the Glasgow Science Centre, the Royal Concert Hall, various theatres, the Burrell Collection within Pollok Country Park and many other places of interest.
Local independent schooling is provided at St Columba's School within the nearby village of Kilmacolm, has an enviable academic record and offers education from nursery school to secondary level. Glasgow has a number of highly reputable private schools which include Glasgow and Kelvinside Academies, The High School of Glasgow, Hutcheson Grammar, St Aloysius and Craigholme School for Girls. All of these schools are acknowledged for their academic excellence, with further education available at top UK universities such Glasgow University, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University as well as a
number of colleges.
A regular bus service from Houston connects to Greenock, Port Glasgow, Linwood, Braehead and Glasgow's Buchanan Street, while nearby Johnstone Railway Station, whose 'park and ride' has recently been extended, provides a regular service to
Glasgow Central in just 16 minutes. The Erskine Bridge being only 8 miles away provides swift access to the north of Glasgow, and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs offer a range of watersports, mountaineering and hillwalking opportunities. The coastal villages of both Inverkip and Largs are within a short distance of Houston and provide popular marinas, with excellent yachting facilities available at Gourock.
Chapel Farm was historically run as dairy farm but provides the opportunity for a purchaser to diversify into other amenity or equestrian uses, and the local area is well served by a number of local agricultural and equestrian contractors and suppliers. The highly regarded Ingliston Equestrian and Country Club, recently voted best equestrian venue in the UK, is only 3 miles from Chapel Farm and hosts regular training and competition events at all levels in many equestrian disciplines. Both the Kilmacolm
and Killalan Riding Club and the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Pony Club host regular events in Houston and nearby.
Chapel Farm extends in total to approximately 14.60 Ha (36.08 Acres) and provides a compact amenity unit situated in a private yet accessible location in rural Renfrewshire. There is an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings which present the
opportunity for a variety of potential uses, subject to obtaining necessary planning consents, whilst Chapel Farmhouse provides the basis for comfortable family accommodation over two levels.
The farm is of a south easterly aspect rising from 17m above sea level at its lowest point at the east of the farm steading to 38m above sea level at its highest point on the west of the holding. The land has been classified by the James Hutton Institute as
mainly Grade 3.1.