No 1 Burnlea Crescent is situated within the quiet and scenic village of Houston in the heart of rural Renfrewshire. The property is located in a leafy residential development about quarter of a mile north west of the village centre, …
No 1 Burnlea Crescent is situated within the quiet and scenic village of Houston in the heart of rural Renfrewshire. The property is located in a leafy residential development about quarter of a mile north west of the village centre, some 2 miles from Bridge of Weir and 4 miles from Kilmacolm. Houston 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 Centre.
The village of Houston offers established nursery, primary and secondary schooling at Abbey Nursery, Houston Primary and St Fillans RC Primary and the highly regarded Gryffe High School respectively. The village is served by a Post Office, several quaint pubs and restaurants, village community centre and cafe, pharmacy and a number of local shops catering for day to day requirements, as well as a dental and doctor’s surgery. Houston is also home to the well renowned Strathgryffe Tennis, Squash and Fitness Club, which is within walking distance of the property. Larger supermarkets can be found in nearby Johnstone and Paisley.
Glasgow, 16 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 was previously 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, which 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 as 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, where the ‘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, 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.
The property comprises a detached, two-storey dwellinghouse with adjoining garage and gardens to three sides. The property has a combination render of stone-effect, timber panelling and harling under a tiled roof. The property has been let out historically and would now benefit from modernisation throughout. The property may also lend itself to being extended and the layout altered to provide a flexible open-plan living arrangement with potentially four to five bedrooms subject to obtaining the necessary consents