The Plot on North Street is located in the desirable and leafy village of Houston, situated in the heart of rural Renfrewshire, some 2 miles from Bridge of Weir and 4 miles from Kilmacolm. The village of Houston is convenient …
The Plot on North Street is located in the desirable and leafy village of Houston, situated in the heart of rural Renfrewshire, some 2 miles from Bridge of Weir and 4 miles from Kilmacolm. The village of 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 the City of Glasgow.
The village of Houston 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 several quaint pubs and restaurants, village tea room, 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 15 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, and 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.
The subjects of sale presents a fantastic and rare development opportunity to create an attractive detached dwellinghouse within the heart of the sought after village of Houston. The Plot on North Street extends to approximately 0.06 Ha (0.14 Acres) in total and occupies a private but highly accessible location within the village. Planning consent was obtained on 24/08/2021 for the erection of a 5 bedroom residential dwellinghouse. Full details of the planning consent and attached conditions can be obtained from the Renfrewshire Council website (www.renfrewshire.gov.uk) quoting Planning Reference Number: 21/1267/PP.