The Meadows, 14 South Glassford Street
, Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6AT

Milngavie, Glasgow, G62 6AT
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Detached House


5 Bedrooms


3 Bathrooms


6 Reception Rooms


About 0.88 Acres


Double Garage


Property Description

An outstanding Detached House (1912) of exceptional quality. Set upon a stunning garden of approx. 0.9 acres this is a sizeable home of some 4456 sq ft (414 sq m), excluding basement areas, providing, at its heart, five bedrooms and six public rooms.

The subjects are beautifully presented and boasts an exceptionally high specification including a kitchen, utility room, and main bathroom by Clive Christian. A wonderful conservatory/family room is by the high-end manufacturer Amdega. In addition to the bathroom there are two luxury shower rooms (one en suite to the principal bedroom) as well as two WC's. A much loved, and one of many happy memories, is the large basement games/entertainment room. Access to The Meadows, off South Glassford Street, is via electric/security-controlled driveway and pedestrian gates to a large block paved drive and parking area and a very impressive, purpose built, large (490 sq ft/45.5 sq m) detached double garage (specifically fashioned in keeping with the house, with two remote-controlled garage doors). To the side of the garage is a parking bay with a Rolec EV Open (3-phase, workplace/car-park standard) car charging point.

Acquired by our clients in 2001 the house has been significantly invested upon in essentially all areas. It truly is a beautiful family home and a rare opportunity for the buyer to acquire one of Milngavie’s best homes. The accommodation mainly falls over the ground floor (refer to floorplan) and given the extent of rooms provides some flexibility in respect of usage.

To Summarise, The Accommodation Is As Follows

Ground Floor

  • Vestibule
  • Hall - essentially a “reception room” given its size. Features an inglenook with a gorgeous Arts and Crafts fireplace with a living flame gas fire. Store/boot cupboard. Two hallways lead off.
  • Guest Cloakroom/WC - traditionally styled suite. Chrome/column towel radiator.
  • Sitting Room - a richly decorated room with a broad main window to the south and with another inglenook featuring a classically designed reproduction fireplace with a living flame “basket” gas fire and a small south-facing, single glazed, window.
  • Dining Room - a charming room with a south-facing bay window with cushioned window seating.
  • Snug/Bar - a lovely space with high, vaulted, ceiling. Lots of windows with cushioned window seating, and an external door to a south terrace and the garden. Custom made built-in bar with granite top and basin.
  • Kitchen - this is arranged on an open-plan basis to the conservatory/family room and is very much the heart of this home. A Clive Christian kitchen is of classic design and features a large centre island unit topped perfectly in granite and Iroko and incorporates a breakfast/dining bar. Great spot to come together at. Appliances include a Falcon range cooker, Neff cooker hood and integrated American style fridge-freezer, and a Quooker boiling water tap to the sink.
  • Conservatory/Family Room - very much the day-to-day living space of the property. By Amdega, it has windows around the south and west elevations including a broad set of bi-fold doors accessing a large south/west facing terrace. The roof ventilation windows are automated and digitally controlled. Under floor heating.
  • Utility Room - also by Clive Christian and with granite tops. Glass-fronted wine fridge. Boot/coats cabinet. Back door.
  • Pantry - the original chilled pantry has been retained and keeps the cold slate shelves. A lovely nod to the past.
  • Laundry Room - with Belfast sink and plumbing for washing machine. Two laundry pulleys. A further boot room is set off.
  • Home Office - perfect home study space with north window. Walnut flooring.
  • WC – a second house WC this time with a far more contemporary styled suite with built-in furniture.
  • TV Room - another richly decorated room, facing north. Could be further bedroom if required. Bang and Olafsen speaker system, here, available by negotiation.
  • Bedroom 1 - the principal bedroom is a delightful room and has an ensuite and, adjacent, a dressing room. Boasting a range of quality fitted wardrobes and furniture it has west and south windows. Delightful décor, by Anta, including cushioned headboard wall.
  • Ensuite Shower Room – a luxurious refit and featuring a large “wet zone” shower area with a powerful thermostatic shower.
  • Dressing Room - across the hallway from the bedroom and fitted with shelves, hanging rails, and a dressing/make up table.
  • Bedroom 2 - another delightful room with two sets of French doors to the west facing terrace.
  • Bathroom - the family bathroom is by Clive Christian and has gorgeous marble tops around the vanity unit and bath as well as a marble tiled floor.

First Floor

  • Upper Hall - has two Velux windows for light.
  • Bedroom 3 - a sizeable double room with a white, 4-frame, dormer window to the west in addition to which are two Velux windows (one north, one east). Wardrobe with sliding mirror doors.
  • Bedroom 4 - another double, a cool bedroom for a teenager. Velux windows to south and west. Wardrobe with sliding mirror doors.
  • Bedroom 5 – configured on a long rectangular basis. Two Velux windows to south. Wardrobe with sliding mirror doors.
  • Shower Room - to serve the three bedrooms on the 1st floor is the most recently refitted suite in the house. Includes a large shower enclosure with another powerful thermostatic shower with both deluge and hand shower heads. Velux.

Basement Level

  • Games/Entertainment Room - this has its own access door from the south terrace. Has window to the west side. A large area with, initially, an entrance/hall area. The main space has been used for many a celebration over the years. Cupboards for storage. All furniture, and pool table, can be included in the sale. If required in addition to the door there is access via a steel stair, via floor hatch, to/from the entrance hall.
  • Cellar/Boiler Room - accessed from the laundry room via stone stairs. A useful dry area in which the hot water cylinder (indirect, unvented) is located.


The garden grounds are exceptional and just a delight. In total the site is a generous sight of some 0.88 acres. Set, predominantly, to the south of the house they are beautifully landscaped, utilising the topography, with two main areas including a principal main lawn, the original lawn tennis court and surrounds, and a charming lower garden that features magnificent pine trees all “crown raised” to allow light, and views, to flood the garden.

Central to these is a gorgeous topiary border and a delightful walkway, most attractively finished in brick. Elsewhere, perimeter borders are thoughtfully planted and include adjacent gravel pathways for one to stroll around. At the foot of the plot a sitting area that provides a wonderful view back toward the house.

Our clients commissioned landscapers to create the highly impressive approaches to the house where both a pedestrian gate and a remote-controlled driveway gate open to a very generous block paved drive and parking area. Here is the detached garage is, to the side of which is a further parking bay with the Rolec car charger.

As clients will see from our photography there is superb red sandstone walls including a wide set of curving stone steps leading to the property’s front door. Stone flagged terraces are set around the properties south and west elevations to take best advantage of the views over the gardens and to provide areas for al fresco dining and social gatherings. To the rear of the property, enclosed by fencing and gates and accessed via the utility room back door, is a handy area, secure for young kids or perfect as a safe dog run.


As clients will see from our photography there is superb red sandstone walls including a wide set of curving stone steps leading to the property’s front door. Stone flagged terraces are set around the properties south and west elevations to take best advantage of the views over the gardens and to provide areas for al fresco dining and social gatherings. To the rear of the property, enclosed by fencing and gates and accessed via the utility room back door, is a handy area, secure for young kids or perfect as a safe dog run.

Throughout the garden is lighting to illuminate trees, and key features, which creates a most engaging experience of an evening and night. These operate via a timer. Additionally, there are driveway lights, lights set into the sandstone walls, and following the front steps, with perimeter security lights around the house.


The house is on mains water, gas, electricity, and drainage. Central heating is gas operating via an Ideal Evomax 60 regular boiler with a high capacity HWC. The heating to the house can be zoned.

Windows are double glazed, the majority in white uPVC framed units. The Amdega extension has timber framed windows and bi-fold doors.

There is a security alarm system installed (Red Care, monitored).

In key areas there is a Lutron lighting system. Bang and Olufsen speakers/sound system is installed to the kitchen, conservatory/family room, snug/bar (will include the CD system), dining room, and games/entertainment room. There is a separate system in the TV room where the feature wall speakers are available by negotiation.


The Meadows is only 0.25 miles east of Milngavie pedestrianised village centre and the railway station. It really could not be in a more convenient spot. Milngavie’s varied amenities, shops, and services are literally minutes away. Country walks, for exercise or walking the dog, are just around the corner off Baldernock Road or at the end of the Dougalston Avenue. Just 0.3 miles away is one of the footpath entrances to the Craigmaddie and Mugdock reservoirs. Milngavie is noted for being the start/finish of The West Highland Way. For those enjoying “the outdoors” there is much to offer. Continuing the theme of exercise there is the excellent private facility of Nuffield Health Milngavie Fitness & Wellbeing gym on Strathblane Road with other health options in nearby Bearsden. In addition to Milngavie Primary school there is the preparatory school for The Glasgow Academy (on Mugdock Road). The train connection and good road links makes access to Glasgow City Centre, and the vibrant West End, easy.

Note: Some of the garden/external shots herein were taken at different times of year.

Sat Nav Ref: G62 6AT

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Situation: Private Garden
Council Tax Band: H
Tenure: Freehold

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