We are proud to have sold High Mains of Buchanan in Drymen, Glasgow, a unique home with extraordinary heritage. High Mains of Buchanan is a simply stunning, detached country home that dates back to the Regency period of the early 19th century.
Located in a glorious setting on the edge of the Buchanan Castle Estate, the property is surrounded by stunning countryside with uninterrupted views towards the hills surrounding Loch Lomond. Completely private yet within easy reach of the village of Drymen, the property has undergone an extensive programme of upgrading, modernisation and re-development of the past few years, carried out by the current owners.
THE GROUNDS The grounds are entered from a quiet, traffic free country lane through a set of electrically operated gates that can be opened from the house and have keypad entry for cars and at horse level. There are extensive grounds that extend to around 4 acres in total and incorporate a number of different garden areas.
There is a completely enclosed and private, south and west facing formal walled garden that features sitting areas, large lawns, colourful, well stocked bedded borders and a delightful ornamental fish pond with a large slate ball water feature. There is an additional walled garden to the north east, a one acre paddock, floodlit riding arena and large areas of sweeping lawns and trees to the front of the house with a sizeable pond that features an abundance of wildlife. To the north of the house, there is a sheltered area with stables and two barns. On approaching the house, there is a large driveway and parking area with direct access into the courtyard gardens.
THE HOUSE Believed to have been designed by W.H. Playfair, High Mains was built in a symmetrical style with a two storey central block with flanking wings and garden walls extending beyond to form an impressive courtyard garden that encloses a separate detached cottage. The property is category ‘B’ Listed in recognition of the quality of architectural design and composition and it has been cleverly redesigned and redeveloped by the current owners and now extends to over 3500 square feet in total. There is a very pleasing blend of traditional period features and a high end modern specification, with great attention to detail throughout. The décor is exceptionally tasteful and finished to a particularly high standard, with designer wall coverings and a combination of quality carpeting, solid oak flooring and bespoke tiling throughout.
THE ACCOMMODATION On entering the property from the courtyard gardens, the reception hall features arched windows to the front of the house, a Nestor Martin multi-fuel stove and a central staircase to the upper floor accommodation. From the hall, the main living accommodation is located in the southern wing of the property where there is a stunning drawing room with a wood burning stove set into a feature slate wall. Windows look to the front and side gardens from here and there is a delightful window recess. Adjacent to the drawing room is a comfortable family/living room with an open fire and views across the courtyard gardens. There is access from here through to the substantial and beautifully made, hand painted kitchen by Scottwood of Nottingham. It features a large larder, drawers and cupboards complimented by granite work surfaces and a central island unit in wood and granite.
Semiopen plan with the kitchen is the stunning fully glazed conservatory/dining room that takes in views across the courtyard gardens and pond.
Beyond the dressing room, there is a magnificent, private home office/study with access through to a comfortable and very private sitting room beyond that has a large picture window taking in views towards the hills in the distance.