Pollok Castle is a gated detached residence located within the historic Pollok Castle Estate, set within extensive, private and picturesque grounds, accessed by tree lined drive, commanding views over the surrounding countryside, Glasgow and hills beyond.
Designed by Manor Kingdom in 1998 and completed in 2003, Pollok Castle is custom built detached family home in the distinctive Scottish ‘Adam’ Style design, as was the original Pollok Castle. A truly unique home inside and out. As well as a beautiful interior with an array of exceptionally comfortable living spaces, there are several outhouses including a guest apartment and garaging for 3 cars.
Pollok Castle affords elegant and well appointed accommodation arranged over three levels. In total the accommodation extends to over 519 Sqm or 5,578 Sqft and provides flexible accommodation, well designed for family living. Many apartments are south facing and enjoy an abundance of natural light and views over the lovely gardens.
The facade is impressive and striking with a magnificent covered entrance accessed by external steps courted by stone balustrade walls and flanked by four stone pillars.
The accommodation comprises: Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule. Impressive and welcoming grand entrance hallway with a double sided open staircase leading to the upper gallery landing. The drawing room enjoys aspects on three sides, feature fireplace housing a real coal fire and French doors open to terrace and garden. Spacious dining room with French doors open to terrace. Study/library overlooking the gardens. Generous and bright breakfasting room enjoying aspects on three sides. Well appointed bespoke kitchen with central island and granite worktops. The breakfast room is large enough to accommodate a dining table and informal seating. French doors open to a further terrace. French doors open to the conservatory/family room overlooking the ornamental pond and deck terrace. Separate utility room. Cloakroom and guest WC.
First Floor: Galleried and spacious first floor landing with a Snug area with barrelled ceiling and French doors connecting to the small terrace situated over the front door. The spacious master bedroom has lovely views over the grounds and gives access to the ensuite bathroom and separate dressing room. Bedroom two with ensuite shower room. Bedroom three and four are serviced by a large family bathroom. Linen room and two store rooms.
Second Floor: Games/cinema room.
The property is complemented by gas central heating, high quality double glazing, media system and is protected by a security alarm system and CCTV.
Pollok Castle has approximately 1.5 acres of easy to manage mature gardens and set within the private 9.5 acre Pollok Castle Estate amid private parkland, rich in wildlife. Ornamental pond and a decked terrace with a Jacuzzi hot tub with views of the stunning parkland below and Glasgow beyond.
Guest Apartment and Garage:
Adjacent to the main house there is a two-storey guest apartment and triple car garage with automated garage doors. The guest accommodation comprises of an open plan living room and kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom and is complimented by its own gardens and beautiful outlook.
Pollok Castle is a highly exclusive property set within one of Glasgow’s most historic and prestigious sites; the former Pollok Castle grounds.
A custom built family home, this property offers 21st Century elegance living on a grand scale. Pollok Castle is accessed by electric gates, the property is set on an elevated and private setting. Surrounded on two sides by the original castle walls, it has breath taking views of Glasgow and the hills beyond. Pollok Castle has approximately 1.5 acres of easy to manage mature gardens and sits within the private 9.5 acre Pollok Castle Estate amid private parkland, rich in wildlife. The property offers an exceptional level of privacy whilst being centrally located for Glasgow, the central belt and its amenities.
This popular suburb is located approximately 9 miles to the South of Glasgow’s City Centre and is conveniently situated for commuter access to nearby M77/M8 & Glasgow Southern Orbital.
Newton Mearns is acknowledged for its standard of local amenities and provide a selection of local shops, supermarkets, restaurants, regular bus and rail services to Glasgow City Centre, banks, library and health care facilities. Pollok Castle is conveniently located for access to The Avenue shopping centre, Scotland’s only Wholefoods Store and Waitrose at Greenlaw Village Retail Park and is a short drive to both Patterton and Whitecraigs Train Station.
A wide range of sports and recreational facilities can be found locally to include Parklands Hotel and Country Club, Nuffield Giffnock health club, David Lloyd Rouken Glen as well as Cathcart, Williamwood and Whitecraigs golf clubs, Whitecraigs Tennis Club and East Renfrewshire Council’s own excellent sports and leisure facilities at Eastwood Toll.
In addition, this property sits within the catchments area for the highly reputable Primary and Secondary schools including the new state of the art Eastwood High School and St Ninians High School. The property is located approximately one mile from the private Belmont House School and within easy reach of various pick up points for Glasgow’s other private schools.
Pollok Castle has a long and fascinating history, and adds to the grandeur of this beautiful home. Pollok (also known as Pollock) is one of the oldest family names recorded in Scotland, derived from the ancient lands of Pollock in Renfrewshire.
Originally, Pollok Castle was a tower house castle built by the Pollok family circa 12th Century. The Castle was rebuilt between 1686 and 1694 by Sir Robert Pollok. It was destroyed by fire in 1880 and rebuilt in 1886 incorporating the surviving elements of the earlier structure. It was requisitioned by the British Army in 1939 during World War II except for one wing occupied by the Pollok family. In 1944, the castle was abandoned and deteriorated and later demolished in 1952. The remains of the castle and land were privately acquired in 1998 and the property was custom built and finished in 2003 in the Scottish ‘Adam’ style for the current owner. Some of the original foundations and castle walls remain, on which the house has been built, notably a portion of the north wall still remains.
The 1700s saw rich merchants use the profits from international commerce in nearby Glasgow and the trade artery of the Clyde to build elegant mansions. The names of these estates, paid for by the wealth of trades in the city, can still be seen today; Greenbank, Capelrig, Broom, Kirkhill, Pollok and Balgray for example.
The original castle moat, now barely distinguishable, marks the boundary of the property site. Two gate houses, the stable, and the gardener’s cottage which made up the original Estate still remain, privately owned.