Capelrig Road, Newton Mearns, Glasgow, G77 6LA
Think Newton Mearns and it’s likely the phrase ‘leafy suburbs’ will come to mind.
But before the town was an affluent commuter hub of Glasgow, it was a rolling agricultural community, and part of that history is now up for sale.
The mansion of Todhill is an elegant throwback to the Mearns more rural past, a sprawling nine-bedroom home set in five acres of beautiful grounds.
A Category B Listed building, it was designed in part by the architect John Campbell in 1901.
The house has a strong Arts and Crafts influence and is two storey with dormered attic gables. It maintains a wealth of original features including magnificent timber panelling in the main public rooms and grand hallway.
The accommodation extends to approximately 7500 sq ft, with the ground floor boasting a grand reception hallway, beautiful drawing room with bay window overlooking the gardens, a formal dining room, games room, kitchen with stores off and cloakroom / WC.
There are additional ground floor domestic rooms including fuel store and wash room. To the south wing of the ground floor there is an annexe with hallway, store, bedroom 1 and sitting room.
The first floor accommodation comprises of an extensive first floor landing with beautiful timber architraves and surrounds, sitting room with bay window to the front, eight bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Four loft rooms with a bathroom can be found on the second floor.
The grounds surrounding Todhill are both enchanting and secluded with the carefully tended gardens offering a wealth of shrubs including rhododendrons and azaleas, as well as a range of mature trees including oak, beech, silver birch, and pine.
There are wonderful pathways and walkways crisscrossing the grounds of Todhill, while to the rear of the property there is a garage with rear courtyard.
Despite being in the heart of the Mearns, Todhill enjoys near total seclusion thanks to the mature gardens that provide excellent screening and privacy.
The mansion is in need of modernisation.
It is being offered by Savills for offers over £1,000,000.
Photo credit: Savills