Designed by renowned architect Robert Lorimer in the Scots Baronial style and built early in the 20th century, Formakin House is a handsome Grade A listed property set in the centre five acres of formal gardens which include sweeping lawns, an ornamental garden with dressed stone fountain, a meandering burn, plus an orchard and woodland.
Externally, features include varying roof heights, crow stepped gables, stair turrets with tourelles and corbelling and a grand wall head chimney.
Internally the house is magnificently proportioned providing flexible accommodation which has been beautifully interior-designed. The large square galleried hall has natural stone details, polished Italian plaster and wrought iron, while the broad stone staircase leads to the first floor landing where the 56′ Great Hall is found, and where the drawing and formal dining room have been created including a full-width sandstone fireplace.
The stone turret stair leads to the family room which offers an outlook to both sides of the property over the meadow and walled garden, as well as access to the Minstrels’ Gallery.
The master bedroom enjoys stunning views over the estate and surrounding countryside from three elevations and a corner turret on two levels. Further bedroom accommodation consists of three large, bright double bedrooms and two bathrooms on one floor whilst the second floor offers a further bedroom and a bedroom/sitting room plus the a equipped shower room.
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Outside, the design and layout of the park and the gardens were greatly influenced by Gertrude Jekylls’ work at Munstead Wood in Surrey and are in keeping with the design of the house. There is an acre of walled garden, the feature of which is the beautiful pavilion, set in the corner on stone arches. The Formakin Estate shares ownership and use over an additional c 150 acres woodland, paddocks and parkland gardens with miles of varied recreational wooded and pasture walks.
Formakin Estate lies on the fringe of rural Renfrewshire, equidistant to Langbank, Houston and Bishopton, close to the River Clyde and approximately four miles from Kilmacolm which offers excellent local facilites including boutique style village shops, pubs, restaurants, and churches.
The guide price is £1.1m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0141 225 3883 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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