Semple House Castle Semple

Lochwinnoch, PA12

Offers over £445,000

Stunning contemporary 4 bedroom detached home formed within a redeveloped wing of the Castle Semple Mansion House occupying a rural setting in the Renfrewshire countryside overlooking the head of Castle Semple Loch.

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Property Description

Semple House is an impressive B Listed mansion house conversion nestling in a rural location between the villages of Howwood and Lochwinnoch in West Renfrewshire. The property was developed into a modern home from one of the wings of the former Castle Semple Mansion House and sits in a small hamlet of four individual houses formed from the remains of this historic building. The home is set in private garden grounds with extensive parking overlooking the head of Castle Semple Loch. This peaceful rural location is however close to the local amenities of Howwood and Lochwinnoch, both with train stations on the main line link from the Clyde Coast to Glasgow Central and with access to the A737 dual carriageway leading to Glasgow International Airport and on to the M8 motorway network.

This is a sandstone villa with a traditional slated roof with a remodeled and modern interior. The accommodation has a contemporary layout with flexible accommodation over two levels. Entrance to the property is an impressive open plan space currently used as a family room with full height exposed timber rafters with a mezzanine hallway above leading to the first floor accommodation. There is an exposed stone wall housing a wood burning stove behind which is a large dining room space, again with full height opening to a mezzanine level above. The lounge extends to over 36ft in length with windows and door to the Loch side of the villa and a cast iron spiral stair to the upper floor. The spacious kitchen is fitted with a range of contemporary furniture with a range of integral appliances. There is an access door from the kitchen to a rear patio area and an internal large cupboard housing the central heating boiler. There is a modern cloakroom/wc. The fourth bedroom is positioned on the ground floor with French doors to the front, fitted wardrobes and access to an en-suite shower room.

The upper floor of the property has a mezzanine hallway with timber flooring overlooking the family and dining room areas and access to all remaining apartments. The master bedroom suite occupies a corner position with fitted wardrobe storage and entry to an en-suite bathroom which has both a roll top bath and separate shower area. There are two further double size bedrooms with fitted wardrobes that share a Jack & Jill en-suite bathroom. The study area has a cast iron stair leading to the formal lounge.

The specification of this home includes an oil fired central heating system and double glazed external windows and doors.

This home is set in private garden grounds and includes an adjoining area of ruins of the former Mansion House offering potential for redevelopment and restoration subject to obtaining the correct local authority consents. The front and side gardens are laid as lawn with a large area of gravel providing off road parking for several vehicles. The rear garden has a patio and terrace overlooked by a mature area of lawn.

Local Area

This property occupies a rural setting with access down a surfaced track signposted for Shields Holdings; this has access from Brides Mill Road leading between the villages of Howwood and Lochwinnoch. There are local services in both these villages including main line railway stations and road access onto the A737 dual carriageway. There are extensive shopping facilities to be found at the Phoenix Retail Park and INTU Braehead. The surrounding villages offer a variety of recreational pursuits including several golf courses, water sports centre on Castle Semple Loch and access to Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. The area is convenient for the Clyde Coast with modern yacht marinas at Largs, Troon and Inverkip and famous links golf courses including Open Championship venues at Troon and Turnberry.


From Glasgow proceed in a westerly direction on the M8 motorway network exiting at Glasgow International Airport onto the A737. Exit at the village of Howwood onto the B787 entering the village on Main Street, turning second left and immediately left onto Station Road. Travel past the railway station and leave the village continuing into Brides Mill Road. Turn left into the access road for Shields Holdings, travel past the smallholdings and the farm on the right hand side as the road turns to the left. Continue downhill and at the base of the hill where the road splits in two, follow the road to the left houses and Semple House is the third mansion house.

Property Overview

Square Ft: 3423 Property Type: Detached Villa Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4 Public Rooms: 2

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