Dear blog reader
The below ‘for sale ‘ advert from 1904 for Shandon House gives an extremely detailed description of Shandon House and its grounds.
I do hope you find it interesting.
THE SCOTSMAN. SATURDAY 30 JANUARY 1904.
DUMBARTONSHIRE – SHANDON HOUSE, GARELOCH.
For sale, by private bargain, this beautiful residential property, situated upon the Gareloch, about ten minutes’ walk from Shandon Railway Station, the same distance from Shandon Pier, and 25 miles from Glasgow.
The mansion occupies a fine position with southern exposure, and contains drawing room, dining room, library, business room, billiard room, 12 bedrooms (4 with dressing rooms attached), 5 bathrooms etc, besides ample servants’ and kitchen accommodation. It is heated by hot water pipes, has gas from Helensburgh, and an abundant private supply of excellent water.
The offices consist of 2 coach houses, stables, with 6 stalls and loose box, byre, washing house, coachman’s and gardener’s houses, gate lodge of 5 rooms, and cottage on hill of 5 rooms and kitchen.
The lands extend to 42 acres, and stretch fully a quarter of a mile along the shore of Gareloch. Feu duty £85 5s 1d. Entry taxed.
The policies contain some fine timber, and are beautifully laid out in walks, shrubberies and gardens. There are 2 vineries, peach house, melon house, tomato house, 2 fern houses and a large greenhouse; also, small orchard and large kitchen and fruit garden.
The house is handsomely furnished, and the greater portion of the furniture and fittings can, if desired, be got by the purchaser at a valuation.
For further information and orders to view the property, apply to Bannatyne, Kirkwood, France & Co, writers, 145 West George Street, Glasgow.