5 Robinsfield House, Bardowie, Milngavie, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, G62 6ER

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Offering an exquisite marriage of period charm and contemporary finishes, this extensively remodelled two bedroomed apartment is split over three levels and forms part of the delightfully characterful Robinsfield House, located in the hamlet of Bardowie. Whilst offering a convenient situation, nearby amenities (just 2 miles from Milngavie town centre) and superb road links, the immaculately kept garden grounds that surround the property provide a legitimately rural feel. An all too rare opportunity for the buyer looking to acquire something truly special.

Thoroughly Scottish in style with its notable crow-stepped gables, conical roofed stair turrets and rectangular tower in the N.E corner, Robinsfield was created in the mid 1890’s through the significant extension of a modest early 19th century stone house and retains a wealth of unique period detail. The former home of renowned Glasgow painter Robert Macaulay Stevenson, the building was subdivided into a collection of five generous apartments in the mid 1980’s.

Entry to the plot is given via a tarmac driveway (accessed from Balmore Road) which dramatically opens up to a parking courtyard with ample provision for residents and visitors. The expansive communal gardens, maintained entirely by the residents of Robinsfield, are truly stunning and must be seen to be appreciated. They are stocked with a variety of seasonal foliage and shrubbery.

The property itself has been significantly altered and refurbished by our clients to offer cutting edge finishes, kitchens and bathrooms, whilst great sympathy is given to the history and character of the building where family weddings have been hosted.

Access to the building, granted via a security entry system, is through an incredibly imposing and grand turreted entryway which leads to a carpeted communal hallway decorated with Mackintosh style panelling. A staircase leads to the first floor where the main entrance to apartment 5 can be found. The internal accommodation of the home extends to:-

Reception hallway, box room, lounge highlighted by skylights with feature living flame gas fireplace and step up to a dining area. There is a contemporary integrated kitchen finished with attractive white cabinetry, black worktops, black floor tiles with a central island/breakfast bar hosting a double grill/oven. In terms of further appliances there is a wine fridge, dishwasher, six burner gas hob, with a cavity provided for an American style fridge freezer.

There are four of steps down from the lounge leading to a landing with staircase and attractive feature windows. The very impressive and substantial master suite can be found on this level. This entirely luxurious area offers a dressing space, substantial bedroom and en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, w/c, wash hand basin, and bath with an integrated television and surrounding speakers.

Downstairs, there is a sizeable hall space providing ample room for a computer desk with a second, sizeable suite which also offers a tiled shower room en-suite with walk in shower along with a generous storage cupboard.

Outside, the garden grounds are truly magical. There are various, manicured areas of lawn bordered by the most beautiful seasonal shrubbery. The formal communal garden space to the rear of the plot is an area so spacious and impressive that private performances by Scottish Opera have been hosted in the past.

Beyond the border of the formal gardens is the most beautiful field, again decorated with a visually astounding array of foliage. This space, over which our clients have servitude rights, leads to the southerly shore of Bardowie Loch upon which residents of Robinsfield have boating rights. One could spend an afternoon taking in the unique beauty of the exterior of this special residence.

Apartment 5 comes with the further privilege of a powered garage and EV car charging point.



Bardowie is a particularly attractive hamlet of East Dunbartonshire located in the civil parish of Baldernock, an area within easy distance of the town of Milngavie, which can be reached by car in 6 minutes. Milngavie offers a great range of shops and services including a Marks & Spencer Food Hall, Tesco and Waitrose. In terms of transportation, Milngavie railway station offers four trains an hour in to Glasgow’s West End and City Centre along with a direct service to Edinburgh Waverley. There is also a park and ride facility.  For those with a love of the outdoor, Mugdock Country Park is close by. Leisure interests in the area are well catered for, with amongst other things, four golf courses including one at Nuffield Health Gym. The property falls within the catchment for Douglas Academy which has an excellent reputation. Private schooling is available at the Glasgow Academy Junior School on Mugdock Road in Milngavie and with the High School of Glasgow Junior School being located on Ledcameroch Road in Bearsden.

Travel Directions


From our office at Hillfoot, Bearsden, proceed southbound on Milngavie Road (A81) and turn left at the traffic lights at Boclair House, up Boclair Road (B8049), and follow this to the Balmore roundabout just after Dobbies Garden Centre. Continue straight ahead as signposted for Bardowie and Balmore and continue along this road (A807) for a short distance, taking first left into Robinsfield House.

Siobhan Cox


Rettie Bearsden

0141 943 3150



Selling Agents:

Rettie Bearsden
165 Milngavie Road
G61 3DY

General Remarks and Information


By appointment through Rettie Bearsden,
165 Milngavie Road, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G61 3DY
Telephone 0141 943 3150



Fixtures and Fittings:

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.


Local Authority:


Offers should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to the selling agents Rettie & Co.  A closing date by which offers must be submitted may be fixed later. Please note that interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agents in order that they may be advised should a closing date be set. The seller reserves the right to accept any offer at any time.

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Servitude Rights, Burdens & Wayleaves:

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

Important Notice:

Rettie Bearsden, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

  1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
  2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. Any rooms with coombed ceilings will be measured at floor level and the text will reflect the nature of the ceilings. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or mis-statement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Rettie & Co have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.
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