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Holmwood House

61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow G44 3YU, Scotland
+44 141 571 0184
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Masterfully designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, Holmwood is a family home with grand imagination behind it. Cupolas, columns and floor-to-ceiling windows exude elegance, while the bold opulent decoration echoes the colours found in ancient Greek temples. 2017 is Thomson's bicentennial year. The property is celebrating this through a year long special events programme, check the NTS website for details. Recent recreation of the magnificent original stencil decorative scheme in the Dining room allows appreciation of the intended vision of Thomson and on going work to continue the recreation will be progressing throughout 2017.
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61-63 Netherlee Road, Glasgow G44 3YU, Scotland
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"national trust for scotland"
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"conservation work"
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"white cart"
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"volunteer guides"
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"interesting house"
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"scones"
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"open to the public"
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"worth a visit"
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"great afternoon"
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"restoration"
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Amazing house with very surprising interior design. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful and the scones are superb! Do ask the staff for information as they have loads of stories and they add a lot to the very good audio guide. A hidden gem that should...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a really beautiful house being painstaking restored by the National Trust for Scotland. The dining room has just been redecorated according to the original designs with the altar-like buffet a stunning focal point. Staff were very knowledgeable, there is a good audio guide...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

I fell in love with Glasgow. The size of the city, quality of the architecture, friendliness of the Scots.....I went to see the work of Alexander Thompson - mid- 19century architecture - buildings inspired by ancient Greek and Roman Classicism. Holmwood House is his seminal...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We visited Holmwood with the Art Society. Very good experience of house and interesting guide but the house was full of Halloween tat which might have been cleared away for our prebooked visit. Clearance would not have taken very long!More

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Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

I'm sorry to hear that your visit didn't live up to your expectations. We appreciate all feedback so thanks for taking the time to let us know. We always advise groups in advance if the house isn't in its normal presentation however I appreciate that...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I throughly enjoyed my time her with my volunteer guide and left with the impression that this is the finest and most elaborate residential villa designed by the Scottish architect Alexander Thomson as one could hope to see.

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Its not very often you get the chance to stay in Greek Thomson building so we were delighted when we book for the property last week, the accommodation was cosy and comfortable and made for a good base when exploring the South side of Glasgow...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

A nice old stately home that has been and will continue to be renovated. The volunteer guides were friendly and knowledgeable. We went as part of doors open weekend. I'm not sure that I would have been quite as happy to pay the full asking...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

We visited Holmwood House as part of the Alexander "Greek" Thompson weekend. Our guide was so informative and really brought the place to life during the tour. Some of the restoration work done has been stunning and it was great to hear the information behind...More

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Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the lovely comments and be sure to come back next season as we are planning lots more restoration work.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A really interesting tour of the house with some fascinating conservation work still underway. A must see if you're interested in Alexander "Greek" Thomson. Our guide, Iain McGillivray, was really knowledgeable and gave us a great insight into the house and history.

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Before Charles Rennie Mackintosh there was another Glasgow architect who designed, not only beautiful houses but all the interior decoration. This is the best example of his domestic design. The house itself is in a magnificent setting but once inside the detail is amazing. It...More

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Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thanks Kirsten, we're grateful of all our visitors efforts to help promote the brilliant Alexander 'Greek' Thomson.

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Louise R
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Response from ferguson834 | Reviewed this property |
Members of national trust or Scottish national trust free
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You can take the 4 or 6 from the town and get off at clarkston rd near linn park only 5 min walk from there
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