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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Silverspirit2191
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank amyk6500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank ScotchMissed
Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

Thank Hani_Rae
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

Thank kirstenGlasgow
Julie G, Manager at Holmwood House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a nice diversion if you are near Glasgow. It would be good to combine with a visit to the Burrell Collection which is not far away. The House is not large with two bedrooms, drawing room and dining room on show but it...More

Thank William P
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We are National Trust Members and try to get round as many of the properties as we can. We'd been here before shoeertly after the N.T. took it under their wing. The transformation is wonderful. The colours of the original decorations are awesome. Well worth...More

Thank Whisky-Sandy
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting house, beautiful in parts. Knowledgable staff sharing insightful info. Would come back.

Thank hellsangell24
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Thank goodness they saved this important Victorian building which is unique in the sense that it is a dwelling that was used for both corporate entertaining and as a private dwelling. It's just a shame they didn't manage to save any of the original furniture.

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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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