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Hughenden was built in 1881and had eight period town houses originally. It is at the edge of Glasgow's west end, where there are beautiful houses by various Scottish architects, mostly from the Victorian era. This apartment has three bedrooms; a large double bedroom with double bed and single bed and long windows looking out across a sports club and adjoining bathroom with shower and bath. The second single bedroom with small bathroom is near the kitchen and looks out onto the back garden. A corridor takes you along to the back twin-bedded bedroom, which is like a cottage bedroom and has its own shower and bathroom. A side door leads to the garden and the garden can also be accessed from French windows in the sitting/dining room at the back. There is a mahogany dining table and the room is very grand and spacious with floor-length windows. The kitchen is small but attractive with red and white colours and Provençal table cloth and red blinds. It has a gas cooker, dishwasher and cutlery, plates, crockery and glasses. Glasgow provides both history and modern lifestyle. It is a stylish city which has won awards for art.design and architecture. The famous architect Charles Rennie Mackintiosh lived and worked here and the Glasgow School of Art has tours round the building and the Art Lover's House is quite nearby in Bellahouston Park, with a grand Music room and great restaurant in the basement. Whistler the great American artist left a large collection of his work to Glasgow, the largest outside the Freer collection in America. This can be seen at the Hunterian art gallery, which also has a recreation of CRM's house. The Hunterian Museum,across the road has Roman remains and medical exhibits,set in the university buildings. Glasgow university (15th century) is one of Scotland's 4 oldest universities. The Roman Antonine Wall was built in ancient times and is now a World heritage site outside Glasgow and runs across towards Edinburgh. Glasgow has an ancient cathedral, necropolis, walks by the river Clyde towards Glasgow Green and the People's Palace ( beautiful dome and the city;s history)and upriver past the new Zaha Hadid Riverside museum, opened in 2011 and past old docks and cranes. Outside Glasgow there is Loch Lomond the largest loch in Scotland , 22 miles long, where you can walk, sail, swim, boat, hike and see fabulous scenery across mountains and hills in different light. The countryside around Loch Lomond also has a whisky distillery at Glengoyne, golf, hiking, pretty villages and rolling green countryside, golf courses and shops selling tartan and local Scottish gifts. Mugdock castle just outside Glasgow was where the Marquis of Montrose lived ( portrayed in the film Rob Roy some years ago). The area is full of walks and events for children. To the west of Glasgow there are many islands such as Skye, Uist, Lewis, Harris and the Hebrides to visit. To the east there is Edinburgh with its Festival in August and Fife further north around St Andrews, a mediaeval town where Prince William and Kate( now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) met while studying. Fife villages are pretty with whitewashed cottages and red-tiled roofs , rather like Dutch villages. Further north there is Inverness the gateway to the Highlands, Glencoe where the famous massacre took place between the clans and Sutherland with Dornoch and its beaches and golf and the famous Dunrobin Castle where the Duke of Sutherland and his family have lived for centuries. It is a complete fairytale castle. Other castles in Scotland are often in ruins or military like Edinburgh and Stirling. Scotland's history is everywhere with tartan( plaid) for each clan and histories for each clan and friendships lost and won and battles and land lost and won. Glasgow city has museums, cathedral, merchant City, theatres, concert hall, cinemas, art galleries, golf courses, many parks including the Botanic gardens with its beautiful glass Kibble Palace ( 5 minutes walk) and Byres Road a pretty, lively road with bars, restaurants, alleyways with the great tapas bar Café Andaluz, an old church with bars and plays at lunchtime and the Cottier Theatre and bar/restaurant nearer the apartment. Glasgow is perfect for either a city visit or as a jumping off point for countryside lifestyle and a tour of the Highlands and islands. Canadian friends stayed 3 weeks and did the lot from city to islands and Highlands and even went to a fish festival in Fife at Crail and danced with the locals in June!
Keywords: Elegant, period, 1870s townhouse, spacious apartment in Glasgow's attractive West end, near Charles Rennie Mackintosh buildings and city centre with stylish shopping. 20 minutes to Loch Lomond and wonderful scenery with pretty villages,whisky distillery, lochs and rolling green hills and mountains. Edinburgh is also 40 minutes by train or an hour by car. Stirling is an hour away. The Highland are 3 hours away and the east coast 2 hours away. The apartment has a spacious sitting/dining room looking onto the pretty back garden and a large double bedroom with double bed and single bed. Large bathroom with shower and bath. Smaller bedroom facing the back and a corridor leading to a separate twin-bedded bedroom at the back with its own shower/bathroom. A side door leads to the garden and has an umbrella and table with chairs for open-air eating as well as an attractive grass lawn.
March-May £600 a week. Not available over Easter.
June-October 1st £700 a week (£1000 a week during Commonwealth Games summer 2014)
October-November £600 a week
December- not available
January-March £600 a week
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Charles Rennie Mackintosh the famous Glasgow architect lived and worked in Glasgow and his famous Glasgow School of Art is nearby and Art Lover's House, as well as a recreation of his house in the Hunterian art gallery. Hunterian art gallery also has the largest collection of Whistler paintings outside America as he gave his collection to Glasgow city after he died. New Zaha Hadid Riverside museum. Kelvingrove art gallery and museum, commercial galleries in Glasgow. Design,
architecture, art across the city. Access to Loch Lomond and countryside nearby and Edinburgh an hour away by car or 40
minutes by train. The Merchant City in Glasgow is an attractive area and there are walks down by the River Clyde and you can visit the cathedral and Necropolis and old Glasgow Green. Glasgow has won awards for being City of Culture (European), City of Design and City of Architecture. The university is one of Scotland's oldest and is set up on a hill. Glasgow restaurants are very stylish,also ba