Large garden villa by Glasgow - Accommodates 20 - Ideal for Wedding events and Friends and family gatherings

About the property

A stunning and ultra-private large villa in a superior neighbourhood between Loch Lomond and Glasgow; Pleasant Hill is ideal for ‘staycations’, family gatherings, wedding celebrations, milestone event occasions, friends’ get-togethers, memorials and reunions.
There are 6 ample-sized bedrooms with 3 bathrooms – plenty to accommodate 20 overnight guests. Capacious rooms and further foldaway beds allow wide scope for flexibility in the accommodation. Quality beds with fresh cotton bed and bath linen are provided for everyone.

Entertain Your Party

The bright & substantial main reception room with its vaulted cathedral ceiling is superb for entertaining or hosting family celebrations. Wide French windows seamlessly expand and link this area via a timber decked terrace to an extensive [1½ acre] high-perimeter-walled mature private garden. The garden extends the scope for relaxing outdoors or running around – perhaps whilst meals are being prepared on the gas BBQ. Plenty of outdoor garden games, a children’s treehouse plus a 14’ trampoline are also on site.
Inside, a solid oak open-plan kitchen with copious appliances provides all the facilities you’ll require. The large kitchen is well stocked with all equipment you’ll need along with double-oven range cooker, large gas hob plus hot plates, extraction hood, grill, combination microwave, dishwasher and freezer-fridges.

Relax and Get Cosy

The villa’s amenities include full central heating with radiators in all rooms, instant hot water, double glazing and a real log/coal fire to make your stay cosier. Indoor entertainment options include 60″ internet-enabled smart TV including wide range of DVDs plus loads of board games (in case of less favourable weather). Finally, the washing/utility room provides washing machine, iron/board and abundant airers for refreshing and drying clothing. Outside, there is off and on-street parking (free).


Guests might like to note the villa has portable wheelchair ramps and step-free access which makes it accessible to all.

Fresh & Beautiful

In summary, this is an impressive, fresh and beautifully designed detached villa on two levels, featuring wonderfully bright contemporary kitchen-dining-reception area with fabulous triple-aspect views, wooden floors and modern bathroom facilities. The property occupies an elevated position affording stunning panoramic vistas over nearby hills and countryside with magnificent sunsets to enjoy. Overall, there is a substantial area for both dining and seating with impressive open-vaulted ceilings, well-appointed appliances and traditional oak units throughout. The villa also comprises a reception hall, second lounge room, computer/study area, family bathroom with airing cupboard and plenty of fitted wardrobes / cupboards providing additional storage/hanging facilities.

Voted Scotland’s Most Beautiful Mainland Town

Milngavie is ranked Scotland’s most beautiful mainland town centre and is one of Glasgow’s most sought-after semi-urban/semi-rural areas with easy access to both city centre and contrasting rural escapes. The village is situated on the edge of the beautiful Mugdock Country Park. With proximity to stunning scenery everywhere to be seen, Milngavie remains one of the most beautiful and rewarding places to live in Scotland.

About the Area

Pleasant Hill is set in a quiet upmarket conservation area and benefits from its high-walled perimeters, affording tremendous privacy, yet enjoying easy access to the start of the West Highland Way (<150m away), Mugdock Country Park, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The Forth-Clyde Canal, with its flat cycle tracks, is also within easy reach. The villa is tucked away but less than a hundred metres from the charming, pedestrian-only, luxury garden village centre of Milngavie – 20 minutes from Glasgow’s city centre.

Abundance of Independent Shops

As well as its rich history, Milngavie is served by a wide range of independent shops (artisans, crafts & deli stores), banks and major retailers such as M&S, Tesco and Waitrose. It is only 2-minutes’ walk to an abundance of local facilities all within the traffic-free village centre.

About Area

In addition, the neighbourhood has easy access to leisure amenities that include sports centres, swimming pools, golf courses, cinema complexes, as well as Glasgow’s renowned concert and theatre venues. The village also benefits from fantastic transport links for the M8 to Edinburgh, A9 to Stirling/Perth or M74 to the South and England. With its frequent and efficient local and main line railway networks, Glasgow is not only easily accessible by car or train but well serviced by two local airports.
Business clients can make use of free broadband and high quality of living space. Friends find it ideal for entertaining or for celebration events. Families gathering with youngsters will be easily entertained by the proximity of EITHER (in one direction) the many walks, lochs and beautiful scenery OR (in the other direction) popular sights such as Kelvingrove Galleries, Botanic Gardens or Transport Museum and oodles of theatre / concert venues providing access to the many outstanding cultural, sporting, music and culinary delights which all help make Glasgow into this city of culture and architecture.

About Your Hosts

In their professional lives, Chris and Frances have worked extensively overseas – from Bogota to Budapest and from Jakarta to Japan – and met whilst both were working in Asia. Chris worked in the world of stockbroking, Frances for Her Majesty’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Both were part of the British Embassy welcome party in Indonesia for HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Despite their diverse backgrounds – which include organising Highland Games in Jakarta, playing rugby with the Royal Navy in Lima – the place they love best is Milngavie with its easy access to city, countryside and cycling.

Campbells Have Lived Here For 50 Years

The family built ‘Pleasant Hill’ within the garden grounds of the 200-year-old main house where they have lived for >50 years. For the past two decades, the villa has hosted family & friends’ gatherings (including homecomings), weddings and milestone celebrations as well as memorials and reunions (including respectful hen and stag groups).

It’s a Privilege to Help You Relax

Often unpacking & stacking a grocery order so that everything is already chilling in the kitchen, Chris & Frances take pride in seeing guests arrive, relax and unwind in the spacious living areas, and consider it their privilege to lend a hand when large numbers are being entertained. On request, they will prepare and serve formal or informal meals. [The family is lucky to have trained cooks who have catered for large ski chalets, wedding reception parties and national sports teams.] Very reasonable prices are available for family meals – breakfasts, picnic lunches, afternoon teas and evening meals – whilst guests enjoy the freedom to host their own party without all the worry or hassle.

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Based on 76 reviews
Lucy M
Lucy M
We booked Pleasant Hill for a hen do weekend. Chris was great at communicating and providing information for us. Chris even received and put away our online supermarket delivery, so everything was set up for our arrival, including chilled drinks. The house had everything we needed for a marvellous weekend. The garden was beautiful and had outdoor seating, tree house and a hot tub. The house was located conveniently close to the train station. Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful. This house is perfect for large groups, for indoor and outdoor activities. We played games in the garden and the house.
Kathleen Speirs
Kathleen Speirs
Chris so helpful from start to finish, house was brilliant. Would recommend to any large groups
William Shearer
William Shearer
Myself and 15 friends booked pleasant hill for a stag do and had a tremendous time. The venue is in fanatic condition, hot tub feels brand new. Chris was fantastic as a host. From big things such as refilling the water in the hot tub to small details of care such as unpacking our big order from tescos. Extremely easy transport link to Glasgow and especially Murrayfield.
Stephen Moles
Stephen Moles
I stayed here as part of a large stag group and it was exactly what we needed. The house was in perfect condition and Kirsty very kindly even helped with unpacking our food before we had arrived. The rooms were clean and comfortable and it was a great place for a group of friends. Would definitely recommend it based on our experience! Chris and Kirsty were friendly, reliable and very helpful hosts. Thanks for everything - If you have a stay at this venue, you will not be disappointed. The brownies were a nice touch!
David Tuck
David Tuck
I stayed here with a group of friends for my stag do and can't recommend it enough. The house is perfect for a weekend stay with a group of friends, easily accessible and Kirsty was a very helpful host. Thankyou!
Eric Coulshed
Eric Coulshed
We had a great stay at Pleasant Hill with friends and family in a lovely quiet location close to the centre of the town. Chris and Frances were also excellent hosts and very welcoming when we first arrived.
Matthew Logan
Matthew Logan
We had a great trip over Hogmanay at Pleasant Hill. We especially enjoyed the Hot Tub during the frosty days! Chris was a great host, very helpful while we were there. Great access to Glasgow as well as local walks and Lochs.
Lee Mcbride
Lee Mcbride
Pleasant Hill has everything you need to know in its name. We had a wonderful stay in the property, and the owners were very accommodating, no request was too big or too small. There was ample room for us all to during our weeks stay and we had eight adults and four kids plus visitors at times. The house was even decorated for Christmas with a real tree in the living room for Santa to leave his presents under, not to mention the home cooked brownies and the wonderful mince pies that were dropped by too. It was a big home with a big heart and only a few minutes’ walk from the heart of downtown Milngavie. Mind you, there was also the spacious private garden with a hot tub which was well used...despite the snow! Our family gathering loved the house and it made for a memorable staycation, especially for those of us who made the 6000-mile round trip from the USA. We would recommend staying here to all that are looking at this property and will consider coming back to stay in the future. Thank you again to Chris and Frances who went out of their way to make it a home away from home for us.
J Grewal
J Grewal
Absolutely fantastic experience at Pleasant Hill, can’t thank Chris enough after our recent visit. Was very helpful in accommodating all our asks, going above and beyond to assist us with the pre wedding event we hosted here. A very clean, tidy and well organised property. Plenty of room for multiple guests as well as accommodating children. Would recommend over and over and will definitely be revisiting without a doubt.