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).

Accessibility

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 the 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.

Where are we

Reviews

Based on 67 reviews.
J Grewal
J Grewal
2022-12-11
Verified
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.
Anthony Anderson
Anthony Anderson
2022-12-10
Verified
Had a wonderful time and were well looked after. Really clean hot tub and a big group of us had a great party for a friends 40th. Perfect location.
Lorna Biglie
Lorna Biglie
2022-11-28
Verified
Had my 40th birthday celebrations here with all my favourite girls (23 of us). Hosts were so accommodating, helpful, fun and there if needed. The beds were comfy, we all loved the sleep over vibes with us sharing cause there were so many of us. Cracking hot tub. If the weather had been better I’m sure we would of played a few games in the garden too. Certainly made memories to last a lifetime. Look forward to our next visit possibly with all the family the next time. Would certainly recommend!
Emily Sandwith
Emily Sandwith
2022-10-31
Verified
I booked Pleasant Hill for my friends hen party. Communication from the hosts was excellent throughout, and the accommodation was perfect for what we needed. It’s very clean and tidy and open plan kitchen/ dining/ living area provided us with all the space we needed. We ordered a grazing table from Peck Catering, which was delicious and cooked breakfast for everyone on the Saturday morning. There is plenty of cooking equipment/ crockery etc, Overall, we had a wonderful weekend and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others!
Chris Nimmo
Chris Nimmo
2022-10-02
Verified
Great house near the centre of Milngavie. Had everything we needed for our stay. First class hosts who couldn't do enough to help. Fantastic place to stay.
Keith Mason
Keith Mason
2022-10-02
Verified
Couldn't have asked for any more from our hosts, extremely accommodating and happy to help. The house was perfect for a stag do. Plenty of space and comfortable.
Gavin Nimmo
Gavin Nimmo
2022-10-02
Verified
Had a great time staying here. Chris is a great host and helped us with everything from unpacking to giving us contacts for activities in the local area.
David Saudek
David Saudek
2022-09-26
Verified
Couldn't have asked for any more from our hosts, extremely accommodating and happy to help! The house is lovely and Milngavie is a great place to stay as well
Chloe Wilson
Chloe Wilson
2022-09-20
Verified
I booked Pleasant Hill for a Hen do, it was perfect for such a big number and we even were able to all fit around the kitchen table (17 of us) for dinner. Chris met us for an early check in and granted a late check out and was very helpful throughout our stay. The home made brownies were an extra treat! Thanks very much!
Ashley Lai
Ashley Lai
2022-08-10
Verified
We are a big group of 21. Gladly found a wonderful place Pleasant Hill to stay. It is a excellent place with all things nearby, perfect location for restaurant,supermarket and attractions. Not to mention that we are all well taking care by super host Chris. He is very attentive. He provides us the best hospitality. During our 7 nights stay, my daughter was ill and need to stay in hospital. Chris has no hesitation to lead us all the way to Glasgow Children Hospital and give us the best assistance all the time. During our stay in hospital. Chris often visit and check the rest of the families are well entrertained by garden facilities and even set up trampoline for the youngsters. Pleasant Hills are comfy, tidy and well equipped with more than enough cooking utensils and cutlery even for a big party like us. Bath tub is one of the signature show for everyone of us. We love to soak in the warm and relaxing bath and watch the stunning stars and sky everynight. Pleasant Hills really give us a lots of good memories. Chris once again thank you for all your support and kindness, all give us a pleasant journey.