Holmwood HouseWritten by Administrator
Holmwood House is a large domestic villa, built in what was the village of Cathcart that today has become part of the city of Glasgow. Holmwood remains an oasis of calm although surrounded by the city development.
Originally built for James Couper near the site of his family’s paper mills, Holmwood passed through several hands before becoming a school, run by an order of nuns who used the house as their convent. After they left, the National Trust for Scotland was able to save the property from development plans in 1994, and restoration work began after the Trust received many generous donations of help.
The restoration of Holmwood House continues and visitors are able to see the work in progress. This year more work has been done to furnish the property to help bring the house to life.
The main special event is at Christmas when Santa Claus visits in early December and there is a real feel of a Victorian Christmas.
The house is owned by the National Trust for Scotland. For more information including admission fees and opening hours please see the website.