Houston

Houston lies in a naturally beautiful area of countryside south of the River Clyde in West Renfrewshire.

It has an older centre in a designated conservation area with a variety of small shops, restaurants and public houses. The village is the centre of the civil parish of Houston and Killellan and has a long history, with records going back to the 12th century, and archaeological remains from the Stone Age, 3,000 years ago.

Despite its small size Houston has a number of local pubs, The Houston Inn, The Crosskeys and The Fox and Hounds, which hosts an annual beer festival.

Houston was home to three stately homes, sadly of these three magnificent homes only Houston House still exists. You can purchase a three bedroom wing in this stunning property for between £600,000 to £700,000.

The village’s Mercat Cross dates back to the 14th century and has been used as a symbol for the village. The mainstay of Houston between the 17th and 19th century was weaving and the nearby River Gryffe powered a cotton spinning industry.

Nearby schools include primary schools in Houston, with Gryffe High School providing secondary education. Independent schooling is available at St Columba’s School in nearby Kilmacolm.

Houston is well placed for commuting with excellent road access to Inverclyde, the Ayrshire coast, local marinas, equestrian facilities, fishings and country parks, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, Glasgow Airport, the M8 motorway and Glasgow City Centre. There is a railway station at Johnstone with ample car parking and regular and frequent services.

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