Ranfurly is a small conservation area which enjoys a tranquil setting and is a short walk from the Bridge of Weir, home to an array of local shops, eateries and businesses with a warm welcome.
Ranfurly’s name is derived from Ranfurly Castle the remains of which are located in the grounds of the Old Course Ranfurly Golf Club.
Ranfurly Hotel was built in 1882 in the Scots Baronial style. It was closed as a hotel prior to the First World War and seen a number of uses since and the hotel, now known as Castle Terrace, has been renovated into private apartments and shops.
Ranfurly which has two golf courses, Ranfurly Castle Golf Club which is the oldest golf club in Renfrewshire and Old Course Ranfurly which is a 70 par moorland course with magnificent views of Ben Lomond and the Campsie Fells.
Ranfurly is regarded as an Outstanding Conservation Area by Historic Scotland and as such outdoor activities such as fishing, walking and bird watching are popular, a reader of Paisley’s Gazette newspaper reported in the autumn of 2003 he had counted 86 species of birds along the track.
The local primary schools for Ranfurly is Bridge of Weir Primary and St Fillan’s Primary School which are situated nearby. The catchment school for secondary education is Gryffe High in Houston and St Benedict’s High School.