For Sale: Johnstone High School £5 – School listed on Gumtree as part of a prank For Sale: Johnstone High School £5 – School listed on Gumtree as part of a prank
Homehunters had the chance to snap up a bargain property in Johnstone on classifieds website Gumtree last night with a listing that stated “large... For Sale: Johnstone High School £5 – School listed on Gumtree as part of a prank

Homehunters had the chance to snap up a bargain property in Johnstone on classifieds website Gumtree last night with a listing that stated “large detached house on Beith Road for £5”.

The property put up for sale was actually Johnstone High School – posted as a prank.

The contact number, if you were interested in the ‘property’ took you straight though to the School reception and the caller was to ask for Graham or Lynne.

The listing stated: “For sale is a large detached mansion situated on the Beith Road in Johnstone.




“Constructed in 1965, the house sits amongst generously sized gardens complete with an AstroTurf football pitch and pool. The property has a long driveway and adequate off street parking.”

“Recently redecorated in 2011, the interior walls and flooring incorporate various shades of ‘council purple’.

“The house has more than 100 bedrooms, several kitchens, dining hall, his and hers bathrooms, library and a grand hall.

“Local amenities include Orlando’s fish restaurant and Emzed’s grocers. Transport links are excellent with daily buses to and from Howwood, Lochwinnoch and Kilbarchan.”

It wasn’t long before the park appeared on Facebook and Twitter: