Clydebank, Shore Road, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh G84 0HJ
Offers Over £560,000
4 bedroom detached house for sale
Clydebank House enjoys a prestigious location along the picturesque shore, offering breathtaking views that extend across the Firth of Clyde, Loch Long, and even as far as the Isles of Bute and Arran.
The history of Kilcreggan dates back to 1840 when steamers revolutionized travel accessibility from Glasgow to this charming locale. Initially, the houses here served as summer retreats, but over time, permanent residences emerged. As roadways and vehicles improved, steamboat traffic waned, leading to the closure of several piers. The area boasts a rich architectural heritage, featuring Victorian mansions and castles constructed by renowned architects like Alexander "Greek" Thomson, William Leiper, and John Honeyman. Many of these homes endure today, with villagers enjoying a convenient one-hour commute to Glasgow via road or a 15-minute ferry ride to Gourock. Glasgow Airport is easily reachable within approximately 45 minutes under normal driving conditions.
Kilcreggan has its own primary school, with the nearest secondary school located in Helensburgh, which is 16 miles away. Additionally, Lomond School in Helensburgh provides excellent private education options at both primary and secondary levels. Helensburgh is esteemed as one of Scotland's most desirable towns, offering superb local shopping, a swimming pool, a golf course, and the nearby Rhu Marina. There is an hourly bus service between Coulport and Helensburgh. The neighbouring village of Cove features a vibrant social scene, including a Burgh Hall, a Bowling Club, and Cove Sailing Club. The Scottish west coast also boasts some of the finest and most scenic sailing waters, while Loch Lomond and the renowned Loch Lomond Golf Club are approximately 23 miles away.
Constructed in the early 1850s for William Neilson, Clydebank House has been well maintained by its current owners.
Upon entering through a panelled entrance porch, double doors lead to the reception hallway. This space retains some of its original timber panelling up to picture rail height and features a splendid carved wooden fireplace with log burner and an original leaded glass window set within a double-glazed unit. The reception hallway connects to the main ground-floor rooms, incorporates a staircase to the upper level, and offers a convenient walk-in under stair storage area.
The dining kitchen now occupies a prime front-of-house position, showcasing a magnificent arched window overlooking the landscaped gardens and the Firth of Clyde. It is equipped with contemporary units at both wall and counter levels and a range master cooker/ hob. The kitchen has retained its period cornice and ceiling rose.
The family room features a bay window with splendid views of the Firth of Clyde and retains its period cornice, ceiling rose, and picture rail. A wood-burning stove is set within a charming carved wooden fireplace on the focal wall. Other ground-floor accommodations include a snug or study room, a home office, a bathroom, and a substantial utility/boot room.
A staircase from the main reception hallway leads to a mezzanine-level shower room and then on to the first-floor landing. Here, an additional toilet and four bedrooms are found, two of which boast panoramic vistas spanning the Firth of Clyde toward Arran.
The meticulously maintained front gardens primarily consist of lush lawns and feature a wide array of mature trees and shrubs, providing a high degree of privacy. A tarmacadam driveway encircles the property, leading to the garage at the rear.
A notable highlight of Clydebank House is the mature rear garden, formerly a public display garden. The lower levels are predominantly lawned, and a small arboretum slopes upwards toward the rear. From the garden's peak, you'll enjoy breathtaking views over the Firth of Clyde, Loch Long, and beyond to Arran. The L-shaped garden, spanning approximately 1.25 acres in total, boasts a diverse collection of specimen trees and shrubs, further enhancing privacy.
The property includes a spacious single garage with a new garage door. An adjoining boat store has ample space for several boats or cars and features an additional storage room. There's also a large garden store or workshop with a new PVC door.
- Breathtaking views that extend across the Firth of Clyde
- Fantastic Location
- Two wood burning stoves
- Good Storage throughout
- Very private
- Four bedroom characteristic home with stunning garden
w: 2.3m x l: 2m
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