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Laggary House, Laggary Park, Rhu, Helensburgh

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2 Laggary House is formed by the major ground floor portion of the historic and graceful Laggary House, at one time an important and historical baronial mansion house of the district. Number 2 is one of only four period homes which have been created by the careful, sensitive and successful conversion of Laggary House and the execution has been cleverly managed to ensure careful preservation of most if not all of the original period features.

The entire property is of dressed honey sandstone construction under slated roof and Laggary House is set amid well stocked and mature parkland type gardens. Although 2 Laggary House enjoys its own dedicated entrance door at the southern elevation the present owners use the original main entrance vestibule and broad timber panelled reception hallway which is common to all four Laggary House owners.

Number 2 has its own entrance vestibule and reception hallway which gives way to a fine timber panelled study/sitting room which leads on to a feature bay windowed formal dining/drawing room.

The kitchen is large and easily copes with informal dining/breakfasting furniture, and from the rear hallway there is access to the main family bathroom, a small utilities room and four good sized bedrooms, the master of which features an en suite shower room.

Outside the gardens (edged in red on the enclosed plan) that immediately surround Laggary House are for the shared common enjoyment of all four owners at Laggary House.

The gardens are mature, laid to grass and feature a wide range of colourful shrub, bush and border plants as well as tall mature trees which ensure privacy and seclusion. Within the grounds at the rear are shared use outhouses. The gardens and common parts of Laggary House are maintained by each of the owners making a 150 pcm contribution to a gardens and maintenance fund.

An area of parkland type gardens (edged blue on the enclosed plan) laid mainly to grass with mature trees is owned by a combination of the owners of Laggary House and Laggary Park and is maintained by each of the owners contributing 90 annually.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow travel west on the M8 and take Junction 30 for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and take the left exit onto A82, travel for 11 miles on the A82 and at the roundabout turn left on to the B831 and travel for 1.5 miles. At the roundabout turn left onto the B832 and travel for 3.3 miles into Helensburgh on Sinclair St. Turn right onto West Montrose Street which becomes Rhu Road Higher, continue for 1.7 miles to reach the coast road T Junction. Turn right here and continue along Gare Loch Road into Rhu. Turn right onto Pier Road and continue for about 400 yards before turning right into Laggary Park. Proceed into Laggary Park to find Laggary House at the end of the Road.

2 Laggary house is located in an area known locally as Laggary Park which is situated in the delightful hamlet of Rhu which fringes Helensburgh at the mouth of the Gare Loch.

Rhu itself is at the extreme eastern edge of Argyll & Bute on the entrance to the Gare Loch and overlooks the Firth of Clyde. 2 Laggary Park is in a woodland parkland situation, at one time, the large formal grounds of Laggary House. The area is an established residential district and well known as an area of attractive natural scenic beauty combining with excellent access to local amenities and good accessibility to Glasgow and central Scotland.

Helensburgh town centre is only 2 miles distant and is an attractive and popular coastal town with strong historical links to the Glasgow merchants of the Victorian Era who established the Clyde as the driving force behind the British Empire. Today Helensburgh offers a good range of shops, supermarkets, recreational and professional services.

There is a selection of local primary schools, with the reputable Hermitage Academy providing secondary education. Lomond School offers private co-educational schooling from ages 3 to 18 for both day pupils and boarders. Further private education is available in Glasgow.

Helensburgh is conveniently located for commuting to Glasgow by road or rail from Helensburgh Central, while Glasgow Airport is approximately 19 miles distant.

For the sports enthusiast, Loch Lomond (8 miles) is a huge attraction. The loch offers sailing, water-skiing, jet biking, fishing and a variety of beautiful walks.

The Glencoe and Nevis Range are both within approximately an hour and a half drive (under normal traffic conditions) and offer challenging skiing. For the water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's most testing and scenic coastal sailing waters. Rhu is home to Rhu Marina with its marina and chandlery services, well known and used by the West of Scotland sailing fraternity.

Laggary Park is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club, Cardross Golf Club and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and Carrick golf clubs. Cameron House Hotel and leisure centre is within a short drive.

The local area has an abundance of outdoor and field sporting facilities.

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02 October 2010

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