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5 bedroom house for sale
Dellglenan, 3 John Street Lane, Helensburgh, Argyll G84 9NA
- A fine Victorian villa
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen, pantry and utility
- Gardens with patio and stream
Dellglenan is set amidst charming formal gardens of about 0.5 acres. It is entered from John Street Lane. The front gardens face predominantly south. They have beautifully kept lawns and borders which seasonally are awash with colour. A great variety of azaleas and rhododendrons provide wonderful colour whilst mature trees provide shelter and privacy. It has a number of wonderful magnolias and palm trees. There is a paved patio and deck positioned to enjoy the evening sun. It has a herb garden and a stream meanders south on its way to the River Clyde.
Dellglenan is positioned in the cherished Upper West End district of Helensburgh, largely comprised of substantial Victorian villas. It is extremely handy for Lomond School and only a short walk from the amenities of the town.
Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Glasgow Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. A new service from Helensburgh now goes directly to Edinburgh. There is a selection of local primary schools, with the reputable Hermitage Academy being its local secondary school. Private schooling is catered for by Lomond School which provides facilities for day pupils and boarders alike. Helensburgh offers a wide range of local amenities including good local shopping and numerous civic and leisure facilities. Waitrose has plans to open in early in 2013.
The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club, Cardross Golf Club, The Carrick and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club. Cameron House Hotel is only a short drive away.
Helensburgh, considered by many as a gateway to the Highlands, combines both town and country living, with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs within easy reach. The Glencoe and Nevis Range ski areas are both within approximately an hour and a half's drive and for water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's most testing sailing waters. Rhu Marina, home to many a fine sailing craft, is about two miles away, as is the historic Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club whose patron is HRH the Princess Royal. Helensburgh Sailing Club has a new Clubhouse and offers excellent training facilities for children.
Dellglenan is a most impressive villa built of stone under a pitched slate roof. It dates from around 1858/59 and was extended around 1911 by Robert Wemyss. In more recent times the present owners have added a conservatory and today it offers flexible family accommodation of great character.
Steps ascend to a glazed entrance vestibule which leads to a reception hallway with polished parquet floor, stairs to upper levels and access to the drawing room, dining room, sitting room, cloakroom and kitchen.
The drawing room has a wonderful bay window with astragalled windows overlooking the gardens. It has cornicing, a polished parquet floor and an Adam style fireplace with remote control gas flame effect fire. An archway with folding glass doors leads to the dining room. A conservatory was added in 1996. Finished in hardwood, with a tiled floor, it is heated and has garaging beneath.
The dining room has cornicing, a parquet floor and a fireplace with wooden surround and marble hearth. The sitting room is quite substantial; like the drawing room it has an astragalled bay window with wonderful leafy views. It has an original Victorian fireplace housing a wood burning stove, parquet flooring and a door to the study.
The cloakroom has a vanity wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail and is decorated with toile du jouy wallpaper.
The kitchen has a country feel with a large larder, fitted dresser style unit and an Aga. There is a door to the back staircase and a doorway to a pantry with a sink, units at wall mounted and counter levels and space for a dishwasher. Accessed from here is the utility room and the laundry area with boiler and back door to the east. The utility room is fitted with units at wall mounted and counter levels. It has a sink and a back door to a patio.
The staircase is illuminated by a stained glass window featuring the Clan McGregor coat of arms. At the mezzanine level, accessed from a mid landing, are two bedrooms, a family bathroom with a power shower over the bath, an excellent walk in store and a WC. One of the bedrooms has an en suite bathroom and access to the back staircase.
Off the first floor landing are three further bedrooms and a second family bathroom. Both the master bedroom and the guest bedroom have bay windows with lovely views. The master bedroom, possibly the original drawing room, is larger than one might expect and has a splendid painted fireplace which is thought to have been designed by Robert Wemyss.
The family bathroom was refiitted around the year 2000 in a Victorian theme with a central free standing Sottini rain bath with rib cage power shower.
It should be noted that the property benefits from a substantial basement which offers excellent storage and play space.
From Glasgow follow the M8 over the Erskine Bridge onto the A82 passing Loch Lomond and follow signs for Helensburgh (A814). On entering Helensburgh, proceed down Sinclair Street and turn right along West Montrose Street (signed Helensburgh Rugby and Cricket Club). Turn third right into John Street (signed Lomond School) with the entrance to John Street Lane on the left hand side. Dellglenan's driveway is at the end of the lane.