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Linnet House, 14 Queen Street, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, G84

Offers Over £595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A complete Victorian family house
  • Drawing room & sitting room
  • Breakfasting kitchen & dining room
  • Study & sun room
  • 2 bedrooms suites
  • 3 further bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Annexe with 4 rooms
  • Garage
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A complete Victorian family house of great character


Linnet House is set amidst substantial gardens with views towards the Clyde. It occupies a prime position in the Upper West End of Helensburgh within the conservation district. This is arguably the most sought after location of the town and is home to works by some of Scotland's most celebrated architects including MH Baillie Scott, William Leiper, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Robert Wemyss.

Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Glasgow Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. There is a new direct service from Helensburgh Central to Edinburgh. The town offers a selection of local primary schools, with the reputable Hermitage Academy being the 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 recently opened a supermarket.

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.


Linnet House is a unique Victorian house of great character. It is one of the few intact detached houses on Queen Street which has not been split into conversions. With a floor area of over 5,000 sq ft, it offers flexible family accommodation over a number of levels for even the largest of families and includes a four roomed annexe. It has many remarkable features including ornate plasterwork, impressive fireplaces and wonderful south facing views to the Clyde. Of particular note is the traditional drawing room which connects to a sun room opening onto a substantial, partly covered and decked terrace.

Linnet House is entered via a tiled vestibule with double storm doors. A glazed door with glazed side panels opens into an elegant reception hall, with detailed cornicing, skirting, and a broad staircase leading to the upper floor. The three principal reception rooms all open off the hall, as does the kitchen. The flooring throughout the ground floor is polished wood.

The sitting room is to the left, off the hall, and has a south facing bay window with views over the garden, detailed cornicing with ceiling rose, a marble fireplace, fitted book shelving and a connecting door to the study. A side porch off the study has a door to the garden and a secondary staircase to the upper floor. Across the hall from the sitting room is the dining room which has a bay window, detailed cornicing, a ceiling rose and an open fireplace. The wonderful drawing room has a large bay window overlooking a covered area of the decked terrace. It has a stone fireplace and exceptional ceiling plasterwork. A glazed door leads into the impressive sun room which has a wood burning stove, and a solid roof with exposed timber trusses.. French doors open to the decked terrace. ,The fabulous family breakfasting kitchen has extensive fitted units, a central island, tiled splashbacks and a Siemens double wall oven. Open plan to the kitchen is a generous breakfasting area with a leaded glass bow window. Off the sun room, to the rear of the house is a utility room with a large walk-in cupboard and a door to the back garden and a drying green. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a cloakroom, leading to a bathroom.

A broad staircase with wrought iron balustrades and a wooden banister is lit by a window at the half landing and rises to the first floor landing with arched openings. The master bedroom with its suite shower room is at the front of the house. This lovely bedroom has both a south facing bay window and a west facing window and has fitted wardrobes. There are two further bedrooms and family bathroom on this level and a short flight of stairs leads to a further bedroom with an en suite shower room. The secondary staircase from the study accesses a fifth bedroom at mezzanine level and continues up to the first floor.

At the rear of the house is an annexe, with four rooms, one of which has an en suite wc, a shower room, a utility room and extensive storage. It has its own entrance and can also be accessed from the hall of the house. This area has potential to be used as self-contained accommodation.


A sweeping tree lined driveway from Queen Street leads up to Linnet House. There is ample parking to the front and the west side of the house and there is a detached garage in the north west corner of the garden. Stone steps in a retaining wall descend from the parking area at the front of the house an down to an expansive area of lawn edged by mature trees and shrubs. The garden to the rear is mainly lawned.

Square Footage: 5,121 sq ft


Travelling westbound from Glasgow on the M8, take the cut off for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left on to the A82, signposted Crianlarich. Follow signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side, turn left at the Arden roundabout onto the B831 signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Blackhill. Turn left at Cross Keys Cottage onto the B832. On entering Helensburgh proceed down Sinclair Street and right into Queen Street. Linnet House is on the right at no 14, with the house name and number displayed on the gate pillars.

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15 May 2015

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