7 bedroom detached house for saleThe Maples, The Clachan, Rosneath, Helensburgh, G84
Offers in Region of £390,000
- Elegant family home and a thriving bed & breakfast
- Drawing room & Sitting room
- Dining room
- Double bedroom with en suite/ family bathroom
- 5 double bedrooms with en suite shower rooms
- Suite with 2 bedrooms, kitchenette & shower room
- EPC Rating = F
Elegant family home and thriving bed & breakfast in conservation area
The Maples occupies a prime situation within the Rosneath village conservation area. The Rosneath peninsula is bounded by Loch Long to the north west and by Gare Loch to the northern end. The peninsula is about 8 miles long and only two and a half miles wide at the widest point. A ridge runs along the centre of the peninsula from where there are magnificent views in all directions.
Rosneath provides a primary school, two churches and local shops.
Helensburgh in the opposite side of the loch is a larger town with a wide range of supermarkets, high street stores, privately owned shops and local authority and independent schools.
The Maples, otherwise known as Easter Garth, is an elegant, Category C listed former manse. It was built in 1838 by James Dempster of Greenock as the manse for the previous St Modans Church; the present church was built in 1852-3. The bay windows, the rear extension and the attic bedrooms were added in 1881 by John Honeyman. The manse was sold off by the Church of Scotland in the 1980s. The house is currently used as a family home with a thriving bed and breakfast business.
The house is surrounded by carefully tended, mainly lawned gardens with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs which provide additional privacy and seasonal colour. Within the grounds are a single garage and several outbuildings.
On the ground floor, a pilastered doorway with a panelled door and fanlight leads firstly into a vestibule and then via a partly glazed door into an elegant reception hallway. Both the vestibule and hallway have beautiful tiled flooring. The drawing room is to the left and has a bay window and a handsome marble fireplace. To the right is a similar room, originally a reception room, now used as a bedroom with an en suite shower room at the rear. Towards the rear of the house there is a sitting room with a bay window and a conservatory off, a dining room and a dining sized fitted kitchen with adjacent larder. Off the kitchen are a utility room and a laundry room and there is a cloakroom off the hallway.
On the first floor is the private owners accommodation with a substantial double bedroom and en suite bathroom/family bathroom. There are three more double bedrooms on the first floor with en suite shower rooms and an additional bedroom on the half landing, again with en suite shower room. The second floor is laid out as a suite with two substantial double bedrooms, a shower room and a kitchenette on the mid-landing.
Improvements made by the current owners include the installation of double glazed sash and case style windows, and replacement of the oil central heating boiler (approximately three years ago).
The Maples has been trading as a successful bed and Breakfast for over 10 years and during this time has established itself as one of the finest businesses in the area. Currently being run very much to suit our clients requirements, it does offer excellent potential for any new owner to develop the business further and trade to a much higher turnover level due to its internal configuration.
At present the business trades with up to 4 very comfortable double en suite bedrooms which are all located on the first floor, with each being of an individual design and fitted to a standard befitting a property of this nature and period. 3 of the doubles , can also serve as twin or family rooms and still remain spacious accommodation for the occupancy level.
The current owners utilise a large area of the house for themselves and additional family, which comprises of one large en suite bedroom, large drawing room with period features, additional sitting room with adjoining conservatory, all on the ground floor and a further en suite bedroom on the first floor. In addition to this, the attic/2nd floor offers a further almost self-contained flat with two rooms (1 with en suite) and a small kitchenette.
In terms of future growth the size and layout of the property lends itself very well with very little Capex needed and depending on the required owners accommodation The Maples has the potential to trade with 6 letting rooms (incl. ground floor room). Refer to the layout plans to see potential configuration.
The Maples currently trades under the name of Easter Garth and has a 3 star accolade from Visit Scotland and a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor. The business trades 12 months of the year with the bulk of the turnover generated during the main summer months with guests booking directly on the dedicated website www.theguesthouse4u.co.uk or alternatively via one of the national booking agencies that the business is associated with. The tariffs for 2015 are £58 per room including breakfast, for a double and £65 per room for a twin and £75 for a family occupancy, including breakfast The Maples/Easter Garth offers an exceptional opportunity to own an established lifestyle business with scope to develop or a fine family home and a viewing is advised to fully appreciate the potential, location and setting the property offers.
Square Footage: 3,911 sq ft
From Helensburgh, head North along the A814 through Rhu, Shandon, Garelochhead and continue into the Rosneath Road. Continue beyond Clynder and on entering the village of Rosneath, turn right into the Clachan and The Maples is on the left hand side. The Maples is also known as the Easter Garth Guest House.
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