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5 bedroom house for sale

Townhead of Aber, Gartocharn, Dunbartonshire

Under Offer £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms (master en suite)
  • 1 reception room
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Stone built barn
  • Gardens with terrace

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Townhead of Aber has a unique position on the south east bank of Loch Lomond within Scotland's first National Park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, which encompasses an area of around 720 square miles.

Some of Britain's most spectacular scenery is around the Loch Lomond area. The loch is actually crossed by the Highland boundary fault and the physical characteristics of lowland and highland Scotland can be seen within a few miles of each other.

The property lies to the north of Gartocharn, a delightful conservation village with its own primary school, hotel with restaurant, post office and shop. The property is also located adjacent to Ross Priory, its restaurant, bar and golf course, and is only a few minutes walk from a sandy beach on the shores of Loch Lomond and Endrick Nature Reserve. Although many of its residents commute to Glasgow the village has a real community feel.

Glasgow Airport (19 miles) can be accessed via the A82 (M8) or A809 and can be reached by car, under normal driving conditions, in around 30 minutes. Balloch Station (4.5 miles) provides a regular rail service to central Glasgow, with a similar journey time. Glasgow is recognised as one of the UK's finest cities with a thriving central business district and its high street and designer shopping now rank second only to London. There are a number of acclaimed private schools within the city boundary, including Glasgow High School, Glasgow Academy, Kelvinside Academy and St Aloysius College.

Closer by is Lomond School in Helensburgh (12 miles) which provides private schooling for both day pupils and boarders.

For sports enthusiasts the great outdoors awaits. There is superb hill walking and climbing in the area. The Arrochar Alps include four Munros (mountains over 3000 ft) and six Corbetts (between 2500-3000 ft), the best known of which is The Cobbler. The loch is well known for its fishing, marinas and water sports including wind surfing, sailing and excellent water skiing and wake boarding.

There are a number of well-respected golf courses in the area including Loch Lomond Golf Course which at one time was host to the Scottish Open and other international events. Other golf courses include Buchanan Castle, Hilton Park and Milngavie.


Townhead of Aber is a traditional farmhouse and barn dating from 1790. In the 1960s it was comprehensively refurbished and more recently it has been updated to include a new kitchen and bathrooms. It is presented in outstanding decorative order.


Townhead of Aber is a traditional farmhouse and barn dating from 1790. In the 1960s it was comprehensively refurbished and more recently it has been updated to include a new kitchen and bathrooms. It is presented in outstanding decorative order.

Barn style doors leads to a reception hallway which leads to the sitting room, family bathroom and kitchen. The sitting room has a wood burning stove set into a simple fireplace. It has an oiled pitch pine floor and views to the front and rear of the property. The bathroom has a slate floor, WC, bath with ball and claw feet and electric shower. The kitchen was refitted about two years ago by Charles Yorke. It offers painted Shaker style units with Iroko worktops, Belfast sink, integral dishwasher and a four oven oil fired Aga which also heats the hot water. The floor is riven slate and there is an excellent walk in pantry.

From the kitchen steps descend to a lower level with a further hallway which doubles as a boot room. External doors lead to the front and rear gardens. Off this hallway are the master bedroom and two further bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study and the other as a dressing room. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom with shower, bath, wash hand basin, WC and contemporary floor tiles.

Upstairs are two large bedrooms. The previous owner used the larger of these bedrooms, which has a charming open fire and wonderful views towards Loch Lomond, as a sitting room.

Across the yard lies a traditional stone built barn which incorporates a party room, garaging and a utility room. The utility room has a Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine and a gardener's loo. It has a flagstone floor. The party room has a double height vaulted ceiling, substantial wood burning stove, flagstone floor, bar area and a mezzanine level. The barn offers development potential for further residential accommodation subject to relevant consents from Loch Lomond National Park Authority.

The gravelled yard between the house and the barn provides an extensive parking area. The building sit centrally within the grounds of about two-thirds of an acre. The garden has been beautifully landscaped, with mature, well planted borders, a fine array of trees and shrubs and a delightful paved terrace.


Travelling from the north side of Glasgow take the A809 from Bearsden Cross signposted for Drymen. After passing through the village of Croftamie turn left and follow the A811 signposted Balloch/ Erskine Bridge. Pass through the village of Gartocharn and turn into the last road on the right, Ross Loan. After 0.9 miles, Townhead of Aber lies on the left hand side.

Alternatively, from the Erskine Bridge follow signs for Crianlarich/Loch Lomond. Bypass Dumbarton on the A82 and at the Stoneymollan roundabout take the A811 towards Stirling. As you enter the village of Gartocharn turn into the first road on the left, Ross Loan, and proceed as above.

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