5 bedroom detached house for saleInvergair, 6 Upper Sutherland Crescent, Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire, G84
Sold STC £499,000
- *Closing Date - Thursday 26th February at 2pm*
- A substantial Victorian villa
- Sitting room
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- 5 bedrooms (master en suite)
- Substantial attic accommodation
- Cloakroom, WC and family bathroom
- EPC Rating = F
Positioned in the west end of the town, Upper Sutherland Crescent has long been considered one of Helensburgh's most cherished addresses.
Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. There is a selection of local primary schools, with the reputable Hermitage Academy being its local secondary school. Private schooling is well 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.
The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club, Cardross Golf Club and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the new Carrick course at Loch Lomond. Cameron House Hotel and leisure centre 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, while for water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's most testing sailing waters. The neighbouring village of Rhu offers a modern marina and is home to the world famous Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club.
Helensburgh is well placed for commuting to Glasgow with the A814, A82 and M8 allowing a journey time of less than an hour in normal driving conditions. Glasgow Airport is 22 miles distant and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
Invergair is a fine Victorian villa with flexible family accommodation over three levels. It was built in 1888 in blonde sandstone under a slate roof. Today, its well presented accommodation is well laid out for modern family living and whilst it retains some wonderful period features such as Victorian fireplaces and detailed cornicing, its bathrooms and kitchen are more modern.
Double storm doors lead to a vestibule with mosaic floor leading to the reception hallway.
The reception hallway has beautiful cornicing, corbels and a stripped wooden floor. It leads to the sitting room, drawing room, dining room, kitchen and cloakroom.
The drawing room has a bay window, detailed cornice and a gas flame effect fire set into a substantial Belgian black stone fireplace.
The dining room has cornicing, a picture rail and a shelved press. It also has a gas flame effect fire set into a wooden fireplace.
The sitting room has cornicing, a picture rail and a wooden fireplace. A door leads directly to the kitchen.
The kitchen is well fitted with units at wall mounted and counter levels. It has a combination of granite and butchers block type worktops. It has a black gas fired Aga. A door opens to a well appointed utility room with co-ordinating units and plumbing for a washing machine. A further door leads directly to the rear garden.
The kitchen is semi open plan with a playroom or family room with vaulted ceiling and double doors into a breakfast room and conservatory. A large cloakroom with stained glass window and a separate, panelled wc completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
A staircase with a beautiful Arts and Crafts style stained glass window leads to a half landing with a family bathroom in a French theme. It has panelling to half height, freestanding bath, wc and wash hand basin.
Off the main upper landing are four bedrooms and a shower room. The master bedroom has detailed cornicing, a picture rail and a substantial white Carrera marble fireplace. It has an en suite shower room which was refitted in 2012 with a contemporary suite.
On the second floor are a large playroom, a further bedroom, a wc and a box room, presently used as a small study.
The gardens of Invergair are most substantial. To the front, some magnificent mature trees provide privacy and protection whilst species rhododendrons provide seasonal colour. It has a large level lawn. To the rear the lawn is even more substantial.
Square Footage: 3716 sq ft
Travelling westbound on the M8 from Glasgow 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 on to the B831 signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Black Hill. On entering Helensburgh proceed down Sinclair Street and turn right opposite Victoria Hall (on the left) onto West Montrose Street. Proceed along West Montrose Street and after the gardens of Lower Sutherland Crescent, turn right into Upper Sutherland Crescent with Invergair on your left.
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