5 bedroom detached house for saleDrimard, 22 East Lennox Drive, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84
Offers Over £650,000
With stunning sea views over the Clyde estuary, Drimard is an elegant detached house of white painted render finish under rosemary tiled roof, as seen in '25 Beautiful Homes 2014'. The house is light and bright, easily run and has a flexible yet practical layout. The apartments are generous and provide first class family accommodation laid out over 3 easily managed levels. Drimard was no doubt designed and built to take full advantage of the fine southerly views over the Firth of Clyde and beyond to the hills above Greenock.
An outer vestibule leads to a bright and welcoming entrance reception hall with cloaks/wc off, there is a useful under stairs cloaks cupboard. Fine drawing room with bay window, oak flooring with detailed inlay and working open fire. Formal dining room with gas fire and connecting sliding door to fine family room with feature gas fire and access to loggia. Semi open to fine well equipped and fully integrated kitchen with neat breakfast/informal dining bar. Utility room, rear hall with access to wc, boiler room and door to rear gardens.
A fine period staircase leads to the first floor landing and to bedroom 1 with en suite wc, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 (master) with 'her' en suite dressing room leading to refitted deluxe shower room. Separate 'his' fitted dressing room.
Hallway to bright study with fitted furniture.
Secondary staircase to second level leading to upper hallway, bedroom 4 with en suite shower room and bedroom 5 with fitted wardrobes leading to long term attic stores. Both second level bedrooms feature banks of velux windows with fine southerly aspects.
A delightful Loggia is located at the front of the house which can be accessed from the family room, useful workshop, potting shed, greenhouse and woodshed. Substantial 4 car garage.
Drimard is set to the rear of generous mature garden grounds. Careful and strategic planting has ensured that well-stocked beds provide year round interest, colour and pleasant summer scents. An in-and-out driveway leads to a tarmacadam hard standing area as well as to the main entrance door and garaging. The terraced front gardens enjoy a full southern exposure and have dramatic outlooks across the Firth of Clyde to the hills above Greenock in the distance.
The extreme southern end of the gardens feature an all weather fenced tennis court. A gate provides access to Abercromby Street East. The alternative access from Abercromby Street East could (with the appropriate planning permissions, warrants and consents) provide a further development opportunity. If this point is critical to interest, intending purchasers must be prepared to satisfy themselves fully on this point with the local planning department ahead of making an offer to purchase.
Drimard occupies a prime elevated position within the mature and well established residential, conservation, Upper East district of Helensburgh. Close by is the world famous Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh's finest domestic building and architecturally one of the most important twentieth century buildings in Scotland. The Upper West End district is also home to some of Scotland's most architecturally renowned properties including the White House by Baillie Scott, Brantewood and Lynton by William Leiper.
Drimard is surrounded by carefully tended, mainly lawned mature gardens with well stocked borders which ensure privacy, and from its south facing position there are really fine outlooks to the Firth of Clyde.
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 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, including a Waitrose store together with numerous civic and leisure facilities.
The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club (175 yards away), Cardross Golf Club, the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick Golf Club and spa. 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 drive and for water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's most testing and scenic coastal sailing waters. The neighbouring village of Rhu offers marina and chandlery services.
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 21 miles distant and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
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, and follow signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side turn left at the Arden roundabout signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Black Hill. On entering Helensburgh proceed down Sinclair Street and turn left into Abercromby Street. Continue along Abercromby Street taking the 4th left into East Lennox Drive. Drimard, No. 22, is located on the left hand side."
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