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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Argyll Road, Kilcreggan, Argyll and Bute, G84 0JU

Under Offer £390,500

Property Description

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“Rothbury” is a stunning stone-built Victorian detached villa dating back to around 1865 and extending to over 2600 square feet. Located close to the centre of the quiet village of Kilcreggan on the Rosneath Peninsula, the house is set amidst beautiful garden grounds. South facing, the property affords fantastic panoramic views across the River Clyde and beyond to the Isles of Bute and Arran.


Having been owned by the current owner for almost twenty years, the property has, over that time, been fastidiously maintained and upgraded, both inside and out. The impressive Home Report backs up this statement. Impeccably presented and featuring many magnificent period details, this lovely home combines period charm with a modern high-end specification. Offering versatile accommodation over its two floors, this home is well suited for the larger family.


On entering the courtyard from a shared lane there is parking for several cars and access to the adjoining coach house, which incorporates a garage with space for 2 vehicles and a workshop area. Also in the courtyard and adjacent to the rear door of the house is an adjoining stone-built outhouse that is divided into a gardener’s WC and wood store.


The gardens are mature, beautifully laid out and well stocked with a wide variety of colourful bedding areas. To the front, there is a lawn incorporating a large stone patio and terraced rose beds. Many mature plants, bushes, shrubs and trees on the periphery provide all round privacy. To the rear and elevated above the house there is a further lawn area, large paved terrace and bedding borders, all sheltered by mature hedging and enjoying the sunshine all day long.


On entering the property from the front door, twin timber outer storm doors open into an entrance vestibule which leads through to the delightful reception hallway that features a spectacular encaustic tiled floor, plate and picture rail and ceiling cornicing. Moving to the left, the drawing room features a stone fire surround, with a multi-fuel stove in place, and ornate cornicing. To the right of the stove is a shelved display alcove with a cupboard below. Two large windows enjoy views across the front gardens. At the rear of the room there is access to an informal dining room which also leads through to the kitchen. Well proportioned and with a window to the side, this room features timber flooring, a picture rail and ceiling cornicing. Moving on through, the impressive dining-sized kitchen features a “Rayburn” range cooker and an extensive range of custom-built maple wood wall mounted and counter level units with fully integrated appliances, hob, double oven and extractor hood. The work surfaces are in iroko wood although black marble is used either side of the range. There are two windows with a south facing aspect and underneath a belfast sink. A door at the rear of the kitchen leads to a large pantry. An interesting feature above the door leading from the kitchen to the rear hallway is the servants’ bell box which is still in working order. From the rear hallway a door opens into a spacious utility room with iroko work surfaces, belfast sink and tiled floor. From the rear hallway access is also gained to the courtyard and the passageway leading to the reception hall.


Moving back to the front of the house along the encaustic tiled passageway, on the other side of the reception hall to the drawing room there is a large second public room. A comfortable family/dining room, it features an imposing claygate fire surround and tiled hearth with open fire and club fender. There is a large picture window to the front and, again, on one side of the fireplace is a recessed shelved alcove with cupboard below. To the rear is a study/home office with a French door out to the side of the house. Again, this room features a picture rail and ceiling cornicing. Finally on the ground floor and at the rear of the hall is a cloakroom, featuring an encaustic tiled floor, with WC, wash hand basin and cupboard.


At the rear of the reception hall, a delightful staircase with timber balustrade and cast iron spindles (and a stained glass window on the half landing) ascends to the upper floor accommodation where the landing gives immediate access to three bedrooms and a shower room. Also from the landing there is a hallway which leads to the family bathroom, master bedroom, dressing room and a further all-purpose room.


To the front of the house, there are two very generously proportioned double bedrooms taking in fantastic views across the gardens and the River Clyde. The third bedroom has a window to the side and again is a good-sized double room. The shower room to the front of the house is fully tiled and has a “Velux” window providing natural light. It has a good-sized shower cubicle, electric shower, period wash hand basin and WC, and an encaustic tiled floor. Moving through to the hallway and into the family bathroom, this is a delightful and spacious room with timber flooring and a period suite comprising a large cast iron bath (in the centre of the room), wash hand basin and WC. There is a window to the side and feature period lighting. At the far end of the hallway is an impressive master bedroom with aspects to the front and courtyard. From the bedroom there is access to a large dressing room comprising two walk-in wardrobes and a linen cupboard. There is also a wash hand basin and natural light is provided by a dormer window overlooking the courtyard. Beyond the dressing room there is an all-purpose room which would be ideal for use as an additional sitting room or gymnasium/games room. Light is provided by two “Velux” windows and a further dormer window, again, overlooking the courtyard. There is also a French door at the rear of the room which leads out to a balcony with steps down into the rear garden. The property is warmed by a system of oil-fired central heating and the windows are high performance double glazed sealed units. EPC - Band F


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21 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Gourock (1.7 mi)
  • Fort Matilda (2.2 mi)
  • Branchton (3.3 mi)
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22 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TD

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Nearest stations

  • Gourock (1.7 mi)
  • Fort Matilda (2.2 mi)
  • Branchton (3.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Clyde Property, Helensburgh

22 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TD

01436 594002 Local call rate

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