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Upper Colquhoun Street, "Whincroft", Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, G84 9AQ

Under Offer £360,000

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“Whincroft” is a striking and extremely elegant two floor conversion within a detached red sandstone villa dating back to 1915 and designed by the renowned architect A.N Paterson.

Situated in the conservation area of Upper West Helensburgh near to the renowned Rennie MacIntosh Hill House (and close to Helensburgh Upper station with sleeper services to London), This exceptional upper floor conversion is formed over two floors and is category B listed. With a floor area of around 2800 square feet and with a further 600 square feet found in the extensive undeveloped walk-in attic area, this superb family home offers a versatile layout with rooms that take in magnificent views south across the Clyde Estuary. With its own private and extensive south facing garden to the front, this would make an idyllic home for the larger family.

Internally, this home offers a versatile and flexible layout and it displays many distinguishing architectural features, with the use of natural timber, stained glass windows, Westmoreland slate fireplaces and intact, original balustrades, cornicing and plaster work.

On entering the grounds from Upper Colquhoun Street, a shared gravelled driveway and parking area is to the side of the house with a very grand entrance giving access to the property's own main door. As mentioned, the gardens to the front are owned solely by the property and offer a large expanse of lawn, all enclosed by beautifully manicured hedging on the periphery. At the far end of the garden and accessed from West Lennox Drive, there is a substantial garage with a further private parking area in front of the garage.

Moving onto the accommodation, the main vestibule has a grand staircase ascending to the main reception hall. To the side of the staircase is a large full height leaded glass window that features stone mullions and provides great natural light into the hallway. The hall features extensive natural woodwork and would make a great entertainment area. Off the hall and to the front of the building with southerly views from its large walk-in bay window, is the main drawing room/lounge with feature slate fireplace and open fire and with an additional window to the side enjoying equally impressive views to the west. Next to the lounge is the master bedroom that has built-in furniture along the length of one wall along with an inbuilt cupboard and large windows taking in the southerly views. Next to this room is an elegant dining room, again with a beautiful period fireplace, large windows facing south and with an additional window to the east. A further double bedroom with east facing windows is found on this floor along with a smaller bedroom which would be ideally suited for use as a study. There is a comfortable and very cosy sitting room with a small “hole-in-the-wall” fireplace with “living flame” fire. The well proportioned dining sized kitchen is located to the rear of the main hall, there is a large family bathroom and separate shower room with separate toilets and a very practical and useful utility room all on this floor.

From the main hall, a further staircase ascends to an upper floor landing which in turn gives access to a bright double bedroom, a fifth bedroom/study and with the hidden gem of the property being a 45 foot long attic room that is perfect for further development and could be turned into additional bedroom accommodation, a games room, teenager's suite or studio. From the attic, a door opens out onto a south facing balcony that affords 180 degree panoramic views across Helensburgh, the Clyde Estuary and the surrounding hills to the west towards the Gare Loch. The property is warmed by a system of gas fired central heating.

The town of Helensburgh is home to some of the most impressive properties in the West of Scotland and “Whincroft” is no exception. The town itself provides a wide selection of shops along with banks, post office, bars, restaurants and cafés and with Helensburgh Central train station offering regular and direct services to Glasgow and Edinburgh. There are highly regarded primary and secondary schools in the town including Lomond School, along with various churches, health care facilities, parks and leisure activities and with cricket, rugby, bowling, tennis and hockey clubs, Helensburgh Golf Club and the Clyde Sailing Club. Rhu Marina is only a couple of miles along the road in the nearby town of Rhu and Helensburgh is surrounded by some of Scotland's finest scenery with Loch Lomond only a short drive away. EPC - Band D

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