6 bedroom detached house for saleHenry Bell Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute , G84 7HL
Redcote is an impressive arts and crafts style detached house with an elevated position in the coastal town of Helensburgh. Nestled up a sweeping drive, just off of Henry Bell Street, this impressive B listed, red sandstone family home offers spacious family accommodation over three levels.
The property was originally built in 1881 and is finished with a red sandstone exterior under a red tiled roof with bay windows, attached side porch and expansive front and rear gardens.
With reference to the enclosed floor plan and photographs, the house is accessed from the right-hand side entering into a sheltered porchway with mosaic tiled flooring, wooden paneled walls and the original single glazed windows. There is a small external storage cupboard, off of the porch way, which again has the original door fittings and a beautiful stain glass window.
The downstairs accommodation consists of hallway, dining room with fully functioning wood burning stove, two recessed built-in cupboards with cabinets as well as the original cornicing and fully functioning sash and case windows. The drawing room benefits from a bay window and has many original features including parquet flooring, cornicing, fully working coal fireplace with original marble inlay and gives direct access to a large conservatory. The conservatory is finished with wooden paneled walls and ceiling with the original single glazed windows. There is also a small fireplace as well as external access to the rear garden. The large open planned dining kitchen has been modernised although still retains its original charm with wooden wall and floor mounted units with a black granite worktop as well as having an AGA cooker installed and a Belfast sink. There is a small pantry upon entering the kitchen via the hallway and there is also a small WC. A rear porch way offers excellent storage with two large cupboards and built-in shelving and also has access to a laundry room with space for separate washer, dryer and dishwasher.
The half landing has a beautiful plant conservatory which also offers plenty of light to the rear of the house. Off of the landing, there is a shower room with Aqualisa power shower, wash hand basin and separate WC and to the other side there is a small study with built-in original chest of drawers and storage units.
The first floor houses five bedrooms. The master bedroom benefits from bay windows with exceptional views over the River Clyde, recess storage and Jack and Jill access to a bathroom with white 3 piece suite which includes Aqualisa power shower over the bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. The second bedroom is also a large double with built-in recessed storage cupboard, original feature fireplace and again Southerly views onto the River Clyde. The remaining three bedrooms are all large enough to house double beds although are all of varying sizes.
There is a concealed staircase which leads up to the second floor of the house where there are a further two bedrooms. The sixth bedroom/playroom is a large room with dual aspect views and also has a spacious bathroom off of it. The bathroom has recently been installed and has a modern white WC, wash hand basin and bath with wooden paneling. The seventh bedroom is a small double bedroom with original fireplace, coombed ceilings and views over the rear garden. There is also access to eve storage which the current owners use for any excess storage including suitcases, etc. The eve storage also houses the water tank for the property.
The current owners of 'Redcote' have gone to great lengths to retain the property whilst keeping its original charm but still bringing the house into the 21st Century. The house boasts a long list of period features including, original fireplaces, ornate cornicing, hardwood Parquet flooring, sash case and windows as well as beautifully finished door frames, skirting, doors and brass fittings.
The property benefits from a modern gas central heating system with radiators to all floors as well as a separate water tank to provide hot water for baths and showers.The sale of the property will include all floor coverings and light fittings.
The grounds have been well maintained by the current owners and include a large grassed area to the front of the house, yet offers plenty of privacy with a tree line running round the front and rear borders. The rear garden has a raised lawn area where there is a large freestanding shed with barn style doors offering excellent external storage. The current owners also have a large hen-coop where they have living and self efficient life. There is private access to East Montrose Street from the bottom of the garden. The long sweeping driveway runs from the side of the house on the east side and exits via a rear set of private gates onto a communal rear driveway and giving access onto Havelock Street.
Redcote is under a mile to the centre of Helensburgh where there is an excellent array of local shops, cafe bars and supermarkets. Helensburgh Central station offers services to Glasgow and Edinburgh whilst Helensburgh Upper station offers services to London and North via the western railway line.
Helensburgh is a picturesque coastal town on the River Clyde and is only a short distance to both Glasgow and Glasgow Airport. The town has a very rural feel yet offers plenty locally with and excellent array of shops and supermarkets including the recently built Waitrose and a Tesco. The town has several historic sites and well known historical figures including Henry Bell and John Logie Baird. Stunning architectural pieces include the world renowned Hill House which was designed by Charles Rennie MacIntosh as well as several properties designed by the renowned William Leiper. Loch Lomond Golf Course and Cameron House Hotel with health and leisure facilities available at the Carrick Spa are only a short distance away as well as the historic and picturesque site offered by Loch Lomond.
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