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6 bedroom detached villa for sale

Shore Road, Garelochhead, Argyll & Bute, G84 0EL

Under Offer £485,000

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Carloch is a large and imposing sandstone villa that was originally built around 1850 and is a magnificent example of Victorian architecture. Extending to well over 3000 square feet in total, the main part of the house offers exceptional family accommodation over its three floors and to the side of the property there is an adjoining two storey annex which is used as a high end, self contained two bedroomed holiday home known as the Coach House. In addition to the main house and the Coach House, a small cottage in the grounds (The Pottery) has been beautifully converted into a studio apartment, again used for boutique style holiday accommodation and perfect for a single person or couple. Combined, the two holiday lets bring in an average of around £25,000 to £30,000 per annum, making it a very lucrative additional business, should the purchaser wish to enter into the holiday letting business. (Please note that these figures have been supplied by the vendor and should be verified by any intending purchaser)

“Carloch” sits at the head of the Gare Loch amidst stunning mature, sheltered and completely enclosed gardens that provide a number of different areas to enjoy and with fantastic space for children. With a selection of mature trees, shrubs and bushes featuring throughout, a small stream with numerous ornamental stone bridges forms a stunning visual centrepiece and runs through the gardens and from the grounds there is a private path leading onto the shore of the Gare Loch.

Over the past few years, the house has been upgraded and modernised and is now presented in lovely condition featuring a wealth of delightful Victorian period features throughout combined with a modern specification. On entering from the front, twin timber storm doors open into a vestibule which in turn leads through to a welcoming reception hall where a grand curving staircase ascends to the upper landing. The main drawing room is a delightful bay windowed room displaying intricate cornicework and mouldings. To the front of the house, the room has a feature fireplace with a wood burning stove and to the side of this a shelved glazed display cabinet. There is a built-in cupboard on the other wall and the room enjoys lovely views across the gardens. On the other side of the hall, the formal dining room is an impressive room with windows to front and side. Again, it features a period style fireplace with open fire and some lovely cornicing and plasterwork. There is a downstairs wc compartment off the hall and a walk-in cupboard beneath the stairs and at the rear of the hall a door leads through to the kitchen that features an Aga stove, Belfast sink, traditionally styled built-in units and with windows overlooking the back gardens. There is a recessed area with more built-in units and from the kitchen there is access through to a separate breakfasting room (or less formal dining room) and from here double doors open out to a conservatory that enjoys glorious views across the back gardens.

Moving onto the upstairs accommodation, the galleried landing accesses a large master bedroom that has its own adjoining dressing area as well as a luxuriously appointed and fully tiled ensuite bathroom that features a claw foot bath, wc and wash hand basin. There are two further bedrooms on this floor, both of which are good sized double rooms (one of which has built-in wardrobes) and the family bathroom is a sizeable modernised space that again features a clawfoot roll top bath, separate shower cubicle, wc and wash hand basin.

From the landing, a door leads through to a small internal hall where a staircase gives access to a fantastic bedroom suite on the second floor. It offers a sizeable bedroom area with window to the rear and additional “Velux” window to the front and a passageway leading to an ensuite shower room as well as access to eaves storage.

The Coach House

Independently accessed from the side of the house (or from the breakfast room of the main house) and fully self contained, this impeccably presented contemporary “cottage” is currently used for holiday lets and it provides a fantastic living space on the ground floor with staircase to an upper level. Off the main living room, there is a downstairs bedroom and a passageway from the living room leads through to a beautifully fitted modern breakfasting kitchen which also has a door out onto a balcony/terrace area. On the upper floor is an additional double bedroom with “Velux” window and a window to the rear and there is a fully fitted bathroom with bath having a shower over, wc and wash hand basin.

The Pottery


In the grounds of the property and adjacent to a large patio area, there is a charming self contained detached cottage that features walls clad in cedar shingles. Over the last few years the cottage has been delightfully restored and modernised to offer an open plan living/bedroom space with pull down king size bed as well as a fully fitted and well equipped kitchen and with a contemporary shower room and wc off. As part of the cottage and accessed externally, there is a useful laundry/utility room.

Moving back to the main property, the house is connected to mains gas and the majority of the windows have been replaced with high performance uPVC double glazed units with some of the windows in the annex being single glazed timber framed units.

There is a single car detached garage in the grounds with a concrete tiled roof and there is power and light laid on. There are various other garden outbuildings including large timber shed/store which is of timber framed construction.

The gardens are estimated to be in excess of three quarters of an acre and they offer delightful areas to sit and enjoy, with sizeable patios, lawns and with a wide variety of mature plants, shrubs, trees and bushes featuring throughout. On entering the property, a gravelled driveway and parking area leads to the front and down the side of the house.

The village of Garelochhead is located at the head of the Gare Loch, only fifteen minutes' drive from Helensburgh. The village is surrounded by some beautiful scenery, perfect for the outdoor enthusiast. There is a local primary school which feeds into Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh and Helensburgh itself offers a wider selection of further amenities with numerous shops and supermarkets, great transport links to Glasgow with train stations providing regular and direct services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and a sleeper service to London. From the house, Glasgow can be reached in around an hour, with Glasgow Airport easily accessible via the Erskine Bridge. EPC - Band F


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21 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Garelochhead (0.6 mi)
  • Helensburgh Upper (6.1 mi)
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22 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TD

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Nearest stations

  • Garelochhead (0.6 mi)
  • Helensburgh Upper (6.1 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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