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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Rockfort, The Gate House, 154 East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, G84

Offers Over £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached architect designed property within the grounds of 'Rockfort'
  • Traditional exterior with a contemporary internal design and layout
  • Stunning sea views from the gardens
  • Flexible accommodation set over two levels
  • Spacious entrance hallway with hand crafted bespoke metal spiral staircase
  • French double doors from the drawing room lead to decked area
  • Modern kitchen fully fitted with Siemens appliances
  • Dining room which could also be utilised as a 5th bedroom
  • EPC Rating = C

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Traditional detached family home with striking detail, modern comforts and private gardens as well as an unspoilt sea view.


The Gate House sits in one of the most enviable positions on the sea front in Helensburgh with open views across the water and easy access to the local amenities and transport network.

Craigendoran and Helensburgh Central station are on the main Glasgow Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper station on the West Highland line. There is a selection of local primary schools, with Hermitage Academy being the 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 and shops including numerous artisan shops and a Waitrose supermarket. Helensburgh is a thriving town and has attracted some excellent restaurants, including modern European and seafood. There is a cinema and the Victoria Halls which hosts classical music concerts.

The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club, Cardross Golf Club and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick course at Loch Lomond with its leisure complex, in addition Cameron House Hotel and leisure club 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 90 minutes drive whilst the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland’s most testing sailing waters and the neighbouring village of Rhu offers a modern marina and is home to the world famous Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club.

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 and by train from Craigendoran to Glasgow Queen Street, Helensburgh Upper station connects with the West Highland line and the London Euston sleeper. Glasgow Airport is 21 miles distance and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.


The Gate House is a detached architect designed property within the grounds of ‘Rockfort’, an 1854 mansion house designed by the renowned architect William Spence (1806 - 1883). The property has been constructed in keeping with the mansion house with hand cut natural sandstone, Penrhyn Welsh slate and timber double glazed sash and case style windows.

Although the exterior of the property is in keeping with the style of Rockfort, the internal design and finishes are of a contemporary nature.

The accommodation is set over two levels with the main living reception rooms on the ground floor and four of the five bedrooms at first floor level.

The spacious entrance hallway with its hand crafted bespoke metal spiral staircase and solid oak flooring leads directly through to the drawing room which has direct access to the gardens via two sets of French double doors. This leads to a decked area with ample space for outdoor furniture and steps down to the lawned gardens which have stunning sea views. To the right of the hallway is the spacious kitchen/dining room. This modern kitchen is fully fitted with Siemens appliances, a silestone quartz worktop and Hans Grohe taps fitted into Blanco stainless steel sinks. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility area with matching worktop, sink and tap; here also is the Worcester Bosch central heating boiler controlled via a state of the art, Nest thermostat. The utility room benefits from an entrance door which leads directly to the private parking area.

Adjoining the kitchen is a further reception room, currently set as a separate dining room, however this has been designed to also serve as a ground floor bedroom with en suite facilities if preferred, given that both the kitchen and drawing room have plenty of space for dining.
The first floor gives access to four double bedrooms, all with built in Raumplus soft close wardrobes, the master bedroom also having a fully tiled en suite shower room and exceptional views back towards the hills in the distance. The family bathroom has been designed to incorporate a Victoria and Albert bath with Hans Grohe wall mounted bath filler, heated mirrors and amtico flooring.
The Gate House offers flexible living in turn key condition, is finished to an extremely high standard with all modern comforts, and benefits from energy efficiency and an unrivalled outlook. All in all it is a superb offering and one that is unlikely to be matched for quality and position.


The Gate House is approached via a sandstone pillared entrance leading to an illuminated dusk to dawn, gravel driveway approaching the privately owned stone built garage. Once parked a secure pedestrian gate allows access to the property.

The property has a continuous raised decking area to the entrance and front elevations thus benefitting from the sun all day. There is ample space for garden furniture, with steps down to the lawned garden which has planted borders and magnificent sea views.


Travelling westbound on the M8 from Glasgow take the cut off for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left onto the A82, signposted Crianlarich and follow signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side turn left at the Arden roundabout onto the B831 signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Black Hill. On entering Helensburgh proceed down Sinclair Street and at the junction with Clyde Street, turn left along East Clyde Street. The Gate House can be found on the right hand side and is entered through two stone gate pillars which approach the main house called Rockfort, as inscribed in the stone. The Gate House can be found on the right hand side, parking is to the front of the private, stone built garage which is owned by The Gate House.

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14 June 2019

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