4 bedroom detached house for sale
Oakdene House, Argyll Road, Kilcreggan, Helensburgh, G84>
- Tenure: Freehold
- Charming Victorian villa thought to date from 1880
- Expertly upgraded to the highest standard
- Additional detached one bedroom cottage
- Wonderful views over the Firth of Clyde and beyond
- Impressive drawing room / dining room
- Contemporary fitted kitchen with central island
- Grounds extending to approximately half an acre
- EPC Rating = F
Oakdene House and Cottage occupy an enviable elevated position in beautiful, well established gardens with views over the Firth of Clyde and beyond.
Development first began in Kilcreggan in 1840 when the use of steamers on the Clyde made it more accessible. The first houses were used only as summerhouses, but as time went on, permanent occupation took place. As roads and vehicles developed, steamer traffic declined, and one by one, the piers closed. Today, Kilcreggan Pier remains the only traditional pier on the Clyde still in daily use. Kilcreggan has a rich architectural heritage of Victorian mansions and castles, with famous architects such as Alexander "Greek" Thomson, William Leiper and John Honeyman among those who built impressive homes for wealthy clients here.
Today, many such homes remain, with villagers commuting to Glasgow in around an hour, either by road, or by ferry, with a journey time of around 15 minutes to Gourock. Glasgow Airport can be reached in around 50 minutes under normal driving conditions. Kilcreggan is a vibrant village with amenities including a Post Office, bank, butcher, pharmacy and general store; has its own primary school with the local secondary school at Helensburgh, the nearest town (16 miles) where Lomond School also provides excellent private schooling at primary and secondary level. Helensburgh is regarded as one of Scotland's most desirable towns, with first class local shopping, a golf course and Rhu Marina nearby. Cove, the adjoining village to Kilcreggan, has a thriving social scene, with a Burgh Hall, Tennis and Bowling Club and excellent facilities for younger sailors to learn on Loch Long. Loch Lomond and the world-renowned Loch Lomond Golf Club are within 23 miles while some of Britain's most testing sailing waters are to be found on Scotland's west coast.
Oakdene is secluded, a driveway leads down to a charming Victorian villa built around 1880 in sandstone under a slate roof. The house has been expertly upgraded to the highest standard, while retaining the character expected of a house from this period with original features including herringbone parquet floors.
Double storm doors lead to the entrance vestibule with mosaic tiled floor, from here a door leads to the main reception hallway with a staircase leading to the first floor, under stair storage cupboards and access to the ground floor rooms.
To the left is the most impressive drawing/dining room with box bay window and magnificent aspects over the Firth of Clyde and beyond to the Isle of Bute and Arran. There is an ornate fireplace and cornicing, and the sitting area is open plan to the dining room which has a window to the rear and door to the rear hallway. A further reception room sits to the front and also has wonderful views with an inset fire and cornice. A rear hallway with store cupboard gives access to the bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom has a three piece suite with Philippe Starck bath and hand shower, tiled surround, with a window to the side. The kitchen features splendid contemporary white fitted base units, a central island and additional double height unit. Appliances include a Falcon professional range cooker with coordinating splashback and extractor hood, integrated microwave and dishwasher. A door leads to the utility room which offers excellent storage, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and a door to the rear gardens.
The upper floor is accessed from the staircase in the main hallway with balustrade and handrail leading to a half landing with feature stained glass window. Here the main double shower room and separate WC are located.
On the first floor landing there are five bedrooms, one of which is presently used as a home office/study; all have stunningl views.
Separate to the main house is a detached cottage of considerable character. It comprises kitchen with wood burning stove, sitting room with French doors, double bedroom and en suite shower room.
Extend to approximately half an acre providing excellent privacy. From the rear of the house is a sweeping drive which winds down the side and around the house with parking areas. To the front is the main portion of grounds with stepped lawns and an abundance of mature shrubs and trees including specimen rhododendrons and azaleas. To the side is the cottage and a courtyard with backdoor leading to the utility room. The secure rear garden contains further shrubs, mature trees, drying green and a greenhouse.
Two detached timber garages, wine storage and bike store.
Square Footage: 2585 sq ft
Go west on the M8 and over the Erskine Bridge, before turning left and north onto the A82. Stay on the A82, past Dumbarton and Balloch. For the best route do not turn off to Helensburgh, but carry on for another five minutes and take the A817 to Garelochhead.
Look behind to see Loch Lomond stretched out below and then pass up and through the wild Fruin valley and down to a roundabout where you take the sign right for RNAD Coulport and again at the next roundabout. Cross the peninsula now on a high wide road to the roundabout by RNAD Coulport. Take the first exit and follow along the seafront for about 6 miles, through the village of Cove, and then turn left up School Road in Kilcreggan. Take the first right into Argyll Road and Oakdene House is on the right at the top of the hill.
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Savills - Glasgow
163 West George Street Glasgow G2 2JJ
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