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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Glenarn Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Scotland, G84
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Detached house
5 bedroom
5 bathroom

Key features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • 4,049 sq ft (376 sq m)
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms (4 ensuite)
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Spectacular River Views
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Roof Top Garden
  • c. 4.5 acres
  • Pool Complex

Property description



Rowaleyn is a stunning villa of some 4,049 sq ft (376 sq m) set within approximately 4.5 acres of gardens and hillside with unbelievable views over Gare Loch and the Firth of Clyde.


Inspired by the spectacular surroundings and views, the house has created a breath-taking vista from almost every window, the garden and the superb roof terrace. Approached via a sweeping driveway to the gardens you really are in an oasis of beauty.   

Making the most of the abundant natural light and open aspect, the principle living rooms are on the upper floor.

The fabulous drawing room, with curved walls and a south westerly facing viewing gallery, combined with the fan shaped ceiling, boasts superb views leaving a lasting impression. With full height windows, the double aspect dining room features a French door to a southerly facing balcony. Adjacent, the modern kitchen benefits from a five oven Aga and in turn leads to a bright sitting room with a concealed study / home office. An additional breakfast room / office with views to the hills behind and the sea to the front offers an ideal place to work and leads to the roof terrace offering magnificent views of the surrounding landscape.

On the ground floor there are 5 bedrooms and 4 ensuite bath / shower rooms. There is also a further family bathroom. In addition, there is a utility room and both a further relaxing sitting room and a double aspect reception. Cleverly designed, if required, the rooms can be split into a main family area and a guest area.

Outside, the pool complex features a 13m outdoor pool, a pool room two changing rooms and an open plan exercise area. The gardens above and below the house are well kept and make the most of their beautiful surroundings with woodland and mature hedging providing privacy whilst not detracting from the open aspect to the sea.

To the northern section of the garden there is full planning consent to add an additional house should the new owners want to build a guest house or something similar.

Lying two miles to the west of Helensburgh, the desirable coastal village of Rhu is renowned for its beauty and location and is home to the Royal Northern and Clyde yacht club.

A short drive away and situated on the northern shore of the river Clyde, the larger town of Helensburgh is surrounded by unspoiled scenery and offers an excellent train service to Glasgow, Dumbarton and Edinburgh and has a wide variety of shops, health care services, churches, banks, restaurants, bars, coffee shops and a leisure centre. Renowned private school Lomond is less than 2 miles away. Sports and recreational facilities within the town include: rugby, cricket, tennis, bowling, football, golf and sailing clubs. Glasgow International airport is a mere 22 miles away.

Nearby Loch Lomond and the surrounding National Park are areas of outstanding natural beauty and are home to the five star Cameron House hotel, the internationally renowned Loch Lomond golf course (former venue for the Scottish Open) and the Carrick golf course and leisure club. Skiing at Glencoe is a straightforward drive of around 1hr 30 mins* (google maps*)

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