£799,950 Offers over

Pier Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 8LH

8 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

A magnificent detached family residence dating from 1840
Five double bedrooms, Four / Five well-appointed public rooms, Three additional attic rooms.
Split level Breakfasting Kitchen by Clive Christian.
Sumptuous accommodation laid out over three levels
Extensive landscaped grounds, parking area, garage
Highly sought after location. Early viewing advisable

Dating back to around 1840, 'Duneira' is an imposing Detached Residence set majestically within well-tended and successfully landscaped garden grounds, which are enclosed all round with the property itself set well back, through imposing gates ,off the main Shore Road.

Internally, the enchanting, light and bright accommodation is laid out over three levels, and is truly flexible throughout its twelve principal apartments which boast a wealth of traditional character and charm when coupled with the modern convenience found within following a sympathetic programme of modernisation and refurbishment which has been undertaken by the current vendors during their occupancy.

With stunning decorative features and finishes complimenting ornate cornicing and timber work finishes to be found within, there are numerous features to dazzle and delight all who wish to view including, a stunning split level 22ft dining kitchen designed, created and fitted to an extremely high standard by Clive Christian and, floorcoverings and carpeting to further enhance the sumptuous feel to be enjoyed within.

The current layout includes, on the ground level, entrance vestibule which leads into a welcoming reception hall with quality floor tiling, overhead cornicework and a beautiful spiralling staircase leading up to the first floor landing. The property's magnificent 22 ft bay windowed, dual aspect lounge has focal point feature fire surround, herringbone style flooring and ample space for free standing furniture. A 19ft games room can be found to the left of the hallway again, with feature fire surrounds and stripped hardwood flooring front facing double glazed windows, and an access door leading into the conservatory / sunroom / gym / spa area which is flexible for usage and currently houses a large hot tub.

A connecting door leads from the games room leads into a cosy study / library / office and the properties, sumptuous, dining room, boasts bold, colourful decoration and is an ideal size for entertaining or indeed family engagements.   

The rear hallway offers alternative access from the rear and provides access into the aforementioned dining kitchen which boasts a wide array of floor and wall units from Clive Christian's Victorian range with occasional glazed inserts, extensive worktop surfaces inset Falcon range style stove. Central preparation island, quality American hardwood flooring and a raised dining area with dual rear aspects. A large walk-in utility / laundry area is also found off the entrance hallway which is currently utilised to store the bedding for the property's current usage as a thriving Airbnb /letting facility. There is also a compact W.C / cloakroom to be found off.

Again, a beautiful staircase spirals upwards from the entrance hall passing a large mezzanine level window which floods natural light onto the upper galleried landing which provides access to the family bathroom and five double bedrooms - two of these bedrooms have en-suite facilities and indeed the front facing rooms offer superb open aspects through the tree-line over the property's manicured front lawns out to Rhu Marina and the sparkling Clyde Estuary waters.

An additional smaller staircase ascends upwards to the attic level where excellent eaves storage is provided and three well-proportioned additional rooms are found - ideal for use as additional bedrooms, guest rooms , play areas or workspace. A compact shower room is also found off this upper landing.

Again, an extensive program of refurbishment has been carried out by the vendors including refurbished replacement casement Upvc double glazed windows to all rooms except where noted. Two recently fitted Ariston boilers, feeding the modern effective gas central heating system and, particular note should be made of the extensive, structured, upgrading and maintenance program which has been undertaken by the vendors to keep the roof, guttering, down pipes and chimneys in pristine order. The external fabric of the building certainly appears in good order providing peace of mind for future maintenance as-and-when it is maybe required   

As previously mentioned the property stands on well-tended, well thought out landscaped garden grounds which are enclosed all round by stone walls with excellent privacy and seclusion also provided from neighbouring properties by way of high trees, borders, attractive shrubs and hedging.   

From the Shore Road, the imposing iron gates provide access onto a crescent style chipped driveway which proceeds round both sides of the South facing manicured lawn at the front. Additional parking is found at the side which is accessed through the side gate off Pier Road and leads to an enclosed dog run and a large single garage which houses the aforementioned boilers for the central heating system and has power and light installed.

To the rear there is a flat lawned area ideal for entertaining with large oversized chessboard and areas ideal for al-fresco dining table and chairs boasting views down to the water over borders and beds which again have been well tended by the vendors. Gas central heating is provided and combination of some historically important single glazing and double glazed units can be found within enhancing sound proofing and insulation.   

The property is offered to the market with a rich local history and interesting and diverse stories abound. Over recent years, the property has been utilised as a thriving letting concern although with such a versatile layout Duneira is also ideal for those with extended family or indeed, those perhaps wishing to work from home with space for staff and a flexible configuration available throughout the generously proportioned accommodation to be found on offer.

Early viewing is strongly recommended of this fabulous and imposing detached family home so please do contact the selling agents, Slater Hogg &Howison to arrange your viewing by calling 01436 671131.

Rhu itself is a beautiful conservation village built upon the northerly hillside above the Gare Loch. It is home to some of Scotland's most elegant and substantial period homes such as this - many in the area were, indeed built for the shipbuilders and merchants of Victorian and Edwardian Glasgow. The nearby town of Helensburgh has excellent schooling at both primary and secondary level, in both the public and private sectors, respectively Hermitage and Lomond School.

There is an enviable level of local amenities in Helensburgh including shops and restaurants and it has two railway stations (lower and upper), providing ready links to Glasgow and beyond, together with a connection to Edinburgh. The area is surrounded by some lovely walks, it has a sailing club, a marina and an excellent golf course that is "just over the hill" from the world renowned, Loch Lomond Golf Course at Luss. Indeed, just to the north of Helensburgh, is Scotland's first national park – the Loch Lomond &Trossachs National Park with all the magnificent hills, lochs and scenery it affords.

For those living and working in the area, Rhu is a wonderful place to live. For those commuting, Helensburgh is a regularly accessible base for Glasgow (either by car or rail) and, indeed, for areas further afield such as Stirling and perhaps even Edinburgh which can be reached in about 90 minutes.

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  • Property added on 13 March 2024
  • New price Offers over £799,950 as of 6 June 2024
    Was: Offers over £835,000
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