Under Offer

£585,000 Offers over

Shore Road, Cove, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 0LX

5 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

A magnificent, stone constructed, Gothic style family home on generous garden grounds.
Constructed in the 1850's and offering a wealth of charm and character throughout its seven principal apartments.
Original coach house to side provides excellent storage and an additional party space / guest loft / home office above.
Arguably, the finest positioning on the peninsula.
Call Slater Hogg now to view on 01436 671131.

Constructed in the 1850's and designed, we believe, or certainly heavily inspired by the much revered architect - Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, this superb, gothic style stone constructed detached villa oozes a wealth of charm, style and grace yet, with a modern twist throughout all apartments, still manages to create a warm, cozy family home which is sure to impress and delight all who make the trip to the beautiful village of Cove to view.

With a truly flexible layout of well-maintained and characterful accommodation to be enjoyed and manipulated as the new buyers sees fit, there are many interesting, quirky and joyous features to be found within.

The accommodation is well appointed, but by no means is it stale or, indeed clinical throughout its well-proportioned apartments which comprise Entrance Vestibule leading through into a welcoming entrance hallway with overhead cornicework and ornate plasterwork inserts, storage off and fabulous staircase leading to upper apartments.

The main 20ft Lounge is, indeed a splendid room with a deep bay window overlooking the front gardens, flooding plenty of natural light onto classically styled yet still contemporary decor which compliments the overhead cornicework, picture rail, ceiling rose and focal point marble fire surround with inset solid fuel fire.

The bespoke, custom built kitchen extends to 18 ft and was designed and crafted, we are informed, by a true craftsmen boat builder and this certainly adds a pleasing warmth to this cozy hub within the property with inset seating creating an informal dining area next to the working Aga stove, there is a rear facing window and solid flooring leading through to the family room. snug which has, again a focal point inset timber fire surround with wood storage to the sides of the wood burning stove , rear facing window and space for comfy sofas and a desk unit or, if you wish, a corner study area. A rear hallway off the kitchen creates a useful utility area with W.C / Cloakroom off at the rear.

There is a downstairs double bedroom with corner windows, space for a king size double bed and pleasing decor within. Access to the split level upper landing is gained via a spiralling staircase with ornate balustrade and sweeping hardwood handrail which leads up from the hallway passing a large window again shedding light within.

Four bedrooms are found off the landing with storage facilities in most and the feature apartment being the magnificent front facing master which has oriel style window formation with views out over the gardens to the water - this room also has a feature fire surround with wood burning fire within and, a balcony can be accessed through the deep sash style windows. The properties compact yet period style bathroom has a roll top bath, W.C and wash hand basin within.

Further internal features include hardwood flooring, pleasing decor and traditionally style features and finishes throughout. There is an oil central heating system and well maintained windows can be found which are, within most apartments, of a style in keeping with the original build which would have been in situ almost 170 years ago !

The courtyard style rear area has original stable style buildings and areas within the original coach house (including a cozy gardeners retreat with wood burner within). This stone built area displays a wealth of charm and character and creates ideal storage for small boats / smaller cars and substantial gardening equipment with a further large corrugated storage shed hiding at the rear creating an excellent, well-proportioned dry storage facility.

Particular mention should be made to the area above the coach house on the attic / hayloft level which is accessed via an open tread ladder style stair - This useful area has been floored and lined and creates, as it is in its current guise, a fantastic teenagers suite / party space with shower room off although, this space is surely ideal as a workspace / out of home office or, with some further upgrading and formalising.... perhaps, an ideal Air BnB / holiday let concern....viewers should satisfy themselves with regards to how THEY may choose to use this excellent 'bonus' area.

The grounds which surround the property have been well maintained with lush lawns to the front / side and rear with a wide array of plants , shrubs, trees, palms and fruit trees to be found within, stone features are also found with a dilapidated tree house provided and wild garden areas at the rear offering enclosure and privacy. Stone walls enclose the gardens all round and a driveway leads in off the main Shore Road providing ample space at the front / side an rear for all manner of vehicles.

'Kirklea' is situated at Baron's Point at the end of the peninsula therefore benefitting from having very little through traffic and south facing views down the Clyde to Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran and, indeed - just across the Shore Road adjacent to the property is arguably - the finest pebble beach on the Shore Road - currently very popular with wild water swimmers / the kayaking fraternity or the 'Sunday saunterers !!' For those of a 'boating bent', gaining a mooring at this point should surely not be a problem with permssions otentially obtainable through the Crown Estate.

A truly characterful and enchanting family home with a truly flexible layout of charming, well-appointed accommodation all of which is sure to appeal and delight all who view - Call our Helensburgh office to arrange your viewing on 01436 671131.

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  • Property added on 11 May 2024
  • Property Under Offer on 25 May 2024
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