A well priced detached house requiring modernisation set in private south facing landscaped gardens in the heart of Helensburgh.
Ardsloy is a detached house located to the south eastern side of the A818 which is the main road leading into the town of Helensburgh. The house is of painted harled exterior and under a slated roof. The accommodation is laid out over two levels and in general terms requires a degree of modernisation and improvement.
Ardsloy is set in very nice landscaped garden grounds which have been carefully landscaped and stocked to ensure year-round interest and colour, mature trees and hedges at the fringes ensure privacy and seclusion and create a delightful suntrap to the south facing side.
Outer canopy porch, storm door to entrance vestibule with antique tile flooring, bevel glass door to entrance reception hall, under stairs store with electrical switchgear, drawing room with living flame effect gas fire, box window formation and French door with steps access to gardens, formal dining room with box window formation, door to original butlers pantry, return door to kitchen, vented larder, rear hallway, coal cellar modified to utilities cupboard, door to rear gardens, refitted shower room with gas boiler.
Staircase with window at half landing leading to upper hallway and on to, bathroom, separate wc, bedroom 1/study, linen cupboard, bedroom 2 with box window and fitted wardrobe, bedroom 3 with wash hand basin, bedroom 4 with wash hand basin, box window formation, gas fire in timber fireplace, bedroom 5 with wash hand basin. Retractable ladder to partially floored attic space.
Garage, shed and general-purpose garden equipment store, greenhouse.
Ardsloy has an in and out driveway arrangement, all set behind a mature beech hedge, gravel surfaced driveway fringed with mixed shrubs, bushes and trees. A gravel pathway leads around the house to the south facing front gardens which include a scallop edged lawn with well stocked beds and borders. There are mixed heaths and alpines, hostas, camelias and hydrangeas all strategically planted to provide year round interest and colour. A berberis hedge together with mixed species trees at the fringes ensures privacy, shelter and seclusion. The gardens extend to 0.48 acres.
Ardsloy occupies a prime elevated position within the mature and well established residential, conservation, Upper East district of Helensburgh. Close by is the world famous Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintoshs finest domestic building and architecturally one of the most important twentieth century buildings in Scotland. The Upper West End district is also home to some of Scotlands most architecturally renowned properties including the White House by Baillie Scott, Brantewood and Lynton by William Leiper.
Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. There is a selection of local primary schools, with the reputable Hermitage Academy being its 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 including good local shopping, including a Waitrose store together with numerous civic and leisure facilities.
The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club (350 yards away), Cardross Golf Club, the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick Golf Club and spa. Cameron House Hotel and leisure centre 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 an hour and a half drive and for water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotlands most testing and scenic coastal sailing waters. The neighbouring village of Rhu offers marina and chandlery services.
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. Glasgow Airport is 21 miles distant and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
Travelling westbound on the M8 from Glasgow, take the cut off for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left on to the A82, signposted Crianlarich, and follow signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side turn left at the Arden roundabout signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Black Hill. On entering Helensburgh proceed down Sinclair Street and turn left into Abercromby Street. Continue along Abercromby Street to find number 30 on the right hand side.