The spectacular Arden House is one of Scotland’s landmark buildings and this most impressive ‘B’ listed Scots Baronial mansion sits on the western shores of Loch Lomond.
For sale is a magnificent two bedroom luxury ground floor apartment that enjoys one of the most prized positions within Arden House, directly facing Scotland’s most famous Loch. Arden House was built by John Burnett in 1868 and was designed for Sir James Lumsden, the then knighted Lord Provost of Glasgow, who acquired the Arden Estate in the late 1860’s. The building is category ‘B’ listed and is blessed with beautiful features both inside and out, including turrets, cones, tourelles and internally, hand carved fireplaces, wood panelling and ornate ceiling detailing and cornicing.
The expansive, shared grounds offer formal lawned gardens which are complemented by an array of colourful plants and shrubs. A small tree lined pathway also leads to a small beach and seating area at the waters’ edge and provides a simply stunning platform from which to enjoy the views across to Inchmurrin island.
The setting, lying just off the main A82 which runs along the west side of Loch Lomond, is accessed via a lengthy tarmacadam driveway, to the private residence and visitors’ parking area. The waterside setting is between the Cameron House Hotel and the Carrick Golf Course and Spa which together offer luxurious facilities that have been long recognised as one of Scotland’s premier hotel destinations. In addition to the Carrick and Cameron House, there is also the world renowned Loch Lomond Golf Club.
There are a number of local restaurants and hotels including the Lodge on the Loch and the Lomond Arms Hotel at Luss and Helensburgh is the nearest town offering a wide array of facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, other shopping and eateries.
Hermitage Academy is the local secondary school, Lomond School provides a private school alternative and Helensburgh offers two train stations providing frequent services to Glasgow City Centre and further afield. The A82 also provides a viable route north to some of Scotland’s most renowned scenery as well as south including Glasgow Airport. A security entry system provides access through the original entrance door and through the formal entrance lobby and hallway with its grand formal staircase and fireplace.
Flat I directly faces you at the end of the hallway and the features are immediately evident on entering, including four foot wide original doors, tall skirtings, operational window shutters, wood panelling, distinguished cornicing, stained glass and intricate ceiling detailing. The accommodation extends to around 2300 square feet comprising: hallway, lounge with a vast bay window facing over the water and there is a further deep window recess that currently provides a sizeable dining area and a truly stunning fireplace provides yet another focal point with hand carved detailing and an open fire.
The kitchen offers a range of light coloured units, integrated Siemens appliances, modern lighting and your eyes are drawn to the door at the far end opening onto the stone balcony. From the kitchen, a stone staircase leads tp two beautiful stain glass windows and to a private entrance/exit to the gardens. Bedroom one enjoys dual aspects, a further impressive ceiling and with access to the “Jack and Jill”, five piece bathroom complete with Villeroy and Boch sanitarywear, “his-and- hers” sinks, large jacuzzi bath and separate shower enclosure with Grohe multi-jet shower.
The second double bedroom is also of impressive proportions and affords colourful outlooks across the gardens. There is a system of gas fired central heating. In summary, this is quite simply one of the most awe inspiring apartments with its manicured gardens and uninterrupted loch views.
To book a viewing, contact Clyde Property Helensburgh:
22 West Princes Street, Helensburgh G84 8TD
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