Built in the 1920’s, this distinctive and substantial detached home sits in one of Helensburgh’s premier addresses, in the upper west side of town towards the end of Millig Street. With beautifully presented mature level and well stocked gardens, this elegant home is truly one of a kind. The house features some delightful period detailing combined with an extremely well finished, tastefully presented interior and a modern specification.
The accommodation is extremely versatile over its two floors and one of the highlights of the house is an exceptional full height basement area which has extensive inbuilt storage and would be well suited for a number of uses.
On entering the gardens from Millig Street, twin wrought iron gates open into a long gravelled driveway that leads up to the front of the property where there is extensive parking.
The driveway continues up the side of the house to a double garage at the rear. The garage has an electrically operated up-andover door and power and light is laid on. Adjoining the garage is a separate workshop which again has power and light.
To the front of the property the extensive gardens provide the house with a lot of privacy. There is a large expanse of lawn bounded by extensive bedded borders, all enclosed by mature beech hedging on three sides.
The gardens at the rear are equally impressive and again lawned with hedging on the periphery. There is a sizeable timber garden shed, smaller shed/Wendy house and a greenhouse. A gravelled sitting area is adjacent to the garage with a circular paved terrace. To one side of the house is a sheltered and enclosed riven paved patio area that is located next to the conservatory and is laid out over two levels. Adjacent to this is a small ornamental pond.
On entering the property from the front, quarry tiled steps lead up to an outer vestibule where substantial twin timber storm doors open into an inner vestibule with a further glazed and timber panelled door opening into the reception hall.
The reception hall is a delightful space, being very wide and featuring plaster cornicing in the ceiling with access to each of the main downstairs rooms. A delightful staircase with wrought iron balustrade ascends to the upper landing and at the rear of the hall there is access through to a downstairs wc and with a door leading to steps descending down to the basement. Also at the rear of the hall, a door opens out to the back gardens.
To the front of the house, the sizeable lounge has a walk-in bay windowed recess and it features a period style fireplace and additional window to the side. Also to the front of the house and on the other side of the hall, is a downstairs sitting room which could be used as an additional bedroom if required.
Behind this is a sizeable home office/study with windows to side and rear and to the rear of the lounge is a large dining kitchen that features a terracotta tiled floor, modern wall mounted and counter level units complemented by timber work surfaces and with a range of inbuilt appliances that include a “Neff” oven and integrated microwave, dishwasher, hob and extractor hood.
There is a window to the rear and enough space for a dining table and chairs at one end. From the kitchen there is a timber/glazed panelled door opening into a very large double glazed conservatory that takes in views across the side and front of the house and also off the kitchen and accessed from the conservatory is a large formal dining room that has a feature fireplace to one corner and a window to the rear.
The large basement is accessed by stairs descending from the rear of the hall. There is power and light is laid on and this is a fantastic place either for use as a utility room or it could be converted into use for a home office, storage space or a games room. There is integral built-in cupboards to the rear along with under stairs storage.
Moving onto the upstairs of the property, the large landing gives access to the delightful master bedroom that has three sizeable windows taking in lovely views south across the front gardens. Off the bedroom is an impressive ensuite shower room which has a large shower cubicle, wc, bidet and wash hand basin. Off the shower room is a walk-in wardrobe.
There are two further double bedrooms upstairs (one with wardrobes along the length of one wall) and the other with “Velux” window and additional window to the side. The fourth bedroom is a good sized single room and there is the main family bathroom that has a white three piece suite including bath, wc and wash hand basin. The property is warmed by a system of gas fired central heating and the majority of windows are replacement uPVC units that were replaced within the last ten years. There are also double glazed “Velux” windows with two single glazed timber windows on the stairwell.
Located in the upper west side of town, the property enjoys an established setting only a short distance from the centre of Helensburgh where there are a wide selection of shops, banks, post office, bars and restaurants and cafés along with train station with regular services to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Helensburgh Upper station provides a sleeper service to London. Only a short distance from good schooling, both at primary and secondary level, the property would be well suited for families and for those who enjoy the outdoor life with great sports clubs in town along with good sailing on the Clyde and the Gare Loch and with some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery only a short drive away. Helensburgh is well placed for commuting to Glasgow and the International Airport which can be reached via the Erskine Bridge.
Travelling from Clyde Property’s Helensburgh office on West Princes Street, turn left and at the traffic lights at the junction of Sinclair Street turn left and head up Sinclair Street turning fifth left into Millig Street. Continue towards the very end of Millig Street where the property lies on the right hand side.
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