Unique Homes – An Elegant Shore Front Conversion
Rockfort is a stunning conversion in Helensburgh. The property was built by renowned architect William Spence in 1849 and is located adjacent to the shore front with magnificent views. The interior of the property is finished to an impeccable standard.
East Clyde Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute
Offers Over £660,000
This elegant conversion is formed over the entire ground floor and the majority of the first floor of a Victorian mansion house.
Built in 1849 for the Provost of Helensburgh, the property was designed by the renowned architect William Spence. The house is grade ‘B’ listed (being a building of architectural note and historic interest) and it is set amidst a delightfully small gated development of elegant detached houses and cottages with a distinct Mediterranean feel. The house enjoys the pick of the plots, being located adjacent to the shore front and with some of the most magnificent views to be found anywhere in the west of Scotland, south over the Firth of Clyde all the way to Dunoon, west along the shore toward the town of Helensburgh and to the east towards the historic Craigendoran pier and Ardmore Point beyond. Elevated high above the beach with a substantial stone sea wall between the house and the shore, the property is surrounded by beautiful gardens that feature decorative paved terraces to the south and to the west and with a lawned area to the east. In front of the house is a large granite gravelled area providing parking for numerous cars and the inviting entrance to the development is via two stone gate piers with a gravelled approach drive leading to an electric security gate with a further driveway leading down to the house itself.
Over the past fifteen years the property has undergone a dramatic transformation and both the interior and exterior are finished to an impeccable standard with the use of natural sandstone, Penrhyn slate on the roof and with many of the traditional and original period features being retained within the property itself. On entering, a sizeable outer vestibule opens into a simply stunning reception hall where a grand curving staircase accesses the upper floor accommodation with natural lighting above from a circular cupola. All of the rooms are grand in size, beautifully decorated with white walls and with quality flooring featuring natural oak floors and carpeting downstairs. Entering the lounge at the far end of the hall, it feels like being on a cruise liner with its views of yachts on the water and French windows onto the terrace. There is a feature fireplace with living flame gas fire in place. There is a formal dining room with access out to the gardens at the side and again this room takes in southerly views across the water. Next to the dining room is a useful downstairs study again with a sea view to distract. Next to this, is the impressive modern kitchen which has a dining space at one end and gives access to a large utility room where a door opens onto the front of the house and the gravelled parking area. Also downstairs is a double sized guest bedroom which has a bespoke contemporary ensuite shower room (featuring a sauna cubicle). Finally on the ground floor is a modern cloakroom wc with stone stairs leading down to a large basement area. On the upper floor, the galleried landing gives access to a spacious master bedroom with a natural stone feature wall and fireplace and ensuite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, and the main family bathroom is large and features sizeable circular spa bath, separate modern shower/steam cubicle, wc and wash hand basin. Contemporary radiators feature and there are lovely sea views from the bathroom.
If you would like to see this property or would like a valuation, please contact Allan Woodger at Clyde Property Helensburgh today:
22 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute G84 8TD
T: 01436 670780
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