Waters Edge Cottage
HD Property Video Available. Built approximately 150 years ago as a lodge house to Auchendenan House, Waters Edge Cottage is a beautiful, one-and- a-half storey detached home that sits in an idyllic location only a few yards from the western shore of Loch Lomond with stunning views across the water and the surrounding countryside beyond. The house affords beautifully presented, mature and completely enclosed gardens that feature large lawned areas, colourful flower and shrub beds and to the rear, an ornamental water feature with mature trees providing privacy, shelter and screening. Over the years, the property has been extended and now stretches to almost 2500 square feet of accommodation. The owners have, for many years, run the property as a successful and extremely popular Bed and Breakfast establishment and due to its iconic setting, it is always in high demand.
For many years the property has been run as a Bed and Breakfast establishment and the accommodation has been arranged to perfectly cater for guests. There are distinct owners' accommodation areas along with letting bedrooms within the main house and there are two separate bedroom annex rooms at the far end of the property, each with ensuite facilities and also used for letting. It would be easy to re-integrate these rooms into the main accommodation if the purchaser wished the house to be one family home. Please refer to the floorplan and the home report for full details on the accommodation. EPC - Band G
A few things about this property:
- Traditional detached one and a half storey cottage
- Stunning loch side setting with panoramic views across the water and mountains beyond
- Large family room/lounge with conservatory to the front
- Sizeable formal dining room with ante-room to the front
- Internal hall
- Downstairs bedroom
- Sitting room
- Three upstairs bedrooms (two with ensuite facilities)
- Two annex bedrooms with ensuite facilities
The finer detail:
- Views over the water
- Extensive, mature and private gardens
- Exceptional accommodation
- Lucrative B&B potential
- Close to Cameron House, Loch Lomond Golf Club and the Carrick Golf & Spa resort
- Near to Helensburgh, Balloch and Dumbarton
- Beautiful décor
- Perfect layout for family living
- Electric gate access
The town is served by three railway stations, Helensburgh Upper on the West Highland Line, Craigendoran, on the North Clyde Line and Helensburgh Central, the terminus of the North Clyde Line. It takes 50 minutes to reach the shops and offices of Glasgow City Centre and another 50 minutes to Edinburgh and the East Coast.
The seafront has an indoor swimming pool, an esplanade walk, a range of shops, cafes and pubs and sailing facilities including a marina in Rhu. The streets are built on a gentle slope rising to the north east, and at the brow of the hill a golf club has views looking south out over the town where numerous other sports are active including football, rugby, cricket, athletics, netball, hockey, curling, bowling, sailing and fishing.
The locality is well served by a number of excellent state primary schools providing the high attainment secondary school, Hermitage Academy, with an annual influx of children eager to learn about well known townspeople such as John Logie Baird, the inventor of television; Henry Bell, who built the first passenger steamship ‘The Comet’ ; architect William Leiper ; actress Deborah Kerr ; poet WH Auden ; writer AJ Cronin ; and Prime Minister Bonar Law amongst many others. Lomond School, an independent, co-educational and boarding school also offers private education in central Helensburgh.