Torwood Cottage, Armadale Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LG | Property for sale | Savills
3,979 sq ft(369.66 sq m)
Offers over £625,000(€740,191)

Torwood CottageArmadale Road, Rhu, Helensburgh, G84 8LG

  • Under offer

Key features

  • B listed detached country house.
  • Views overlooking the Firth of Clyde.
  • Five bedrooms.
  • Mature garden.
  • Located in the friendly conservation village of Rhu.

Picture-perfect detached late Georgian house

About this property

  • Torwood Cottage is a beautiful B listed detached country house built circa 1834 with an additional extension added at a later date. There are open aspects over the delightful gardens and the countryside beyond. In the last 100 years Torwood has only had three owners, with the present owners having been there for 34 years. there are three floors; lower ground, upper ground and first floor.

    The accommodation begins with a stone stairway leading to the entrance vestibule, on the upper ground floor to the reception hallway. To the left is the elegant drawing room with dual aspect full height sash and case windows with window shutters and views over the garden, feature fireplace surround and decorative cornicing. To the right is the formal dining room, which again has windows looking out to the garden, two press cupboards and elaborate ceiling plasterwork. Also on this level is the large and bright principal bedroom with windows on two sides, two further double bedrooms and also two four piece family bathroom with separate walk in showers.

    A staircase from the upper ground floor leads to the lower ground level. There is also a side door with a porch for everyday use. Off the hallway on this level is the breakfasting kitchen, with floor and wall units, cream two oven AGA plus oven and hob, a breakfast bar, space for a dining table and chairs, and windows to the front. A passageway leads from the dining area to the WC and the snug sitting room. The sitting room has a window seat with window overlooking the garden, fireplace and feature cupboard. There is a door from the sitting room, leading to the hallway with study, larder, store room and work room off.

    From the upper ground floor stairs lead up to the first floor accommodation, comprising two further double bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower.

    There are two outbuildings, one a studio and the other a garden store.

    A sweeping driveway leads to the front of Torwood Cottage, with parking for several cars. The immediate grounds surrounding the property are mature, mainly lawned with many shrubs, bushes, trees and plants, with paved patio areas.

    Also there is a wood store, two wooden garden sheds and a greenhouse

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Situated in the popular village of Rhu, Torwood Cottage has been owned by the present owners for over 30 years. With flexible accommodation over three floors and beautifully tended gardens.

Caroleanne GallagherProperty agent

Local information

  • Rhu is a pleasant conservation village on the east side of the Gareloch where many lovely homes and gardens are found along a belt of low shore. Its friendly community is centred around the church, primary school and yachting life, as Rhu is the home of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club and Rhu Marina. There is a variety of sailing on offer on the Firth of Clyde with quick access to the waters of the west coast of Scotland, acclaimed as some of the finest racing and cruising grounds in the country.
  • The neighbouring town of Helensburgh, has been regarded as one of the west of Scotland's most desirable towns for well over a century since wealthy Glasgow merchants first began to build houses here. It offers excellent amenities including a new leisure centre with swimming pool, golf, bowling, sailing, shopping, supermarkets and local schooling. Lomond School provides private schooling for day pupils and boarders. Further private schooling is easily accessible in Glasgow which can be reached by rail with a journey time of around 45 minutes.
  • Torwood Cottage has good access to Glasgow with the A814, A82 and M8 allowing a daily commute by car of under an hour in normal driving conditions. Glasgow Airport is within 25 miles and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
  • Some of Britain's most spectacular scenery is around the Loch Lomond area. The loch is crossed by the Highland boundary fault and the physical characteristics of lowland and highland Scotland can be seen within a few miles of each other. Fronting the loch is the Cameron House Hotel and the Carrick Golf Club which have excellent health club facilities.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G