Ardluss, 135 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AS | Property for sale | Savills
4,870 sq ft(452.44 sq m)
Offers over £875,000(€1,036,267)

Ardluss135 Sinclair Street, Helensburgh, G84 9AS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Category B listed William Leiper detached villa.
  • Ardluss sits high above the town in the desirable district of Helensburgh.
  • Principal suite with bathroom and dressing room.
  • Adrluss sits within a 1.3 acre plot with a tennis court and beautiful gardens.
  • Attractive patio providing an ideal spot for outdoor entertaining.


About this property

  • Ardluss is Category B Listed William Leiper detached villa and is a fabulous and impressive home of considerable character. The house dates from around 1900 and offers more than 4870 sqft of accommodation over two levels. It is defined by its wonderful gardens and rich period features.

    Sandstone gateposts lead through wooden gates to a substantial gravelled driveway. An arched front door leads to the broad reception hallway. Off the reception hallway are the drawing room, dining room, kitchen, utility, study, WC and cloakroom.

    The drawing room to the front is magnificent with its bay window with window seat and further windows with open aspects to the front, focal brick fireplace with wood burner and decorative cornice. The formal dining room boasts a beamed ceiling, cornice, splendid original decorative fireplace and windows overlooking the front garden.

    The family kitchen is a fantastic space with a full range of floor and wall units and Belfast sink, two oven scarlet AGA plus separate gas hob and electric oven, windows to the side and rear, central island and plenty of room for a breakfast table. An inner hallway leads to the utility, WC and study. There is a back stairway from this hallway leading to the first floor, north wing. This comprises a bed/sitting. sewing room, with separate shower.

    From the main hallway a broad staircase with ornate handrail and balustrade leads to the first floor, with a large leaded window at the half landing point overlooking the gardens. At the top of the main stairs is a library and off the first floor landing are four bedrooms, the principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing room and three further bedrooms, one with en suite and two served by a separate shower and WC.

    The grounds at Ardluss are of particular note. The substantial plot is around 1.3 acres and has immaculately maintained lawns, with a sweeping driveway leading to the side with parking for several cars. There is a tennis court, beautifully stocked borders and some wonderful trees along with an attractive patio/sitting area which is an ideal spot for outdoor entertaining. Finally there are outbuildings to the side and a garage which can be accessed from Sinclair Street.

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In my opinion Ardluss is one of the most iconic homes in Helensburgh, it sits high on the hill overlooking the town, this is a wonderful family home in fantastic gardens.

Caroleanne GallagherProperty agent

Local information

  • Ardluss sits high above the town in the Upper Helensburgh district and is close to some of Scotland's most architecturally renowned houses including Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House and The White House by Baillie Scott. Helensburgh has phenomenal heritage as the home of John Logie Baird and Henry Bell.
  • 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. If offers excellent amenities including golf, specialist shopping, supermarkets, a newly leisure club/ swimming pool, gym. There are many local primary and secondary schools and 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.
  • There are a number of respected golf courses in the area, including Loch Lomond Golf Course. Other golf courses include Helensburgh, Cardross and Carrick Golf Club and spa. There are a number of clubs and societies in Helensburgh including most sports. Helensburgh is well placed for commuting to Glasgow with the A814, A82 and M8 allowing a journey time of less than an hour in normal driving conditions. Glasgow Airport is around 24 miles distant and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
  • The countryside surrounding Helensburgh is some of Scotland's finest, with Loch Lomond, part of Scotland's first National Park, lying nearby. Helensburgh is situated on the shore of the Gareloch which has earned a worldwide reputation for its challenging sailing. The neighbouring village of Rhu offers a modern marina.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band - H
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: H