Darleith House

Cardross, G82 5HL
£850,000   Guide price (£850,000 )


Incredible restoration of a 17th century mansion house in 22 acres of parkland with additional cottage.


Darleith House is set in about 28 acres and is positioned on the edge of the conservation village of Cardross near Helensburgh, one of western Scotland's most desirable villages.

Cardross offers good access to Glasgow, with the A814, A82 and the M8 allowing a daily commute by car for many villagers. Cardross Station provides a regular rail service to the city with a scheduled journey time of about 40 minutes. Glasgow Airport is within 20 miles. To the north, the A811 leads to Stirling to join the M9 south to Edinburgh and the A9 north to Perth.

Cardross is a quiet village with a respected primary school, tennis club, bowling club and one of the finest golf courses in west central Scotland. There is also a village store, post office and country pub.

Helensburgh is a larger town offering more extensive services. Named after Lady Helen Sutherland, daughter of the Duke of Sutherland and wife of Sir James Colquhoun of Luss, Helensburgh grew rapidly during Victorian times, with merchants from Glasgow able to access the city via quick rail connections. The birthplace of John Logie Baird, the inventor of television, the town now offers an excellent range of local and specialist shops, as well as supermarkets including a branch of Waitrose. Helensburgh is home to Hermitage Academy while Lomond School provides private schooling for day pupils and boarders.

On the Firth of Clyde, nearby Rhu Marina (6.5 miles) is one of Scotland's most popular marinas with excellent facilities and easy access to some of the world's most testing sailing waters. Loch Lomond is within 10 miles and offers spectacular scenery, pleasant walks, water sports and Loch Lomond Golf Club. Nearby Cameron House Hotel and Spa provides private leisure facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium and marina.

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Further Information

Darleith House is the former seat of the Yuille Family and in its current form is a truly unique residential property. Dating from the 17th century, the original property, a B listed mansion house, was left to ruin until the current owners rescued the property from the Buildings at Risk Register.

As it stands today, Darleith House is a four storey Georgian mansion that has undergone a complete overhaul to create a magnificent family home with the impressive proportions of a period property, with all the comforts of modern technology and superb interior finishes.

The principal reception rooms flow neatly from the central reception hall, and together they create a superb entertaining space. This is no more evident than in the spacious drawing room, with a split level space incorporating a music room with oak flooring, magnificent open fire with sandstone mantle and an integral sound system. The property has the benefit of underfloor heating throughout; every room has been hardwired for internet usage and modern double glazed sash and case sealed window units have been installed.

The kitchen is a magnificent bright room with high ceilings and plain cornicing combined with a modern kitchen featuring a three inch Corian breakfast bar and storage units beneath, an induction hob and pyrolytic oven, as well as an integrated American style double fridge and freezer with ice making facility.

The accommodation includes six bedrooms, three of which have beautiful en suite shower/bathrooms, creating a superb balance of family and guest bedrooms.

The property has so many internal features to admire, from the open galleried landings to the oak floored billiards room. With every room in the property enjoying magnificent views over the surrounding parkland it truly is a special home.

Darleith House

Beyond the principal house there are a number of other elements that add to the inimitable style of Darleith House. Standing pride of place is the striking facade of the original house that adjoins the existing home. Such is the historical importance of this building that during the development of the existing house it was a condition that the pedimented centrepiece with iconic pillars was retained in light of possible future development. This creates a wonderfully dramatic approach to the house and a distinct level of grandeur, unparalleled in the current market place.

The Annexe and Garaging

In addition to the principal property there is an additional two bedroom annexe situated above the triple garage. Each of the two bedrooms benefits from an individual shower room. A spacious vaulted sitting room, dining room and fitted kitchen sits centrally in the layout making ideal guest accommodation. Once again the property enjoys magnificent views across the surrounding land.

Gardens and Grounds

Darleith House is surrounded by 22 acres of beautiful parkland gardens and policies. A winding tarmac drive bisects a copse of trees and then opens out between paddocks and pasture with superb views creating an impressive sense of arrival. The driveway leads to a sweeping courtyard and parking in front of the property under the pillars of the beautiful original building.

Around the property there are areas of formal lawn, colourful raised flower beds and a beautiful burn with elegant falls, natural ponds, but above all complete privacy in every direction. From the elevated points within the grounds there are views as far across as the Firth of Clyde.

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Area Guide

Directions: From Glasgow take the M8 westbound to Junction 30, and follow signs for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left (A82) at Dumbuck, signposted Crianlarich. Proceed along the A82 and turn left in Dumbarton onto the A814 towards Cardross and Helensburgh. Proceed into Cardross and just before exiting the village turn right onto Darleith Road. Continue on this road for approximately 1.5 miles. Darleith House can be found on the right hand side, and is accessed via the long driveway between the wrought iron security gates. There is clear signage attached to the flagstone on the left of the gates.

EPC Rating = D


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Contact Property Agent

Cameron Ewer

Savills Glasgow

163 West George Street



G2 2JJ

+44 (0) 141 222 5875