Savills | Katrine, Portincaple, Garelochhead, Helensburgh, G84 0EU | Property for sale
2,025 sq ft(188.13 sq m)
Offers over £450,000

KatrinePortincaple, Garelochhead, Helensburgh, G84 0EU

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Set in elevated position in the charming hamlet of Portincaple
  • On the south eastern shore of Loch Long
  • Dating from 2002 and built by the current owners
  • Designed to maximise the incredible scenic position on the coastline
  • Open plan kitchen with integrated oven and hob with central island
  • Wonderful drawing room with vaulted ceiling, expansive windows and balcony
  • Bedrooms located on the lower level
  • Large gardens with ample space and large timber outbuilding

Incredible architect designed family home with superb views over Loch Long.

About this property

  • Katrine was built in 2002 and was the vision of the current architect owners. The design is one that maximises the potential of the plot with the main reception rooms being on the upper levels with magnificent balconies to take full advantage of what is an incredibly scenic position on the coastline.

    The property is of a timber frame construction under a zinc roof (with 80 year guarantee). The design is dominated by natural light from the south-facing position and the accommodation has a very natural flow. On entering the property the eye is immediately drawn through the expansive windows in the drawing room, to the waterside outlook of the property. This view is framed by trees, and the lighthouse in the middle of Loch Long creates a natural centrepoint, with the hills visible beyond. Natural wooden floors and white walls tie in with the cedar-clad exterior and give a modern Scandinavian feel to parts of the house. The open plan kitchen and dining area hold a well appointed kitchen with integrated oven, gas hob and a white themed kitchen with a central island and ample storage under a white composite granite work surface. The main drawing room boasts a superb vaulted ceiling with a wood burning stove and double doors to a balcony with a stunning view over the grounds and across to Loch Long.

    The bedrooms are found on the lower level and are all of generous proportions with an additional family bathroom, while the principal suite benefits from an en suite shower room and dressing room.

    The gardens are left in a fairly natural state to blend in with the setting but provide ample space for barbeques and for children to play.

    There is a large timber outbuilding for house garden machinery or, more likely, the water sports equipment that accompany life in such a beautiful coastal position.

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Local information

  • Katrine is set in an elevated position in the charming hamlet of Portincaple on the south eastern shore of Loch Long where it meets the mouth of Loch Goil. It is set in the hill to take advantage of the wonderful views. Garelochead is the closest village (1.9 miles) and offers a village store, primary school and a train station which gives direct access to Glasgow Queen Street the West Highlands and also the Caledonian Sleeper to London.
  • Helensburgh is 9 miles away. Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Glasgow Queen Street railway line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. The town offers a selection of primary schools, with Hermitage Academy being the local secondary school. Private schooling is catered for by Lomond School which provides facilities for day pupils and boarders alike. Helensburgh offers a wide range of local amenities and good local shopping and numerous civic and leisure services.
  • The property is well situated for golfers with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club. The Glencoe and Nevis Range ski areas are both within approximately an hour and a half's drive and for water sports enthusiasts Loch Long, opening into the Firth of Clyde, provides access to some of Scotland's most testing sailing waters. Rhu Marina, home to many a fine sailing craft, is about 7 miles away, as is the historic Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club, the patron of which is HRH the Princess Royal.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains water
  • Solar panels and air source heat pump.
  • Modular thermostatic control
  • Septic tank and sewage treatment plant.
  • Directions: From Glasgow proceed west on the M8 and cross the Erskine Bridge following signs for Crianlarich (A82). Follow the A82 bypassing Dumbarton and Balloch. After the Arden roundabout take the second left signed Garelochhead and follow the Haul Road (A817) and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the Whistlefield roundabout. Continue before taking a sharp left turn on to Feuins Road and continue on this road down the hill and the road will bend round to the right and then straighten out. Continue on this road and Katrine can be found on the left hand side. The parking to the house is by the roadside and then access to the house itself accessed via a small pedestrian bridge.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold