Stunning detached Victorian Villa set in extensive grounds. Private and secluded, yet still only a few minutes’ drive from Dunoon, ‘Benthead’ is a grand property brimming with character and original features such as high ceilings, ornate cornicing, stained glass, deep skirting boards and fireplaces. Built in 1855, the property sits in approximately one third of an acre of mainly woodland and comprises 5 reception rooms and 4 double bedrooms but also boasts three bath / shower rooms plus a downstairs cloakroom, a study and second kitchen adjacent to the conservatory. In recent years the current vendors have replaced the double glazing and gas central heating boiler. This will undoubtedly appeal to those who admire the quality, style and character of the Victorian era and viewing is a must to appreciate the full beauty and charm associated with such a unique property.
Benthead is set in secluded and private grounds of approximately one third of an acre in the sought after Cromlech Road area of Sandbank. The village, which is approximately three miles along the coast from Dunoon, sits on the banks of the Holy Loch, boasts a marina, sailing club, village shop / post office, two pubs, primary school, bowling club and a children’s play area with basketball / 5-a-side football pitch. The famous Benmore Botanic Garden and Loch Eck are just a couple of miles further north.
In the Dunoon area there are two supermarkets, local shops and hairdressers aplenty, several cafes and restaurants, offering a range to suit all tastes and budgets, plenty of pubs, two leisure centres, numerous golf, bowling and tennis clubs, a two-screen cinema, a local museum and a concert venue. There are also ample churches, medical surgeries, dentists, a hospital and a veterinary practice. In addition, there are two ferry links to Gourock with rail and coach links meaning that Glasgow city centre is little more than an hour away, with Glasgow Airport, Braehead Shopping Centre and Greenock even closer.
Lower Floor – Sitting Room, Family Room, Breakfasting Kitchen, Dining Room, Conservatory, Kitchen 2, Bedroom with En-Suite, Shower Room and Cloakroom
Upper Floor – Three Bedrooms, Study and Bathroom
The pillored and gated driveway off Cromlech Road sweeps down to the front of the house where the grand entrance opens to the welcoming hallway which sets the tone for the rest of the property with the original and ornate features. The ground floor has many different reception rooms including a formal sitting room, family room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room, second kitchen adjacent to the conservatory at the side, shower room and handy cloakroom.
A beautiful staircase with stained glass arch window ascends to the upper hallway and the three upstairs bedrooms, study and family bathroom. The views from the upper floor are beautiful, looking over the garden to Holy Loch and the Kilmun Hills beyond.
The extensive grounds are mainly woodland with interesting walkways throughout and a plethora of trees and bushes offering both colour and character. Seating areas can be found in various sections of the grounds, including a patio to the side which is reached by the kitchen or through the French Doors off the family room.
Sitting Room 5.85m x 4.30m / 19’3” x 14’2”
Family Room 5.30m x 3.60m / 17’5” x 11’10”
Breakfasting Kitchen 4.30m x 3.95m / 14’2” x 13’0”
Dining Room 4.50m x 3.70m / 14’10” x 12’2”
Conservatory 6.00m x 3.00m / 19’9” x 9’11”
Kitchen 2 4.60m x 3.90m / 15’2” x 12’10”
Bedroom 1 4.90m x 4.30m / 16’1” x 14’2”
En-suite 2.10m x 1.20m / 6’11” x 4’0”
Shower Room 2.75m x 2.55m / 9’1” x 8’5”
Cloakroom 1.90m x 1.20m / 6’3” x 4’0”
Bedroom 2 5.35m x 3.70m / 17’7” x 12’2”
Bedroom 3 4.50m x 4.10m / 14’10” x 13’6”
Bedroom 4 3.70m x 3.35m / 12’2” x 11’0”
Study 2.45m x 2.40m / 8’1” x 7’11”
Bathroom 3.60m x 3.25m / 11’10” x 10’8”
All chimneys will require to be checked by a qualified tradesman to determine if they are able to be used.
Gas Central Heating
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Benthead is in Council Tax Band F and the amount payable for 2021/2022 is £2,885.82
A copy of the Home Report is available by contacting Waterside Property Ltd.
Strictly by appointment with Waterside Property Ltd.
Offers are to be submitted in Scottish legal terms to Waterside Property Ltd.
EPC rating: D.