A large detached stone built house mostly two storeys but partly three storeys in height with large attached two storey coach house to the rear. The building has a castle type turret and a permanently fitted flagpole The original dwelling house is estimated to date from 1860 or thereby having been substantially extended circa 1879. Ground Floor: Open Vestibule, Closed Entrance Vestibule, Hallway, Lounge, Games Room (Sitting Room), Cloakroom, Inner Hallway, Gym (Morning Room), Breakfasting Kitchen, Rear Vestibule, Toilet Apartment, Dining Room. First Floor: Five Bedrooms, Dressing Room, Two Bathrooms, En-suite Bathroom, Toilet Apartment. Second Floor: Study/Bedroom 6, Library/Bedroom 7. The chimney heads are of grey sandstone masonry construction incorporating stone copings and clay chimney pots, flashings being formed in lead. Gutters are carried in a mixture of cast iron ogee and half round section fittings, The roof is of complex multi-pitch design being timber framed, boarded and slate clad incorporating a flat felt roofed sun terrace accessed from the second floor landing at the three-storey tower. Flashings, sloping and horizontal valleys are finished mainly in lead, but partly in mineral felt. There is a slated turret style roof at the stair projection leading to the tower/second floor accommodation. There is a flat lead roof over the enclosed and open entrance vestibule areas. There is an original glass cupola above the main staircase. The windows are timber framed, single glazed of traditional double hung sash and case style, all with aluminium framed secondary glazing to the inner face. Entrance doors are of timber construction, with timber framed single glazed French doors providing additional access from the lounge to the front garden. There are traditional timber outriggers and facing timbers at the eaves and verge detailing at roof level. Outbuildings consist of a large two-storey former coach house of stone and slate construction, comprising former washhouse, carriage house and stabling at ground floor level with former servants' accommodation and hayloft at first floor level. There is a stone, lean-to style store attached to the east elevation of the coach house, the coach house being linked to the main building by a substantial stone and slate store The property is set within substantial garden grounds, which we would estimate, extend to approximately 1.5 acres, approximately two thirds of which is level in nature and laid over to lawn, shrubbery and mature trees, with a large, slabbed patio/terrace area to the rear. Right by the side of the terrace there is a beautiful little waterfall that can be quite strong during the rainy season. A gravel driveway provides ample off-street parking. The rear portion of the garden is sloping in nature containing a number of large mature trees and shrubbery. Boundaries are defined by traditional stone walling. The property is situated within the village of Cove, within an established residential area developed predominantly with substantial detached house types, enjoying attractive outlooks to the south west over the Firth of Clyde. The property is conveniently located for a limited range of local facilities available in Cove and Kilcreggan village centres, with a large array of amenities in nearby Helensburgh which is circa 15 minutes away. Helensburgh is served by three railway stations, Helensburgh Upper on the West Highland Line, Craigendoran, on the North Clyde Line and Helensburgh Central, the terminus of the North Clyde Line. It takes 50 minutes to reach the shops and offices of Glasgow City Centre and another 50 minutes to Edinburgh and the East Coast. The seafront has an indoor swimming pool, an esplanade walk, a range of shops, cafes and pubs as well as sailing facilities including a marina in Rhu. The streets are built on a gentle slope rising to the north east, and at the brow of the hill a golf club has views looking south out over the town where numerous other sports are active including football, rugby, cricket, athletics, netball, hockey, curling, bowling, sailing and fishing. The locality is well served by a number of excellent state primary schools providing the high attainment secondary school, Hermitage Academy, with an annual influx of children eager to learn about well-known townspeople such as John Logie Baird, the inventor of television; Henry Bell, who built the first passenger steamship ‘The Comet’ ; architect William Leiper ; actress Deborah Kerr ; poet WH Auden ; writer AJ Cronin ; and Prime Minister Bonar Law amongst many others. Lomond School, an independent, co-educational and boarding school also offers private education in central Helensburgh. More pictures possible on request.