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Ardencaple Farm

Rhu, Helensburgh, Argyll & Bute, G84 8JX

Offers Over £725,000


  • Traditional 4 bedroom detached house with spacious family accommodation over two levels

  • Modern adjoining 2 bedroom flat with scope to expand further

  • An excellent range of buildings to include a modern stable building containing 17 loose boxes

  • Large timber fibre surfaced indoor arena

  • Established livery business with capacity for up to 20 horses overall

  • Situated in a private position but within commuting distance of larger populations

  • Panoramic south facing views over the Clyde Estuary and surrounding countryside

  • Large block of productive ring fenced grassland and amenity woodland

Ardencaple comprises an attractive equestrian unit situated approximately 2 miles to the north west of the town of Helensburgh, some 33 miles to the
north west of Glasgow. The property is situated in a private yet accessible rural location and ...

Ardencaple comprises an attractive equestrian unit situated approximately 2 miles to the north west of the town of Helensburgh, some 33 miles to the
north west of Glasgow. The property is situated in a private yet accessible rural location and benefits from unspoilt views over the Clyde Estuary and
the surrounding countryside.

The nearby town of Helensburgh is only a short drive away and offers a wide range of independent and high street shops, a Waitrose Supermarket, with
good schooling both at primary and secondary level, and Lomond School offering private education. There is also a range of banks, a post office, bars
and restaurants all found within the town. Helensburgh train station provides links to Glasgow and Edinburgh and even a sleeper service to London.

This part of Argyll and Bute combines stunning scenery with surprising accessibility with Glasgow being about 40 minutes drive along the M8 and A82. Glasgow Airport is about 24 miles away offering domestic and international flights. The area is well suited for a range of outdoor pursuits with many sports and recreational clubs in and around Helensburgh and Rhu and excellent yachting facilities available at the marina in Rhu and at the highly regarded Holy Loch Sailing Club.

The area offers many opportunities for field sports with fly fishing available on the region’s prolific lochs and rivers, as well as superb sea fishing. The
surrounding hills and glens are famed for their beautiful scenery, with the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park nearby offering hill walking, pony trekking, and other popular outdoor activities. The area has a wealth of historical and cultural places of interest including many fine gardens and
castles.

Ardencaple Farm has been the home, heart and hub for the Paul family over the past 20 years. The property is currently run as a family livery yard
benefitting from extensive off-road hacking, purpose-built indoor stables and the luxury of an indoor arena. The farm has very close links to nearby settlements and the property is situated on the outskirts of Helensburgh, only a few minutes drive from the town centre and around 40 minutes from Glasgow. The current owners have established a reputation for providing high quality horse care throughout the years with more than 100 horses
having been stabled at Ardencaple Farm.

The family commenced a breeding programme during their ownership of Ardencaple, which had always been their dream, to produce talented sports
horses. As a result the family have competed to a high level in all spheres including national PC Championships in Dressage, Eventing and Show
Jumping, also competing at the Royal Highland Show and Horse of The Year Show, with the pinnacle of being selected for the British Show Jumping Young Riders Team at the Horse of the Year show and the Young Riders GB Team.

Ardencaple extends in total to approximately 18.80 Ha (46.45 Acres) and provides an attractive smallholding situated in a very private yet
accessible location within Argyll and Bute. The property is centred on an attractive traditional farmhouse with adjoining modern 2 bedroom annexe. Ardencaple House sits in an elevated position and provides spacious family accommodation over two levels. Plans have been drawn up with a view to extending the existing accommodation further, or there is the option of using the adjoining annex which is currently split by a dividing door but could easily be incorporated to form a single dwelling.

There is a good range of modern and traditional outbuildings which present an excellent opportunity to continue with the existing equestrian use or
to convert to other business and amenity purposes, subject to necessary planning consents. The buildings are currently utilised for equestrian
purposes and a successful livery business. There is an extensive area of hacking available through the adjacent woods to the north of the property.