Cove Castle

Shore Road, Cove, Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute, G84 0NN

Offers Over £1,175,000

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • 4 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • B listed castle built in 1867
  • Designed by architect James Sellars
  • Views of Loch Long and Strone Point
  • Extensively landscaped gardens
  • Flexible accommodation across four levels
  • Remains of boat house and slip way to access Loch Long
  • Approximately 5 acres of land

GENERALCove Castle is situated in the attractive coastal village of Cove which lies on the Rosneath Peninsula which is bound by Loch Long to the west and Gare Loch to the east. The settlement of Cove contains a small village shop/Cafe, and is also home to the renowned Cove Sailing Club. The village of Kilcreggan which adjoins Cove to the south offers a local pub, health centre, garage and coffee shop. Local primary schooling is found in Kilcreggan Primary School with a new senior school, Hermitage Academy in Helensburgh situated 16 miles to the east. The leading co-educational boarding school Lomond School is also found in Helensburgh.The naval ports of Faslane and Coulport are located within 10 miles of the property and are accessed by a frequent bus service. There is a regular ferry service to Gourock from Kilcreggan which interlinks with train and bus services to and from Glasgow with services to Edinburgh. There are rail links to Glasgow and further afield from Helensburgh, Gourock and Garelochhead, which is on the scenic West Coast Mainline with services to Oban, Fort William and London Euston (Caledonian Sleeper).The Rosneath Peninsula offers a wide range of outdoor activities to accompany the stunning views, mountains and sea lochs. Cove Sailing Club runs weekly races and competitions throughout the summer season. Loch Lomond Golf Club, which is one of the finest private Members clubs in the world is only a short 30 minute drive from the Castle. There is also an 18 hole golf course found in Helensburgh and three further courses in Gourock and Greenock. The Peaton Hill Community Nature Reserve is popular for its boardwalk paths and wildlife and is situated only 4 miles to the north of Cove.The scenic Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park contains the Arrochar ‘Alps’ situated at the top of Loch Long which provides a range of munros and hills for all walking abilities. There is also a plethora of recreation and leisure opportunities, including a wide range of water sports found at Loch Lomond only 30 miles to the east.DESCRIPTIONCove Castle is a unique and truly spectacular, B listed Scots Baronial style home situated in the small coastal settlement of Cove overlooking Loch Long to the west.The Castle has been extensively upgraded to meet the requirements of modern living with a new heating system, double glazing in most areas and a roof that can confidently cope with the famous Scottish weather.The property is approached through private gates and via a private drive which leads from the public road, terminating in a sweep to the front of the house. It is believed that the Castle was bought by James Hannay in 1883 who claimed to be the first person to artificially create the industrial diamond, unfortunately this is still a debate had by current scientists.The property contains many traditional features attributed to this period style property including large spacious rooms with high ceilings, stained glass windows, grand main staircase with two secondary spiral staircases leading to the turret and level that would have been used by servants.There is a spacious drawing room with a solid wood burning stove. There is a large dining room on the first floor, which overlooks the front lawn and Loch Long. The kitchen has been modernised but in a traditional style with fitted cupboards, appliances, cooker and impressive wood burning stove..Across the first, second and third floors are the reception rooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms all featuring period details and can be access by the main stair case or the tower stairs.The accommodation extends to around 4700 square feet overall.METHOD OF SALECove Castle is offered for sale as a whole.Contents, including many Arts and Crafts antiques, may be available by separate negotiation.COVE CASTLECove Castle is a traditional stone built castle under a slated roof enjoying a south/west aspect. The accommodation over four floors comprises:Ground Floor:Entrance hall, breakfasting kitchen, bar, lounge, cloakroom, WCFirst Floor:Drawing room, dining room, bedroom 4/snooker room, WCSecond Floor:Main bedroom, dressing room/bedroom 2, bedroom 3, shower roomThird Floor:Bedroom 5, bedroom 6, bedroom 7, bathroom, studyThe garden surrounds the property on all sides and stretches to approx. 7 acres, including the foreshore across the width of the gardens. The extensive garden is bound by a stone boundary wall, and access is via private gates. A mix of mature woodland, laid to lawn, hidden passages and a cave surround Cove Castle offering an enchanted garden to explore.