About this property
Drum Millig is a splendid B Listed Arts and Crafts villa and a fine example of the work of Alexander Nisbet Paterson. In his early years, A N Paterson was an assistant to J J Burnet, before establishing his own practice in Glasgow in 1891. A Helensburgh resident himself, he created Drum Millig (meaning ‘house on the ridge’) in 1909.
The property has been lovingly upgraded by the present owners, retaining many fine original features but adding their own touch for modern family living. To this end they have incorporated the former garage outbuilding into the house to create a wonderful family kitchen with dining and sitting areas and sliding doors to the paved patio and garden.
The entrance porch leads to the main reception hallway which is L shaped and has wood panelling and an impressive staircase. The panelling incorporates a gas flame effect fire. Off the reception hallway are a cloakroom, sitting room, drawing room, dining room, garden room and games room with stairs leading down to the family kitchen.
The sitting room is a cosy space with bookshelves, inset fire surround and storage cupboards. There are folding doors which open to the drawing room. This is a wonderfully elegant room featuring an arched ceiling, bay window, timber floor and a marble fire surround with an Adam style mantelpiece.
The formal dining room has wood panelling to dado level benefits from a cast iron fireplace, a polished wooden floor, windows and doors to the garden room and a door to the inner hallway to the games room. The garden room, is light and bright room with patio access and Amtico flooring. The games room has a tiled floor and windows to the side plus a utility room off.
The stunning addition created by the present owners is the magnificent kitchen/family room. Stairs from the inner hallway lead to this fabulous family space, with sitting and dining areas and modern fitted kitchen with floor and wall units and central island with breakfast bar. A full wall of glazed sliding doors leads to the paved terrace.
Also off the games room is a rear lobby with a secondary staircase, WC, two further storage cupboards and back door.
The principal staircase from the reception hallway and the upper landing with beautiful leaded glass window.
Access from the main first floor landing are five bedrooms, family bathroom, laundry and two home offices. Two of the bedrooms share an interconnecting shower room. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and a large en suite with free standing bath, and shower with steam facility and power shower with body jet. The family bathroom has a slipper bath with feature mosaic walls with inset lighting.
The connecting east wing has two further bedrooms, another shower room and a walk in store.
Adjacent to the front of the house is a garage block with insulated double garage with two electric up and over doors, power and an inspection pit. Wood store.
- Helensburgh is well placed for commuting to Glasgow with the A814, A82 and M8 allowing a journey time of less than an hour in normal driving conditions. Glasgow Airport is 22 miles distant and offers a variety of regular domestic and international flights.
- Helensburgh Central Station is on the main Glasgow Queen Street line, with Helensburgh Upper Station on the West Highland line. There is a selection of primary schools in the town, with the reputable 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 amenities including good local shopping and numerous civic and leisure facilities.
- The property is well situated for golfers, with easy access to Helensburgh Golf Club, Cardross Golf Club and the world famous Loch Lomond Golf Club and the new Carrick course at Loch Lomond. Cameron House Hotel and leisure club is only a short drive away.
- Helensburgh, considered by many as a gateway to the Highlands, combines both town and country living with Loch Lomond and the Trossachs within easy reach. The Glencoe and Nevis Range ski areas are both within approximately an hour and a half’s drive, while for water sports enthusiasts the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland’s most testing sailing waters. The neighbouring village of Rhu offers a modern marina and is home to the world famous Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club
- Directions: Travelling westbound on the M8 from Glasgow take the cut off for the Erskine Bridge. Cross the bridge and filter left on to the A82, signposted Crianlarich. Follow signs for Loch Lomond. Passing Loch Lomond on the right hand side turn left at the Arden roundabout on to the B831 signposted Helensburgh and continue over the Black Hill. On entering Helensburgh, shortly after passing the reservoir on the right hand side, the gate piers and entrance to Drum Millig will be seen on the left hand side. The name is on the gate pier.
- EPC Rating: D
- Tenure: Freehold
- Council Tax Band: G