FANCY owning a Baronial mansion - or at least a part of it? Then our latest Property of the Week could be right up your street.

Laggaray House, on a quiet cul-de-sac just off Pier Road in Rhu, was built in around 1850 for Greenock merchant Robert Kerr, and was converted into four separate large apartments around 50 years ago.

The latest addition to the Helensburgh area's property market is one of the ground floor flats at the front of the building - extending over 1,200 square feet, sharing a beautiful communal courtyard garden, and boasting a range of period features as well as lovely stained glass windows.

Helensburgh Advertiser: There is a wood-burning fireplace in the entrance of the propertyThere is a wood-burning fireplace in the entrance of the property (Image: Clyde Property)

As soon as you enter the building you're transported back in time by the dark wooden features in the entrance hall that lend the property much of its character, and also features a fireplace and a storage cupboard.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The entrance into the home The entrance into the home (Image: Clyde Property)

Within the flat itself, the split-level lounge and dining area is set to the front of the property and features large windows giving the space plenty of natural light.

The living area has parquet flooring and a wood-burning stove set into a lovely timber fire surround.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The living room has floor to ceiling windows giving the space plenty of natural lightThe living room has floor to ceiling windows giving the space plenty of natural light (Image: Clyde Property)

The dining area is adjacent and would be the perfect place to host family and friends all year round.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The area also features a wood-burning stoveThe area also features a wood-burning stove (Image: Clyde Property)

From the lounge/dining room, there is a hallway (with a built-in cupboard) leading to the kitchen. The bright and welcoming kitchen features an extensive range of timber wall and floor-mounted units, an in-built gas hob, an electric oven and a separate grill.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The kitchen is towards the rear of the flatThe kitchen is towards the rear of the flat (Image: Clyde Property)

In this room, there is space for a washing machine and fridge/freezer, good work surface areas and a small breakfast bar arrangement.

Next to the kitchen is the large bathroom which features a modern four-piece suite of a WC< wash hand basin, bath and separate shower.

Helensburgh Advertiser: The modern four-piece bathroomThe modern four-piece bathroom (Image: Clyde Property)

There are two spacious double bedrooms both with built-in wardrobes. These rooms enjoy the view of the private communal gardens. 

Helensburgh Advertiser: One of two of the bedrooms One of two of the bedrooms (Image: Clyde Property)

Further benefits include gas-fired central heating and private parking.

Sold by Mr Kerr after he and his family moved to Edinburgh in 1861, Laggary House - not to be confused with Lagarie, another fine mansion elsewhere in Rhu, also now converted to flats - passed through the hands of numerous owners over the years, including Robert Farquhar Shaw Stewart, a Captain in the Scots Fusilier Guards, arts patron and St Andrew's Ambulance Association chairman Nicol Brown CBE, and widow Amy Barbara Neilson.

By 1971, according to the Helensburgh Heritage Trust, the property was empty, and shortly after that it was bought and converted into new owner John McQuillan, while modern houses were built in the grounds.

The apartment is being marketed by the Helensburgh office of Clyde Property estate agents, who are seeking offers of more than £199,500.

For the full photographic tour and further details, visit the listing at or call Clyde Property in Helensburgh on 01436 647390.