The Old School House, Muirlands, Arden, Alexandria, G83 8RQ











The Old School House is a charming and characterful home positioned close to Balloch and Helensburgh. The Old School House has been significantly extended since 1996 by the previous owner with the original building dating back to 1880. Built predominantly in stone with a slate roof The Old School House offers flexible accommodation which retains much of its original charm, yet its interiors are remarkably contemporary in their decoration.


The property offers 3 very comfortable public rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, ample garden grounds with decking and parking, with a stone-built bothy currently used for storage. Subject to the relevant consents from the National Park Authority, it may offer potential to create holiday letting accommodation or a home office.


Accommodation Comprises


Ground Floor

Vestibule, Reception Hallway, Drawing Room, Family Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen,


Bedroom 5/Dressing Room, Study, Family Bathroom, Family Shower Room, Utility Room.


First Floor

Main Stair – 3 x Bedrooms, Family Bathroom.


Second Stair – Master Bedroom. 



Ample Off Street Parking, Garden Grounds Front and Rear, Stone Built Outbuilding/Bothy,


Wooden Garden Shed.


Helensburgh 5 miles


Balloch 5 miles


Glasgow 28 miles


(all distances are approximate).



The Old School House is situated in a stunning position within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. The National Park offers some of the UK’s most spectacular scenery and is a haven for sports enthusiasts with hill walking, climbing and mountaineering all on the doorstep. Loch Lomond, which is about half a mile away offers an array of water sports including sailing, wind surfing, water skiing and various golfing options at courses such as The Carrick at Cameron House or Loch Lomond Golf Club.

About 5 miles south west of The Old School House is the nearby town of Helensburgh. Helensburgh offers a wide range of professional services, amenities and medical services. Helensburgh also provides schooling for all ages and excellent local and national shopping facilities. Both Helensburgh and Balloch offer a regular train service into the heart of Glasgow making the property a viable commuting option. Otherwise Glasgow city centre is only about 45 mins away by car (28 miles). Glasgow Airport (a 30 minute drive) also provides regular domestic and international flights to a wide variety of destinations.


General Remarks



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Useful Links

Lomond School - www.lomondschool.com

Hermitage Primary School - www.hermitageprimaryschool.org

Hermitage Secondary School - http://www.hermitageacademy.argyll-bute.sch.uk

Luss Primary School - http://www.luss.argyll-bute.sch.uk

National Park Info - https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org

Cameron House - https://www.cameronhouse.co.uk

Loch Lomond Golf Club - https://www.lochlomond.com

Helensburgh Train Station - www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/hlc




Fixtures and Fittings

Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price.

Listing and Conservation

The Old School House is not listed, nor within a conservation area. The property is however within the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park.


Agents Note

It is understood that planning permission is being sought for a single storey dwelling situated between The Old School House and the former School (now a family home) in the hamlet.


Oil fired central heating.

Mains electricity and water.

Drainage to a private septic tank

Broadband services are available

Council Tax

Band G

Energy Efficiency Rating

Band E (Rating 48)

Local Authority

Argyll & Bute Council
Telephone: 01546 605 522


Paton & Co. Telephone

01896 809200

Internet Web Site

This property and other properties offered by Paton & Co can be viewed on the following websites:

www.patonandco.com, www.rightmove.co.uk, www.zoopla.co.uk, www.onthemarket.com, www.s1homes.com, www.boomin.com, www.primelocation.com, www.thelondonbroker.com



Proof and Source of Funds / Anti Money Laundering Under the HMRC Anti Money Laundering legislation all offers to purchase a property on a cash basis or subject to mortgage require evidence of source of funds. This may include evidence of bank statements/funding source, mortgage or confirmation from a solicitor the purchaser has the funds to conclude the transaction. All individuals involved in the transaction are required to produce proof of identity and proof of address. This is acceptable either as original or certified documents.


The property is sold with all faults and defects, whether of condition or otherwise and neither the seller nor Paton & Co, the selling agent, are responsible for such faults and defects, nor for any statement contained in the particulars of the property prepared by the said agent.

The Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to acknowledge that he/she has not entered into contact in reliance on the said statements, that he/she has satisfied themself as to the content of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the seller or the said agents in relation to or in connection with the property.

Any error, omission or mis-statement in any of the said statements shall not entitle the purchaser(s) to rescind or to be discharged from this contract, nor entitle either party to compensation or damages nor in any circumstances to give either party any cause for action.

Important Notice

Paton & Co, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:

They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.

Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. Paton & Co have not tested any services, equipment, or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.

All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations, and wayleaves including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes whether contained in the title deeds or informally constituted and whether or not referred to above.

These particulars and plan are believed to be correct, but they are in no way guaranteed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale or entitle any party to compensation nor in any circumstances give grounds for action at law.

Paton & Co UK Ltd does not accept responsibility for any expenses incurred by prospective purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Photographs taken in March 2021. Particulars prepared in March 2021.