The B-listed property offers four well-appointed and elegant reception rooms on the ground floor, with a wealth of period features, ideal for entertaining, as well as five spacious bedrooms on the first floor and nine acres of landscaped grounds.

Aaron Edgar of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Whitehills House is a property of distinction and represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest country houses in the region.

“The terrace and gardens at Whitehills are absolutely beautiful and the idyllic setting, with mature trees all around, is second to none.  Despite the tranquillity and privacy, the property is only one and a half miles from Newton Stewart, offering the best of both worlds.”

Of particular note, the drawing room is a fine entertaining space with a feature bay window to the front overlooking the stunning terrace and garden. The garden room offers a peaceful spot to relax and also opens directly to the front terrace. The library has an ornate multi fuel stove.

The spacious dining kitchen has an electric Aga, a range of fitted cabinets and additional oven. Also on the ground floor is a butler’s pantry, dining room, walk-in larder, utility room and hobby room.

Upstairs there are five spacious bedrooms, including a beautiful master suite with dressing room and en-suite bathroom. The second bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom and there is a family bathroom and a further WC on the first floor.

Extending to over nine acres, the garden and grounds at Whitehills are the perfect setting for the house, with wooded areas, lawns and a range of flowering shrubs and specimen trees providing privacy. Meandering paths are set out through the garden and woodland. The expansive south facing terrace with stone balustrade is elevated above the garden and provides a wonderful space to enjoy the view and to entertain family and friends.

A tennis court with a perimeter fence and useful outbuildings including a garage with workshop, garden store and a timber framed greenhouse complete the offering.

Whitehills is situated in a peaceful woodland location, yet just 1.4 miles from Newton Stewart, known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, which has a good range of shops and services.

The area is well known for outdoor pursuits with the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails nearby.

Wigtown, about eight miles from Whitehills hosts the annual Wigtown Book Festival and is home to many bookshops and cafes. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan.

Whitehills is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £980,000.