The property is in a superb location, on the quiet rural lane of Meikle Richorn around two miles from the charming traditional village of Kippford with its marina and sailing club.
Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Meikle Richorn is one of the most desirable residential locations in the region, with great privacy and tranquillity yet close to local amenities in Dalbeattie. Craggie has very spacious, well-presented accommodation including lovely reception rooms offering flexible use. The garden is an absolute delight and the views are second to none.”
The generous accommodation is ideal for family life with five bedrooms and three well-proportioned reception rooms.
The dining kitchen, complete with Aga, is the heart of the home, and there is a separate dining room for more formal occasions, as well as a useful utility room. A large dual aspect sitting room has wonderful views across the garden and beyond. There is also an attractive sun room, providing further reception space, which could be used as a study if preferred. The current owners have glazed in the rear veranda which leads from the dining room, creating a useful garden room/boot room.
The bedrooms are all on the first floor including a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms and family bathroom. One or more of the bedrooms could be used as an office to support working from home. A one-person lift has been installed for the convenience of the current owners.
Solar panels have been installed on the roof facing south, and provide a small annual income.
The garden makes full use of the 1.24 acres and is replete with stunning mature flowering shrubs and specimen trees. A wooded area provides shade and privacy to one side of the driveway at the front, with a striking natural granite outcrop shielding the house from view from the lane. There is a large garage, greenhouse and two sheds. To the rear, lawns, a pond, a summerhouse and large barbeque patio offer excellent outdoor entertaining scope, as well as the terraced patio adjacent to the sun room. A useful vegetable garden is neatly fenced off from the rest of the rear garden. The views across to the Urr Estuary and to the coast are superb.
Kippford, about two miles away, is well known as a yachting destination while Dalbeattie, about three miles away, has a range of shops, schools and services. Castle Douglas, around nine miles northwest of the property has a good range of amenities and schools. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital. Dumfries is also home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well as the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. There are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach.
For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas.
Craggie is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £575,000.