Abbey House has six bedrooms,  three reception rooms, an attractive dining kitchen and a wealth of ancillary accommodation including laundry room, various store rooms, larder, family bathroom, ground floor WC, a dressing room that could be used as a home office/hobby room, en-suite shower room and dressing room to the master bedroom.

Sheena Ramsay of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a beautiful traditional property that has been lovingly refurbished by the current owners. The gardens are equally appealing, with their lawns, flowering borders, mature trees and the beautiful walled garden.

“The setting of this property is what makes it unique  – surrounded by tranquil countryside, about ten minutes from a lovely sandy beach at Stairhaven and overlooking the remains of Glenluce Abbey, dating back to the 13th century. It is a superb location which will appeal to a wide range of purchasers.”

Abbey House, recently refurbished throughout, has a wealth of original features including attractive sash windows, an elegant spindle staircase, and fireplaces in several rooms. The extensive accommodation spreads over three floors. The property would be equally suitable as a family home or could be used as a boutique Bed & Breakfast, if desired, and subject to planning consent.

The plot extends to 0.84 acres and the grounds include a courtyard adjacent to the house, beautiful mature gardens and extensive gravel parking areas and driveway.

The walled garden is beautifully laid out, with a central lawn and flowering borders. There is also a productive vegetable garden, where the raised beds have been designed to be reachable from paths intertwining the rectangular layout. There is a small potting shed, greenhouse, log store, and a number of cold frames.

Also in the grounds is a useful  brick-built workshop with power, shelved storage and workbenches.

Despite the tranquillity of the surroundings the nearest village, Glenluce, is just over a mile away, while the town of Stranraer, with a wider range of amenities, is nine miles away, and Newton Stewart is 17 miles. The ferry port of Cairnryan, with services to Northern Ireland, is 13 miles. The beach at Stairhaven is just over four miles from the house while Sandhead Beach, with its miles of golden sand, is also just 15 minutes away.

Abbey House, Glenluce, Dumfries and Galloway, is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £580,000.