Kippford is in a beautiful position, nestled between the peaceful shoreline and shingle beach, with the forested Mark Hill behind, known locally as the Muckle.
This part of the Solway Coast is known for its stunning coastal scenery, with ample opportunities for cycling and walking in the Dalbeattie Woods, or along the Jubilee Path to Rockcliffe.
Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Orchardknowes is a superb family home with elegant proportions and its own pool. This is a rare opportunity to buy a house of this scale with plenty of space for entertaining, on the edge of the village of Kippford, surrounded by beautiful coastal and woodland scenery. The separate two-bedroom cottage is ideal for visiting family and friends or could potentially be offered as a holiday let, subject to the necessary consents.”
Orchardknowes has a welcoming open plan kitchen and informal dining room; a utility room, sitting room and a further reception room combining a formal dining area and a drawing room with bay window. The house has six bedrooms, two shower rooms, and a bathroom. The master bedroom also has its own spacious dressing room.
Immediately behind the house is a versatile two bedroom cottage, plus adjoining stores and a garage. There is a biomass boiler and wood pellet store in the former stables. The biomass provides heat and hot water to the house and cottage (and currently provides RHI payments). There is also a small granite gatehouse, currently a useful store.
The southwest facing garden is mainly laid to grass with mature shrubs and trees. A wooden deck overlooks a pond, and there is a patio area to the front of the house. The garden and swimming pool are ideal for summer entertaining, and the views across the estuary and the surrounding countryside add a stunning backdrop. The plot extends to 2.79 acres (1.13 hectares) in all.
Orchardknowes sits facing south west in a commanding position overlooking the Urr Estuary and the open countryside towards Kippford and across to Palnackie.
Kippford is perennially popular, featuring beautiful coastal walks, as well as being convenient for the Dalbeattie Woods. There are two inns, the RYA award-winning Solway Sailing Club, a cafe/gift shop, village hall, RNLI station, 9-hole golf course with tea room, and a pottery. The small village of Colvend, just 2.5 miles along the A710, has the highest-rated primary school along the Solway Coast.
Orchardknowes is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £850,000.