Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “The setting of this house is second to none, with its privacy, wonderful views, and in the village of Rockcliffe, a highly sought-after location. The house has been lovingly maintained and offers a wealth of entertaining spaces as well as a good number of bedrooms for family and visitors. There is also the potential to convert part of the attic into additional accommodation if desired, and subject to planning consent.
“In all this is a superb property to enjoy the beauty of the Solway Firth.”
On the ground floor the accommodation includes three reception rooms. The master bedroom, dining room and sitting room all have wonderful sea views and the sitting room in particular has a bay window to make the most of the breathtaking vista across the Urr Estuary, and doors out to the patio for summer entertaining.
The generous and well-appointed kitchen features a living room/family room to one end, with a log burning stove, making it ideal for winter nights. Off the kitchen is a large utility room/boot room and store, perfect for shedding sandy shoes and wet gear after a morning on the beach. There is also a shower room and family bathroom.
The bedrooms are mainly on the ground floor with three of the five bedrooms having sea views, including the master bedroom with its lovely bay window and built in wardrobes. Bedroom five could also be used as a study. A shower room and a bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.
The attic floor has a generously sized sixth bedroom, offering a multitude of uses including hobby room, workspace, teenagers’ pad or simply a bedroom away from the hubbub of family life below. Across the landing is the very large floored attic, with a window to the far end. With the appropriate planning consents, this could be converted into further bedroom or living accommodation, and again, the potential uses are varied.
The house is accessed from a private lane, with the driveway sweeping up through the sloping grounds which abound with colourful planting and numerous specimen trees and shrubs, as well as a parking area for several cars.
To the front, the garden features granite outcrops with colourful planting surrounding. Immediately adjacent to the sitting room is a delightful stone patio from which to enjoy the wonderful views across the beach and estuary. To the rear and side there is a mix of grassed areas and many mature trees and shrubs including eucalyptus, osmanthus, azeleas, rhododendrons, apple and rowan. The flat area towards the top of the garden is currently used for growing vegetables.
There are two garages, a tool shed and a wood shed.
Rockcliffe is a popular holiday and summer destination, with many original Victorian villas lining the seafront. Much of the land surrounding the village is in the care of The National Trust for Scotland. Mote of Mark is the site of a 5th century fort, and there are stunning views from the top.
There are walks from Rockcliffe along the coastal path to Sandyhills, as well as a woodland walk over to the neighbouring village of Kippford.
Rough Island, a bird sanctuary in the Solway Firth, can be reached on foot at low tide from Rockcliffe beach.
Grennan is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £645,000.