Albion House sits on Ernespie Road, the last in a tree-lined street of elegant villas. With attractive and spacious accommodation over three floors including four reception rooms and seven bedrooms, the house is ideal for family life, including multi-generational living.
Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a property with a wealth of advantages that has been thoughtfully upgraded and improved by the current owners to provide absolutely beautiful family accommodation. In particular the dining kitchen with its large terrace is a stunning addition to make the most of the lovely garden and the setting. All the rooms in the house are spacious and this is probably the largest house for sale in Castle Douglas.
“Currently the house operates as a successful holiday let, which may be an interesting option for the purchaser. On top of all that, there is the potential to use part of the grounds as a building plot and create an entirely separate four-bedroom house, subject to planning permission. The potential on offer at Albion House is second to none.”
The current owners have created a wonderful open-plan kitchen and dining area with fitted cabinetry and built-in appliances including a wine cooler and American-style fridge freezer. Patio doors lead out to a wraparound raised terrace with glass balustrade providing the perfect place for summer parties.
Generous reception rooms with high ceilings offer plenty of scope for formal and informal entertaining. Seven bedrooms over the first and second floors mean there is no shortage of space for a large family plus overnight guests. The property is currently run as a successful holiday let business.
The accommodation includes, on the ground floor: entrance vestibule, hallway, sitting room, living room, dining room (currently used as a playroom), dining kitchen, utility room, shower room. On the first floor are two en-suite bedrooms, two further bedrooms and family bathroom. The second floor has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Wrought-iron gates lead from Ernespie Road to a generous gravel sweep to the front and side of the house. To the rear and eastern side, the large garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a number of mature trees and shrubs. A brick outbuilding provides useful storage and has conversion potential for either residential or workspace use, and there are two garden sheds. A second entrance at the eastern end of the grounds leads to the area designated as a potential building plot.
The current owners have taken pre-planning advice from Dumfries & Galloway Council which indicates that they would consider permission for a four bedroom, two-storey house to be built, subject to the normal planning application process.
Castle Douglas is a bustling market town, designated as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town due to the number of independent food and drink producers in the area. A popular tourist destination, the town has primary and secondary schools, numerous cafes, restaurants and bars and a vibrant main street, King Street, which is home to independent retailers including award winning butcher shops, gift shops and furnishings stores.
Albion House is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £690,000.