The Crown & Anchor, formerly the pub serving the village of Dundrennan, is now a lovingly restored family home incorporating a bed and breakfast business and small tearoom.
The property, dating from the mid-1800s, has two reception rooms, seven bedrooms, and a two-bedroom detached annexe, offering great scope for multi-generational living, or as a holiday let or rental accommodation.
Dundrennan is known for the ruins of Dundrennan Abbey – a 12th-century Cistercian monastery where Mary Queen of Scots is said to have spent her last night in Scotland. The site is within 100 yards of the Crown & Anchor.
Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy an idyllic lifestyle in one of the most unspoilt and tranquil areas of Scotland. Not only does the house have good potential to continue to operate as a B & B, there is also the annexe which offers high quality fully refurbished accommodation. There is the potential to take over the running of the established tearoom, if desired. This area is popular with tourists from all over Europe and Kirkcudbright, with a vibrant artists’ community, is just a few miles away. All in all The Crown & Anchor offers a wealth of possibilities.”
The well-presented accommodation, set out over three floors, includes, two reception rooms (one currently used as a tearoom) disabled WC, tearoom kitchen, combined dining/living/kitchen. Two fully en-suite bedrooms, family bathroom. Master bedroom with en-suite WC, two further bedrooms. On the attic floor there are two bedrooms , an office and WC/dressing room.
The annexe has an entrance hallway, open plan living/dining room/kitchen, shower room, main bedroom with en-suite WC and a further bedroom.
Outside there is generous parking for several cars in front of the annexe, and an area with picnic tables for the tea room. There is a small courtyard with lean-to stores and access to the rear garden, mainly laid to grass, with decked area for outside entertaining. Two greenhouses provide sheltered growing for keen gardeners. Timber steps lead up to the garden room which has own deck and wonderful views over the surrounding area. A small wood burning stove allows year-round use of this lovely space.
Kirkcudbright, about 6 miles away, has a good range of amenities including schools, shops, art galleries, and museum. Known as Scotland’s Artists’ Town, Kirkcudbright hosts art exhibitions and festival events, as well as being a vibrant fishing town.
The Crown & Anchor is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £385,000.