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Former Fortified Tower With Vaulted ‘Chapel’ In Nine Acres Of Grounds

Located in beautiful Dumfriesshire, this wonderful country home with equestrian facilities boasts private grounds spanning nine acres in total, including a tennis court, grazing paddocks and woodlands. 

For sale with Galbraith, Broadchapel is a stunning period property with a rich history. It is thought that prior to 1671 it served as a fortified Pele tower, and during the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 a stand of Stuart arms was kept at the property. 

By the 1820s, Broadchapel was in the ownership of a wine merchant who imported wine from Guernsey, storing it in the fascinating ‘chapel’, a vaulted room attached to the main house. 

This former wing of the house is referred to as the ‘chapel’ as an architectural historian believed there was likely to have been a chapel on the site. The property’s name, Broadchapel and an ancient yew tree in the grounds both offer a strong indication of its past. 

Remodelled in 1878 by the noted architect James Barbour, today the property offers comfortable and beautifully renovated family accommodation. Many period features remain throughout including original fireplaces, wooden shutters, service bells and a superb dumb waiter system running between the ground and first floor pantries to serve the dining room. 

Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale said:

The sale of Broadchapel represents a fantastic opportunity for a family to embrace an elegant country lifestyle with a keen interest in horses and ponies for leisure use. It is a truly wonderful six-bedroom country home offering modern living whilst sympathetically retaining the property’s beautiful character and charm. The added interest is the possibility of converting the garage and stables into a three-bedroom dwelling house, which has planning permission in principle.

The property enjoys fantastic countryside views and the extensive grounds include a former walled garden, three paddocks and a tennis court.  There is also a most versatile range of outbuildings included in the sale with stables, a gardener’s shed, kennel, garage, tack room and various store rooms. 

Broadchapel sits just outside the small town of Lochmaben in Dumfriesshire, with excellent transport links. It is located a mere five miles from the M74 motorway and the West coast mainline at Lockerbie providing connections north to Edinburgh and Glasgow, or south to Carlisle, Newcastle, Manchester and London.

Broadchapel, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, is for sale through Galbraith at offers Over £850,000.