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Historic Country House Comes To The Market

Largs House in Twynholm near Kirkcudbright, thought to have been built as the dower house for Queenshill estate, is now on the market through Galbraith. 

This elegant country house, set in four acres of grounds, is mentioned in Maxwell’s Guide Book to the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, 1878, as ‘the mansion of Largs’. 

The current owners have preserved many of the original period features including working shutters, ornate cornices, a glass domed staircase, and numerous fireplaces. 

A most unusual and versatile feature of the house is the ‘Organ Room’ originally built to accommodate a previous owner’s full size pipe organ. The room measures 37 x 24 feet and has great potential for use as a party room, artist’s studio, or perhaps even a self-contained annexe for guests.

Marion Currie who is handling the sale of the property said:

This is a beautiful property in a tranquil rural setting, with a wealth of wonderful spaces for entertaining, replete with period features and charm. The grounds are also lovely, with lawns, a walled garden, mature trees and an area of ancient woodland. In addition there is planning permission in principle for an additional house to be built in the walled garden, which offers an interesting opportunity for the purchaser.

Largs House offers three spacious and tasteful reception rooms all with woodburning stoves, supported by excellent ancillary accommodation including a bright and airy breakfast room, kitchen and large utility room leading down to a useful cellar. A fabulous master suite on the first floor is complemented by four additional bedrooms and a main bathroom. A versatile attic floor, in need of some refurbishment, provides two additional bedrooms, a bathroom, and two further attic rooms.

The grounds at Largs House extend to about four acres, with  lawns interspersed with mature trees offering privacy and shelter, and a separate area of ancient woodland.

Planning permission in principle has been obtained for the erection of a separate residential property within the 0.7 acre walled garden, or equally a keen gardener could restore it to a productive and colourful oasis.

Largs House sits in idyllic rolling countryside less than a mile from the village of Twynholm. Twynholm has a pub, a primary school and a mechanic’s garage. 

A good range of shops, supermarkets schools and services are available in both Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas, 3.5 and 8 miles distant respectively. Kirkcudbright is known as the Artists’ Town with a range of festivities and events throughout the year including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail and Jazz festival.

Largs House is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £600,000.