Strahanna is a traditional cottage which has been extended and improved over the years to provide an excellent family sized home. It sits in a stunning location on a quiet no-through road, surrounded by beautiful moorland and bounded by the …
Strahanna is a traditional cottage which has been extended and improved over the years to provide an excellent family sized home. It sits in a stunning location on a quiet no-through road, surrounded by beautiful moorland and bounded by the Water of Ken. The accommodation is laid out in such a way that one wing can become separate two bedroom accommodation, which has been used by the current owners for paying guests, or equally the property can be used as a four bedroom home. There are two good reception rooms and a superb dining kitchen with linked office space and utility/laundry room. In addition, there is a detached one bedroom log cabin in the grounds which the current owners use for holiday letting. The house is fitted with commercial grade fire and smoke alarms systems, along with emergency lighting, and has solar panels as well as a dedicated solar screen which heats the hot water. This means the house is efficient and ready to be used commercially if desired.
The grounds extend to around 5 acres and have a formal area of garden bounded by stone dyke, as well as extensive planting of fir laid out in neat areas with attractive grass avenues between. The Water of Ken runs past the east to south east boundary. A large workshop and garage with additional log store has been built adjacent to the house, as well as a good sized dog kennel with run.
The property sits amongst the moorlands above St Johns Town of Dalry and Carsphairn. Carsphairn is a quiet village with an active community with services including a village shop and cafe, heritage centre, church and primary school. To the south, St Johns Town of Dalry has two hotels, garage, shop with post office, primary school, and secondary school. A broader range of shops and services is available in Castle Douglas and the regional capital of Dumfries.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There are good hill walking opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and Britains First Dark Sky Park, which affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits such as water skiing, sailing, and fishing.
Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports can be reached in around two hours.