Grandholm is a traditional, red sandstone house, on the edge of Penpont. The property was built as a manse and is thought to date from 1844. Over the last few years, the house has undergone a programme of modernisation …
Grandholm is a traditional, red sandstone house, on the edge of Penpont. The property was built as a manse and is thought to date from 1844. Over the last few years, the house has undergone a programme of modernisation and refurbishment, including: being fully reroofed, rewired throughout, re-plumbed and a modern heating system installed. Despite the refurbishment, the property retains its period elegance and charm; the rooms are beautifully proportioned, there are some wonderful features including marble fireplaces, ceiling roses, deep cornicing and picture rails.
The accommodation which is over three floors is approached through a porch, in turn this leads into a hall, off which are the drawing room, dining hall, study and kitchen. The principal reception rooms, including the drawing room, dining room and morning room, face south and enjoy views over open countryside and the Scaur Water to the hills. The drawing room and dining room both have marble fireplaces and enjoy a south easterly aspect. The kitchen has a range of fitted wall and floor units, which incorporate a sink, an electric hob with oven below and a 4 oven Aga. A door leads from the kitchen into a breakfast room, which has views over the garden and courtyard. Also from the kitchen, a corridor gives access to a cloakroom, utility room and to the music / games room. This room has a wood burning stove and double doors leading to the garden. There is a connecting door to the garage.
The annexe flat has independent access from the central courtyard to the rear of the house. The principal room is an open plan sitting room/ kitchen. This has been fitted with a wood burning stove. In addition, there is a double bedroom and a wet room. Also accessed off the courtyard is a self contained office with WC off.
The principal bedroom accommodation is arranged over the first and second floors. There are four excellent first floor bedrooms, all with en suite facilities. On the second floor, there are two further bedrooms. These are served by a shower room on the first floor.
Grandholm occupies a wonderful elevated position above the Scaur Water, on the eastern periphery of Penpont
Penpont has a local shop, a garage, and a primary school. Thornhill (2 miles) has a range of shops, a secondary school, medical centre, dental practice, cottage hospital, hotels and a golf course. Drumlanrig Castle, with beautiful garden and grounds, the seat of the Duke of Buccleuch, is only about 3 miles away.
Dumfries, 15 miles to the south, is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further education and University courses, as well as the multi-million pound sports and leisure complex DG One offering a variety of events including; theatre, cultural events, concerts, and conferences.
The local area is well known for its attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There are endless opportunities for hill walking, mountain biking, shooting and fishing, as well as horse riding in the area. There are several golf courses within the immediate area, with championship courses at Southerness on the Solway, and on the Ayrshire coast. Both of the Solway and Ayrshire coasts provide excellent opportunities for sailing and other water sports.
Both Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their International Airports, can be reached in a little over an hour by road and there are mainline railway stations at both Lockerbie and Carlisle, with Dumfries providing services to Glasgow and Carlisle. The M74 can be reached along the A702, giving access to the motorway network across the UK.