1 Muirdrochwood sits in a secluded location nestled in amongst forestry. There is another dwelling house at Muirdrochwood, and the properties are link-detached, with quite separate outlooks. Opportunities to live in such locations are rare and Muirdrochwood has the added benefit of 28 acres of land, and the potential to build ancillary accommodation if the currently lapsed planning was re-applied for.
Carsphairn has a village shop, café, church and a Heritage Centre. St John's Town of Dalry provides two small Hotels, a Bank, village shop, church, garage, and both primary and secondary schools. There is a good range of individual shops and services in Castle Douglas, known as the region's Food Town, and a broader range of high street shops, larger supermarkets, retail parks, large hospital and university campuses in Dumfries.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes, as well the Seven Stanes forest mountain bike trails. The nearest of these is Dalbeattie Forest with its extensive network of specialist cycle paths, bridal ways and footpaths. There are varied sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the championship course at Southerness, and several other courses nearby, including the 9 hole courses at Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, and New Galloway. The Galloway Forest Park, which is home to the Dark Skies Park, the first such designated outside of the USA providing spectacular night skies which are visible both here and in the Park. A few miles away lies Loch Ken, which has a popular sailing centre with a number of water sports and activities. The Solway coast is also popular with sailors, with both Kippford and Kirkcudbright having safe moorings. The National Trust for Scotland has a wonderful garden and house at Threave Estate, which provides training for a number of horticulture students each year, with a modern Visitor Centre providing an excellent café and shop. Every year Dumfries & Galloway hosts the Spring Fling, Scotland's premier Arts & Crafts open studio event, when numerous local artists open up their studios and galleries to the public. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local Artists' Town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
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. The M74 motorway network can be reached in about an hour and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about 32 miles North. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are 86 and 68 miles respectively.