A commanding rural property set within its own beautifully landscaped garden grounds extending to about 1 acre. Offering stunning far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Hillhouse provides predominantly one floor living with large Garage, car port, Bedroom/Office and …
A commanding rural property set within its own beautifully landscaped garden grounds extending to about 1 acre. Offering stunning far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Hillhouse provides predominantly one floor living with large Garage, car port, Bedroom/Office and Utility Room on the lower ground level. The property benefits from bright spacious rooms providing extensive accommodation space. A central dining hall provides a hub to the home, adjoining the large modern kitchen with an extensive range of fitted floor and wall units and an integrated Rangemaster Electric Hob/Oven/Grill also providing suitable space for an American Style fridge/freezer. The accommodation provides the perfect balance of sociable entertaining space combined with bedroom en suite facilities, ideal for family living or for hosting visiting family or friends. The property further benefits from a stunning balcony accessed from the living room via sliding doors, a fantastic space to unwind and enjoy the breathtaking views. Oil central heating with AFOS boiler throughout the property with a vented output, with a large wood burning stove in the stunning multi aspect living room together with double glazing throughout provide a warm, inviting home. The grounds have been beautifully landscaped and provide a fully enclosed space with several seating spots to relax and enjoy the surroundings, a patio area of Indian stone a particular highlight. Hillhouse provides an attractive home in appealing rural location.
Bedroom 4/Office/Hobby Room. Shower Room. Utility Room.
Conservatory. Dining Hall. Kitchen/Dining area. Bedroom with Shower Room en suite. Bedroom. W.C. Bedroom with Bathroom en suite. Living Room opening to terrace.
Car Port – 6.8m x 6.1 (at widest)
Garage – 7m x 5.4m
Accessed via an electronically controlled wooden gate at the entrance with driveway splitting accessing property from the upper level, with turning area, or to the front of the property and accessing both car port and double garage. Adjacent to the garage is an enclosed vegetable plot with greenhouse. The remaining grounds are predominantly laid to lawn but complimented with mature planted rockery flower/shrub beds aesthetically pleasing all year round but with an ease of maintenance in mind, considering the sizable garden grounds. Extending to about 1 acre in all.
Hillhouse sits in an attractive elevated site a short distance from the village of Twynholm. Twynholm provides a primary school, village shop, church, garage, village hall, a small hotel and is on major bus routes being immediately accessible to the A75 euro-route. Also to be found at Twynholm is The Cocoa Bean, a tourist attraction chocolate factory with workshops, wedding and conference venues, and both indoor and outdoor children’s play areas.
A wider range of amenities and services are available in the nearby towns of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright, also known as Scotland’s ‘Artists’ Town’, is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, parish church, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, bank, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary school. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Food Town’. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses.
The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, and affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short driving distance, as well as the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.
Communications to the area are very good, with railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie, allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which 58 miles drive to the north. Both Glasgow (104 miles) and Edinburgh (105 miles) with their international airports are around two hours’ drive. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stena Link from Cairnryan around 51 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.