An attractive detached 19th century build sitting in about 8.2 acres of ground, including garden, private driveway, woodland and two paddocks. The property was further extended in the mid 1900s and more recently has benefited from UPVC sash and case …
An attractive detached 19th century build sitting in about 8.2 acres of ground, including garden, private driveway, woodland and two paddocks. The property was further extended in the mid 1900s and more recently has benefited from UPVC sash and case style double glazing throughout, Oil fired central heating and the installation of photovoltaic solar panels providing quarterly contributions. The fitting are fairly modern however, Kenmure House would benefit from general repairs and a modernisation programme. The property commands an elevated, private site looking over farmland, and the countryside beyond situated on the edge of the village of New Galloway.
Kenmure House is situated on the edge of Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh New Galloway. New Galloway has two hotels, the popular Smithy Tearoom, community shop, Glenkens medical practice, as well as the popular New Galloway 9 Hole Golf course. The village also boasts the Catstrand visitor centre with café, exhibition space, shop and 90 seater theatre where events run all year round. With Kells Primary School situated in New Galloway and buses provided to Secondary school in St Johns Town of Dalry or Castle Douglas.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas has a good range of shops, supermarkets, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 25 miles distant, offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the newly opened Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, cinema, and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses, and railway station.
The harbour town of Kirkcudbright located 21 miles south, also known as Scotland’s Artists Town, is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market runs throughout the year.
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, 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 provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole course in Castle Douglas as well as several courses within a short driving distance, and the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.
Communications to the area are very good, with a regular daily bus service from the town, and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is about 50 miles distant 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 is 44 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 76 and 110 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 46 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.