GrennanRockcliffe, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG5 4QF
Offers Over £645,000
- 3 reception rooms. 6 bedrooms
- Stunning views of beach and estuary
- Large mature sloping garden
- Large attic with potential to create further accommodation
- Within catchment of Colvend Village Primary School
SITUATION Grennan sits elevated above the beach in a quiet residential lane in the sought after coastal village of Rockcliffe. Rockcliffe is a popular holiday and summer destination, with a quaint waterfront of detached properties, many of which are the original Victorian villas built to enjoy the benefits of the mild climate and sea swimming. Today, Rockcliffe beach is still popular with swimmers and holiday makers alike. Much of the land surrounding the village is in the care of The National Trust for Scotland, and is very picturesque. Mote of Mark is the site of a 5th & 6th century fort, and there are stunning views from the top. There are walks from Rockcliffe along the coastal path to Sandyhills, as well as a woodland walk over to the neighbouring village of Kippford. Shops, schools, and services are available in Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, with a broader range available in Dumfries, the regional capital some 20 miles east. A small shop is situated in nearby Colvend, and there are two pubs in Kippford, where there is also a yacht club and moorings.There are mainline train stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie, with access to the motorway network at Moffat (M74), Lockerbie (M74) and Gretna (M6). Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are both around 2 hours’ drive away.DESCRIPTION Grennan is a detached villa originally built in the 1930’s, which was bought and completely re-designed internally in the early 1980’s by the current owners following a fire which destroyed all but the outside walls. The result is a wonderfully spacious home with plenty of bedrooms for family and visitors alike. The welcoming sitting room has a bay window and patio doors which make the most of the breath-taking views across the Urr Estuary towards Rough Island, which can be reached on foot at low tide. The dining room continues on through from here via double doors and the whole space makes an excellent entertaining suite, particularly in the summer months when the patio can be utilised as well.A generous kitchen features a living room/family room to one end, with a log burning stove, making it ideal for winter nights. Off the kitchen is a large utility room/boot room and store, perfect for shedding sandy shoes and wet gear after a morning on the beach.The bedroom accommodation is mainly on the ground floor with 3 of the 5 bedrooms having Estuary views, including the master bedroom with its lovely bay window and extensive built in wardrobes. Bedroom5 can also serve as a study and is situated just off the main entrance hall. A shower room and a bathroom complete the ground floor offering. The attic floor is reached by a staircase rising from the main entrance hall, and it is here that the 6th bedroom is located. Of generous size, it offers a multitude of uses including hobby room, workspace, teen pad or simply a bedroom away from the hubbub of family life below. Across the landing is the very large floored attic, with a window to the far end. With the appropriate planning consents, this could be converted into further bedroom or living accommodation, and again, the potential uses are varied.The house sits in generous sloping grounds which abound with colourful planting and numerous specimen trees and shrubs, as well as parking for several cars.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Porch. Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Study/Bedroom 5. Shower Room. Kitchen with Family Room. Utility/Boot Room. Store. Bedroom Hallway. Master Bedroom. 3 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom.Attic Floor: Bedroom 6. Large floored AtticGARDEN From the private lane, a concrete driveway sweeps up through the sloping garden and into a hardcore parking area adjacent to the main entrance porch. To the front, the garden features stunning rocky granite outcrops with much colourful planting surrounding. Immediately adjacent to the sitting room is a delightful stone patio from which to enjoy the wonderful views across the beach and estuary. To the rear and side there is a mix of grassed areas and many mature trees and shrubs including eucalyptus, osmanthus, azeleas, rhododendrons, apple and rowan. There is a flat area towards the top where vegetables can be grown. There are two garages, a tool shed and a wood shed.