Craigmount is a delightful semi-detached Victorian villa in an elevated position with a good sized garden and wonderful views across Sandyhills bay to the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian coastline with the peaks of the Lake District beyond. There is …
Craigmount is a delightful semi-detached Victorian villa in an elevated position with a good sized garden and wonderful views across Sandyhills bay to the Solway Firth and the Cumbrian coastline with the peaks of the Lake District beyond. There is oil fired central heating and a multi-fuel stove providing additional warmth when needed. The house retains many of its original features such as the pitch pine staircase and door surrounds, window surrounds, cornicing and fireplaces.
Ideal for family living, with four good sized bedrooms, there is a good sized garden with double garage and greenhouse, along with a most useful games room or garden room. Sandyhills beach is a few minutes’ walk from the gates.
Sandyhills is renowned for its wide sandy beach and wonderful views across the Solway to the Cumbrian coastline and peaks of the Lake District beyond. Nearby Colvend village has a shop and café/restaurant, as well as a village school. A wider range of shops, services including doctors’ surgery, dentist, banks, post office and small supermarkets, as well as both primary and secondary schools, is available in Dalbeattie, some 8 miles away. The regional capital of Dumfries, 18 miles east, provides a wide range of national ‘high street’ shops, large supermarkets, a major hospital and university campuses.
The area offers wonderful sporting and recreational opportunities and is well known for its mild climate and long growing season. There are numerous lochs and rivers locally providing entertaining fishing as well as salmon and sea trout fishing on some of Dumfriesshire’s larger rivers such as the Nith and Annan. Colvend golf course is situated just on the edge of Sandyhills, whilst the championship course of Southerness is only a few miles east. There is also a local 9 hole par 3 golf course at Craigieknowes, useful for improving the short game, or just starting out. The area is also perfect for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as mountain biking in the nearby forest parks forming part of the nationally renowned Seven Stanes routes. It is also an idyllic location for walkers with numerous coastal walks, and hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and Forest.
Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74 motorway network can be reached in about 45 minutes by road. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 1.5 hours drive north, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in less than 2 hours.