The Brae is one of the finest properties in Castle Douglas dating from 1811. The property has been meticulously maintained during its current ownership and this sale represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to secure one of the town's finest old houses. The house retains many original features including Regency architrave and cornicing. Along with working shutters, large sash and case windows, fireplaces, high ceilings and a sweeping staircase. The garden presents an excellent opportunity for the keen gardener. The property is located within a private residential setting, within walking distance of the town and local amenities, yet sustains a rural feel.
The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotland's Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods, and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, cottage hospital, health services, veterinary services and a park with a boating lake. The nearby harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also known as Scotland's Artists Town, and similarly to Castle Douglas is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a varying range of festivities and events. The Fullarton Theatre, which hosts films and events, is within walking distance of the property.
Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, bus and rail services, cinema, and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The Crichton Campus is home to the Dumfries campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. Threave Estate is conveniently located on the edge of town, and features impressive gardens, a visitor centre with restaurant, variety of walks and a Nature Reserve. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes. The Galloway Forest Park, which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, is also recognised as Britain's First Dark Sky Park, affording astronomers some phenomenal views of the night skies. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region's numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, and there are several other courses nearby including Castle Douglas and Kirkcudbright. The Solway coast has a variety of beaches and is also popular with sailors, with both Kippford and Kirkcudbright having safe moorings.
Communications to the area are very good. There are main line railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south, London can be reached by train in around 4 hours. The M74 motorway network is 43 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 56 miles and both Glasgow and Edinburgh international airports 89 miles and 99 miles respectively.