The Pend comprises of approximately one quarter of the A listed Terregles Park former stable building. The property was converted in the late 1990's to form four dwelling houses. The Pend is one of the largest and best appointed of the conversions with the benefit of the generous accommodation space and attractive views to the rear. The garden ground provides a patio area for outside entertaining and is relatively easily maintained with a lawn, planted flower beds and Rockery Pond area, (currently empty). A large paved parking area leads from the entrance gates to the double garage, and will easily accommodate several vehicles. From the garden, there are lovely views over the surrounding countryside and towards Dumfries in the distance.
Terregles is an attractive settlement just 2 miles West from Dumfries. Dumfries is a thriving town and provides a wide range of shops including national high street shops, retail parks and large supermarkets. There is a large hospital with numerous departments, outpatient clinics and an A&E. A new state of the art hospital is currently under construction on the western edge of town. The Crichton Campus is home to the southern campuses of both Glasgow University and The University of the West of Scotland. Communications are good with the A75 giving access to Carlisle in the east and to Stranraer in the west. There is a main line railway station with connections to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow. The M74 motorway can be easily accessed either from Moffat or Lockerbie providing excellent links North and South. International and domestic flights are available from Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, 76 and 78 miles distant respectively.
The area is also known for its outdoor pursuits with both fishing and shooting available locally. The River Nith is close by and is well known as a Salmon and Sea Trout river. In addition to this, Dumfries and the surrounding area offers numerous 18-hole golf courses, including the Championship course at Southerness (about 16 miles distant). Tennis and squash courts and extensive hill walking are available throughout the area. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the region, with several schools and livery facilities throughout. For nature lovers, there is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Caerlaverock near Dumfries, as well as an abundance of countryside and walks where many native species can be seen. Mountain biking is well catered for in the region's Seven Stanes forest ranges, and these forests also have designated walks for all abilities.
Dumfries is also the home of Queen of the South Football club, who play in the Scottish Championship. They also have a range of community based events in the area with children's teams from Under 12 and a local woman's team. They run two local sports centres which provide pitch hire for the football enthusiasts.