Glenbank is a contemporary build one and a half storey house set in generous grounds within the hamlet of Glenmidge. It has flexible accommodation which would suit family life or to have resident elderly relatives with their own living space. …
Glenbank is a contemporary build one and a half storey house set in generous grounds within the hamlet of Glenmidge. It has flexible accommodation which would suit family life or to have resident elderly relatives with their own living space. Equally, the house would suit someone working from home, with generous bedroom accommodation which could easily provide office space either on the ground floor, or by use of the landing and spare room on the first floor. There is plentiful storage with numerous cupboards, a pantry cupboard, and a large eaves storage area, and each room has been thoughtfully designed with plenty of power points. The attractive interior woodwork is all of Douglas Fir, stained and varnished. There is double glazing throughout and the house has been beautifully fitted out with modern bathrooms, kitchen and utility room, plus fitted bedroom furniture by Strachan in the Master Bedroom and Dressing Room, meaning Glenbank truly is in ‘walk in’ condition.
The extensive garden ground provides several areas for outside entertaining, but is easily maintained with a lawn, rockery and paved areas. A large tarmac parking area leads from the wrought iron entrance gates and sweeps to the double garage, and will easily accommodate several vehicles. From the garden, there are lovely views of the hamlet, the glen and the surrounding hills.
Located just seven miles from Thornhill and four miles from Dunscore, with the regional capital of Dumfries around twelve miles south. Glenmidge is a peaceful haven, with a handful of individually built properties. For the fit and active, Auldgirth is walkable, and has a welcoming Inn for food and accommodation. The house makes an ideal base for field sports, with several estates nearby offering regular sporting days.
Thornhill is an attractive and bustling village, well known for its individual shops and boutiques. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the village provides a wide range of amenities including hotels, tea-rooms, bank, library, community centre, health centre, pharmacy and a variety of shops. The area also benefits from Wallace Hall Academy, recognised nationally as a school of ambition, and a well-regarded primary school. A school bus service is available a few hundred yards away at the top of the road.
Dunscore is a small village, with a primary school which is a feeder school for Wallace Hall Academy, and a modern health centre which opened in 2015 and includes a dispensary.
Dumfries is a thriving town and provides a wider 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 accessed by following the A702 Dalveen Pass to junction 13 at Abington and from there it is around an hour to Glasgow, and about an hour and fifteen minutes to Edinburgh. International and domestic flights are available from Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, all accessible within about an hour and a half by car.
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, there is an 18-hole golf course, tennis and squash courts and extensive hill walking 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.