An attractive 4/5 Bedroom sandstone property with extensive garden grounds and generous family accommodation space. The property is beautifully presented throughout and benefits from oil fired central heating, along with some original features including functioning service bells based in …
An attractive 4/5 Bedroom sandstone property with extensive garden grounds and generous family accommodation space. The property is beautifully presented throughout and benefits from oil fired central heating, along with some original features including functioning service bells based in the Kitchen. The former Coach House currently provides outside storage space with a workshop, garden store and garage. The property is ideally situated within a peaceful rural, edge of village location yet within easy reach of Dumfries and the services that provides.
Kirkton is a small settlement in a peaceful location on the banks of the River Nith. The village itself has a Parish Church, for all other services Dumfries and more specifically Heathhall on the periphery of Dumfries would be nearest.
Dumfries which is approximately 3 miles by car is the principal town in the area, and provides a wide range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, as well as the multi-million pound sports and Leisure complex DG One, which offers a variety of events including; theatre productions, cultural events, concerts, and conferences.
Thornhill (about 12 miles) is an attractive and bustling village, well known for its individual shops and boutiques, tea-rooms, bank, library, community centre, health centre, pharmacy and a variety of shops. The area also benefits from Wallace Hall School recognised nationally as a school of ambition, and a well regarded primary school.
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 productive Salmon and Sea Trout river. For golfing enthusiasts there are golf courses at Dumfries, Thornhill, Powfoot, as well as the championship course at Southerness on the Solway Coast. The Solway Coast offers a diversity of walks, sailing and other water sports. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the area, and with several riding schools providing lessons and livery, along with various annual events such as gymkhanas and the Riding of the Marches in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. 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 regions Seven Stanes forest ranges, including Ae and Mabie close to Dumfries, and some forests also have designated walks for all abilities.
Communications are good with the A75 giving good access to Carlisle in the east and to Stranraer in the west. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries with connections to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow. The M74 motorway can be accessed easily by following the A76 to Thornhill then A702 Dalveen Pass to junction 13 at Abington, or on the A75 to Gretna. International and domestic flights are available from Prestwick (60 miles), Glasgow (82 miles) and Edinburgh airports (81 miles).