Croys Lodge is a charming traditional Gate Lodge which has been extended in recent years to provide a comfortable three bedroom home. With an extensive open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living area greatly enhancing the accommodation space the property offers, three ...
Croys Lodge is a charming traditional Gate Lodge which has been extended in recent years to provide a comfortable three bedroom home. With an extensive open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living area greatly enhancing the accommodation space the property offers, three double bedrooms (one of which en-suite) modern fitted kitchen with a range of integrated appliances, bathrooms, oil fired central heating, double glazed sash and case style windows to the recent extension and single glazing sash and case style to the original part of the lodge. Croys Lodge provides modern comforts whilst retaining the traditional cottage charm.
The property is situated in a beautiful location in the hamlet of Old Bridge of Urr, near to the River Urr with farmland surrounding. Located at the Southern entrance to the main residence at Croys House, which Croys Lodge would traditionally form part of. The main house is believed to date from 1744 which a subsequent extension in 1871, displaying typical features of the Georgian/Victorian architectural styles.
The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotlands 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, and veterinary services and a livestock market, small theatre, park with boating lake, as well as Castle Douglas golf course. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also known as Scotlands 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. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, bus and rail services, cinema, and the newly built 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 located on the edge of Castle Douglas, and features impressive gardens, visitors centre with restaurant, variety of walks and 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, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park, which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, is also recognised as Britains 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 regions 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 or 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 40 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 97 miles respectively.