This beautiful property was originally built in the 18th century and is steeped in the history of the old Dalgarnock graveyard which is nearby.The architect has managed to preserve the old character and also create a spacious and practical home. The most distinctive feature is the curved slate "winking eyes" above the bay windows
It has been completely refurbished to an exceptionally high standard with all parts of the property being renewed or upgraded to modern standards. The house has been fitted with an air source heat pump providing an efficient underfloor heating and hot water system.
There are thermostatic controls in each room allowing complete temperature control. The house has been completely rewired and re-plumbed and the area immediately surrounding the house has been laid to patio and lawn. The house is double glazed throughout with traditional timber sash and case windows and French doors. The ground floor is fitted with engineered oak flooring to many areas and high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings. All the bedrooms are fitted with high quality carpets.
The nearest village, 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, tennis and squash courts, health centre, pharmacy and a variety of shops. Thornhill has a well regarded primary school as is also home to Wallace Hall Academy recognised nationally as a secondary School of ambition. Further south, the regional capital of Dumfries provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a brand new hospital opening in December 2017. The Crichton Campus houses the southern campuses of both the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland, offering a variety of undergraduate degree courses.
The area offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon and trout fishing on many of the local rivers and lochs. Drumlanrig Castle which dates from the 17th century is located close by. The castle and grounds are open to the public and a host of events are held throughout the year. It has a well-known mountain biking centre, an adventure playground and walks for all abilities. For golfing enthusiasts there are 18 hole golf course in Thornhill, Dumfries, Southerness and the championship courses of the West Coast such as Troon and Turnberry are within driving distance on the Ayrshire coast. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the region, with several riding 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. Loch Ken and Kippford are well known centres for sailing and other water sports. There are many artists with open studios working locally. 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 at Dumfries, with connections to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow. The M74 motorway north or south can be accessed easily by following the A702 Dalveen Pass to junction 13 at Abington about 24 miles distant. International and domestic flights are available from Prestwick Airport 47 miles, Glasgow Airport 67 miles and Edinburgh airport 73 miles distant.