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Nether Monybuie

Corsock, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3DY

Guide Price £300,000


  • A charming traditional small Dumfriesshire farmhouse, 5 miles from Corsock, 7.5 miles from Moniaive.

  • Sitting Room. Kitchen. Pantry. Four Bedrooms (one En-suite). Shower Room.

  • Traditional Steading arranged around a courtyard.

  • Large grazing field, woodland garden and amenity ground.

  • Private Driveway. In all about 15 acres

Nether Monybuie is a charming traditional small Dumfriesshire farmhouse and steading arranged around a central courtyard with around 15 acres of grazing, amenity land and woodland garden. Accessed by its own private driveway, it is secluded with far reaching views ...

Nether Monybuie is a charming traditional small Dumfriesshire farmhouse and steading arranged around a central courtyard with around 15 acres of grazing, amenity land and woodland garden. Accessed by its own private driveway, it is secluded with far reaching views from the land. White painted under a slate roof, the addition of a large triple dormer to the first floor has provided airy and spacious bedroom accommodation. The large dining kitchen runs the depth of the house and has the potential to be the real heart of a family home. Whilst the house would benefit from internal upgrading, it is already well appointed in terms of accommodation with a flexible layout including the former farm office which opens into a store housing the boiler and forming part of the steading. With the correct planning consents obtained, it would be possible to extend the accommodation into part of the steading if desired.

The steading comprises a number of areas including a byre with central channel and stone troughs, and a large workshop with vehicular access doors. The woodland garden to the front of the house has huge potential for landscaping and planting. To the side of the steading is an area of undeveloped amenity ground, which also contains the borehole for the water supply. Again there is potential for landscaping here.

A number of uses could be made of the property as a whole, including keeping rare breed livestock, or equestrian use for a few hardy ponies.

Nether Monybuie is situated in an idyllic rural spot around 5 miles north of Corsock, and around 7.5 miles southwest of Moniaive. Moniaive is a thriving village with a primary school, doctor’s surgery, post office and a well stocked village shop. There are also two hotels, a church, very popular Italian Restaurant and an organic café. The village has a very active community and hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, including a Folk Festival, Bluegrass Festival and Moniaive Gala, a community event held in the 3rd weekend in July every year.

Secondary schooling is available in the market town of Castle Douglas, along with a health centre, veterinary services, dentists, specialist independent shops including butchers and bakers, and supermarkets, restaurants and cafes. Dumfries is the regional capital and provides a wider range of schools, shops, restaurants, retail outlets, sporting facilities, and other services including a large hospital with an Accident & Emergency department and numerous specialist clinics. The Crichton Campus is home to the southern campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, as well as Dumfries and Galloway College.

The South West of Scotland is renowned for its mild climate and long growing season which attracts gardeners from all over the country to this part of Scotland. The area also offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon and sea trout fishing on many of the local rivers as well as trout fishing on the numerous lochs in the area. The championship courses of the West Coast such as Troon and Turnberry are within driving distance on the Ayrshire coast. Loch Ken is a well known centre for sailing and other water sports. There are numerous walks in the area, including The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity.

Nearby forest tracks lead into the Galloway hills offering spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife. Mountain biking is available at Drumlanrig Castle and in the Forests of Ae, Mabie and Dalbeattie, part of the Seven Stanes range. Dumfries is the regional capital and provides a wider range of schools, shops, restaurants, retail outlets, sporting facilities, and other services including a hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, with a large Accident & Emergency department and specialist clinics. The Crichton Campus is home to the southern campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, as well as Dumfries and Galloway College.

The mainline railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie provide good links to the north and south. Prestwick Airport, with its links to the rest of the UK and mainland Europe, is 47 miles distance. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are around two hours’ drive each. The M74 links to the wider motorway network north and south.