A substantial country house originally dating back to the late 1700s which is now in need of renovation. An attractive location on the edge of the popular town of Castle Douglas with appealing garden and grounds, extending to about 8.2 …
A substantial country house originally dating back to the late 1700s which is now in need of renovation. An attractive location on the edge of the popular town of Castle Douglas with appealing garden and grounds, extending to about 8.2 acres in total including woodland, parkland and paddocks. The property consists of five Bedrooms and three Reception Rooms including an impressive Library, Kitchen/Dining Room with Scullery and Pantry. Some works started on the property over the last few years however it is now in need of full renovation throughout. Upon completion of the required works the property could provide a stunning family home, holiday home or business opportunity.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas is known as Dumfries & Galloways 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, veterinary services and a livestock market, the Fullarton Theatre, park with boating lake, as well as Castle Douglas golf course. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also known as the 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 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.
Surrounding the property there are hundreds of square miles of mountains, forests and lochs. Black grouse, goosander, curlew, oystercatcher and greylag goose all nest in the valley. Resident or visiting birds-of-prey include merlin, kestrel, peregrine, buzzard, hen harrier, red kite, osprey, golden eagle, and barn, brown, and short-eared owls. Red squirrel and roe deer abound in the area. The nearby Galloway Hills provide good hill walking and the Galloway Forest Park is officially designated as a Dark Sky Park, affording astronomers phenomenal views of the stars due to the absence of artificial light. The area also offers numerous opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, including mountain biking on the Seven Stanes routes, and several golf courses are within a short drive including New Galloway, and Gatehouse of Fleet. Equestrian pursuits are well catered for throughout the region, including riding schools and livery facilities, with the nearby Barstobrick Equestrian Centre holding dressage and show jumping competitions throughout the year. There is sailing and sea angling on the Solway as well as other water sports, the areas rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. The Solway coast has a variety of beaches, coastal walks, Kippford and Kirkcudbright both have safe moorings.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 56 miles, Edinburgh Airport 115 miles and Glasgow airport 100 miles distant. There are mainline railway stations in Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, and the M74 Motorway network link at Gretna is about 42 miles to the east.