Drumbreck offers a residential, lifestyle property with real potential to develop as a B & B/tourist set up. With the original farmhouse offering spacious family accommodation and the annexe accommodation, (converted in 2010 from adjoining farm building) providing additional …
Drumbreck offers a residential, lifestyle property with real potential to develop as a B & B/tourist set up. With the original farmhouse offering spacious family accommodation and the annexe accommodation, (converted in 2010 from adjoining farm building) providing additional living space that could be easily adapted to provide independent living quarters for multi-generational living or earning potential through holiday let/B & B. The property occupies a commanding elevated position with far reaching countryside views. The property comes with about 19 acres of nearby ground and a range of traditional and modern outbuildings.
Purchased in 2007 the current owners have undergone a programme of refurbishment with each first floor bedroom having an en suite added (and each suite independently pumped and supplied), oil central heating installed, property is fully double glazed and some panels replaced during this period. The property has also been re-roofed. In 2010 the annexe accommodation was added to provide three further en suite bedrooms. With such variety of modern/traditional outbuildings there is a large variety of uses for them as they are or potential to develop further, subject to planning.
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, 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 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 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. The property is situated very nearby the Red Kite Feeding station and so, for those keen to view the birds there certainly will be no shortage of opportunity from Drumbreck. 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 or beaches, costal walks, and is also popular with sailors, with both Kippford and Kirkcudbright having safe moorings.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 60 miles, Edinburgh Airport 88 miles and Glasgow airport 87 miles respectively. There are mainline railway stations in Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, and the M74 Motorway network link at Gretna is about 46 miles to the east.