Shamba sits in an elevated position towards the very eastern edge of Twynholm, and has far reaching views across lush green countryside towards Screel and Bengairn. From ornate wrought iron gates hung on stone gate piers with Victorian style lamps, …
Shamba sits in an elevated position towards the very eastern edge of Twynholm, and has far reaching views across lush green countryside towards Screel and Bengairn. From ornate wrought iron gates hung on stone gate piers with Victorian style lamps, a tarmac driveway sweeps up through the grounds to the house and garage, ending in a large parking area. The house is generously proportioned and has been extended to include a light and airy dining room which links to the kitchen and the cosy family snug. A double sided log burning stove sits between the snug and dining room, and overall this side of the house lends itself beautifully to relaxed family living. An elegant sitting room provides a more formal reception space, and upstairs there are four double bedrooms with an en suite bathroom plus family shower room. The quality of finish throughout the house is very high, with original features retained where possible, such as cornicing and ceiling roses, the internal doors on the ground floor have been replaced by beautiful walnut doors in the traditional style, and a bespoke kitchen with stunning Aga and top quality appliances has been installed. The excellent ancillary accommodation includes a well-appointed utility room, and cloakroom WC. Outside, the double garage has a one bedroom apartment included, which provides flexible additional accommodation for visitors or family, and the stunning landscaped sunken garden is the perfect place for outdoor entertaining.
The village of Twynholm provides a primary school, village shop, church, garage, village hall, a small hotel and is on major bus routes being immediately accessible to the A75 euro-route. Also to be found at Twynholm is The Cocoa Bean, a tourist attraction chocolate factory with workshops, wedding and conference venues, and both indoor and outdoor children’s play areas.
A wider range of amenities and services are available in the nearby towns of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright, also known as Scotland’s ‘Artists’ Town’ , is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market which runs throughout the year. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, parish church, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, bank, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary school. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful river sidewalks as well as a renowned ‘blue-flag’ marina providing excellent sailing facilities. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops, and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Food Town’. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, cinema, and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses, and railway station.
The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, and affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short driving distance, as well as the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.
Communications to the area are very good, with railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie, allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which around an hour’s drive north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are around two hours’ drive. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stena Link from Cairnryan around 50 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.