Clunehill is a delightful residence constructed around 20 years ago, and purchased some 14 years ago by the current owner. The property has been maintained to the highest standard with full double glazing and three UPVC entrance doors, oil fired …
Clunehill is a delightful residence constructed around 20 years ago, and purchased some 14 years ago by the current owner. The property has been maintained to the highest standard with full double glazing and three UPVC entrance doors, oil fired central heating coupled with an electric stove in the living room (chimney is temporarily blocked but could be opened up to allow for a wood burning stove to be fitted), all providing efficient comfort. The accommodation would lend itself to both family life, and single or couple occupants with room for guests, offering four bedrooms with two en-suite. The property is accessed by two driveways through timber gates which both provide parking/turning areas. The house is built at the top of the site, making the most of the fantastic views of the Urr Estuary and hills beyond, and large windows to the front bring those views inside, further complimented by the full length raised terrace area, which can be accessed from the living room and porch, providing a stunning al fresco dining area and peaceful spot to absorb the far reaching views.
The garden has several different areas within it, from the extensive area of lawn extending to the front of the property, to the mature planted borders and raised decking and feature rockery to the side of the garage – all beautifully maintained.
Clunehill sits in an extensive elevated site on the edge of the perennially popular coastal village of Kippford. The village is popular with tourists and provides two hotels, the Solway Sailing Club, village hall, golf course with tea room, RNLI, and a gift shop/small delicatessen called The Ark, and a pottery. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, health centre, solicitors, and a park with a boating lake and bandstand. The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town, and has individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services, a thriving livestock market, and nine hole golf course. Dumfries, around 18 miles east, is the regional capital, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary newly opened in January 2018. Dumfries is also home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including nearby Dalbeattie Forest. For the walking enthusiast there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills, where there is a popular beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford itself, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network at Gretna is 42 miles, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 67 miles, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports 98 miles and 115 miles respectively.