Windyhill is a charming traditional farm managers cottage built during the lifetime of Robert Burns in 1790 with much character and period features including a large fireplace in the living room, exposed beams and exposed stone walls. The …
Windyhill is a charming traditional farm manager’s cottage built during the lifetime of Robert Burns in 1790 with much character and period features including a large fireplace in the living room, exposed beams and exposed stone walls. The house has a cosy feel with a combination of open space and smaller snug sitting room. There is a south facing conservatory, kitchen with large walk in pantry and a dining area in the large living/dining room. The house offers a range of potential layout options with space for home office/hobby room with integrated workshop or studio at one end which could be retained or converted into additional accommodation subject to the necessary consents. We understand this workshop has also been used as an artist’s studio and the adjoining games room which has been reroofed in recent years offers the potential for conversion or retained as the existing use of an entertaining space or store. On the first floor are three bedrooms, a large master bedroom and two smaller bedrooms all served by a bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath. There is a guest suite on the ground floor.
A detailed layout can be seen in the floorplan.
Garden & Grounds
Windyhill is approached via a track from the public road which leads up through woodland and the garden to the house with parking and turning area with triple carport. With large garden store and lean-to at the rear as well as a cleverly constructed greenhouse and potting shed to one side. The garden is predominantly woodland with a pretty cottage garden immediately surrounding the house with pond and stream. There are three small lawn areas terraced to the south and west of the house and a patio immediately adjacent to the conservatory.
Ae is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. The village is located on the edge of a 15,000 acres man-made conifer forest, and is approximately 13 miles North of Dumfries. The population is approximately 200, with 50 dwellings. Facilities in the village include a school and community hall. Close to the village is the local area headquarters of Forestry and Land Scotland. They have been instrumental in developing a mountain biking centre, which provides access to cycle trails of various difficulty. To cater for visitors, there is a small café and a bike shop.
There are also plentiful walking trails as well as wildlife, including deer, fox, hare, weasel, woodpigeon, yellowhammer, sparrow hawks, jays, pheasants and red squirrels.
Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides secondary schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. M74 motorway link north and south, can be accessed easily by following the A701 North to Beattock. International and domestic flights are available from Edinburgh (71 miles) and Glasgow (75 miles).