Culgruff Farmhouse is situated within walking distance of Crossmichael which is about 4 miles from Castle Douglas at the southern end of Loch Ken. Crossmichael has a post office/shop, public house, primary school, church and marina, further facilities can …
Culgruff Farmhouse is situated within walking distance of Crossmichael which is about 4 miles from Castle Douglas at the southern end of Loch Ken. Crossmichael has a post office/shop, public house, primary school, church and marina, further facilities can be found in Castle Douglas.
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, health services including a cottage hospital, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market, and golf course. Dumfries which is approximately 20 minutes by car is the principal town in the area, which provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, and the attractive and diverse nature of its countryside. The rugged coastline is dotted with quiet sandy beaches in this tranquil corner of the country. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits such as water skiing, sailing, and fishing. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and Britains First Dark Sky Park, which affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. There are numerous 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, 12 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby. The Solway coast is popular with sailors and Kippford and Kirkcudbright have safe moorings. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local Artists town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year, as well as a programme of festivities over the summer months.
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. The M74 motorway network is 40 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one and half hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in less than two hours.
Culgruff Farmhouse has been renovated throughout by the current owners, modernising this traditional farmhouse whilst retaining many of the original features, resulting in an extremely well presented rural property offering spacious family accommodation. With four en suite bedrooms finished to a
very high standard, the property could equally lend itself to being run as a boutique Bed & Breakfast establishment.
The traditional steading is arranged around a courtyard to the rear and provides excellent equestrian facilities, storage and workshop, whilst a modern agricultural barn has scope for a wide range of uses.
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Conservatory. Hallway. Sitting Room. Living Room. Dining Room. Dining Kitchen. WC. Utility Room
First Floor: Four En Suite Double Bedrooms. Linen/Dressing Room
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
From wrought iron gates, a driveway sweeps up to parking at the front of the house, and continues around to the steading courtyard. Formal garden of lawns, mature trees and shrubs are beautifully maintained either side of the drive, with a feature stone built pond to one side. The 8 acres of grazing land is divided into paddocks and fans out to the side and front.
Heading north on the A713 just south of the village of Crossmichael, take the right hand turn at the RSPB Scotland Dumfries & Galloway Area Office. Continue on this minor road rising uphill for approximately half a mile, then take the next left hand turn opposite a farm yard. Follow this road on past the wooded area for approximately half a mile. Culgruff Farm is on the left. Enter through the double gates.