Meadowbank occupies an attractive south facing site with far reaching views over the countryside towards Loch Ken and beyond. Meadowbank is a substantial Georgian C Listed family home dating from around 1820 with many period features remaining throughout the …
Meadowbank occupies an attractive south facing site with far reaching views over the countryside towards Loch Ken and beyond. Meadowbank is a substantial Georgian C Listed family home dating from around 1820 with many period features remaining throughout the property including Georgian sash style windows, cornicing, ceiling rose, panelled working shutters and feature circular windows. The property benefits from well-proportioned rooms throughout with the principal reception rooms on the ground floor providing beautiful, bright space for entertaining and bringing the family together. With accommodation spread over lower ground, ground, first and attic floors the property offers hugely generous yet flexible accommodation space.
Meadowbank Cottage has been fully renovated in the last 3 years and provides modern Open Plan kitchen/living/dining space with two bedrooms and a modern fitted bathroom. The lodge, together with the garage to the other side of the drive have a striking curved feature end wall. Meadowbank Cottage offers the buyer additional accommodation space for close proximity multi-generational living or the opportunity for earning potential through renting out of the lodge on a residential or holiday let basis.
The grounds extend to over 3 acres and include an attractive walled garden (providing mature planted flower beds, fruit trees and vegetable plots), pond, areas of lawn/mature planting and extensive woodland garden. The property further benefits from an extensive basement workshop space together with storage rooms, traditional outbuildings backing on to the Eastern wall of the walled garden, garage and two large log stores. The driveway to the property which has recently been resurfaced splits and provides access to the extensive parking area to the front of the property and access to the rear outbuildings, workshop and grounds beyond.
Meadowbank House is situated on the edge of Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh New Galloway. New Galloway has two hotels, the popular Smithy Tearoom, community shop, Glenkens medical practice, as well as a popular 9 Hole Golf course. The village also boasts the Catstrand visitor centre with café, exhibition space, shop and 90 seater theatre where events run all year round. Kells Primary School is situated in New Galloway and buses provided to Secondary school in St Johns Town of Dalry or Castle Douglas.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas has a good range of shops, supermarkets, and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 25 miles distant, offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses.
Communications to the area are very good, with a daily bus service from New Galloway and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is about 50 miles distant 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 is 41 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 77 and 105 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 46 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.