Lochside of Fell sits in open farmland adjacent to Milton Loch above the village of Crocketford. It is almost equi-distant between the market town of Castle Douglas, and the regional capital Dumfries. Crocketford has a village shop and a …
Lochside of Fell sits in open farmland adjacent to Milton Loch above the village of Crocketford. It is almost equi-distant between the market town of Castle Douglas, and the regional capital Dumfries. Crocketford has a village shop and a small hotel. Castle Douglas is a popular shopping destination boasting many individual shops and businesses as well as being designated Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town. Primary and secondary schooling is available here, as well as a livestock market, supermarkets, a health centre, and small hospital. Dumfries has a broad range of services and amenities including large supermarkets, retail parks, high street shops, a major hospital and the Crichton Campus, which is home to the regional campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland. The region is well known for its outdoor sporting pursuits with excellent fishing on lochs, rivers and sea, as well as good hillwalking routes, mountain bike trails and equestrian facilities. There are mainline railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie, whilst the M74 motorway can be reached at Gretna, Lockerbie and Moffat. The airports at Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in around 2 hours.
Lochside of Fell is a spacious contemporary architect designed 5 bedroom house set in generous garden grounds. Outwith the garden ground, there are three large paddocks and a pond, supported by a small range of outbuildings. The main reception rooms are open plan and flooded with light from the patio doors and stunning cathedral windows. The kitchen and family room lead off from the main hallway and create the heart of family life. There is a good balance of bedroom accommodation on both the ground floor and first floor, catering for all sorts of family needs, and there is an en-suite bedroom on each floor. There is a most useful study area built in to the landing on the first floor, complemented by the mezzanine. Extensive storage is available in the eaves.
The outbuildings sit a little way to the south west of the house and comprise a mix of modern and traditional. The paddocks are situated on both sides of the track. The property would be suitable for keeping small numbers of livestock or for horses. Lochside of Fell is an ideal rural home with plenty of room for a growing family and all their interests.
Ground Floor: Entrance lobby. Hallway. Dining Area. Sitting Room. Kitchen with Family Room. Utility Room. Cloakroom. En Suite Bedroom. Two further bedrooms. Family Bathroom.
First Floor: Large landing with built in study area. Mezzanine. En Suite Bedroom. Further Bedroom.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a superb patio which wraps around one and a half sides of the house providing a wonderful area for outdoor entertaining and summer parties. There is ample parking in the gravel courtyard for a number of vehicles. A vegetable garden has been laid out adjacent to the outbuildings.
The land is predominantly grade 5(1) with some 4(1), according to the James Hutton Institute, and is arranged in paddocks either side of the track.
Hay barn. Pole Shed. Modern Multi-Purpose Shed. Derelict Barn
ACCESS & RIGHT OF WAY
Access to the property is by private track leading from the minor public road. The property has a right of access over the track and maintenance is shared with the neighbouring farmer.
There is an adopted right of way through the grounds for pedestrian access only over an old drovers road. The Community Council agreed with the current owners to stop using it around 8 years ago. It is now overgrown with vegetation.