Nursery House sits in the heart of the small Dumfriesshire village of Dornock. Famous for the Battle of Dornock in the Scottish Wars of Independence in 1333, Dornock is situated about two miles east of Annan and 16 miles …
Nursery House sits in the heart of the small Dumfriesshire village of Dornock. Famous for the Battle of Dornock in the Scottish Wars of Independence in 1333, Dornock is situated about two miles east of Annan and 16 miles from the city of Carlisle. A range of shops, schools and services are available in Annan and Gretna, around 6 miles east. Dumfries is the regional capital around 19 miles west and has a wide range of high street shops, college and university campuses, and a large hospital. All the usual city amenities are available in Carlisle, including rail links to the south and London. Annan and Gretna have train stations, connecting with Dumfries and on to Glasgow, and south to Carlisle. The M74 and M6 are available at Gretna giving fast routes north and south, meaning Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle and Manchester are within easy reach.
Nursery House is an elegant residence built around 1892, with the current owners having added the single storey kitchen, utility and double garage extension in 1995, as well as the Amdega conservatory in 2002. Sitting in mature gardens in the heart of the village, the house is an ideal family home. 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms including the conservatory give ample scope for a growing family and entertaining guests. The large kitchen with Aga and spacious dining end is the heart of the home. A cosy family snug is located close by and has been created in what was the original kitchen, and features a large inglenook which now houses a woodburning stove. The elegant sitting room, which also features a woodburning stove, leads through to the large conservatory. A separate dining room provides more formal dining and has a connecting door to the dining end of the kitchen. Four spacious first floor bedrooms are supplemented by two attic floor bedrooms. The master bedroom is en-suite, and there is a family bathroom off the landing. A shower room is located off the utility room on the ground floor.
Ground Floor: Entrance Porch. Hall. Sitting Room. Conservatory. Dining Room. Snug. Rear Hall. Kitchen. Utility Room. Shower Room. Integral Double Garage.
First Floor: Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room. 3 Further Double Bedrooms. Family Bathroom.
Attic Floor: 2 Bedrooms. Store Room
Sandstone gate piers with timber gate lead to a large gravel sweep with parking for several vehicles which leads around to the rear and double garage area. The garden is laid to lawns, with numerous colourful herbaceous borders, mature shrubs, trees, and a fish pond. There is a vegetable garden with fruit cage, and a timber shed. A dog enclosure/cage sits adjacent to the garage side.
A stone built outbuilding of traditional construction with corrugated metal roofing is used as a garden store and log store. Measuring 6.75m x 3.40m, it has the potential for a number of uses. To the far end of this sits a Hartley Botanics greenhouse.