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Edinburgh Road, Dumfries, DG1 1JY


  • Rarely available 1930's villa

  • Many original features including elegant woodwork

  • Excellent location within Dumfries

  • Close to transport links

  • Close to golf course

  • 6 bedrooms

  • 3 reception rooms

  • Large garden

Woodford sits elevated well back from the road in its own extensive mature grounds on Dumfries’s elegant Edinburgh Road. Just minutes from the A75 bypass and only 18 miles from the A74(M) at Moffat. Bannatynes Health Club and Dumfries …

Woodford sits elevated well back from the road in its own extensive mature grounds on Dumfries’s elegant Edinburgh Road. Just minutes from the A75 bypass and only 18 miles from the A74(M) at Moffat. Bannatynes Health Club and Dumfries & County Golf Club are only a few minutes’ walk each, and the town centre is reachable in around 20 minutes on foot, or 5 minutes by car. There are local and national bus services stopping on Edinburgh Road. Dumfries train station is around 10 minutes’ walk from the house.

Dumfries has much to offer with a good range of amenities including high street shops, retail parks, supermarkets, primary and secondary schools, a large hospital which is less than ten minutes by car, parks and leisure facilities, several golf clubs, cricket club, rugby club, and the famous Queen of the South football club. The Crichton Campus, is home to Dumfries & Galloway College and the southern campuses of the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland. The railway station connects with Glasgow in the north and Carlisle in the south, with onward connections to London. A mainline station is also available at Lockerbie, around 12 miles north east, with connections to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. Domestic and international flights are available from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, both reachable by car in around 2 hours

The South West of Scotland is renowned for its mild climate and long growing season which attracts gardeners from all over the country to this part of Scotland. The area also offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon and sea trout fishing on many of the local rivers as well as trout fishing on the numerous lochs in the area. Drumlanrig Castle and grounds offers a superb selection of cycling tracks and woodland walks. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the region, with several schools, and livery facilities throughout. For nature lovers, there is the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust at Caerlaverock near Dumfries, as well as an abundance of countryside and walks where many native species can be seen. Mountain biking is well catered for in the regions Seven Stanes forest ranges, and these forests also have designated walks for all abilities, the two nearest being Ae and Mabie.

Woodford is a gracious villa built around 1935/6. The current sellers are only the third set of owners of the property, and as such this sale represents a rare opportunity to purchase one of the most outstanding houses in Dumfries. The property is ideal for family life, parties and entertaining guests, and has the space to allow working from home with ease.

Beautiful wood panelling in the entrance vestibule welcomes you into a large hallway from which the elegant and spacious reception rooms can be reached. There is tasteful parquet flooring in both the hall and the sitting room. The stunning wood panelling also features in the bay windows of the sitting room and living room. A large cloakroom provides ample storage for both family and guest’s coats and has a separate WC. An inviting kitchen leads through to a back hall with large storage cupboards and on to the large utility room and further WC.

Upstairs the five principal bedrooms include a large master bedroom with en suite shower room, and an elegant bay windowed front bedroom. The bay windows of these two bedrooms have the same beautiful panelling found in the main reception rooms. The bathroom is fitted with the immaculately preserved original 1930’s Art Deco style bath, taps, towel rail and tiles. An attic provides a sixth bedroom, attic storage and loft access.

Two boilers provide ample heating and hot water when the house is full of family and guests, backed up by the solar panels on the roof, for which there are RHI payments still ongoing.


Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Hallway. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Living Room. Cloakroom & WC. Kitchen. Utility Room. Further WC. Storage.

First Floor: Spacious Landing. Five Bedrooms inc Master Bedroom with en suite Shower Room. Family Bathroom. WC.

Attic Floor: Attic Bedroom/Bedroom 6. Attic Storage Room. Loft Space.

The current owners are building a house in part of the grounds. This will create a small section of shared driveway.
From Edinburgh Road, the tarmac driveway leads up through the side of the garden and loops right around the house. A large carport sits at the back of the house with parking for several cars. The extensive front garden lawn sweeps up towards sandstone steps and low wall in front of the house, surrounded by beds of mature shrubs and trees.

Tucked away to the side is a lovely patio, ideal for outdoor entertaining or to just sit peacefully enjoying the garden. To the rear there is a drying green, garden shed and a pond, and an area of fruit bushes and further shrubs.