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Quarrelwood

Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG1 1TE

Offers Over £750,000


  • 3.98 acres (1.61 hectares)

  • 3 reception rooms 4 bedrooms

  • Octagonal former chapel now utilised as a grand drawing room

  • Detached garage with log store and insulated wine cellar/store

  • Paddock

  • Extensive mature gardens

  • Rural location

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 19TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

*****CLOSING DATE SET*****
Formal offers to be submited to Galbraith by 12pm 19th January 2022

DESCRIPTION

Quarrelwood has an extensive historical background. There was a hamlet here in the 17th Century with a population of around 200-300, a smithy, a …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 19TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

*****CLOSING DATE SET*****
Formal offers to be submited to Galbraith by 12pm 19th January 2022

DESCRIPTION

Quarrelwood has an extensive historical background. There was a hamlet here in the 17th Century with a population of around 200-300, a smithy, a joiners shop and a “small house of entertainment”. The place became a sacred spot for Covenanters and after many years of open air worshipping, this well-hidden site was chosen for their church in 1798. Quarrelwood was then used as a place of worship until around 1825. During World War 2 a hand laundry was run beside the ruined walls of the chapel. In 1969 the manse and chapel were rebuilt as a family home.

The present owners acquired the property in 2009 and have continued to make significant improvements whilst retaining and highlighting original features. These include the panelled front door with ogee-glazed fan light in an arched moulded central doorway, a mixture of Venetian windows in outer bays and sashes with 12-plane glazing to the first floor. The former chapel is now a magnificent drawing room featuring a bespoke floor to ceiling bookcase, a multi fuel stove, three tall round-headed windows and solid oak flooring. The original manse now offers a dining room, sitting room with multi fuel stove, stone stair case to the first floor where you will find three double bedrooms, master bed room with en-suite shower and bath, and a family bathroom.

In 2014 Quarrelwood was extended to create a light and spacious open plan kitchen and dining area, and a large utility room. The kitchen and dining area contains an electric Aga, bespoke central kitchen island, with Belfast style double sink and dishwasher, all designed and finished to high standard. The utility room has a further Belfast style single sink, worktops and boiler. Just off the kitchen there is a walk in pantry offering more kitchen units and work surfaces. The garden can be accessed directly from the kitchen via French doors and also from the master bedroom via French doors that open onto a drawbridge.

Overall Quarrelwood is maintained to excellent order throughout and offers a welcoming home with ample room for entertaining family and friends with splendid gardens, ground and far reaching views.

SITUATION

Quarrelwood is situated on an elevated position with spectacular views over the Nith Valley to the west and towards Criffel and the Lake District to the south. The nearest town is the Royal Burgh of Dumfries, historically famous because of its connections with Robert Burns. Dumfries lies 5 miles south of Quarrelwood and has a good range of amenities including high street shops, retail parks, supermarkets, primary and secondary schools, parks and leisure facilities, several golf clubs, cricket club, rugby club, and the famous Queen of the South football club. Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary is 12 minutes away by car. The Crichton Campus is home to Dumfries & Galloway College, the southern campuses of the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland. Dumfries railway station connects with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle. There is also a mainline station at Lockerbie, around 15 miles north east, with connections to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. Domestic and international flights are available from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, both reachable by car in around 2 hours. To the north of Quarrelwood is the picturesque village of Thornhill which offers excellent primary and secondary schooling at Wallace Hall Academy and more locally the village of Duncow has its own primary school.