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Bombie Glen Smallholding

Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG6 4QD


  • 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms

  • Excellent outbuildings with development potential

  • Studio & gallery space

  • Woodland

  • Grazing

  • Acreage In all about 87.39 acres (35.36 hectares)

Bombie Glen is a very attractive smallholding. The house is a delightful dwelling, with good sized
accommodation suitable for family life. There is a welcoming farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
and dining space, as well as a more functional back …

Bombie Glen is a very attractive smallholding. The house is a delightful dwelling, with good sized
accommodation suitable for family life. There is a welcoming farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn
and dining space, as well as a more functional back kitchen, giving huge scope for entertaining
and family events. The sitting room with an open fire, opens into the sun lounge, which has
stunning views of the garden and land. A separate formal dining room completes the reception
accommodation and is perfect for cosy dinner parties and Christmases. Upstairs are three good
sized bedrooms, two of which are en suite, as well as a main bathroom and useful study, which
could potentially be a fourth bedroom.
Outside, the outbuildings sit perfectly placed to lend themselves to development, subject to
obtaining all necessary consents. There is already a studio and gallery space contained in the
largest, which could either continue as it stands or would make an ideal apartment for elderly
relatives or to run as a holiday let. Equally, they could be used to support a small livestock operation.
The byre is home to what was the first mechanical milking parlour in the area back in the day


Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Entrance Hallway. Cloakroom. Sitting Room. Sun Lounge. Dining Room. Back Kitchen. Family Kitchen. Boot Room. Utility Room.

First Floor: Landing. Bedroom 1 with en suite. Bedroom2 with en suite and dressing room. Back Landing. Bedroom 3. Study/Bedroom 4. Family Bathroom.

From the minor public road leading from Kirkcudbright to Dundrennan, stone gate piers welcome you in to Bombie Glen. From here, the driveway meanders down through woodland and leads to you past much of the land towards the house and steading. Ample parking is available behind the house and up behind the byres. The enclosed front garden is a haven of mature plants, trees and shrubs arranged around areas of lawn and patio. To the rear, further areas of grass and mature shrubs, trees and an apple orchard which are accessed by a picturesque bridge spanning the Buckland Burn which weaves its way through the garden and on through the land. The garden and grounds abound with wildlife. Otters have been seen here enjoying the water and feeding, as well as kingfishers. Dragonflies hover contentedly in summer and endearing dippers busy themselves in the burn, which is also home to a number of fish. In the woodland which runs along the glen beside the driveway, buzzards nest, and deer enjoy shelter.

The land extends to approximately 87 acres and is predominantly grade 5(1) and 5(2) according to the James Hutton Institute, suitable for permanent and rough grazing, and slopes towards the burn. Around 12.2 acres (4.94) acres is broadleaved woodland, with the woodland to the east of the farmhouse being classified as Ancient Woodland. Interestingly, the field behind the woodland just on the border with Bombie Farm, is the site of the ancient Bombie Castle, formerly the residence of the McClellands of Bombie in the 13th-16th centuries.

Most of the outbuildings are of traditional stone construction, white painted, under slate roofs. There is a tin shed and a dutch barn in addition to the traditional buildings.

Bombie Glen sits in rolling countryside just over 2 miles from Kirkcudbright. Kirkcudbright is famous as Scotland’s Artists’ Town and its well-known connections to The Glasgow Boys. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, parish church, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, bank, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary school. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Food Town’. The regional capital of Dumfries 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 railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie, 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 58 miles drive to the north. Both Glasgow (104 miles) and Edinburgh (105 miles) with their international airports are around two hours drive. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stena Link from Cairnryan around 51 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.