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Scotsbrig Smallholding

Middlebie, Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG11 3JY

Offers Over £450,000


  • CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY AT 12 NOON **

  • An attractive Category B Listed farmhouse farmhouse (modernised in recent years) with versatile buildings, paddocks and woodland.

  • Derelict barn with planning permission for conversion to residential development.

  • 2.75 acres of grazing. 3.21 acres of woodland

CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 20TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

** CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY AT 12 NOON **

DESCRIPTION
The traditional Category B Listed farmhouse at Scotsbrig has been modernised in recent years and benefits from up to 5 bedrooms and a large living room. One of the …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 20TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

** CLOSING DATE THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY AT 12 NOON **

DESCRIPTION
The traditional Category B Listed farmhouse at Scotsbrig has been modernised in recent years and benefits from up to 5 bedrooms and a large living room. One of the bedrooms is currently used as an office, providing flexible accommodation for working from home or space for guests to stay when visiting. The large kitchen at the front of the property and has an attractive central island unit and modern décor. The utility and shower room on the ground floor have been recently modernised. The upstairs bathroom has also been completely refitted to provide a wet room style shower and separate bath, with the original fire place remaining to provide character. The house benefits from double glazing throughout as well as oil central heating.

Externally, the buildings at Scotsbrig provide great flexibility for a range of uses. They could easily be adapted to meet equestrian needs or alternatively they provide useful storage. One of the old barns, which is currently in a poor state of repair, has planning permission for conversion to a residential dwelling which could provide additional accommodation.

The farmhouse and buildings are surrounded by areas of mature woodland which bound the Middlebie Burn located in a deep gorge to the south and west of the farmhouse. A small gate at the side of the steading leads to the burn, with a foot bridge leading to the neighbouring farm.

Please note: no additional land is available to purchase.

The village of Ecclefechan is known for being the birthplace of writer, philosopher, mathematician and historian, Thomas Carlyle, whose family moved to Scotsbrig in 1826. The farmhouse and traditional buildings are Category B Listed by Historic Environment Scotland (ref: LB16955) due to the Special Interest surrounding Thomas Carlyle. Within the carport the original features of a Border Reivers Tower can still be seen today.

Garden
A large lawn garden lies to the east of the house, offering privacy from the farm steading. There is ample parking in the yard, to the front of the farmhouse for several cars.

Farm Buildings
Scotsbrig has a well-equipped steading, lying predominantly lie to the north of the farmhouse.

SITUATION
Scotsbrig is located in rural Dumfries and Galloway, approximately 10 miles from Gretna Green, on the Scotland/England border. The property lies approximately 76 miles from Edinburgh, 79 miles from Glasgow and only 20 miles from Carlisle.

Dumfries, which is the regions capital, lies 21 miles to the west, and has a broad range of high street shops, supermarkets, and other services. It also hosts the regions principal hospital, as well as multiple higher education facilities, including campuses for University of Glasgow and University of West of Scotland. Lockerbie lies approximately 8 miles to the north and has town amenities, including a supermarket, high school and leisure facilitates. Lockerbie train station has a regular service to Edinburgh, with a journey time of around one hour.

Village amenities can be found in Middlebie, 0.5 miles south, or Ecclefechan a further 2.5 miles south. Between them, they provide local shops, a pub, primary school, church and playground.