CraggieDalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG5 4QT
Offers Over £550,000
- A spacious detached 5 bedroom villa in an exclusive residential lane with outstanding views towards the Urr Estuary.
- 3 reception rooms. Dining Kitchen. Dining Room. 2 Bathrooms. Sun Room.
- Solar Panels. Surronded by a large mature garden. Garage. Greenhouse.
- About 1.24 acres
- Located in close proximity to the coastal village of Kippford.
SITUATION Craggie sits in a stunning rural setting, within a lane of individual dwellings on Meikle Richorn, around 3 miles from Dalbeattie, and around 2 miles from the coastal village of Kippford. The village is well known as a yachting destination. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a small range of shops, schools and services. Castle Douglas, around 9 miles northwest has a good range of individual shops amenities, and schools. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital. Dumfries is also home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. For walking enthusiast there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas. DESCRIPTION Craggie is an attractive detached villa constructed in 1955 and set well back in a large garden of around one and a quarter acres, including a lovely wooded area. The generous accommodation is ideal for family life with 5 bedrooms and well-proportioned reception rooms. The kitchen, complete with Aga, is the heart of the home, and provides a welcoming space for cooking and ‘every day’ eating. A dining room provides space for more formal occasions. A large dual aspect sitting room has wonderful views across the garden and beyond and is ideal for family gatherings and more formal entertaining. A sun room provides further living space or could be utilised as a study. The current owners have glazed in the rear veranda which leads from the dining room, creating a useful garden room/boot room. A one-person lift has been installed in the hallway for the convenience of the current owners, but could easily be removed if not required. The bedroom accommodation is all on the first floor and offers flexible space which can easily be used as a mix of bedrooms and workspaces/offices to support working from home. Solar panels have been installed on the roof facing south, and provide a small annual income.Outside, the garden offers an expansive but very private space with numerous areas of interest including a summer house and barbeque patio. Many mature shrubs and trees offer interest, vibrant colour and movement as well as enhancing the privacy of setting. The views from the south facing rear garden and the rear windows of the house are quite simply stunning, reaching across open farmland to the Urr Estuary and the coastal village of Kippford. To the front a tarmac driveway leads from the private shared lane through wrought iron gates and meanders through mature shrubs, lawns and trees to a generous parking area in front of the house and garage.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Cloakroom. Utility Room. Dining Room. Garden Room. Dining Kitchen. Sun Room. Sitting RoomFirst Floor: Master Bedroom with en suite Bathroom. 4 further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom.GARDEN The garden makes full use of the 1.24 acres and is replete with stunning mature flowering shrubs and specimen trees. A wooded area provides shade and privacy to one side of the driveway at the front, with a striking natural granite outcrop shielding the house from view from the lane. A large garage sits to one side, with useful greenhouse behind. There are also two sheds. To the rear, lawns, a pond, a summerhouse and large barbeque patio offer excellent outdoor entertaining scope, as well as the terraced patio adjacent to the sun room. More of the natural geology of the area is evident with fascinating areas of exposed granite adding unique enhancement to this versatile garden. A useful vegetable garden is neatly fenced off from the rest of the rear garden. The views across to the Urr Estuary and the village of Kippford are stunning.