Nether GlengennyThornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, DG3 4AN
Offers Over £360,000
- Attractive lifestyle property in a charming rural location within the Nith Valley with far reaching views.
- Large traditional farmhouse. 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
- An extensive range of outbuildings
- 10 acres in total (with 4 divided paddocks)
- Rural location within the valley/Lowther Hills
- Potential for further development to the outbuildings
- PLEASE NOTE: Access to the house is over a rough unmade track with a tight bend near the top. Some larger vehicles may not be in a position to access the property.
- There is evidence of bats roosting in the attics. Bats and their habitats are protected and disturbance can lead to substantial fines.
DESCRIPTION A traditional farmhouse of stone construction, the stone is believed to have been quarried from the bottom of the access track when the property was constructed in 1903. Originally forming part of a larger farming unit, Nether Glengenny now offers a highly desirable lifestyle property with a huge amount of adaptability and flexibility to fit with the requirements of any new purchaser. The current owners have a number of sheep and graze the paddocks, whilst previously used the house to offer B and B, capturing a keen market being situated on the Southern Upland Way and near to the National Cycle Lane. Nether Glengenny farmhouse provides spacious accommodation over two floors. Well-proportioned rooms offering great family and entertaining space, all principal reception rooms and bedrooms benefitting from fireplaces for those cosier winter nights. The 4 bedrooms are all of a similar generous size with two en suite shower rooms. The living room provides a stunning feature fireplace and stove, with doors opening to a smaller snug/office ideal for those needing space to work from home separate from the busy family home. The central heating and hot water to the property is provided by back burner and Stanley stove, enhanced by sash and case style double glazing throughout. Two sets of patio doors from the rear connect the farmhouse with the garden to the rear with an external seating area. The property occupies a quite spectacular elevated spot within the Nith Valley looking across the River Nith and to the Lowther Hills. Nether Glengenny offers a highly desirable rural property from which there is huge opportunity to embrace rural living through many different routes such as equestrian, small farm, self-sufficiency or development of the outbuildings to provide additional accommodation to support a holiday let business or for multi-generational/combined family living (subject to relevant consents). OUTBUILDINGSThere is a range of traditional stone built byre and workshop buildings (with mains and water) which have metal profile sheet roofs built around a courtyard setting to the north of the property. Adjacent to the property is an open barn/workshop of metal frame construction clad with a mixture of timber weatherboarding and profile sheet (4.8m x 9.2m). There is a commercial grade poly tunnel and two greenhouses. Subject to the relevant permission and consents there may be potential to develop outbuildings to provide holiday let accommodation or further accommodation space for extended family/multi-generational living. Layout/sizes shown on separate plan with brochure. GARDEN AND GROUNDS Nether Glengenny occupies an elevated site with extensive grounds predominantly extending to the North and East from the property. Driveway leads from the minor road directly up to Nether Glengenny with access to the paddocks on the right. Divided into 4 paddocks and stock proof fenced with a central field shelter (with water). There is also a designated area of ancient woodland, with 4 oak trees believed to be aged 200 years or over, with a replanted shelter belt of mixed native woodland. Continuing towards Nether Glengenny there is vehicular access to the property with parking for a number of vehicles, the track continues up the hill to the outbuildings. The property boasts a range of mature shrubs and trees, an orchard including native Scottish apple, pear, plum and cherry. There is also an area of veg garden to the rear together with a Poly tunnel (24ft x 64ft) and two greenhouse adjoining the rear of the outbuildings. PLEASE NOTE: Access to the house is over a rough unmade track with a tight bend near the top. Some larger vehicles may not be in a position to access the property. There is evidence of bats roosting in the attics. Bats and their habitats are protected and disturbance can lead to substantial fines.SITUATION Nearby Sanquhar sits in the valley of the River Nith – one of Scotland’s well known salmon rivers. Sanquhar is a small rural town which boasts the world’s oldest post office, which has been running since 1712. The town also has the usual assortment of small shops, offices and services including a swimming pool, various pubs/hotels including the renowned Blackaddie House Hotel, a 9 hole golf course and a railway station connecting to Dumfries, Glasgow and points in between. The countryside, particularly to the east of the town is spectacular with three beautiful passes, Crawick, Mennock and Dalveen. This area is a great choice for keen road cyclists, these passes are both a challenge and a delight.Drumlanrig Castle, built in 17th Century of red sandstone, is also only 6 miles away. There you can marvel at the interior of the castle and enjoy the beautiful gardens and grounds. If you would like to try out mountain biking, Drumlanrig has a number of biking trails for all to enjoy around the Drumlanrig Estate.A broader range of shops, schools, services and local businesses are available in Thornhill (7.4miles) and Dumfries (23.6 miles) the regional capital, which has Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, a leisure complex, pubs, restaurants and numerous hotels. The Crichton Campus, home to the local campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland can also be found in Dumfries. Communications to the area are good. The M74 motorway, connecting both north and south to the rest of the UK motorway network, is around half an hour’s drive away, with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle within easy reach. The airports at Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh handle both domestic and international flights, and mainline railway stations are available in Glasgow, Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, all can be connected to from Sanquhar train station.