Whitehill Farmhouse

Crawick, Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, DG4 6JW

Offers Over £650,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Large traditional farmhouse
  • Extensive out buildings some with lapsed planning permission
  • Rural location. 11.65 acres
  • Far reaching countryside views

DESCRIPTION Whitehill Farmhouse occupies an appealing elevated location looking towards the River Nith and to the Lowther Hills and offers a highly desirable rural property from which there is huge opportunity to embrace rural living. Whitehill Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse that once formed part of the Buccleuch estate. The farmhouse and some of the outbuildings are of local stone construction and date back to the late 1800’s. Whitehill offers a highly desirable lifestyle property with huge potential for development of the steading, lending perfectly to a smallholding, lifestyle. business/holiday let or equestrian facility. The property presents beautifully throughout and the well proportioned rooms comprise of a large living room with a unique semicircular fire place with stove and Italian marble. The property has retained many traditional features such as original window shutters, Victorian floor tiles and decorative soffits and finials. The modern kitchen has integrated appliances such as a fridge freezer, dishwasher, double oven and gas hob and very much provides the heart of the home, with central island offering an extensive sociable space with relaxed seating/snug area just off. French doors open directly to the rear patio area. A utility room with W.C. provides access to the rear kitchen garden area and walled garden beyond. There is a further lounge, dining room and to the first floor; four bedrooms, two with ensuite facilities and dressing areas. Two further double bedrooms and family bathroom with separate shower. Whitehill offers a fine balance of bright spacious reception rooms, sociable kitchen space and spacious bedrooms to the first floor. Serving as a fantastic family home. Whitehill provides an exciting opportunity to acquire a lifestyle property with land with potential to develop and adapt the package to suit the buyers specific needs. An appealing rural location, beautiful traditional farmhouse, extensive offering of outbuildings and grounds extending to about 11 acres in all, Whitehill offers a desirable rural package of continued demand. The steading comprises of an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings. The former Cart Shed has lapsed planning permission to form a four-bedroom dwelling over 2 floors, with separate access and views to the north over the surrounding fields. The former Dairy building has lapsed planning permission to form 2, 2 storey, 5 bedroom properties and the stable block to form 2, 3 bedroom properties thus allowing the potential for a purchaser to develop the remaining buildings for residential use or renovate for agricultural use which ever would be suitable for the buyers specifics requirements. SITUATION Situated in Crawick near Sanquhar, Whitehill occupies an attractive elevated site with excellent communication links to the Central Belt. 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 canmarvel 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 with connections to/from Sanquhar. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance vestibule, Living room, Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen, Snug, Utility room. W.C.First Floor: Family bathroom, Master bedroom with ensuite, two double bedrooms, secondary suite with dressing area and ensuite. GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) From the road there is a sweeping driveway with mature trees and in the springtime is covered with a carpet of snowdrops and bluebells. Ample off road parking and a large, double garage to the left of the farmhouse. There are secluded garden areas which look to the south and are open to enjoy the view of the Nithsdale hills. A former vegetable garden, ideal for those home growing enthusiasts. The total land area equates to 11.65 acres which includes the farmhouse and steading. There are two large paddocks for grazing. 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