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Spottes Mill

Haugh of Urr, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3LF

Offers Over £750,000


  • Stunning open plan kitchen, dining & entertaining space

  • Three bedrooms

  • Idyllic rural location

  • Plot to add outbuilding adjacent (subject to planning)

  • Efficient home with triple glazing and air source heating

  • Finalist in Scotland’s Home Of The Year 2021

  • Residential New Build Award Winner 2019

  • EPC - C

This sublime three-bedroom open plan architecturally designed home, with additional plot and outside entertaining spaces, is situated in an idyllic rural setting on the banks of the Spottes Burn in South West Scotland. The property is walking distance from the …

This sublime three-bedroom open plan architecturally designed home, with additional plot and outside entertaining spaces, is situated in an idyllic rural setting on the banks of the Spottes Burn in South West Scotland. The property is walking distance from the village of Haugh of Urr which has a thriving local pub and community and lies just a few miles east of Castle Douglas Food Town with its unique variety of independent restaurants, wine shops, delis, artisan bakeries, cafes and galleries.

Spottes Mill is ideally located to explore the picturesque rolling Galloway hills – home to the UK’s first Dark Sky Park and one of the best places to stargaze in Europe as well as 5 of the 7stanes world-class mountain biking centres. Galloway has some of the best sporting estates in Scotland offering a full range of country sports including shooting and fishing as well as providing easy access to the Solway Coast – a Special Area of Conservation comprised of coastal dunes and salt marshes ideal for sailing and kayaking.

DESCRIPTION
Spottes Mill, a rebuild of a former grain store, has an exterior that marries traditional craftsmanship with a modern twist and an interior design that epitomises urban cool right in the heart of the Dumfries and Galloway countryside. Built using a mixture of the original and locally reclaimed stone as well as new granite, western red cedar and sharp modern steel and glass Spottes Mill brings together the best of old and new to create an award-winning contemporary country property.
Cross over the 18th century Spottes Bridge and you are met by a view of this unique oasis of exceptional design.
As you enter through Spottes Mill’s simple glass door you are drawn through the short hallway by enticing glimpses of the interesting features and vistas that reveal just a little of the bold interior that awaits. Make your way through to the open plan dining, kitchen and entertainment space and your eyes won’t rest as carefully designed subtle details, materials, lighting and level changes create open but distinct separate areas that give a great sense of comfort, warmth and calm. The stunning double height living space with its full-height mural and towering corner window allows the whole house to be bathed in beautifully warm dappled light.
The industrial-style glass balustrades, steel cabling and polished concrete floors stand out in stark but complimentary contrast to the softer, more tactile textures of the solid oak cantilevered staircase and Douglas fir roof trusses. The black painted walls provide a blank canvas for bold artworks and perfectly frames the large windows allowing the surrounding garden and woodland to become pieces of art in themselves.
The ground floor is completed by utility, thermal store and boot rooms, a sleek industrial style shower room and secluded hotel-like guest bedroom.

Continue to the first floor and you will find a bathroom, further guest bedroom with dual aspect and the stunning open plan master suite. The architect has created a generous space that feels truly luxurious with views over the open plan living space below and through to the river and woodland beyond. There is room here to relax, to escape and to unwind.
Outside, the hand-crafted granite seating area surrounding the fire pit directly overlooks the river and underlit colour-changing bridge and provides an ideal al-fresco entertaining space for those long summer evenings.
Spottes Mill provides a rare opportunity to purchase a truly exquisite property in a stunning countryside location in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway.

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor:
Entrance. Utility Room. Plant Room. Kitchen Living Dining (Open Plan). Hallway. Bedroom. Shower Room.

First Floor:
Bedroom. Bathroom. Master Bedroom (mezzanine) En suite shower.

Key Points:

• Build completed in 2016
• Air Source Heating, underfloor heating to both ground & first floor with thermal store
• Aluminium framed triple glazing units (anthracite grey).
• Feature solid fuel stove with open flue
• Stunning mural painting by graffiti artist and tattooist Mark Gorrie.
• Architect designer Mr Peter Sassoon.
• Flood prevention divert system constructed during build.

GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Grounds in total extend to about 0.6 acres, the area immediately surrounding Spottes Mill has been beautifully landscaped with a tarmacadam driveway leading to an area of parking, a walkway laid with a granite paving surrounding the property. Leads to a further external dining area ideal for entertaining family and friends with views over the burn. With areas of lawn and tasteful planting, creating a beautiful space and one which can be enjoyed with fairly low maintence. An area of ground adjacent to the property has since been purchased by the owners and is included with the sale. This would allow for the construction of garage/workshop space (subject to consents). The current owners have had some plans drafted for this by their architect, no work has commenced or planning submitted.