Skipsfield House

Mabie, Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG2 8HB

Offers Over £595,000

5.1 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

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  • Striking architect designed home comprising a split level property with about 5.1 acres in all in a commanding elevated position with stunning far reaching views in the small hamlet of Mabie.
  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms. Integral Double Garage
  • Large enclosed garden.
  • Field enclosure to rear
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SITUATION Skipsfield House is located on the edge of Mabie forest with both the village of New Abbey and the principal town of the region Dumfries a short distance away. The location allows for excellent routes for walking, running, cycling & hacking enthusiasts. Nearby New Abbey is famous for Sweetheart Abbey, whose ruins are a landmark in the area. New Abbey also boasts a primary school, village hall, church, a popular village tearoom, village shop, small hotel, and a working water powered corn mill. Dumfries which is approximately 5.5 miles away is the principal town in the area, and provides a wide range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is also home to the Crichton campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.Communications are good with the A75 giving good access to Carlisle in the east and to Stranraer in the west. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries with connections to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow, and in Lockerbie with connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. The M74 motorway link north and south, can be accessed easily by following the A75 to Gretna or Lockerbie. International and domestic flights are available from Prestwick, Glasgow and Newcastle. DESCRIPTION Skipsfield House was designed by the current owner together with a local architect and completed in 2007. Comprising a split level property with about 5.1 acres in all in a commanding elevated position with stunning far reaching views in the small hamlet of Mabie. The property offers generous family accommodation with a fine balance of both reception space combined with quality bedroom space. The kitchen/breakfast /snug area provides the heartbeat of the home, with that open plan/sociable aspect that many desire. Supported by the utility room to the rear with door to the garden. The large multi aspect living room with doors to the rear patio and dining area flooded with natural light complete the reception space offering. Bedrooms are spread over each of the levels with the master bedroom on upper ground floor with en suite, dressing room and further Hobby/Office space beyond, ideal for those looking to work from home or needing that dedicated space. Externally the field acreage to the rear offers great flexibility and lends perfectly to those seeking a lifestyle interest, if that be equestrian, livestock, ‘grow your own’ or subject to consent those that may look to a more tourist appeal. Skipsfield House has many desirable attributes and offers a unique opportunity to purchase a property in this desirable area. Lower Ground Floor:Bedroom. Shower Room. Bedroom. Integral Double Garage. Ground Floor:Front Porch. Entrance Hall. Dining area. Living Room. W.C. Bedroom. Kitchen / Breakfast Room/ Snug. Utility Room. Upper Ground Floor:Bedroom En suite Shower Room. Dressing Room. Office/Hobby Room. GARDEN AND GROUNDS Extensive garden grounds wrap around the property. To the front, predominantly tarmac, providing extensive hardstanding / parking space and leading to the garage entrance. The side and rear, tastefully landscaped and softened with some planting predominantly lawn with an area of paving to the rear of the property where you can enjoy the peaceful countryside surrounds. A great space for socialising and entertaining family and friends. The field enclosure immediately to the rear of Skipsfield House provides ideal grazing ground for those with livestock or horses. The current owner has previously grazed horses. Separate field access for vehicles and water supply. The locality surrounding Skipsfield House provides excellent hacking opportunities. In all, grounds extend to 5.1 acres.