Albion House

Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG7 1LD

Offers Over £495,000

0.78 acres

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 4

  • 4 reception rooms. 7 bedrooms
  • Recently re-designed spacious dining kitchen with wraparound terrace
  • Substantial plot with pre-planning for one dwelling house
  • Outbuilding
  • Large mature garden and parking for several vehicles
  • Currently run as a successful holiday let business

SITUATION Albion House sits on Ernespie Road, the last in a tree-lined street of elegant villas. Castle Douglas is a bustling market town, designated as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town due to the number of independent food and drink producers in the area. A popular tourist destination, the town has two supermarkets, a renowned livestock market, modern health centre, primary and secondary schools. There is a vibrant main street, King Street, which is home to numerous independent retailers including award winning butcher shops, gift shops and furnishings stores. Numerous cafes, restaurants and bars provide refreshment. There are regular farmer’s markets, an annual agricultural show, The Stewartry Show, and various civic events throughout the year.Dumfries is the regional capital and provides further amenities including a major hospital, university campuses, and retail parks. There are mainline train stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie connecting north and south. Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are reachable in around 2 hours by car. There are also regular bus services to and from Dumfries, with a stop just outside the grounds of Albion House. The region is known for its outdoor pursuits including country sports, hillwalking, equestrian and mountain biking on the Seven Stanes trails throughout the region’s many forests.DESCRIPTION Albion House is one of the largest houses in Castle Douglas. With accommodation over 3 floors, the house is ideal for family life, including multi-generational living. The current owners have reconfigured the ground floor space to provide a large modern open plan kitchen and dining area which leads out through large sliding glass patio doors to the wraparound raised terrace, which has glass balustrading and is the perfect place for summer parties to spill out to enjoy the sunshine. Generous reception rooms give plenty of scope for both formal and informal entertaining. Seven bedrooms over the first and second floors mean there is no shortage of space for a large family plus overnight guests. The current owners run Albion House as a successful holiday let. Two boilers run the gas central heating, one on the ground floor and one on the second floor.Outside is a very large garden, with a brick built outbuilding which could perhaps be converted to extra accommodation subject to obtaining all necessary consents. There are two entrances to the property, and the east gate lends itself perfectly to the potential building plot. The current owners have taken pre-planning advice from Dumfries & Galloway Council which indicates that they would consider permission for a single dwelling house, subject to the normal planning application process.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Hallway. Sitting Room. Living Room. Dining Room (currently used as a playroom). Dining Kitchen. Utility Room. Cloakroom WC.First Floor: 2 En Suite Bedrooms. 2 Further Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Second Floor: 3 Bedrooms. 2 BathroomsGARDEN AND GROUNDSStone gate piers and double wrought iron gates lead from Ernespie Road to a generous gravel sweep to the front and side of the house. The front area is bound by hedging, giving privacy from the road. To the rear and eastern side, the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a number of mature trees and shrubs. A brick outbuilding provides useful storage and has conversion potential for either residential or workspace use. Two garden sheds sit beyond this. A second entrance at the eastern end of the grounds leads in to the area designated as a potential building plot.