ShinnelheadTynron, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway, DG3 4LF
Offers Over £425,000
- A unique off-grid rural smallholding nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Shinnel Glen
- 3 Reception Rooms. 3 bedrooms
- Extensive range of outbuildings
- Peaceful rural setting (nearest neighbour 2 miles)
- BT Fibre broadband connected
- POST CODE: DG3 4LF
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SITUATION Shinnelhead is situated in a unique rural location about 6 miles from the village of Tynron. Shinnelhead offers a delightful range of birds and wildlife nearby, and a superb vantage point for Dark Sky enthusiasts to study the night sky at its very best. Tynron has a strong sense of community and many events are held in the village hall. Nearby Penpont provides a local shop, garage and primary school. Moniaive is also about 7 miles distant and offers a local supermarket/post office, restaurant, primary school and pub. To the east is the town of Thornhill (`10 miles) which is an attractive and bustling town, well known for its individual shops and boutiques. Surrounded by beautiful countryside the town provides a wide range of amenities including hotels, tea-rooms, bank, library, community centre, tennis and squash courts, health centre, pharmacy and a variety of shops. Thornhill is also home to Wallace Hall Academy, recognised nationally as a secondary school of ambition, and a well-regarded primary school. The regional capital Dumfries (22 miles), has Dumfries Royal Infirmary, a leisure complex, retail parks, pubs, restaurants and 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.The area is renowned for its diverse range of outdoor pursuits and activities. Hill walking and hiking is available all over the area on numerous paths and hills, with the Southern Upland way nearby. Mountain bike enthusiasts are well catered for with Drumlanrig Castle’s mountain bike tracks just a short distance away and Seven Stanes Mountain biking at Ae Forest.Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached within two hours drive. Good Rail links to the North/South can be found at Lockerbie (about 33 miles distant).DESCRIPTION Shinnelhead offers a unique opportunity to purchase a rural lifestyle property in a peaceful rural setting within a desirable area of the region. The property has been significantly improved by the current owners and benefits from off-grid living. Electric provided by way of solar power (panels mounted on an outbuilding roof) with a twin battery store for 22 kw hrs of storage. 5Kw back up diesel generator. Private water supply with uv filtration, oil central heating & septic tank drainage. BT Fibre broadband is connected to the property and is the only national connection vital for those looking to base themselves from Shinnelhead for work. The charming property has deceptively spacious accommodation and provides a fine balance of reception space with Kitchen/Breakfast room, snug, living room and conservatory together with three bedrooms over two floors, with modern fitted bathroom to first floor. Providing sufficient space for family living or hosting family and friends. The property further benefits from an open fire in the living room and wood burning stove to the snug for those cooler autumn/winter evenings. The property provides so many opportunities for the buyer to pursue different lifestyle approaches at the property, such as tourism, rural retreat, smallholding from which to have your own animals, self-sufficiency, equestrian and much more (all subject to relevant permissions). Shinnelhead provides a well balanced and attractive package with a charming home together with traditional and agricultural buildings and a sizeable parcel of land. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Boot Room/Utility. Kitchen. Living/Dining Room. Conservatory. Bedroom 3. Living Room. First Floor:Master Bedroom. Bathroom. Bedroom. OUTBUILDINGSGeneral Purpose Timber Framed Shed Open fronted. 15.4m x 8.8mDouble Garage Double doors opening to front. Housing boiler and pressurised hot water tank adjoining property. Adjoining Steading: Utility Space 2.9m x 3.2m door to:Potting Shed 2.9m x 2.7mTraditional Steading with Pole barn lean-to adjoining at the rear of the building with power and electric all with connecting doors: Tool Store 5m x 4.9mWorkshop 7.7m x 5m. With door to rear opening to:Pole Barn and small store attached. 15.1m x 5.5mStore 5.1m x 4.9mGARDEN AND GROUNDS The land in total extends to about 21.5 acres. The property is accessed from the track and provides access to all outbuildings and parking circle at the property suitable for a large number of vehicles. Immediately surrounding the property is a mature garden predominantly laid to lawn with a number of mature trees and shrubs. The land extending beyond (per site plan) has predominantly been utilised for the grazing of sheep. Nearest the property the grounds extend to the far side of the water and beyond, the tributary is understood to have some brown trout. ** THE VENDOR HAS INFORMED US THAT WINDFARM DEVELOPMENTS ARE PURSUING OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE AREA FOR A WIND FARM which may in part be visible in the distance from Shinnelhead. However, these are still at planning/proposal stage. Most notable named: Sanquhar 2, Euchanhead & Appin Windfarm. It is understood Sanquhar 2 has been in public enquiry with a number of objections and has been at this status over the entire tenure of the current owners. **ACCESSAccess to Shinnelhead is over a forest track with all necessary access rights in place.