Crown & Anchor

Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4QH

Offers Over £385,000

Bedroom Count icon 7

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • 2 reception rooms. 7 bedrooms
  • 2 bedroom detached self- contained annexe
  • Large garden to rear with garden room
  • Currently run as a B&B and small tearoom
  • Business and equipment available by separate negotiation with owners
  • Solar Panels

SITUATION Crown & Anchor, as the name suggests, was the public house serving the village of Dundrennan, and is now a lovingly restored family home incorporating a bed & breakfast business and small tearoom. Dundrennan is known for the ruins of Dundrennan Abbey – a 12th-century Cistercian monastery where Mary Queen of Scots is said to have spent her last night in Scotland.Nearby lies the vibrant village of Auchencairn (about 4.5 miles distant), which has its own church, primary school, bowling green, a shop with a Post Office and licenced café which does takeaway, a day crèche, and a car garage. There is a thriving village community with clubs and societies.The nearest town is Kirkcudbright, which lies about 6 miles east of the property and offers various amenities including schools, shops, art galleries, and museum. Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists’ Town, is known for its art exhibitions and festival events, as well as being a vibrant fishing town. The larger town of Castle Douglas, known as Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town, offers a wider array of amenities including schoosl, leisure facilities, large medical practice, dentist, supermarkets and livestock market.Dumfries is the region’s principal town and is home to a large multi-department hospital, an array of high street shops, large supermarkets and retail parks, as well as University of West of Scotland and University of Glasgow campuses at The Crichton Campus.The area is renowned for its sporting and leisure pursuits including fishing, shooting, golf, hiking, mountain biking and equestrian activities. There is a well-known range of forest mountain bike trails in the Seven Stanes forests throughout the region, and Britain’s first Dark Sky Park within the stunning Galloway Forest Park.Communication to the area is good with mainline railway stations at Dumfries and Lockerbie, access to the M74 and M6 motorway networks and Moffat, Lockerbie and Gretna. Glasgow and Edinburgh airports are around 2 hours by car.DESCRIPTION Crown & Anchor is a wonderful family home over three floors, currently incorporating two en-suite letting bedrooms and a small tearoom, popular with locals and visitors alike. The generous accommodation is enhanced by the recent conversion of the former garage into a stylish self-contained two bedroom annexe which will lend itself perfectly to AirBnB, holiday letting or even long term let, but could equally make perfect ‘granny’ accommodation.The ground floor is warm and welcoming with the heart of the home being the large dining kitchen, which has plenty of space for a living area too. A solid fuel range keeps the room cosy, provides additional cooking facilities and also powers the adjacent heat store, providing hot water and powering radiators. Solar panels supplement the mains electricity supply and keep energy bills down. Currently one front reception room is used as a small tearoom, with a dedicated kitchen behind it, accessed from both the hallway and reception room. A comfortable sitting room is across the hallway, and has a small hallway leading off to a WC with disabled facilities.The first floor has two generous en-suite bedrooms to the back, currently used for bed & breakfast letting. Three further bedrooms, one with en-suite WC, and a family bathroom. Moving up to the attic floor, there are a further two bedrooms, with coombed ceilings, an office/workroom, and a WC/Dressing Room.Crown & Anchor has huge potential as both a spacious family home for multi-generational use, or for use as it is currently – a mix of business and home. It is a great opportunity to own a home in a stunning part of southern Scotland which can also generate its own income.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Reception Room 1/tearoom. Tearoom kitchen. Sitting Room. Disabled WC. Rear Hallway. Side entrance vestibule. Dining/Living Kitchen. External Store accessed from back door. First Floor: Two fully ensuite bedrooms. Landing. Family Bathroom. Master Bedroom with en suite WC. Two further Bedrooms. Stairway hall with stairs to attic floor.Attic Floor: Bedroom with coombed ceiling. Office/Workroom leading to further Bedroom with coombed ceilings. WC/Dressing Room with coombed ceiling.Annexe: Entrance hallway. Open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen. Utility Hallway. Shower Room. Main Bedroom with ensuite WC. Further Bedroom.GARDEN To the front of the annexe area there is generous parking for several cars, and an area currently in use for picnic tables for alfresco tearoom dining. On-street parking is available on the public road to the front. Leading through from a side gate is a small courtyard with lean-to stores , side entrance to the house and steps up to the garden. The garden is mainly laid to grass, with a decked area for outside entertaining. Two greenhouses provide sheltered growing for keen gardeners. Timber steps lead up to the garden room which has own deck and wonderful views over the surrounding area. A small wood burning stove allows year-round use of this lovely space.SERVICESMains electricity, water and drainage.Heating is solid fuel and electric, annexe is electric.Council Tax Band C - tearoom is currently rated for business.BROADBAND AND MOBILEThere is broadband available at the property, fibre to the cabinet, cable to the house.There is mobile signal.