Whitehills House

Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6SL

Offers Over £980,000

9.5 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

  • A stunning period arts and crafts style home within extensive private grounds in a peaceful rural location.
  • 4 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Beautiful family home.
  • Category B Listed with Historic Scotland.
  • Stunning front terrace.
  • Double Garage/Workshop.
  • Tennis Court.
  • Extensive mature woodland gardens

SITUATION Whitehills benefits from the ‘best of both worlds’ occupying a stunning peaceful woodland location yet just a short distance from Newton Stewart and the services on offer. This idyllic property sits in an elevated position, within a private 9.5 acre site. Newton Stewart, just 1.4 miles from Whitehills, is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, it has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, two banks and a post office which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Whitehills and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. In addition Newton Stewart has an excellent rugby team, based in Bladnoch, and a number of local football teams both in Newton Stewart in the surrounding villages. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, approximately 8.5 miles from Whitehills holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26.5 miles from Whitehills, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 48 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 58 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 91 and 123 miles respectively. Motorway links are available at Lockerbie, Gretna or Beattock, to the east, providing ease of access to the North or South. DESCRIPTIONThe house has been meticulously and thoughtfully well maintained over the years, and is an excellent example of its type, with traditional period layout to the ground and first floors, principal rooms to the front elevation, beautifully appointed and well-lit with most benefiting from a multiple aspect and natural light aplenty. The setting is stunning with Whitehills occupying a secluded position, with mature trees and high hedges to much of the property boundary enhancing privacy. The accommodation offersa fine balance of reception & entertaining space on the ground floor together with 5 spacious bedrooms to the first floor, the highlight a beautiful master suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom. A family bathroom, shower room and a further en suite shower room to a large spacious dual aspect bedroom complete the first floor offering. At the heart of the home is a spacious Kitchen/ Dining with electric Aga, with Butlers pantry linking to the Dining room adjacent and beyond a walk-in larder and utility room. A convenient hobby room beyond provides an excellent adaptable space which could be configured to suit the buyer’s needs, with additional bedroom space or home office just a couple of possible options. The drawing room is a fine entertaining space with a feature bay window to the front overlooking the stunning terrace and garden grounds. Continuing through to the garden room offering a peaceful spot to relax and unwind and connects directly to the front terrace. The welcoming library has a unique ornate multi fuel stove occupying the central fireplace and is a cosy evening retreat. Multi-pane glazing in casement windows throughout, compliments the property beautifully and maintains its great character and charm. The current owners have enhanced the efficiency by installing secondary glazing and an oil boiler housed externally runs the central heating throughout.Whitehills House is a stunning property of distinction and represents a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest country houses in the region.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Drawing Room. Garden Room. Library. Cloakroom/W.C. Dining Room. Wine Store. Butlers Pantry. Kitchen. Rear Hall. Utility/Boot Room. Larder. WC. Hobby Room. First Floor:Master Bedroom suite with dressing room and en suite bathroom with walk in shower. Three Further bedrooms. Bathroom. Shower Room. Bedroom with en suite shower room. OUTBUILDINGSWorkshop (8.67 x 4.5m) Up and over door with electric. Steps up and adjoining pedestrian door to:Double Garage (6m x 7.1m) Twin electric roller doors to the front, opening to driveway. GARDENExtending to over 9 acres, the garden and grounds at Whitehills are the perfect setting for the house. They perfectly frame every angle with colour and shape, a new treat for the eye at every turn. Through the electric gates, the lined driveway opens to the side gravelled area with turning area and continues to the side and rear of property for vehicular access to the garage & workshop. There is a gently sloping formal lawn to the South and an additional lawn leading to the hard court tennis court with a perimeter fence. Most of the grounds are made up by wooded areas of mature specimen trees and a range of flowering shrubs and garden perennials. Throughout the grounds there are meandering paths offering beautiful strolls through the garden and woodland. The expansive south facing terrace and balustraded staircase to the front provides a stunning space to relax and entertain with family and friends whilst looking out over the wonderful grounds. There are garden related stores and a substantial timber framed greenhouse for the more practical aspects of managing grounds of this nature, and huge scope for the keen horticulturalist to expand on the current planting.All in all, the grounds provide privacy, peace and a restorative quality to the property. SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water Electricity Drainage Tenure Heating Council Tax EPC Broadband Mobile Mains Mains Septic Tank Freehold Oil Central Heating Band H x FTTP YESFLOOD RISKFlood maps of the area can be viewed at https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmaps/FloodRisk/SearchPOST CODE DG8 6SL WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: Darkest.appealing.usedLOCAL AUTHORITYDumfries & Galloway CouncilDumfries FIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. Upon verbal acceptance of an offer, we require to identify the purchaser for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. Our service provider ‘First AML’ will contact the purchaser to gather the required identification documents. An information sheet is available from the selling agent on request. We are not able to enter a business relationship with a purchaser until they have been identifiedFailure to provide required identification may result in an offer not being considered.