Allershaw Lodge is a traditional shooting lodge built of rendered stone and blockwork under a slate roof with a south westerly aspect. It was fully refurbished in 2005 and now provides family and/or guest accommodation of a very high standard indeed. Since 2005 it has beenused as a shooting lodge for the Leadhills grouse moor. The sale therefore represents a very unusual opportunity to acquire a charming country house in excellent condition, which is ideal for use as a family home or as a high quality guest house.
The front door leads into the elegant staircase hall off which the sitting and dining rooms arefound. The sitting room has an open fire and a delightful informal atmosphere. The diningroom has a large bay window over looking the Daer Water and direct access to the magnificent drawing/billiard room. French windows in the drawing room open out on to the south and west facing terrace.
The kitchen was designed to cater for large shooting parties and is equipped for this purpose. In addition there is a utility room, a drying room, larder and a secure gun room. A staff bedroom completes the ground floor.
On the first floor there are seven superb double or twin bedroom suites of which five have ensuite shower rooms and two have ensuite bathrooms. There is a further single bedroom and shower-room.
Outside there is a single garage, a boiler room, a recently constructed store room and two dog kennels. The gardens and grounds extend to about 3.32 acres (1.34 ha) and are simply laid out for ease of maintenance. They include a gravel parking area, lawns, mature trees and a terrace.
Allershaw Lodge is situated in a most attractive moorland setting over looking the Daer Water, an upper tributary of the River Clyde. The Lodge lies about 3 miles south of the village of Elvanfoot and about 4 miles from Junction 14 on the M74. It is therefore unusually accessible for a property of its type and Glasgow Airport can be reached in less than an hour at off peak times by car. Biggar (20 miles) is the nearest town and provides excellent local shopping facilities. Dumfries (about 30 miles to the south west) has a wider range of shops including Marks and Spencer, supermarkets and retail parks. Edinburgh lies about 50 miles to the north east. Fast rail services to London and Manchester are available at Lockerbie station about 30 miles to the south.
Viewing by appointment with the sole selling agents CKD Galbraith.