Canonbie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG14 0RE

Guide Price £315,000

Bedroom Count icon 2

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Bathroom Count icon 2

  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room/bedroom 3
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Bathroom and Shower Room
  • Garages and outbuings
  • Garden

SITUATIONGowanlea is located just outside the hamlet of Rowanburn, and about 1 mile from the Anglo-Scottish border. Rowanburn was founded as a coal mining community in the late 19th century to house miners from the local coalfields. The nearby village of Canonbie, close to the border with England, benefits from a well regarded primary school with nursery facilities. Other local amenities include a Health Centre, Post Office/convenience store, village hall, recreation ground, church, hairdresser and hotel. The River Esk is well known for salmon and sea trout angling.Both the M6 and A74(M) motorways are within easy reach. Around 17 miles distant, Carlisle is the nearest cultural, commercial and industrial centre for the area. The city has good rail links to London (3.5 hrs), Glasgow (1hr) and to Edinburgh (1hr 15m) via the West Coast Main Line. DESCRIPTIONGowanlea is a traditional stone house built in approximately 1881. The handsome detached property sits in an elevated position and benefits from generous garden ground. Since it was built the house has been modernised and now boasts versatile accommodation suitable for modern day living. The spacious kitchen is fitted with a range of floor and wall mounted units and the bathrooms have been upgraded in recent years. Gowanlea boasts a fine staircase with decorative bannister rods and wooden handrail. The sitting room benefits from a wood burning stove and the dining room could be utilised as a third bedroom.The rooms on both floors are well proportioned and adaptable. ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Sitting room, dining room/bedroom 3, kitchen/breakfast room, wet room.First Floor:2 double bedrooms, bathroom. GARDEN AND GROUNDSThe garden and grounds at Gowanlea are surrounded by a mature beech hedge that provides a good degree of privacy as well as shelter. The generous grounds extend to about one third of an acre and includes gravel parking, lawn and a productive area with raised beds. There are various useful outbuildings within the grounds including an outdoor WC, two detached single garages, timber storage shed and greenhouse plus a brick built bothy and store.