Guide Price £850,000
Craigbittern, Sandyhills, DG5
A magnificent 5 bedroom det. Scottish Baronial style house with exceptional period features occupying a commanding position over Sandyhills bay on the Solway Firth. Sitting in extensive grounds and benefitting from a further 2 bedroom cottage, Craigbittern offers a wonderful home or business opportunity.
Ground Floor The Property is accessed via the original timber storm door with glazed door from the vestibule to the central hallway. The ground floor offers three reception rooms; a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove, a spacious Drawing room benefitting from the expansive views and an open fireplace and an elegant dining room to easily accommodate 12-14 with another feature open fireplace and a large walk-in cupboard, currently used as a study but equally suitable as a walk-in drinks cupboard perhaps. The large dining kitchen includes a 2 oven oil fired Rayburn as well as an Electric range cooker. There is also a downstairs WC. To the rear is a utility room, boot room and back door to the garden. A small staircase leads from the kitchen to a bothy room, ideal as a games room or as a private study.
First Floor The original wooden staircase leads to the first floor which offers five bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms; a family bathroom with roll-top bath; a separate WC and a further separate shower room. The large master bedroom includes the feature turret, a delightful spot for some quiet reading; as well as an en-suite shower room. All of the bedrooms are spacious and well appointed with the second bedroom benefitting from an en-suite bathroom with double ended bath. There are two further double bedrooms and a large single room. Each room is afforded with a lovely view across the surrounding countryside or the Solway Firth.
Outside Pillared gates lead to a sweeping gravel entrance drive to the main door of the house and around to the rear giving ample parking for family and guests. A former double garage at the rear of the property has been converted to a heated, glass fronted games room/summerhouse. To the front of the property, there are gravel paths and mature herbaceous borders surrounding a formal lawn, with mature trees and an area of woodland extending to the side. The rear garden is laid mainly to grass with a range of mature trees and shrubs interspersed and bounding the area. There are a number of patios and the garden offers excellent scope for further development to create a wonderful outdoor entertaining space or kitchen garden.
Cottage The cottage is located to the rear of the main house and has its own entrance. This beautifully presented 2 bedroom property could be used for holiday lets or for multi-generational living or simply to provide further living space. The ground floor provides an entrance hallway, Sitting room with doors to the garden, Master Bedroom, WC and Shower Room. The first floor benefits from open views and offers a further Twin bedroom, Kitchen with modern fitted kitchen and living/dining area.
Location Craigbittern sits in a stunning location in the Sandyhills area of the Colvend Coast. Sandyhills is renowned for its wide sandy beach and wonderful views across the Solway to the Cumbrian coastline and peaks of the Lake District beyond. Nearby Colvend village has a shop and café/ restaurant, as well as a village school. A wider range of shops, services including doctors' surgery, dentist, banks, post office and small supermarkets, as well as both primary and secondary schools, is available in Dalbeattie, some 8 miles away. The regional capital of Dumfries, 18 miles east, provides a wide range of national 'high street' shops, large supermarkets, a major hospital and university campuses.
The area offers wonderful sporting and recreational opportunities and is well known for its mild climate and long growing season. There are numerous lochs and rivers locally providing entertaining fishing as well as salmon and sea trout fishing on some of Dumfriesshire's larger rivers such as the Nith and Annan. Colvend golf course is situated just on the edge of Sandyhills, whilst the championship course of Southerness is only a few miles east. The area is also perfect for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as mountain biking in the nearby forest parks forming part of the nationally renowned Seven Stanes routes. It is also an idyllic location for walkers with numerous coastal walks, and hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and Forest.
Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74 motorway network can be reached in about 45 minutes by road. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 1.5 hours drive north, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in less than 2 hours.
Services: Mains Electric and Water, Oil Central Heating, Fully double glazed, Private Septic Tank.
Viewings: Strictly by Appointment with the sole selling agents, Fine & Country South Scotland.
Home Report: A copy of the Home report is available on request from the Selling agents.
Offers: All offers should be made in Scottish Legal Form to the offices of the Sole Selling Agents, Fine & Country South Scotland by e-mail to email@example.com
Local Authority: Dumfries & Calloway
- Detached Victorian House
- 5 bedrooms
- Separate 2 bedroom cottage
- Dining room to seat 14
- Wood burning Stove in Sitting Room
- Large Drawing room
- Feature Turret in Drawing room and Master bedroom
- Views of Solway Firth
- Close to the beach
- Double garage converted to games room