5 bedroom detached house for saleAuldgirth, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
Offers Over £575,000
Upper Breccoes was created by the current owners out of a redundant barn and adjacent buildings some 6 years ago. The attention to detail and the quality of workmanship that has gone into the property is plain to see and the surrounding garden compliments the house which looks like it has been there for many years.
With a combination of timber and stone elevations under a Welsh slate roof, the external appearance is sure to appeal to people with both traditional and contemporary tastes. Inside, every aspect has been carefully considered and the house provides an ideal combination of family and formal rooms including a superb kitchen with oak units and granite tops and a stunning lounge with a cathedral-style ceiling and minstrel's gallery. On the first floor the master bedroom has a large en-suite bathroom and doors out to a large balcony. There are a further four bedrooms, two of which have en-suite facilities. One of the bedrooms also has a separate lounge area which would be ideal for guests.
Features of the house include solid oak floors to the public rooms, multi-fuel stove with oak mantle in the family room, luxury bathroom fittings and under floor heating to the ground floor.
Upper Breccoes has a very generous sized, private garden surrounding the house. The garden is fully enclosed and has been thoughtfully planted to give year-round colour and to blend into the surrounding landscape. To the rear of the property is a large patio area with built-in barbeque ideal for al-fresco entertaining. A small stream runs through the garden which provides and idyllic spot on which to sit and enjoy the beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
Opposite the property is a large timber double carport. Within the paddock a large detached timber stable has just been completed.
To the rear of Upper Breccoes there are two paddocks totalling around 5 acres, which would be ideal for horses or a small number of livestock.
Energy Efficiency Rating: Band C.
Upper Breccoes is set in a beautiful, rural setting some 3 miles from Dunscore and 4.3 miles from Auldgirth. Dunscore has a primary school, doctor's surgery, church, small pub and cafe while Auldgirth has an excellent Inn and a general store with post office. The nearby town of Thornhill is a thriving market town which has a good variety of services including a butcher and other specialist food shops, supermarket, pharmacy, GP surgery, cottage hospital, ironmonger, library, gift shops and the Thomas Tosh gallery and restaurant. One of the key attractions to the village is the custom-built, state primary and secondary school, Wallace Hall Academy, featuring state of the art educational, sporting and community leisure facilities. The town also has a golf course and bowling green.
The Royal Burgh of Dumfries is historically famous as the town where Robert Burns lived out his final few years prior to his death in 1796. As the county town, Dumfries is now an important centre of commerce serving south-west Scotland and has a good range of shops, leisure facilities and professional services available plus a college of higher education and a general hospital.
In terms of access, Dumfries and Sanquhar (19 miles) have railway stations with regular services to Glasgow and Carlisle whilst there are frequent services to Edinburgh and London from Lockerbie railway station (22 miles). Alternatively, Junction 14 of the M74 provides easy travel by car to the north and south.
Dumfries & Galloway is a region of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high tops of the southern upland hills with beautiful forestry parks, to the sandy coastline of the Solway Firth. As such, the county offers a range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, riding and hill walking. There are many golf courses in the area to suit players of all levels of ability. The nearest of these is at Thornhill whilst the most renowned is the Solway Links course at Southerness on the Solway coast.
For those keen on sailing or boating there are extensive water sports facilities throughout the county, both inland and by the coast. The rivers in the area, including the Rivers Cairn, Nith and Annan, provide excellent fishing for salmon and sea-trout fishing. The county is particularly renowned for the quality of its field sports. The Drumlanrig Estate owned by the Duke of Buccleuch provides driven grouse, partridge and pheasant shooting to let by the day as well as salmon fishing on the River Nith and its tributaries.
The south-west of Scotland has a mild, Gulf Stream climate which promotes the growth of a much wider range of plant species than in other parts of Scotland. Within the region there are some spectacular gardens and castles which are open to the public including Caerlaverock Castle at Dumfries, Drumlanrig Castle at Thornhill, Logan Gardens near Stranraer and Threave Gardens at Castle Douglas.
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