7 bedroom detached house for sale

Rockhall, Collin, Dumfries, Dumfries And Galloway DG1 4JW

£650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Fantastic Baronial Home
  • Substantial Grounds
  • Commanding Position
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Captivating History
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 7 Bedrooms, Each With En-Suite
  • 10.65 Acres
  • Recent Modernisation
  • Excellent Condition

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Realter Estate Agents are delighted to present to the market the baronial manor home, Rockhall, in Dumfriesshire. This magnificent and historically significant property provides the owner with 4 reception rooms, 7 bedrooms (each with its own facilities), and extensive outbuildings set out across its 10.65 acres of land.

Grade B-listed, the oldest parts of the house date back to the late 1400s. Rockhall was extended in the early 1700s to give its current L layout, and subsequently re-modelled c.1880, and again c.1915. Rockhall retains many features from throughout the centuries, and cascades period charm at every turn. Recent work has seen the property re-wired and re-plastered, and the exterior painted, ensuring this 600 year old building remains in excellent condition for years to come.

With property of this standard on offer, viewing of Rockhall comes very highly recommended indeed.

Interior 
Entering Rockhall's front door, we arrive in a bright vestibule which leads to the property's hall, currently used as a sitting room. Here, a wood burning stove is perfectly placed to deliver heat to all three floors, complimenting the extensive oil fired central heating system. Tall deadlight windows bellow light into both this space and the two gallery landings overhead throughout the day, whilst a truly captivating chandelier takes on the role at night. From the hall, we enter a grand dining room with open fireplace, ornate cornicing, and views across Dumfries to Criffel, some 10 miles away. Also from the hall, we access the utility/boiler room, and a downstairs cloakroom. Turning left upon entering, we approach the oldest part of the building, with its vaulted ceilings and other-worldly corridor from days long since passed. It is here where we find the cellar, with original loophole windows, and of course, the magnificent kitchen which has been meticulously adapted for modern livin

Outside 
We arrive at Rockhall through B-listed sandstone gate piers at the foot of the driveway, which leads to a generous turning circle at the front of the property, and further parking space at the rear.

There are a range of outbuildings at Rockhall, including a garage and wood store at the rear of the property, a fully serviced log cabin, a large modern workshop and storage shed, and large greenhouse.

Amongst the 10.65 acres at Rockhall are sweeping lawns, mature woodland, walnut groves, kitchen gardens (with poly-tunnel and raised beds), a winding burn, pond, and well established walkways. Numerous hidden gems throughout the grounds include a centuries old stone seating area, and a grade B-listed monument, said to mark the grave of a once well-loved horse.*

*The vendor has indicated that if the purchaser should prefer not to inherit all of the 10.65 acres, the amount of land sold with Rockhall can be negotiated.

Historical Note 
The lands of 'Rocail' in Dumfriesshire were at first attained by Gilbert Grierson of Lag upon his marital union to Isobel, daughter of and heiress to Sir Duncan Kirkpatrick of Torthorwald in 1412. Construction of the house began c.1500, and Rockhall has been the seat of the Grierson Clan ever since its completion in the early 16th century.

Sir Robert Grierson of Lag (1655/6 - 1733) was, as Steward of Kirkcudbright, one of the most vehement persecutors of the Covenanter movement throughout south west Scotland. It is said that the cellar at Rockhall served as a prison for those who refused to fall in line with the Episcopalian rule imposed by a succession of Stuart kings. His notoriety gave Sir Walter Scott cause to write the famous 'Redgauntlet'. A Tale of the Eighteenth Century', based on tales of Grierson's callousness, and subsequent adaptations for screen have been filmed here.

In 1526, King James V of Scotland passed a charter which elevated the lands of the G

Situation 
Rockhall sits proudly atop the Collin hills, overlooking the historical market town of Dumfries in south west Scotland. The owner of Rockhall can enjoy uninhibited views across the area, to the magnificent backdrop of Criffel, one of the region's highest peaks, rising some 569 metres from the Solway Coast.

Despite the rural setting of Rockhall, Dumfries is only 5 miles from the property, and provides plentiful amenities to its residents. The town has twice in the past 25 years been voted the best place to live in Britain, and is a gateway to the vast expanse of breathtaking countryside throughout Dumfries and Galloway, wherein the purchaser can enjoy a plethora of outdoor pursuits. The region is home to several first rate golf courses (including the challenging links course at Southerness - arguably the finest course south of Carnoustie), a multitude of sailing and fishing spots (both inland and at sea), various shoots, world class mountain biking, and mile after mile of equ

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Listing History

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14 March 2016

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  • Dumfries (4.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Dumfries (4.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Realter Estate Agents, Dumfries

31-33 Bank Street, Dumfries DG1 2PA

01387 447021 Local call rate

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