5 bedroom terraced house for sale

52 High Street, Kirkcudbright, DG6

Guide Price £540,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A wonderful Georgian townhouse, sympathetically restored and upgraded to a high standard in recent years.
  • Steeped in history, located in the town's prestigious High Street.
  • Immaculately presented and ideal as a spacious family home.
  • The principal rooms have elegant proportions and offer varied layout options.
  • 3 Reception Rooms. 5 Double Bedrooms. Spacious Kitchen. En-Suite Shower Room. 2 Family Bathrooms.
  • Landscaped Garden. Former Vegtable and Fruit Garden. Summer House. Outbuilding.

Full description

Situated close to the Tolbooth and Mercat Cross, 52 High Street is a delightful townhouse rich in character and with its own very interesting history. At one time it had been The King's Arms Inn (also known as the 'Head Inn' of the Burgh). The Inn was frequented by the County Commissioners when meeting to conduct business at the Tolbooth and the poet Robert Burns was also known to have lodged there when on business in Kirkcudbright. The building itself has undergone substantial changes since that time, most recently in the late nineteenth century when the front was remodelled. Around 1920 the property was acquired as a family home by William Robson, a noted artist and former Chairman of the Society of Scottish Artists. The Robsons were known for their hospitality and the house became a meeting place for the artists' community. During this time an interesting discovery was made in one of the first floor bedrooms. While stripping wallpaper, decorators revealed the following lines of verse with the signature 'R Burns' :

When January winds were blawin' cauld
.... ( Kirkcudbright?) I took my way
but mirksome night did me enfauld
......... till earlyest day.

R Burns


This discovery was the subject of an article by a local historian and Robson had the article published in the form of a pamphlet for private circulation. Robson had the inscription preserved on the bedroom wall, where it remains today.

52 High Street has been sympathetically renovated and modernised since its purchase by the current owners in 2012 and is a lovely family home. The property is listed and retains many original features including high ceilings, an elegant staircase, ornate plaster work, fireplaces, decorative wood panelling and columns, brass door fittings, deep skirting boards and tall recessed cupboards.

The house is immaculately presented and the principal rooms have elegant proportions which could offer different layout options.

EPC Rating = D

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Added on Rightmove:
08 May 2016

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  • Flimby (23.6 mi)
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CKD Galbraith, Castle Douglas

120 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LU

01556 496000 Local call rate

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01556 496000 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Flimby (23.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

CKD Galbraith, Castle Douglas

120 King Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LU

01556 496000 Local call rate

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