6 bedroom detached house for sale

Brownhill, Planetree Park, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7

Offers Over £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A fine, extended country villa
  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • 3 bedrooms (master with en suite)
  • East wing with 3 bedrooms
  • Gardens
  • Triple garage
  • Summer house
  • EPC Rating = D

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A fine, extended country villa in the historic town of Gatehouse of Fleet

Location

Brownhill is set within a beautiful elevated position surrounded by extensive, manicured gardens which are a credit to the current owners. There are open aspects to the front, over surrounding properties, to the historic town of Gatehouse of Fleet and the countryside beyond.

Gatehouse of Fleet is a charming Georgian town , widely admired for its historic buildings. It owes its development in the 18th century to the entrepreneur James Murray of Broughton whose mansion, Cally Palace, is now an acclaimed hotel. In Murray's day, Gatehouse became a thriving centre of the water powered cotton industry and in 1795 had four cotton mills, a brass foundry, a brewery, brickworks, tanneries and a substantial population. Today it is better known for the remarkable beauty of its setting.

Gatehouse of Fleet is within the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area and is surrounded by ancient woods, hills and forests. The mild southwest climate is reflected in the many exotic plants which grow in its gardens. There is sailing in both the Solway Firth and nearby lochs and the nearby Cardness Shoreline has one of the finest beaches in the south of Scotland. For lovers of sport, Gatehouse cricket club, football club, bowling club, tennis club and one of Scotland's most unique golf courses are all on offer. The challenging nine hole Gatehouse of Fleet course is in excellent order and much admired.

Within Gatehouse of Fleet there is a primary school which feeds into Kirkcudbright Academy. There are four churches, several cafés as well as good local shops, a medical surgery, a chemist and a variety of other professional services, as well as good bus links to Dumfries and Stranraer. Kirkcudbright lies approximately 9 miles from Gatehouse and offers additional shopping, transport and professional services. For further information www.gatehouse-of-fleet.co.uk.

Gatehouse of Fleet is also famous for its varied wildlife with the Red Kite Trail within close proximity. The nearby Galloway Forest Park extends to approximately 300 square miles and has an outstanding variety of wildlife including red squirrels, fallow deer and a variety of birds of prey. In 2009 the International Dark Sky Association confirmed dark sky status on the Galloway Forest Park, the first area in Scotland to be so designated. The gardens of Brownhill enjoy wonderful bird life and red squirrels are frequent visitors.

Description

Brownhill is a fine, extended country villa remodelled and refurbished in the last few years. The property offers exceptional family accommodation and the self contained east wing can be used for holiday rental purposes or as an excellent opportunity to provide separate, extended family accommodation. On the ground floor there is an entrance hallway with stone flooring leading to a bright reception hallway with oak flooring and an oak staircase leading to the first floor. The drawing room of Brownhill has aspects to the south and west overlooking the beautiful surrounding gardens and has a multi fuel burner at the focal point. There is a formal dining room, sitting room, modern fitted dining size kitchen with walk in pantry and porch off, utility room and cloakroom / WC. The accommodation on the first floor comprises: master bedroom with south facing aspects overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond; off the master bedroom there is a three piece modern en suite shower room. Bedroom 2 comprises a single sized bedroom, Bedroom 3 is a double sized bedroom with home office located to the rear of the bedroom. There is a family bathroom with four piece luxury white suite.

The east wing of Brownhill has a separate entrance and is currently utilised as a holiday rental. It comprises: reception hallway, well proportioned sitting room with a fireplace at focal point, modern fitted kitchen, cloakroom / WC and three double sized bedrooms on the first floor with modern three piece bathroom.

The grounds surrounding Brownhill have been a labour of love for the current owners, and to the front of the property the gardens are mainly lawned with a wide variety of trees and shrubs including firs, copper beeches and mature rhododendrons. The gardens to the south side of the property are again mainly lawned with fence surround, a beautiful water feature and additional parking provision. The gardens to the west of the property have been developed over the last 13 - 14 years with a magnificent variety of mature trees and shrubs which provide seasonal colour and additional shelter and privacy. The tarmac driveway leads to a triple car garage and within the gardens there is a summer house with timber decking and glazed balustrade. Outbuildings include a fully equipped workshop to the rear of the garage, greenhouse and timber shed. There is a biomass (Windhager) boiler for central heating and hot water.

Square Footage: 2,971 sq ft
Acreage: 1.5 Acres

Directions

From Castle Douglas head west along the A75. Continue beyond the Gatehouse of Fleet turning and turn right at Cardness Castle following signs for Gatehouse of Fleet. Proceed along this road (B796) and turn left at the junction with Fleet Street into Planetree Park. Continue along Planetree Park and turn left into Brownhill. There is a private entrance with a gate leading to the driveway.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 July 2016

Nearest station

  • Dumfries (27.0 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Dumfries (27.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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0141 392 0160 Local call rate

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