6 bedroom detached house for saleCollin House, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, DG7
Sold STC £650,000
- CLOSING DATE 14th SEPTEMBER 12 noon
- Drawing room
- Dining room
- Open plan sitting room
- 6 bedrooms (5 with en suites)
- EPC Rating = F
An elegant Georgian mansion house
Collin House occupies one of the finest elevated positions in Dumfries and Galloway, with beautiful, uninterrupted open aspects to Heston Island, Solway Firth and beyond to the Lake District. The picturesque village of Auchencairn has a wide range of local amenities including a post office, primary school, a restaurant and local shops. Further local services are available in Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Dalbeattie and Dumfries which is approximately 21 miles from Auchencairn.
The south west of Scotland is famous for its beautiful scenery, mild climate and excellent sailing. The Solway Yacht Club is based in the pretty village of Kippford where there is also a hotel with restaurant. The nearby village of Rockcliffe also has a hotel / restaurant and tearoom. Some of the finest beaches in Scotland are found along the Solway coast and the surrounding countryside is undulating and highly attractive. There are fine walks along the coast and inland with excellent bird watching in the Solway Firth; there is an RSPB reserve and geese sanctuary at nearby Mersehead. Dumfries and Galloway in general is renowned for its bird watching with a Red Kite Trail and regular sightings of ospreys. Additional recreational facilities in the area include golf, with an 18 hole course minutes away at Colvend Bay and the acclaimed championship course at Southerness. The area is perfect for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as mountain biking on the popular 7stanes trail. The Galloway Activity Centre at Loch Ken, offers a vast range of outdoor activities.
There are railway stations at Dumfries (for Glasgow) and Lockerbie or Carlisle (for the west coast main line) and northbound access to the M74 is only 31 miles away at Lockerbie, with southbound access to the M74/M6 at Gretna, 40 miles away. Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are all within about 100 miles and offer a good range of domestic and international flights.
Collin House is an elegant, Georgian mansion house, symmetrically fronted with attics and basement. The property was designed to take full advantage of the beautiful open aspects over Heston Island and beyond to the Lake District. It is set in approximately 19.5 acres of beautifully tended mature gardens with paddocks and a former steading which includes stone built sheds, garages and stores which all provide excellent potential for future conversion. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises a beautiful reception hallway with fan light above the entrance door; an elegant drawing room with open aspects to Heston Island and the Lake District, with a white marble fireplace; formal dining room; open plan sitting room; well proportioned dining kitchen with cream four oven Aga at its heart; pantry and Bedroom 1 with en suite bathroom off. The first floor accommodation comprises four additional double sized bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms. The attic floor comprises Bedroom 6 and a bathroom.
The lower ground floor accommodation is flexible but currently comprises games room, gym, boot room, laundry room, home office / study. There are additional toilets on the lower ground floor area.
The front garden is a former elevated croquet lawn with magnificent open aspects and there is a substantial paddock to the front of the property with a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs providing additional privacy. The gardens to the side and rear of Collin House have been exceptionally well maintained with eucalyptus trees, oaks, acers and copper beeches. There is also a wide range of fruit trees and rhododendrons providing additional seasonal colour. There is a wild flower meadow. To the east of Collin House there are stone built sheds / steading buildings which offer excellent potential for future conversion (subject to planning).
Square Footage: 5,882 sq ft
Acreage: 19.5 Acres
From the market town of Castle Douglas head south along the A745 to Dalbeattie. From Dalbeattie take the A711 and head south west. On entering Auchencairn turn right following signs for Collin House. (satnav DG7 1QN). At the top of the road Collin House is on the right hand side.
Alternatively from Kirkcudbright head south east to Dundrennin and continue east along the A711 to Auchencairn. On entering the village of Auchencairn continue east through the village and turn left following signs for Collin House.
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