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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Templehill, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11

Offers Over £645,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country house with magnificent gardens
  • With converted one bed coach house
  • 4 bedrooms (three with en suite)
  • 3 reception rooms
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Garage
  • Stables
  • Gardens
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Fine Victorian country house with magnificent gardens


Templehill is set in the picturesque hamlet of Waterbeck. The village is surrounded by open countryside and farmland but is easily accessible via the B722 to the M74 and the A7 main routes north and south. Templehill is in the heart of the village surrounded by beautifully tended, mainly lawned gardens which extend to approximately 3.5 acres. The Waterbeck burn runs through the grounds.

Templehill was previously owned by the Carlyle family whose holdings at one point included the entire village of Waterbeck as well as numerous local farms. Auctioned after the death of the last surviving family member in 1979 the property has been sensitively cared for and refurbished to complement its fine architectural heritage. Templehill is a Category C listed building.


Templehill is an enchanting, C listed mansion built in 1840 with a wealth of period features including original mosaic flooring in the grand hallway, carved architraves, marble fireplaces in the main public rooms and ornate cornicing. The villa has been refurbished by the current owners to a particularly high standard with numerous 21st century features which include a converted basement which is currently utilised as a gym. To the west of the property there is a converted coach house and stables. The coach house we understand was built circa 1740 and comprises on the ground floor: kitchen with stairs to first floor leading to sitting room, bedroom and en suite bathroom. On the ground floor of the coach house is garaging, store room and stables.

The accommodation of Templehill begins on the ground floor with a beautiful grand hallway with mosaic tile flooring and sweeping stone staircase leading to the upper level. The open plan drawing room has window aspects to the front and both sides and a marble fireplace with Ionic columns leading to an open plan former library which is currently being used as a sitting room. There is a formal dining room with window aspects to the front and a bay window to the side overlooking the gardens, and an original black marble fire surround. The rear hallway leads to a cloakroom / WC and a games room which could be utilised for a number of purposes and staircase from here leads to a basement which has been converted into a gymnasium with a store room to the rear. Off the gym there is a shower room with sauna. The accommodation on the ground floor continues with a fitted breakfasting kitchen with granite worktops, a utility room, and a substantial sitting room which boasts 12 pane Georgian windows to the side with open aspects over surrounding gardens. The first floor includes a master bedroom with en suite bathroom, dressing room / bedroom 4, two additional well proportioned double sized bedrooms with an en suite off bedroom 3, and a luxurious family bathroom with underfloor heating.

The gardens surrounding Templehill are a credit to the current owners. The grounds extend to approximately 3.5 acres and are mainly lawned with a range of mature trees including chestnut, copper beech, lime and laburnum with numerous mature rhododendrons and azaleas. In the grounds there is a rose garden with a spectacular show of daffodils in the spring. The Waterbeck burn runs through the grounds spanned by wooden bridges. A beech hedge provides additional colour and privacy. To the western boundary of the property there is a triple sized detached garage with adjacent paddock and potting shed.

Square Footage: 4,150 sq ft
Acreage: 3.5 Acres


From Glasgow head south on the M74. Continue beyond the turn off for Dumfries and Lockerbie and at junction 19 (Ecclefechan) turn left and continue onto the B735 through Middlebie and on into the village of Waterbeck. The entrance to Templehill is on the right hand side via two stone gate posts and an electric gate.

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11 November 2016

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