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Slaethorn Croft, Holywood, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG2

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Added on 23/06/2021
Galbraith, Castle Douglas

Key features

  • Total Area 8.43 acres (3.39 hectares)
  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Detached 4 bedroom cottage
  • Unique & extensive reception space
  • Spacious family accommodation
  • 7.9 acre (3.21ha) field including two paddocks
  • Range of outbuildings including stables

Property description

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Slaethorn Croft occupies a highly desirable rural location just a short distance from Dumfries.
The regional capital of Dumfries (4 miles) provides a wide range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The Crichton Campus houses the southern campuses of both the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland, offering a variety of undergraduate degree courses. Communications are good (on the A76 in 1 minute & the A75 within 5 minutes) with the A75 giving good access to Carlisle in the east and to Stranraer in the west. There is a main line railway station at Dumfries, with connections to Carlisle, Newcastle and Glasgow. Lockerbie train station providing links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Manchester. The M74 motorway north or south can be accessed easily from Lockerbie (16 miles) and Beattock (21 miles). International and domestic flights are available from Prestwick Airport 57 miles, Glasgow Airport 76 miles and Edinburgh airport 92 miles distant.

Slaethorn Croft provides a delightful rural smallholding situated just a short distance from Dumfries on a quiet country lane. The cottage provides extensive family accommodation with a stunning feature reception room. The field extends to 7.93 acres, with two pony paddocks and a range of outbuildings to the rear including horse/animal shelter, stables and stone built old byre serving as a workshop and storage.

Extended in recent years the cottage provides comfortable, spacious accommodation and benefits from many key features, most notably: oil fired central heating, double glazing throughout, bathroom, shower room and attractive kitchen, wood burning stoves, feature elm external doors and solid oakflooring throughout the main circulation spaces and reception room on the lower ground floor. The large kitchen / dining hall opening into the impressive circular full height reception room (added by the current owner) provides the ‘hub’ of the home offering large sociable entertaining space. A cosy living room with wood burning stove provides the ideal space to relax. Four double bedrooms providing the balance for spacious bedrooms together with reception/entertaining space.
The property offers fantastic outdoor space, with a range of outbuildings together with an attractive cottage. The field is ideal for horses, ponies, sheep etc as it has varying aspect and good shelter. Potential to become a productive small holding/lifestyle home.


Lower Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Kitchen. Reception Room. Shower Room.

Ground Floor: Living Room. Three Bedrooms. Bathroom.

First Floor: Landing/Study. Master Bedroom. Study/store.


Field Shelter (storage above) – 5.8m x 5.8m
Hay Store (open fronted) – 7m x 3.6m
Stable 1 – 3.3m x 3.9m
Stable 2 & 3 – 5.2m x 4.6m
Workshop – 4.7m x 7.6m

The property has two access points, the first vehicular access/ parking to the front for 1 car the second leading to the rear of the property with extensive parking space also providing access to all paddocks and outbuildings.
The garden grounds are predominantly laid to lawn but provide great potential to further landscape should the new purchaser so wish.
7.9 acre (3.21ha) field including two paddocks with direct access from the field/animal shelter.



Slaethorn Croft, Holywood, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG2


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Dumfries Station3.0 miles
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