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10 bedroom castle for sale

Carrick Bay, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6

Offers in Excess of £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Two wood burners
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Sea Views
  • Ground floor WC/Utility
  • Generous Gardens
  • Large Sash Windows
  • Views
  • Family Bathroom
  • En-Suite
  • Stone mullion windows

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The small Country Estate of Knockbrex Castle and Cottages consists of a spectacular Castle, a Lairds Bothy and Seaview Folly, set in established gardens and woodland of approximately 2 acres. All three properties have been sympathetically renovated and offer extensive and characterful accommodation and accommodate up to 22 people.

The Castle and its two cottages are presently run as a successful wedding and holiday venue, but would equally provide a delightful and comfortable home.

The famous golf courses of Turnberry, Troon & Southerness are with short drives. Other activities are plentiful - hunting, fishing, shooting, sailing and hiking are all available locally.

The Solway Firth is a really beautiful region and the Castle and cottages are tucked behind high walls on the minor rural road the terminates at Carrick Bay. The essential scenic beauty of the Carrick coastline is captured in the local "National Anthem" of "Bonnie Gallowa";-

"Land o'Borgue where sea birds soar,
Frae Senwick woods tae Carrick shore
O'er golden gorse, o'er hawthorn hoar,
Bonnie Gallowa,
Fair Knockbrex sae dear tae me,
Rock and roses by the sea,
Dearer spot there canna be,
Bonnie Gallowa"

The gulf stream and the proximity to the sea gives it a mild climate, and the Estate is set in delightful sheltering woodlands, set back a little from the Solway coastline, with only a short walk to its sandy beaches and rocky coves.

Knockbrex Castle is built from whinstone and is Category B Listed, with its towers and castellations, it is a charming Castle in miniature, making it easy to maintain (important for castles). In the mature gardens you will find a children's playground, plant house and a large Pagoda with stone-built BBQ, perfect for dining under the stars. You can also find the Lairds Bothy near the Castle and Seaview Folly located in privacy at the top of the garden. Both cottages are fully furnished and would be useful as guest cottages or staff cottages.

Everything surrounds The Great Hall which is a dramatic two storey hall occupying the entire centre of the Castle with a sweeping staircase to an upper gallery. Four of it's bedroom s are octagonal in shape and set in the turrets. Another bedroom has a stone spiral staircase that takes you to the "Tower" room. At the ground level to one side of The Great Hall is the Kitchen & Breakfast Room, Sun Room and the Utility Room with door to a double-arched verandah.

A fully fitted country kitchen with base and wall mounted units in pine with tiled surfaces; Rangemaster cooker and hob; original marble floor. A large area to the side offers space for table and chairs and a lovely aspect out to the back garden, this is the ideal place for casual dining.

SUN ROOM 14'0" x 7'6"
With double aspect windows and window seats

UTILITY ROOM 9'0" x 6'4"
Fully equipped with Washers, Dryers, Fridges and Freezers

THE GREAT HALL 38'0" x 30'0"
This is the impressive heart of the Castle, ideal for large functions or as a very spacious reception room. A wonderful sight at Christmas is to see the 18' Christmas tree and dining for 22 or as a wonderful function room. The large substantial fireplace houses a log burning stove and the chimney breast comes complete with a "Coat of Arms" The grand staircase with its wooden banister rises to an upper gallery and 4 bedrooms. There are also steps down to a cellar which houses the central heating boiler and log store. There is a large door that leads out to the lawned area at the front of the property

At the other side of the Great Hall is a cosy Living/Family Room. This interesting room is partially divided by a splendid whinstone fireplace incorporating a stone arch and stone mantel. In the corner of the room a door leads through to an an authentic spiral stone staircase that climbs to the "Tower" bedroom ensuite. At the far side of the Living/Family Room there is a "secret door" hidden behind the panelling that leads to the Games Room.

A small "corridor style" room presently set up as a games room with xbox

TOWER ROOM (BEDROOM 5) 13'4" X 12'4"
This bedroom is reached by a magical stone staircase which has its own access to the garden. The Tower Room consists of a shower room / WC ensuite and the bedroom has glass doors out to the roof and turrets.

BEDROOM 1 12'9" X 18'6"
A door leads from the Great Hall up to this Octagonal bedroom with ensuite which features a corner bath / shower and WC.

BEDROOM 2 12'9" X 12'9"
On the opposite side of the Great Hall from Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 can be found. This is again an octagonal bedroom and has a separate shower area within the room and a toilet and washbasin located just outside (but private to the room). This room can also be accessed via a door from the Games room

The upper gallery is well lit by eight high-level windows.

BEDROOM 3 14'6" X 14'0"
Octagonal shaped room. Bathroom ensuite

BEDROOM 4 14'0" X 14'0"
Octagonal shaped room. Shower-room ensuite

BEDROOM 6 14'4" X 7'6"

BEDROOM 7 14'4" X 7'6"

This charming wood panelled cottage is situated adjacent to the castle and provides an additional three bedrooms, living area and fully fitted kitchen.

LIVING ROOM 15'0" X 11'0"
A charming room with an open fire in a traditional fireplace

KITCHEN 15'0" X 7'10"
Fully Fitted Kitchen

BEDROOM 1 16'0" x 9'8"
A spacious double bedroom with large windows and double doors opening onto a private terrace

BEDROOM 2 12'4" X 7'6"
Double Bedroom with built-in wardrobes

BEDROOM 3 12'4" X 7'6"
Twin Bedroom with built-in wardrobes

BATHROOM 9'1" x 5'8"
Panelled Bath / Shower & WC with tiled flooring

Located in a private area at the top of the garden is the one-bedroomed folly. Featuring a laminated floor throughout and a sea view from the top of the garden this charming cottage has a lounge area with feature fireplace, full equipped kitchen and a twin-bedroom ensuite with shower.

Other features:

Separate dining room
Large dining kitchen
Guest WC
Tucked-away location
Utility Area
Roof Terrace
Double height, split level,living/dining/kitchen
Luxury bathroom
Lots of storage space
No Onward Chain
Off road parking
10 Double Bedrooms with 8 Ensuite
Ofsted Outstanding School Catchment Area
Good-sized rooms
Semi Open Plan Kitchen
Mainly carpeted
Security system
Septic tank
Wooden floors
Cosy cottage low ceilings
Period fireplace
High ceilings
Oil central heating
Utility room
Large windows
Wooden double glazed windows
Laundry room
Wood burner
Downstairs WC
Garden office/room
Outskirts of village
Sunny garden
Downstairs shower
Built in BBQ

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
06 May 2016

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