5 bedroom house for saleKirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire
Dunskellyrigg Hall is a magnificent, converted steading range which occupies a wonderful, secluded, rural setting. The property was converted in c. 2006 and provides and exceptional family home with spacious accommodation, ideal for family use, arranged over ground and first floors. The property is built out of attractive, local red sandstone, has a slate roof and retains many charming features.
On the ground floor, the accommodation is entered via a large hallway which has a tiled floor. The focal point of the ground floor accommodation is the magnificent kitchen/dining room. The kitchen has a 4-oven, oil-fired Aga (cream), an LPG-fired Country Chef gas range and a range of floor units which incorporate a Belfast sink. The dining area has a door leading out into the courtyard and stairs leading to the first floor. Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room, with a range of wall and floor units, the oil-fired central heating boiler and space and plumbing for a dishwasher. Also accessed from the kitchen is the magnificent drawing room. This has a large wood burning stove, two sets of doors leading to the garden and views out over the land and the surrounding countryside. On the far side of the hall, there is a sitting room with a small wood burning stove and two bedrooms, served by a shower room.
On the first floor, there is a large galleried landing, which gives access to three bedrooms. This includes the master bedroom which has an en suite shower room, two further double bedrooms (one with a large storage cupboard off) and a family bathroom. The bathroom has a roll top, claw foot bath. On the east side end of the house, there is a large garage and a separate games room.
Dunskellyrigg Hall is approached by a long farm track, over which the property enjoys a servitude right of access. This leads to a tarmac parking and turning area to the front and side of the house. At the back of the house, there is a large raised lawn and a decked area. The land at Dunskellyrigg extends to approximately 5.58 acres in all. There are two main paddocks, some small handling paddocks and a stable block with two loose boxes. Adjoining the main building is further extensive stabling, with three loose boxes, (all with automatic drinkers, rubber walls and floor) and tack space.
Dunskellyrigg Hall is situated at the end of a long farm track, in a private magnificent rural setting to the north of Kirkpatrick Fleming. Nearby Gretna is renowned for its world-famous centre for weddings and the site of the Blacksmith Shop. For every day shopping, the Royal Burgh of Annan has a good range of shops, professional services and leisure facilities. Every July, the town celebrates the Riding of The Marches, which includes a procession, sports, field displays and massed pipe bands. For more comprehensive shopping and services, Carlisle just over the border in England, and The Royal Burgh of Dumfries lies to the west. As county towns, they are important centres of commerce serving southwest Scotland as well as providing colleges for further education and general hospitals.
The local primary school for Dunskellyrigg Hall is in Kirkpatrick Fleming with children moving on to secondary education at Annan Academy. There are further secondary schools in both Lockerbie and Dumfries.
In terms of transportation, Dunskellyrigg Hall is well-placed. The M74 provides easy travel by car north and south linking into the national motorway network. Gretna has a railway station with services to Glasgow and Carlisle whilst there are frequent services to Edinburgh and London from Lockerbie. Newcastle Airport serves many UK, European and international destinations.
Dumfriesshire is a region of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high tops of the southern upland hills with beautiful forestry parks, to the sandy coastline of the Solway Firth. As such, the county offers a range of outdoor activities including mountain biking, riding and hill walking. For the golf enthusiast, there are several courses in the area including the renowned Solway Links course at Southerness. For those keen on sailing or boating there are extensive water sports facilities throughout the county, both inland and by the coast. The rivers in the area, including the Cairn, Nith and Annan, provide excellent fishing for salmon and sea-trout fishing. The county is particularly renowned for the quality of its field sports. The Drumlanrig Estate owned by the Duke of Buccleuch provides driven grouse, partridge and pheasant shooting to let by the day as well as salmon fishing on the River Nith and its tributaries.
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