5 bedroom detached house for sale

Ballplay Road, Moffat

£390,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Driveway for several vehicles
  • Gardens to Front, Side & Rear
  • Original Period Features
  • 5 Double Bedrooms (4 En-Suite)
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen and Butlers Pantry
  • Downstairs Bathroom & Mezzanine level WC
  • Gas Central Heating and Multi-fuel Stoves
  • Detached Period Property

Full description

Morlich House is an exceptional, detached family home or business offering flexible accommodation over two floors comprising of five bedrooms, 4 en-suite and a W.C., 3 reception rooms, a very large kitchen/diner with utility room and a butlers pantry and a downstairs bathroom. There is a large driveway for numerous cars and enclosed gardens to 3 sides of the property.

The present owners have undertaken substantial modernisation whilst retaining many features of this stunning Victorian property.

There are well laid out attractive gardens and superb views from its elevated position across the town to the surrounding Moffat Hills. Morlich House has formerly been a very successful 4 star B & B and would lend itself to a spacious family home, multi-generational accommodation or has excellent business opportunities as a B&B or Airbnb.

Contents, Curtains, Furniture etc are also available by separate negotiation.

THE PROPERTY
Entering through an impressive, brass furniture dressed wooden door with tall windows to either side and an etched glass fanlight above. The good sized vestibule has an original Victorian tiled floor, a ceiling light and original cornice. A half-glazed wooden door with part paneled, tall windows to either side and above allow the evening sun to stream in and lead to the main hallway.

The broad welcoming hallway has original wooden flooring and wooden doors leading off to the lounge, dining room, kitchen and cellar. There is a stunning ornate Victorian staircase with carved and turned spindles and ornate wooden balustrade with a stained glass skylight over leading to a mezzanine level with a cloakroom, which is large enough to be made into a full sized bathroom.
Hallways provide access to 5 very generous Bedrooms 4 of which are en -suite.

Ground Floor

Dining Room:
As you enter the property to the left, a door leads to a small hallway with radiator, a ceiling light and useful storage space, this then opens into the dining room with a large bay window to the front overlooking Moffat from the property's elevated position. There is a radiator, ornate plaster cornice, picture rails and original wooden floorboards. A painted stone fireplace with a granite hearth features a Clearview multi-fuel stove and a further door provides a useful storage cupboard.

Lounge:
As you enter the property, the door to the right leads into a small hall with further doors leading to the main living and rear reception room. The generous, carpeted, light lounge has a beautiful bay, double glazed sash window overlooking Moffat from Morlich House's elevated site. There are double-glazed French doors to the side of the property leading out to a patio and the secluded, enclosed garden which is South facing. An original marble fireplace with slate hearth and a newly installed Stoves multi-fuel stove. Picture rails and original ornate coving.

Kitchen\Entertaining:
The large kitchen is accessed via the main hallway and has a tiled floor and double-glazed sash windows to the side and rear. There is a selection of quality fitted kitchen wall & base units with slate worktops and under cabinet lights. There is a range cooker with a 5 ring gas hob and an electric double oven, cooker hood. This room boasts an impressive original Victorian range feature piece. The splash backs are partially tiled and there is a selection of storage cupboards, one housing the modern Worcester boiler and the other housing the electrical panels. This room provides plenty of space for cooking, entertaining and dining.

Utility room:
To the rear of the kitchen a door leads to the utility room which has double glazed windows to the rear and to the side. The floor is tiled and there is a selection of fitted wall & base units with oak worktops and a Belfast sink with mixer tap. There is a clothes pulley, attic access, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a dryer. There are 2 large storage cupboards and the recently replaced composite rear door leads back out to the driveway with two large wood stores.

Butlers Pantry:
From the Kitchen a door leads to the butlers pantry \ kitchen 2 with a double-glazed sash window to the rear. There are 3 spotlights, under cabinet lights and the tiled floor has underfloor heating. A selection of wall & base kitchen units with slate worktops and it is partially tiled. There is a s/s sink & drainer with mixer tap, an integrated dishwasher and space for a plumbed American fridge/freezer.

Reception Room 3:
Accessed from the butlers pantry or the main hallway\lounge hall the 3rd reception room is currently used as a ground floor bedroom. It has a laminate floor, picture rails, a selection of fixed cupboards and double-glazed French doors to the enclosed rear garden and patio area. This bright room has previously been used as a formal dining room and a home office. From this room there is a full size bathroom. Partially tiled with double glazed sash window over the side garden, WC, a wash hand basin with fitted storage units and an illuminated mirror above. The bath with over bath shower, has a glass screen and the tiled floor also features underfloor heating.

Basement:
The basement is accessed via a door located between the main hallway and the kitchen. The stairs lead to a large space currently split into 2 rooms with light, electrics and a radiator.

First Floor
On the mezzanine level is a generous cloakroom/WC. The 1st floor landing has a balustrade overlooking the stairs and light from the leaded ceiling skylight. There are 2 fire doors leading to the 5 bedrooms.
Bedroom 1 (Moffat) has an en-suite shower room and is very generously proportioned, recently redecorated this room has a feature fireplace, picture rails, upright radiator and double glazed sash windows overlooking the front gardens and Moffat town towards the hills beyond.
Bedroom 2 (Redbourn) has a large en-suite shower room, a feature fireplace, built in cupboards, picture rails and double glazed sash windows overlooking the front gardens and Moffat town towards the hills beyond.
Bedroom 3 (Warriston) a large, bright and warmly decorated room with a double glazed sash window overlooking the rear of the property. This room also boasts a feature fireplace and picture rails and an en-suite shower room with an obscured, double glazed sash window overlooking the drive.
Bedroom 4 (Dowding) has an en-suite shower room with an obscured, double glazed sash window overlooking the side garden and is again very generously proportioned with a feature fireplace, picture rails and double glazed sash window overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom 5 is currently being used as a home office and has a double glazed sash window overlooking the porch stone balustrade and over Moffat to the hills beyond.

OUTSIDE
Morlich House is accessed by a shared private lane servicing just 5 properties from Ballplay Road.
Access the property's private, chipped driveway via the wooden gated entrance providing parking for numerous vehicles and sweeps around the front of the house past the bay windows.
There is an extensive garden to the front of the property mainly laid to lawn and sloping down to the boundary with mature trees, bushes, hedging and pathways. Boundaries are mainly of whinstone stone dyke and further pet friendly fencing encloses the sides. The side patio and garden is accessed through large double gates and runs along the right side of the property with a further gate leading to the rear garden and patio. Both side and rear gardens are fully enclosed.

TRANSPORT, SCHOOLS & AMENITIES

Moffat is a vibrant, rural town with many local amenities including independent high street shops, a supermarket, butcher, baker, delicatessen, cafes and restaurants. Moffat Academy is a high performing combined nursery, primary and secondary school For recreation, there is a theatre, art galleries, a museum, tennis courts, a rugby club, nature reserve, boating pond and park, a bowling green and an 18-hole golf course. Moffat hosts many events throughout the year including the annual Moffat Gala, Vintage Car Show and the South of Scotland Tennis Tournament. Dumfries and Carlisle are both just a short drive away, while Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible both by car and public transport. Morlich House is well-positioned for access to the M74 motorway which offers easy access to Glasgow and the south, while the A701 from Moffat to Edinburgh is one of Scotland's most scenic routes. There are train stations at Lockerbie and Carlisle with services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The international airports at Edinburgh and Glasgow offer a range of flights to 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. The Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast long distance footpath, passes by the nearby village of Beattock, as does the Annandale Way, linking Moffat to Annan. There are many golf courses in the area to suit players of all levels of ability. For those keen on sailing or boating, there are extensive water sports facilities throughout the area, 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 area has many scenic attractions including The Grey Mare's Tail Waterfall, St Mary's Loch and the Devil's Beef Tub.

Morlich House offers a rare opportunity to own a spacious and luxurious forever family home, with huge potential as a B&B \ AirBNB business or perfect space for multi-generational accommodation. Ideally located within easy walking distance of Moffat town center and the highly regarded Moffat academy, this is a property not to be missed.

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  • Lockerbie (14.9 mi)
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