An impressive detached family home with spectacular southerly views
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Midkelton is a superb family home, which enjoys wonderful views out over the surrounding countryside. The house is thought to date from the mid 18th century and has well-proportioned accommodation arranged over ground, first and second floors, extending to approximately 2,837 square feet.
The ground floor has an excellent balance of accommodation. The two principal reception rooms, the drawing room and the dining room, are all south facing and have views of the garden and beyond. The drawing room has a large bow window with a window seat and the dining room has a door which leads into the garden and its extensive lawn. A smaller reception room can be used as a snug sitting room or a study. The kitchen/breakfast room is light and spacious, with garden views and has an Esse cooker and excellent storage, including a large pantry. Completing the accommodation on this floor is a shower room.
On the first floor, off the main landing, is a substantial master bedroom, which has a dual aspect, including a large south facing bow window overlooking the gardens. There are also two generous guest bedrooms, a study, a family bathroom and a separate WC. Accessed from a half landing is a further sizable bedroom, which has a wash hand basin.
On the second floor there are two attic bedrooms, set in the eaves, each with a southerly aspect and views across the garden.
This property has 1.56 acres of land.
Midkelton is approached by two drives, a graveled drive to the front, through wrought iron gates, and a tarmac drive at the rear, which leads to the parking area and the outbuildings. These include a two-car garage and two stores. The garden lies principally to the south and east of the house, with a rose and shrub garden to the west. An expansive lawn sweeps away to the south of the house and is sheltered by a mature sycamore tree, and punctuated by shrubs and flower beds and broken up by stone walls and mature beech hedging. To the east there is a large greenhouse and further extensive lawns.
Midkelton is situated approximately 1 ½ miles to the south of Castle Douglas. The town has an excellent range of shops, galleries, supermarkets and other services. Castle Douglas is designated Scotlands Food Town and has leisure facilities, a High School and a cottage hospital. Midkelton is situated less than 1 mile from the National Trust for Scotlands internationally renowned Threave Gardens and School of Heritage Gardening. Other significant local attractions include the neighbouring 14th century Threave Castle.
The charming 'Artists town' of Kirkcudbright is 8 miles to the southwest and the popular coastal villages of Kippford and Rockcliffe are 10 miles and 13 miles respectively to the southeast.
Dumfries, approximately 20 miles away, is an important centre of commerce serving south-west Scotland and has a good range of shops, leisure facilities and professional services, as well as the Dumfries campuses of both The University of Glasgow and The University of the West of Scotland, and the newly built Dumfries infirmary, one of the most advanced hospitals in the country. Transportation links in the area are very good, with a regular daily bus service from Castle Douglas, and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie connect to Carlisle (54 miles) which offers multiple, daily train links to London. Junction 15 of the M74 at Moffat is 37 miles and Junction 17 at Lockerbie is 35 miles allowing easy access north and south. Regular domestic and international flights depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 58 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh airports have a wider range of flights.
Dumfries & Galloway is a region of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high tops of the southern upland hills to the stunning coastline of the Solway Firth. The region offers a range of outdoor activities, including the Galloway Forest Park and the Southern Upland Way. For those keen on sailing or boating, the coastal villages of Kippford and Rockcliffe are nearby, as is Loch Ken, offering a water sports centre with extensive facilities as well as trout fishing. The rivers in the area, include the Dee, Nith, Annan and Cairn, provide excellent fishing for salmon and sea-trout. There are over 30 golf courses across the region including the famous Solway links course at Southerness.
Head west on the A75 from Dumfries. The first exit from the A75 for Castle Douglas is from a roundabout. Go straight over here, continuing on the A75. At the next roundabout, take the first exit, heading back towards Castle Douglas. Pass the Welcome to Castle Douglas sign on the left and take the next road on the right, signed Kelton Church and Threave Gardens and Estate. Continue on this minor road, passing the entrance to Threave Gardens and then Kelton Church further on, on the right. At the next crossroads, pass the single story cottage on the left and the entrance to Midkelton will be seen on the left.Read all
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