Dunscore, Dumfriesshire, DG2 0UP

£950,000 - SALE

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Description

UNDER OFFER – A splendid estate in the rolling Dumfriesshire countryside

Location

Stroquhan Estate lies in a very private and secluded position in the heart of the beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside. The area is well known for its livestock production which makes up a large proportion of the local economy, and the landscape reflects this, with attractive undulating farmland interspersed with woodland against a backdrop of heather hills.

Despite its feeling of relative remoteness, the A74(M), the main route from England to Scotland, is only about 23 miles to the east and provides a motorway connection both north to Glasgow and south to Carlisle and central and southern England. The nearest railway station is 13 miles to the south in Dumfries. The international airports of Glasgow (79 miles), Edinburgh (93 miles) and Newcastle (97 miles) are all within easy reach, as is Prestwick airport (55 miles). The recently refurbished Carlisle Airport (47 miles) offers direct flights to London Southend, Belfast and Dublin.

The market town of Dumfries has a good selection of shops, supermarkets, leisure facilities, restaurants and local services, as well as a range of professional services, secondary schooling and the main regional hospital. The local primary schools are located in Dunscore (2 miles) and Thornhill (12 miles). Private schooling is available near Carlisle at St Ursula’s School, Lime House School and Austin Friars St Monica’s School. The village of Dunscore also has a community run village pub.

Dumfries and Galloway is well known for its high quality traditional sport, including salmon fishing, roe deer stalking and pheasant shooting. The area is well suited for the keen golfer with 18 hole courses at Southerness and Powfoot and a further three courses in the Dumfries area.

Description

Extending to about 699 acres in all, Stroquhan is a diverse and manageable property possessing all the ingredients of a classic estate: a principal house, cottages, forestry, farming and quality sport.

At the estate’s core lies Stroquhan House, an elegant Category B Listed Georgian country residence set amongst majestic wooded policies including a productive walled garden. In addition to the main house, there are a further three estate dwellings, and an attractive former stable block which may offer potential to develop further dwellings subject to obtaining the relevant permissions. The estate is accessed by two separate private entrances passing the Lodge and the farm steading respectively.

Stroquhan includes a productive and well maintained in-hand farm which lies to the south of the main house and rises from the River Cairn up to Stroquhan Moor to the southwest. The combination of silage and grazing ground and are best suited to livestock farming. It currently carries a small fold of pedigree highland cattle with the remainder of the land let on a seasonal basis. Extensive woodlands provide shelter for stock and the foundations for the driven shoot. The hill ground could provide the opportunity for further forestry and amenity woodland. The layout and good network of fenced estate roads facilitates quick and easy access to most parts of the estate.

Lot 2: Skinford Farm
Skinford Cottage Nos. 1 & 2
Modern and traditional farm buildings
167 acres pasture
23 acres forestry
Offers over £950,000

Located to the south of Stroquhan House, Skinford Farm benefits from two similar cottages which sit to the east of the farm buildings and benefit from extensive views across the surrounding countryside.

Cottage No.1
A rendered brick built cottage with pitched slate roof, the accommodation over one floor comprises modern fitted kitchen, one reception room with wood burning stove, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. It is surrounded by an attractive, mature garden with lawns and mature borders.

Cottage No.2
In similar style to Cottage 1, Cottage 2 is also rendered brick under a pitched slate roof with accommodation over one floor comprising a modern fitted kitchen, one reception room with open fire, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. This cottage also has an attractive garden on various levels, predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and borders.

Farm Buildings
The extensive range of farm buildings sit central to the farmland. They comprise both attractive traditional buildings and more modern stock courts.

Land
The farmland extends in total to 167.73 acres including 110.45 acres of ploughable pasture and 57.28 acres of permanent pasture. It benefits from good access from the farm yard and internal access tracks. The land lies between 70m and 155m above sea level and field enclosures are bound by dry stone dykes and post and wire fences most of which are electrified. All field enclosures benefit from private water supply to troughs or natural supply. Lot 2 is classified as Class 4 according to the John Hutton Institute.

Acreage: 197.78 Acres

Directions

Directions
From the south M74, take the A75 signposted for Dumfries, once on the Dumfries bypass, take the fifth exit from the fourth roundabout signposted for the A76 Thornhill. Turn left on to the B729 signposted for Dunscore. In Dunscore village turn left at the war memorial roundabout, the property is approximately 1.6 miles on the right hand side. The post code for Stroquhan is DG2 0UP.

Date posted: 26/09/20