Glencaple Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TY
Magnificent Georgian house set in wonderful gardens and grounds.
Netherwood House is situated 1½ miles to the south of Dumfries, the largest conurbation of Dumfries and Galloway. Dumfriesshire is a genuinely rural area of Scotland, combining excellent grass farmland with stunning coastlines and forests. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities in the area including shooting, hill walking, as well as fishing on the Rivers Dee, Nith, and Annan. Some of Scotland's most famous gardens are nearby and the coastline offers great opportunities for sailing and sea fishing from towns such as Kippford and Kirkcudbright.
The town of Dumfries has three golf courses, a hospital and a Morrisons supermarket. There is a railway station in Dumfries with services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and south to Carlisle, where connections can be made for the rest of England. There are excellent primary schools in the town, and Dumfries Academy is a well regarded secondary school Higher education is available at the Crichton University campus.
The A74(M), the main route from north west England to Scotland, lies to the east of Dumfries and provides a motorway connection both north to Glasgow and south, via the M6, to Carlisle, Penrith and central and southern England. Glasgow and its airport are about 77 miles to the north with Edinburgh being 79 miles to the north east via the A701.
Netherwood House is a wonderful Georgian property, situated in the centre of its mature gardens and grounds which extend to approximately 17.8 acres. The house, which is thought to date from the 1830s, is a magnificent example of Georgian architecture, benefiting from all the grace and elegance associated with properties of this era. The front façade is charming, with two symmetrical bow windows either side of the front door and pavilions at the north and south ends
Inside, the accommodation is beautifully proportioned and well balanced. Both the sitting room and dining room have wonderful westerly views over the grounds from the bow windows. Both have open fireplaces and the sitting room has an extensive range of bookcases. The reception hall has a sweeping staircase to the first floor accommodation. The drawing room, situated in the south pavilion, is a beautifully proportioned room with French doors leading out to the front and a large open fireplace with fluted columns either side and marble inlay surround. The kitchen, situated in the northerly pavilion, is in need of some upgrading Adjacent to it are the utility room and back hall which has a staircase leading to a first floor guest bedroom and bathroom. The butler's pantry has direct access into the dining room.
On the first floor the master bedroom and principal guest bedroom both have bow windows. The master bedroom has a large en suite bathroom. There are two further double bedrooms on this floor together with an additional bathroom.
Situated at the entrance to Netherwood House is a two bedroom gate lodge. This has a sitting room, kitchen, pantry, two bedrooms and a bathroom as well as a small garden. It has mains water and electricity and private drainage to a septic tank.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Netherwood House is approached from the B725 through impressive gates from where a tarmac drive winds up towards the front and side of the house. To the front of the house there are terraced lawns which are shaded by superb mature trees including copper beeches, cherries, hollies, maples and rowans. A sandstone wall, with steps, separates the upper and lower tiers of the terraced lawn. The drive is lined with rhododendrons, giving wonderful colour in the spring.
The principal garden lies to the back of the house. Directly behind the house there is a tiered sandstone terrace, planted with a variety of shrubs and plants. From here, there is access to a large lawn bounded on the south and east by a beech hedge and with a magnificent rose bed and herbaceous border Archways lead through the beech hedge to an orchard, with a number of fruit trees. To the north of the central lawn is a productive vegetable garden, with wonderful trellised clematis and roses adjacent, as well as a magnificent rhododendron.
Large garden shed
To the south and west of the property there are two fields of approximately 8.5 acres. These are separated by a hedge and have a number of mature trees including beeches and oaks To the north of the house is a further field of approximately 5.9 acres with mature trees including beeches, horse chestnuts and oaks. This is bounded on the east and north by a stone wall.
Netherwood House is Listed Category B
Fixtures and Fittings: All fitted carpets are included in the sale. Please note that the wall light fittings in the drawing room, dining room and master bedroom are specifically excluded from the sale.
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Property Reference Number: GBEDRSEDS070545
- Sold in October 2013
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- 2 bedroom gate lodge
- Gardens, grounds, grazing
- Energy Efficiency Rating E