Beautiful Georgian house in idyllic location with 20 acres
Cairnsmore House is set in a beautiful rural setting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Carsphairn with beautiful open aspect to the front over surrounding gardens and further beyond to the River Deugh and Rhinns of Kells. The area is well known for its agriculture and forestry which make up a large proportion of the local economy. The landscape surrounding Cairnsmore House reflects this with its attractive rolling farmland interspersed with woodland. Carsphairn provides a village shop, a Church of Scotland kirk and a thriving village hall with nearby St Johns town of Dalry providing further shopping, post office, pubs, garage with filling station and primary and secondary school. Castle Douglas is further south and offers an excellent range of shops, professional services, leisure facilities and schooling. The surrounding Galloway countryside is famous for its wild beauty and the nearby Galloway Forest Park was the first place in the UK to be awarded dark sky status. There is a rich Scottish heritage surrounding the area shown by numerous historic buildings and the area is renowned for walking, cycling and outdoor pursuits. Dumfries and Galloway is also famous for bird with the red kite trail and osprey platforms at Threave Castle and Loch Doon.
Cairnsmore House is an elegant, Georgian villa built as a manse. The House has undergone a detailed refurbishment scheme in the last five years. The accommodation begins on the ground floor with a grand reception hallway featuring a stone flagged floor and engineered walnut flooring. The original staircase has a beautiful cast iron balustrade rising up to the first floor. The drawing room is to the east of the property and has a feature white marble fireplace and there is also an exceptionally spacious sitting room to the west of the property with a black marble fireplace. To the rear of the sitting room is the formal dining room and there is also a study / former library which is wood panelled and could be utilised for a variety of purposes. An open plan kitchen / breakfasting area has recently been refitted with a solid sandstone floor and a four oven white Aga at its heart. The kitchen units have copper worktops and there are doors leading to the larder and rear garden. The first floor accommodation comprises a spacious upper landing , exceptionally generous principal bedroom with beautiful open aspects to the Rhinns of Kells, with a white marble fireplace as its focal point and an en suite shower room to the rear. There are four additional double sized bedrooms with two bathrooms on the first floor level. The second floor level is home to bedroom 6 with Velux windows providing plenty of light with a dressing room/ 7th bedroom off and a shower room.
To the rear of Cairnsmore House there is a courtyard with numerous outbuildings including a byre, one single and one double garage, a car port, stables, laundry room and stores. The surrounding gardens are a credit to the current owners with a walled garden including a wide variety of mature trees and shrubs with a herb garden, vegetable garden and fruit trees. The remaining gardens are mainly lawned and the surrounding fields have been fenced.
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