Savills | Kirkmichael Old Manse, Parkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3LY | Property for sale
3,688 sq ft(342.63 sq m)
Offers over £850,000(€1,004,306)

Kirkmichael Old ManseParkgate, Dumfries, DG1 3LY

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in March 2022
  • Located in an enviable position with open aspects
  • Easy travel distance of Dumfries
  • 25 acres
  • 3 public rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Detached 2 bedroom cottage
  • Glenkiln Burn within boundary

Fine traditional manse in 24 acres. CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 27TH OCTOBER AT 12 NOON

About this property

  • Kirkmichael Old Manse is an exceptional and elegant country house occupying a prime residential setting and surrounded by the original glebe land which comprises landscaped gardens and paddocks, extending to approximately 24 acres. Within the grounds of the property there is Glenkiln Cottage which has also been renovated and which provides additional accommodation for extended family, occasional guests or perhaps as a holiday cottage.

    The accommodation on the ground floor is traditionally laid out as befits a Victorian manse, and begins with an entrance vestibule which opens into the delightful reception hallway. On one side sits the beautiful drawing room with open aspects to the front and the elegant formal dining room, and on the other is the comfortable sitting room, both with fireplaces and wood burning stoves. All the reception rooms benefit from the tall windows which are a typical characteristic of large Galloway country houses. The kitchen is fitted with units and appliances and includes room for a breakfast table, while a cloakroom/WC, utility room and integral garage complete the ground floor.

    The lower ground floor comprises two cellar rooms and useful store rooms and the first floor accommodation is where the principal bedroom with en suite bathroom is located, along with two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom / study and the family bathroom. On the second floor there are two additional double bedrooms and a shower room.

    The charming stone-built Glenkiln Cottage has accommodation conveniently over one level and comprises hallway, open plan living room / kitchen, sitting room, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom and single garage.

    There is an attractive stone outbuilding currently used as a tool store and workshop.

    Kirkmichael Old Manse retains a wealth of original features and has been renovated to a particularly high standard.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The entrance to Kirkmichael Old Manse is through sandstone gate pillars along a drive lined with mature trees and the landscaped gardens and amenity land extend to approximately 7 acres. The gardens have been planted with a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees including specimen rhododendrons, flowering shrubs and perennials. The boundary is formed by a stone wall with a pedestrian gate to the eastern side of the property and a wooded slope leading to the Glenkiln Burn which runs through the property. Many species of wildlife benefit from the specially created habitats including red kites, badgers, peregrine falcons, deer and grouse. Beyond the immediate garden there are a further 18 acres of agricultural land which make wonderful paddocks for the keeping of livestock or horses, and to the northern edge of the policy grounds there is an area of deciduous forest which includes birch, rowan, holly, cherry, oak and ash.

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All the fine features you'd expect from a Victorian manse are here, such as high ceilings, fireplaces and generously proportioned rooms (at 3688 sq ft this is a substantial home) with the separate cottage, scenic rural setting and additional acres elevating this to a very fine property indeed.

Peter GillespieProperty agent

Local information

  • Kirkmichael Old Manse occupies a beautiful and enviable elevated position with surrounding open aspects over landscaped gardens and paddocks. The property is in the peaceful hamlet of Parkgate which is within easy travel distance of Dumfries, where there is a wide range of professional services. Dumfries is a busy country town providing schooling, newly built hospital, shops and sports clubs. The M74, which is the main route between England and Scotland, is close to Dumfries and there are railway stations at both Dumfries and Lockerbie.
  • The villa is an approximate fifteen minute drive from Moffat, which has a lovely village square, independent shops, restaurants, etc. Dumfries has a strong arts scene, hosts the Spring Fling (Scotland's premier arts and crafts festival), has a University of Glasgow campus, a theatre, regular concerts by the BBCSSO.
  • The southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive, unspoilt countryside in abundance and diversity of recreational pursuits and field sports including shooting and stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing on numerous rivers and lochs. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach. There are water sports and sailing on Loch Ken and the Solway Firth along with excellent hillwalking and cycling along the many cycling routes including the 7 Stanes, a nationally renowned network of mountain biking trails in the hills and forest parks. In 2009 the International Dark Sky Association confirmed Dark Sky status on the Galloway Forest Park, the first in Scotland to be so designated. There are several excellent golf courses within travelling distance within the Kirkmichael area including Dumfries County, Thornhill and the championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway coast.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold