Blawbare, Closeburn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HL | Property for sale | Savills
1,379 sq ft(128.11 sq m)
Offers over £425,000(€484,590)

BlawbareCloseburn, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire, DG3 5HL

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Key features

  • Rural detached 3 bedroom cottage
  • Rolling views across surrounding countryside
  • Conservatory and spacious elevated patio
  • Gardens and woodland with two burns and approx 5.5 acres
  • Additional outbuildings including self-contained bothy, workshop and double garage

Rural detached cottage with self-contained bothy and approx. 5.5 acres.

About this property

  • Blawbare is a traditional detached three bedroom cottage set within rolling countryside. The splendid grounds extend to around 5.5 acres and include a one bedroom self-contained bothy, double garage and substantial wood store.

    The accommodation is arranged over a single storey (with attic space) and begins with a porch leading to the open plan hallway, with a dining room off which benefits from extensive fitted timber-built storage. Leading through there is a welcoming sitting room which has a feature fireplace and natural light flooding through from the conservatory, which showcases the panoramic views. From the conservatory there is access out on to a large elevated patio, which has steps leading down into the lawned gardens.

    The kitchen is well equipped with a two oven AGA as well as an integrated electric hob and oven, along with a range of high and low level cabinetry. The main bathroom sits off the inner hall and features charming characterful tiles over the bath. There are three bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a study. The internal accommodation is completed by a handy utility room and additional WC equipped with shower and sink.

    The picturesque grounds comprise garden and woodland with two burns running through. There are a number of well-maintained paths over the land with two bridges, one of which runs over the burn at the bottom of the garden.

    The property is accessed via a gate and there is driveway parking for a number of cars. The double garage has electricity and a WC/utility room.

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Blawbare is a fantastic opportunity with a lot of potential nestled in beautiful rolling countryside.

Iona LamontProperty agent

Local information

  • The property occupies a rural location some three miles outside the village of Closeburn. Closeburn itself has a small general store and a well-stocked small garden centre. There are more extensive facilities in the towns of Thornhill and Dumfries. Thornhill lies 15 miles north of Dumfries, where the valley of the River Nith broadens between Auldgirth to the south & Carronbridge to the north. There is a good range of shops in Thornhill including a two small supermarkets, a butcher, bakery, pharmacy, ironmonger, hairdresser, dentist and GP medical centre. There are two hotels and several other eating places, including the popular Thomas Tosh in the former Church of Scotland church hall (the burning bush emblem of the Church of Scotland can still be seen over the entrance). It encompasses café, gift shop and art exhibition area. Wallace Hall Academy is a well-regarded secondary school.
  • Drumlanrig Castle & Country Estate is three miles north of Thornhill. The castle is a sandstone edifice built for the first Duke of Queensberry c1680. It is still the Dumfriesshire home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry, reputed to be the second largest landowner in Europe. The castle contains an internationally famous collection of art, including works by Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Holbein & da Vinci. The Madonna by da Vinci is thought to be his only work in a private collection. The extensive grounds contain landscaped gardens & woodlands with nature & cycle trails. The Scottish Bike Museum is at Drumlanrig.
  • Ellisland Farm is eight miles south of Thornhill on A76. Robert Burns, Scotland's best-known poet, lived & farmed here 1788-1791. The farm is now one of several museums about Burns in the area & also contains an interesting display of old farming artefacts.
  • The M74, which is the main route between England and Scotland, is close to Dumfries and there are railway stations at Dumfries, Sanquhar and Lockerbie. 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 area including Dumfries County, Thornhill and the championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway coast.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: E