Mossknowe House, Kirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 3BG | Property for sale | Savills
42 Ac(17 Ha)
Offers over £1,250,000(€1,425,264)

Mossknowe HouseKirkpatrick Fleming, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 3BG

    Key features

    • 9 Bedroom Georgian mansion house
    • Stables and outdoor arena
    • 10 acres of beautifully planted gardens including historic walled garden and private woodland
    • Stunning views across to the Lake District
    • Fishing rights on the Kirtle Water
    • 32 acres of additional land (available by separate negotiation)

    Striking Georgian mansion house with beautiful gardens and grounds

    About this property

    • Situated in just under 10 acres of grounds, Mossknowe House features extensive gardens, equestrian facilities, and private woodland with an additional 32 acres of grass land (available by separate negotiation). The property is a compact country estate with stunning views of the Lake District, sweeping views of the countryside and fishing rights on Kirtle Water. Featuring stunning symmetry, balance, and proportion, Mossknowe House is a stunning example of early Georgian architecture. Historic Scotland has listed the property as Listed Building Category A, reflecting its grand nature and significance. The property was constructed of local sandstone and was completed in 1769. Mossknowe House is a property that effortlessly blends the grandeur of its original features with luxurious touches, including wood panelling, sash windows, and marble fireplace surrounds. Generous rooms and linked spaces combine to create a truly wonderful home. The stunning entrance hall provides a befitting welcome with its wooden floorboards, decorative ceiling, wood burning stove and of course the proportions of the era, which are seen throughout. Other superb reception areas include the elegant library offering sensational views towards the Solway Firth and Skiddaw in the Lake District. A welcoming kitchen with four oven AIMS electric AGA provides a fabulous hub to the home whilst multiple reception rooms with superb ceiling heights ensure great expanses of windows bringing natural light into the property as well as highlighting the exceptional setting and views beyond. Each of the nine bedrooms features tasteful décor and many offer en-suite facilities, further enhancing the property's elegant look and feel. One bedroom is currently configured as a home office. Formed over three floors and an enjoyable space for one family the property could also meet the needs of multi-generational living with the provision of a three-bedroom self-contained annexe in the East Wing.

      There are areas of woodland for shelter and amenity as well as an informal woodland garden with lawns and borders of rhododendrons, azalea, laurels and beech trees all set within an small spruce plantation. To the south of this woodland garden is the original walled garden with a stone lintel above the gate showing the date of 1663. On the south facing wall of the garden are apple trees and a dressage arena (40m x 20m) has been built in the garden. The walkway returns to the stable yard.

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    A beautifully compact residential estate with some of the best views around. Mossknowe is a a very special proposition and with the added benefits of fishing rights and equestrian facilities it represents a near perfect package.

    Cameron EwerProperty agent

    Local information

    • Mossknowe lies about 1 mile to the south of Kirkpatrick Fleming in a highly accessible location close to Gretna and the English border. The proximity of the M74 means that Glasgow can be reached in a little over an hour whilst Manchester is only 2 hours to the south. Carlisle with its mainline West Coast railway station is only 12 miles drive and both Newcastle (75 miles) and Edinburgh (80 miles) are within easy driving distance. Main line rail services from Carlisle provide fast and frequent services to London in the south, together with cross country services to the east. Newcastle International Airport is around 1½ hours away, with Edinburgh and Glasgow airports also easily reached.
    • There are a wide range of sporting facilities within easy reach with golf courses at Carlisle, Lockerbie and Powfoot. The Solway Coast is famous for its wild fowling and there is good salmon fishing on the nearby rivers Annan and Nith. In addition there are several Estates in the area offering shooting.

    Additional information

    • Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. Biomass heating system.
    • Mossknowe House is scheduled as a Listed Building Category A. The garden wall is scheduled as a Listed Building Category B.
    • The owner of Mossknowe has fishing rights over 400 metres on both banks of the Kirtle Water.
    • Council Tax Band H
    • Directions: Directions Travelling north on the A74(M) exit at Junction 21 following signposts for Kirkpatrick Fleming (B7076). At the end of the slip road turn left onto the B7076. Continue for 0.2 miles, taking the second left turn then follow the driveway for 0.3 miles to reach Mossknowe House.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: H