Elegant mansion house with cottage in idyllic countryside location.
Carstramon House is an elegant country mansion believed to date from the late 18th century. It was extended in 1929 by Mrs Elizabeth Murray Usher whose family still own the Cally Estate.
Carstramon has undergone a detailed and comprehensive refurbishment within the last 10 years and there is a wonderful blend of traditional and contemporary features throughout.
The accommodation on the ground floor begins with a porch leading to the grand hallway. There is an office and gun cupboard off, beautiful and spacious drawing room which leads into the substantial conservatory, an elegant formal dining room, sitting room with woodburning stove, study, fitted breakfasting kitchen including an AGA, and a utility room. An office, inner hallway with numerous stores and large billiard room complete the ground floor. The accommodation on the first floor comprises a principal bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, bedroom two with en suite bathroom, four additional double bedrooms and three bathrooms. On the second floor, there is a seventh bedroom, a study/bedroom, bathroom and attic room. All bedrooms in the main house benefit from fitted wardrobes.
In addition to the main house there is a beautiful cottage - the former coach house, comprising porch, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Adjoining the cottage there are numerous outbuildings including double garage, single garage, greenhouse, workshop and play room / games room and two dog kennels. The property also benefits from a generator. There is potential for future development for residential accommodation subject to the approval of the relevant planning authorities.
The grounds surrounding Carstramon have undergone substantial work and replanting and include a tennis court, outdoor heated swimming pool with pool house which includes ladies and gents changing rooms and kitchen. The gardens are divided into herbaceous borders with lawns surrounding the swimming pool, a fruit and vegetable garden and within the wider policies there are beautiful specimen trees and rhododendrons providing a mass of colour in the spring/summer. The pond at the foot of the woodland garden is a haven for wildlife. Within the grounds there are three well sheltered paddocks.
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One of the finest country homes in Dumfries & Galloway with a rich history and located in a beautiful and peaceful location surrounded by rolling hills and absolutely perfect for Dark Sky stargazing, red kites and red squirrels.Peter Gillespie