Picturesque country estate with Listed mansion house and farmhouse set in approx 226 acres.
Glencaird is set in an enviable position enjoying great privacy being situated centrally within 226 acres of its own farmland, parkland and forestry, bounded to the east by the beautiful Water of Minnoch on which there are salmon fishing rights available. There are stunning open aspects over the surrounding countryside towards Glen Trool, the Galloway Hills, Cairnsmore of Fleet and The Merrick which is the highest mountain in the southern Uplands.
Glentrool Forest is part of the Galloway Forest Park, a Regional Scenic Area and one of only four national parks in the western world to have Dark Sky status. The area is brimming with wildlife and birdlife against a peaceful and picturesque mountainous backdrop, interspersed with beautiful glens, rivers and lochs. There is a healthy population of red squirrels at Glencaird.
Nearby Bruce's Stone sits to the north side of Loch Trool and commemorates the 1307 Battle of Glen Trool. Numerous trails and paths are to be found locally including one of the world famous 7stanes mountain bike trails, suitable for both novice and experienced riders. The Forestry Commission has a small visitor centre and café available with car parking adjacent.
Glentrool is a small rural village approximately 9 miles north of the market town of Newton Stewart. At nearby Bargrennan, the House o' Hill Hotel has a restaurant and also hosts various events throughout the year.
There is primary and secondary schooling and a good range of business services, leisure facilities, supermarkets, shops and bus services in the market town of Newton Stewart, which also serves as the centre for the expansive surrounding rural area.
Country sports in the area include fishing and pheasant shooting on surrounding estates. There were shooting rights on Glencaird Estate which have now lapsed. The quiet country roads are popular for walkers and cyclists, and there is golf on local courses at Wigtown, Monreith and Newton Stewart. The coastline to the south of the region offers excellent sailing and sea fishing, and there are safe anchorages at Port William and the Isle of Whithorn.
Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Barrhill (12 miles), Girvan (23 miles) and Ayr (34 miles). The M77, linking the area to Glasgow and central Scotland is also accessed at Ayr. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 41 miles) and Glasgow (about 70 miles). Prestwick has regular flights to an increasing number of international destinations. Cairnryan lies about 37 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.
Glencaird is an enchanting, small estate occupying a beautiful position close to the village of Glen Trool. Within the estate there is a Listed mansion house, a farmhouse, substantial U-plan steading and approximately 226 acres of farmland, parkland and forestry with the Water of Minnoch to the east. The Water of Minnoch with its salmon fishing rights, is one of the highlights of Glencaird Estate and has given much pleasure to all of the Glencaird owners over the years.
Glencaird House is a Category B Listed country home built in the 1930s by Roger Pinckney (1900 1990). Roger Pinckney entered the office of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1919 and contributed to many famous buildings, including Ampleforth Abbey, Battersea Power Station and Liverpool Cathedral. Glencaird was built in the mid-1930s in the Scots Revival Style', replacing an earlier building which was marked as a shooting lodge in the maps of 1849 1850. Externally there is a stone panel insert on the north elevation dated 1694 and inscribed with the initials I MK and AH plus armorial bearings, all within a circular moulding.
The accommodation on the ground floor comprises: reception hallway with wine cellar and cloakroom / WC off, beautiful drawing room with three, sixteen pane sash and case windows and French doors to the south with a fine fireplace at the focal point. There is a formal dining room with beautiful open aspects, an spacious open kitchen / breakfasting room, utility room, laundry room and boiler room with additional WC. The first floor accommodation comprises: five bedrooms (master bedroom with en suite bathroom) and two additional bathrooms. On the second floor is the attic room / playroom. This apartment has a fireplace and could be utilised for a variety of purposes.
To the north of Glencaird House sits Glencaird Farmhouse which is a traditionally built farmhouse, previously used as a holiday rental business. The accommodation on the ground floor comprises: hallway, sitting room, well-proportioned kitchen, bedroom one, bathroom and utility room. On the first floor there are four further bedrooms and a bathroom. Also to the north of Glencaird House is a U-shaped steading, comprising three barns, while the outbuildings also include a substantial shed, fuel stores, fuel tank room, workshop, garage and additional tool stores.
Surrounding Glencaird House there are carefully maintained, mainly lawned gardens with a variety of mature trees and shrubs with magnificent open aspects to the south over Cairnsmore of Fleet and the Galloway Hills beyond. The grounds extend to approximately 226 acres of farmland, parkland and forestry.
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Directions: From Dumfries head west along the A75 and continue to Newton Stewart. From Newton Stewart, head north along the A714 to Bargrennan. On reaching Bargrennan turn right towards Glen Trool and continue past the village. Head north beyond the turn for Glen Trool visitor centre and the entrance to Glencaird is on the right hand side. Continue along the private driveway to Glencaird House.
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