The White House, Mutehill, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4XE | Property for sale | Savills
2,895 sq ft(268.95 sq m)
Offers over £795,000

The White HouseMutehill, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4XE

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Winner of BBC Scotland's Home of the Year in 2019
  • Set in one of the finest positions in the south of Scotland
  • Open plan drawing room with full height picture windows overlooking Kirkcudbright Bay
  • Beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Distinct curved façade structure

Award-winning contemporary home in spectacular location

About this property

  • The White House was completed in 2010 and is set in one of the finest positions in the south of Scotland directly on the shoreline of Kirkcudbright Bay with truly magnificent open aspects over the bay and beyond to the Isle of Man. The White House was the deserved winner of BBC Scotland's Home of the Year in 2019 and was architect-designed for our clients. The look of the building reflects the influence of Konstantin Melnikov (1890-1974), a celebrated Russian avant-garde architect who built his family house in 1927- 1929 and lived there until his death. The cylindrical house has a distinct curved façade and this design strongly influenced the construction of The White House.

    The accommodation on the ground floor begins with an entrance hallway that leads through onto the patio. Off the hallway is the circular principal bedroom suite with two dressing rooms, a bathroom and a shower room. Also at this level are the three other double bedrooms, one of which also has a dressing room. Finally there is a family bathroom, a cloakroom with WC and a laundry room. The formal entrance is over a bridge onto the upper floor, where the spectacular accommodation includes a foyer (with cloakroom/WC off) leading to the open plan hallway and the magnificent drawing room with its full height picture windows overlooking Kirkcudbright Bay. A contemporary log burner with suspended flue is a striking focal point and the dining room flows off. In total this living/dining space extends to an incredible 63ft. Beyond the drawing room is the circular library with handcrafted fitted floor to ceiling bookcases; one of the many highlights of this remarkable house. The semi-circular kitchen has been stylishly designed with dark slate blue cabinetry and integrated appliances, and like the whole of this level, has oak flooring.

    The grounds surrounding The White House have been developed over the last 12 years with careful landscaping, patios and terraces, lawned areas and a wide variety of mature shrubs and trees. The gardens lead directly to the shores of Kirkcudbright Bay. To the rear of The White House there is a large detached storage shed 50% of which is owned by The White House and 50% by the neighbouring property.

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Inspired by the Melnikov House which was built by the avant-garde architect Konstantin Melnikov, The White House won Scotland's Home of the Year in 2019. The White House occupies a magnificent shore front position in one of the finest locations in the South West of Scotland.

Peter GillespieProperty agent

Local information

  • The White House occupies one of the finest positions in the southwest of Scotland on the shores of Kirkcudbright Bay with magnificent open aspects over the bay and beyond to the Isle of Man.
  • The picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright has long been frequented by artists, drawn by the exceptional clarity of the light, and this tradition is maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craftworkers, leading to Kirkcudbright being named the “Artists' Town”. It is very popular with visitors, particularly in the summer months, with a varying range of festivals and events.
  • Kirkcudbright provides a range of services including numerous galleries and craft outlets, two small supermarkets, independent shops, library, doctor's surgery, optician, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and bowling green as well as primary and secondary schools. The ruined Maclellan's Castle and the harbour, both close to Mutehill, are the main features in the centre of the town and there are delightful riverside walks as well as the Blue Flag marina with excellent facilities. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a wide range of shops and other services and is designated as Scotland's Food Town, while Wigtown is Scotland's Book Town and hosts a celebrated annual book festival. Dumfries, about 27 miles to the east, has a broader range of shops and services including the main hospital for the area, a cinema, a leisure centre and the Crichton Campus which provides further education courses.
  • The southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of recreational pursuits and field sports, including shooting, stalking as well and 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 nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway Firth, along with excellent hill walking and cycling using the numerous cycle routes. The 7stanes is a nationally renowned network of mountain biking trails in the hills and forest parks, linking seven mountain biking centres. In 2009 the International Dark Sky Association confirmed Dark Sky status on the Galloway Forest Park, the first area in Scotland to be so designated. There is a picturesque 18 hole golf course at Kirkcudbright, as well as several golf courses within easy travelling distance including the Championship course of Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.
  • The M74 is about 50 miles to the east via the A75 and the major centre of Carlisle is 10 miles further, off the M6. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are within 110 miles. Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick airports offer a wide range of flights to a variety of destinations. There are railway stations at Dumfries (for Glasgow) and Lockerbie (with connections to the main West Coast line). Ferry services to Northern Ireland operate from Cairnryan, near Stranraer, some 50 miles to the west.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Dumfries, head west along the A75 and turn left following the signs for Kirkcudbright (A755). Continue southeast along the A755 and cross the River Dee bridge, turning right into the high street of Kirkcudbright. Continue along the high street on the A711 for around two miles. The White House is on the right hand side of Kirkcudbright Bay.
  • EPC Rating = D
  • Tenure = Freehold