Bankshill, Lockerbie, DG11 2PY
A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL RESIDENTIAL SMALLHOLDING OF CHARACTER SET WITHIN BEAUTIFUL RURAL SURROUNDS WITHIN DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Offered for Sale
Northburn occupies an idyllic rural location just west of Bankshill Village, situated off the B7068 Lockerbie to Langholm Road. The property is within easy reach of the main M74 arterial route.
This exceptional traditionally built four bedroomed modernised property lies within its own lands, which extend in total to about 22.98 acres. The property benefits from a refurbished stable block, which may have further development potential given that the regional council looks favourably on change of use from vernacular rural buildings to residential dwellings. However, any interested parties would need to make their own enquiries in this respect.
Given the location of the property and the surrounding countryside, the property attracts a wealth and variety of wildlife.
Local services are found within the busy market town of Lockerbie, which offers all essential services with a comprehensive range of leisure facilities, a modern health centre, a wide range of professional services as well as two national supermarkets. Both primary and secondary schooling are highly rated and available within the town. The nearest Primary School can be found in the local village of Bankshill, within a mile of the property.
This exceptional refurbished dwellinghouse is of traditional construction with a reconfigured layout incorporating a sandstone built rear extension. The property occupies an elevated site with far reaching views over open countryside. The modernisation has incorporated all the features for comfortable modern family living.
A private sweeping driveway leads down past the traditional stable block to a gravelled entrance, with an Indian sandstone patio surrounding the entire house. The beautifully landscaped garden grounds slope downwards towards a stream, which transverses the property. Overlooking the bottom lawn is a brick-built garden room / studio, which would lend itself to a variety of pursuits and benefits from electricity and water laid in. The entire subjects give the perception of a small country estate.
Situated on the approach to Northburn house are a well-maintained set of vernacular buildings. These are configured in a classic courtyard, are of traditional stone construction under slated roofs with a lean-to feedstore / garage to the rear. The stables comprise of traditional loose boxes as well as modern freestanding stables within the two barns. There is also a tack room, workshop and two areas for fodder storage. The courtyard is concreted and to the rear is situated a full-size drained and surfaced, unfenced ménage.
Contained within three main field enclosures, the agricultural / grazing land equates to about 20 acres. The front field to the northwest contains a field shelter. The land is all down to grass for grazing or mowing and is registered with the agricultural food and rural communities with a main location code of: 75/324/0006.
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