5 bed detached house for sale Meadow Lea, Thorniethwaite Meadow, Lochmaben, Dumfriesshire DG11
- Hightae School1.3 miles
- Lochmaben School1.6 miles
- Lockerbie4 miles
- Dumfries6.6 miles
Features and description
- Beautiful setting within 1.5 acres
- Lifestyle property
- Gardens and grounds
- Detached home
- 5/6 bedrooms
- Double garage
- Outbuildings currently fitted out as kennels and cattery
Set in wonderful Dumfriesshire countryside the detached house is just some 20 years old and provides extensive, yet flexible accommodation, arranged over ground and first floors. Extending to approximately 2,309 square feet.
The accommodation is entered through a porch which opens into the reception hall. From here there is a WC and access to the principal ground floor accommodation. This includes the spacious sitting room which has a wood burning stove and from which double doors lead into a dining room at one end and a sun room at the other.
On the other side of the reception hall is a flexible room which can be used as a downstairs 6th bedroom or a family room. The kitchen has views over the back garden, has an excellent range of wall and floor units and plenty of room for a table. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a utility room with larder and which gives access into the double garage and back garden.
On the first floor there are four large bedrooms and one single or study, many of which enjoy lovely views over the surrounding countryside. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room and the remaining four bedrooms share a family bathroom. Three of the bedrooms have walk in wardrobes. The property as a whole has ample storgage including access to the attic.<br /><br />Brambles is situated to the south of the picturesque town of Lochmaben which lies between Lockerbie and Dumfries and is surrounded by three lochs: Castle Loch to the south, Kirk Loch to the southwest, and Mill Loch to the northwest. The town caters for every day amenities including a number of shops, post office, library, cafes, pharmacy, doctor’s practice, dentist (private and nhs) community hospital and parish church. The town has many active community organisations as well as leisure facilities including sailing, tennis and bowls clubs. There is also an 18 hole golf course, the original layout having been designed by James Braid.
Dumfries has a more comprehensive range of shopping and professional services and is situated about 8 miles to the west. There is a local nursery and primary school in Lochmaben with children moving on to secondary education at Lockerbie Academy. There is further secondary schooling in Dumfries and Moffat. The M74 provides easy travel by car north and south, linking into the national motorway network. Lockerbie has a main line railway station and journey time to Carlisle is about 20 mins and into Edinburgh/Glasgow is approximately 1 hour. Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports have many flights to UK, European and international destinations.
Dumfriesshire is a region of contrasting landscapes, ranging from the high tops of the Southern Upland Hills, with beautiful forestry parks, to the sandy coastline of the Solway Firth. As such, it offers a wide range of activities. The 7stanes are 7 mountain trail centres spanning the south of Scotland and are a mecca for mountain bikers, riders and walkers. For golf enthusiasts, there are several courses in the area including the renowned links course at Southerness. For those keen on sailing or boating there are extensive water sports facilities throughout the county, both inland and by the coast. Coarse fishing is available on the aforementioned lochs and a free license can be obtained to fish for salmon and sea trout on a nearby beat of the River Annan.<br /><br />Brambles is approached by and extensive block paved driveway, which leads to the house, double garage and a large parking and turning area adjacent to the outbuildings, currently housing kennels and cattery, however also lends themselves to being converted to other uses.
The principal garden is at the back of the house. The is a large patio area and extensive lawns, some of which have been fenced off as a run for the Kennels.
The current owners have developed and run the purpose built outbuildings as a successful kennels and cattery and both kennels and cattery are conveniently placed, being close but separate to the house. The outbuildings have flexible use.
Brambles Pet Hotel has been developed by the
current owners into a thriving lifestyle business,
providing licensed accommodation for 32 dogs
and 43 cats. The current owners took over the business some 14 years ago and transformed it and it has an excellent reputation and has, over the years, provided a consistent turnover and profit (for further information regarding accounts, please contact the selling agents). There is scope to grow the business and add a grooming service or feed sales, or downsize the operation, depending on lifestyle objectives. The kennels and cattery are housed in purpose-built separate buildings. All of the dog pens and cat cabins are heated and have both inside and outside covered runs.
The business has recently closed and the house and outbuildings area being sold due to retirement.
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