A Traditional Farmhouse Property For Those In Pursuit of Pastures New

by Alicia Simpson

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Upper McCubbington Front nHouse-hunters seeking a tranquil lifestyle surrounded by stunning country scenery – as well as reaping the benefits of a fully immersed energy efficient property – may find their dream home in Upper McCubbington.

The property is a traditional, B-listed farmhouse building situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of the village of Auldgirth in Dumfrieshire, providing panoramic views of the countryside.

Upper McCubbington is the quintessential farmhouse, with its warm interior also boasting traditional features including ornate fireplaces, working shutters and an oil fired burning Aga – the ideal setting for cosy, peaceful nights in.

To complete the whole attractive package, a stone built detached studio/workshop and office is also available to the rear, which has the potential to lend itself to a variety of uses, including for those wishing to start their own business from home.

The current owners have also installed a range of energy efficiency improvements, including solar panels (which provide a guaranteed income until at least 2027), and the planting of woodland to provide fuel for a renewable heating system.

Outdoors enthusiasts will not be disappointed, as Dumfries and Galloway provides a variety of country pursuits, such as horse riding, mountain biking, bird watching and fishing – adding to the already charming portfolio.

Upper McCubbington is on the market with Ayr based Chartered Surveyors, Land and Estate Agents Bell Ingram, for a guide price of £355,000.

Lauren Howie, of Bell Ingram in Ayr, said: “This is a stunning property that would be the perfect purchase for city dwellers who are keen to swap to a country lifestyle.

“There is also the opportunity for working professionals to make the studio/workshop their own ‘cottage industry’ business. Or for those perhaps seeking a career change, the adjoining office provides plenty of potential for budding entrepreneurs.

“The farmhouse is typical of its period and has maintained many aspects of its classic design, such as fine cornicing and ceiling roses, and the expansive views over the surrounding countryside can only truly be appreciated in person.

“The extensive use of renewable energy measures also ensures that heating bills will be kept to a minimum, as well as allowing ‘green-minded’ individuals to support their environment protection agendas.

The property also truly offers the best of both worlds in terms of accessibility – boasting a peaceful setting which guarantees privacy, while its location between the thriving towns of Thornhill and Dumfries provides the perfect mix of both urban and rural facilities.

“From vibrant communities to delightful country pubs and exceptional woodland walks, there is something nearby for everyone to enjoy.”

The property is laid out over two floors and compromises a welcoming reception hall, which leads to a country style kitchen, two double bedrooms, a utility room and a shower room, with a further two double bedrooms on the upper floor. A large basement area can also be accessed off the kitchen, which is split into three separate rooms and provides ample storage and facilities for use as a wine cellar.

Fine gardens also compliment the traditional exterior of the property. The grounds extend to approximately 1 acre and are laid out with vegetable gardens, raised beds and fruit trees. A large paddock area can also be found to the rear, where a wide variety of trees can be found, including hazel, copper and oak.

Viewings are strictly by appointment only and can be arranged through Bell Ingram’s Ayr office on 01292 886 544.


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