Mulloch is a charming farmhouse surrounded by its own private land which has been recently refurbished. The sitting room and dining rooms provide formal entertaining areas at the front of the house while the kitchen/breakfast room is a cosy family space to the rear.

There are two staircases and on the first floor the master bedroom suite has good views, while bedrooms two and three are spacious – bedroom three can also be used as a further sitting room and is approached by the second staircase.

Outside the outbuildings have lots of potential for development; the former calf shed has already been converted into a small studio with a sitting area overlooking the gardens. The former byre currently provides garaging.

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The well-maintained gardens feature two naturally-fed ponds and a vegetable plot. The area of woodland is based on birch but also has oak, hazel, hawthorn, rowan and alder as well as over 200 rhododendrons, and snowdrops in spring.

Mulloch is situated half a mile outside New Galloway, a popular local village with a town hall, churches, three pubs and a primary school. Castle Douglas is 15 miles and Dumfries 26 miles.

The guide price is £495,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit search.knightfrank.com.

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