Built in 1744, Croys House is a wonderful example of the architectural styles of the 18th century. Subsequently extended in 1871, the property now offers extensive accommodation in the borders of Scotland.
The house, which dates from 1744 and subsequently extended in 1871, is a magnificent example of the architectural styles of these periods, benefiting from all the grace and elegance associated with properties of this era. Lots of historic features remain in the property including decorative cornices, parquet floors, and Delft tile insets to many of the fireplaces.
Inside, the accommodation is beautifully proportioned. The drawing room, library and dining room have westerly views over the gardens and grounds. The reception hall has a semi-circular wall with a very unusual sweeping iron staircase to the first floor. The large study has extensive fitted bookshelves, and the kitchen has an Aga, is divided into two areas, and opens onto an informal breakfast room. There are extensive domestic quarters including Butler’s pantry, laundry, office, cloakroom and various stores.
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On the first floor there are nine bedrooms and three bathrooms whilst on the upper floor there are a number of stores and a work room.
There is three bedroom gate lodge, stable block, lovely gardens and river frontage with fishing rights. The land comes to 35 acres. Outside the gardens are a particular feature of the property including well established topiary, a central pond with fountain, lawns which are shaded by superb mature trees, colourful borders and beds and, in the spring an array of snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells. There is a walled garden which is well tended together with three greenhouses which house vines, fig, peach and apricot.
Croys House is 15 miles from Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway and 57 miles from Prestwick Airport.
The guide price is £1.2m. Contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 for visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.
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