Airds Farm is a former working farm in Dumfries and Galloway which extends to about 67 acres. The property comprises a traditional farmhouse with an attached traditional cottage, a modern detached house, a detached traditional range of outbuildings, a cattle court and about 64 acres of formal garden grounds, amenity land and farmland.
The farmhouse has a painted white finish under a pitched slate roof. South-facing, it overlooks Loch Ken and has accommodation over two levels. A feature of the property is the well laid-out accommodation, which successfully separates the residential and guest rooms, and the main public and sleeping accommodation is well positioned for the attractive views.
The house is entered via a south-facing conservatory which leads to the formal accommodation via a reception hall, including the dining room and guest sitting room, which has an open fire. An inner hall leads to bedroom six with an en suite shower room. It also connects to the residential accommodation. A staircase provides access to three guest bedrooms which have en suite shower rooms, a further bedroom and family bathroom.
The family accommodation is predominantly on the ground floor and comprises a spacious dining kitchen with a Stanley cooker, utility room, office and bedroom five with an en suite shower room. A staircase from the office leads to a sitting room, which has a stove.
Outside, a stepped formal garden to the front of the house is enclosed by a mature hedge and is predominantly laid to lawn. It is has a number of beds and borders which are well-stocked with flowering plants and shrubs; there is a feature pond, a heather bed and apple tree. A poultry pen and greenhouse are both situated within the garden. There is a lawned area to the side of the house.
Airdside is a property attached to the western side of Airds Farmhouse and occupies a similar elevated position with attractive views. It is constructed of stone and is painted, under a pitched slate roof. A reception hall leads to a sitting/dining room, kitchen, bathroom and a storage cupboard. There are three bedrooms and a linen cupboard on the first floor.
The former mill at Airds has recently been converted to create a modern detached family home which has been finished to a very high standard. It is constructed of a combination of stone and timber frame, with smooth rendered and painted finish, under a pitched slate roof. The house sits in about 1.2 acres and has a secluded position which is partially enclosed by mature woods.
The accommodation is mainly over one level: there are three bedrooms, a bathroom, a shower room with disabled facilities and a storage cupboard. The Mill is accessed via the tarmac private road which leads to a gravel drive, terminating to the side of the house. There is a lawned garden, gravel patio area and beds of shrubs. A feature of the property is the waterwheel and decked area
Airds Farm is surrounded by some of Dumfries and Galloway’s most beautiful scenery. There are nature reserves at Cairnsmore and Wigtown Bay and a network of coastal and inland paths are a haven for walking, cycling, horse riding and bird watching. The property has a private, elevated position to the north of the village of Crossmichael in Dumfries and Galloway. The south facing farmhouse is situated centrally within the farm. Crossmichael is an attractive village located on the east side of Loch Ken.
For more extensive shopping and services Castle Douglas is 4 miles, Dumfries 21 miles and Carlisle 56 miles. Trains run from Dumfries to Glasgow and Edinburgh. Prestwick Airport (49 miles) has regular flights to London and European destinations. Ferries leave daily from Cairnryan (61 miles) to Ireland. The farm is in an accessible location for the M74 which provides excellent access to the central belt of Scotland and to England. Glasgow and Edinburgh are about 96 miles and 100 miles respectively.
The guide price is £795,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0131 718 4591 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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