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The Penninghame House estate sits in the heart of the arresting countryside of rural Wigtownshire in South West Scotland.

The magnificent Penninghame mansion house stands towering in the rolling, picturesque countryside of South West Scotland. An area celebrated for its mild climate and a diverse landscape made up of attractive coastline, beautiful beaches, rich farmland and ancient forests. The grandiose property was constructed in 1869 with the elegant Gustavian dining room and office being much older, probably built in the early 1700s and would have constituted the original dwelling.

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Penninghame house would have originally been a part of the vast Penninghame estate which covered many thousands of acres. It has decreased over the years and now stands at around 100 acres of beautiful wildlife-laden forest and parkland. The estate has a rich and interesting history and can trace it’s heritage as far back as the time of the Stewart dynasty, in subsequent years it became the residence of the family of the Earl of Galloway, which it remained for many generations. In recent times the beautiful property was adopted for use as a hospital during the First World War and even more recently doubled as an open prison for up to 85 inmates.

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The current owners have spent the last five years renovating the main house and numerous outbuildings to the impressive standard we see today, painstakingly restoring the oak floors, imposing beams, decorative cornicings and windows to create an impressive fully functioning family home. This has resulted in a beautiful blend of original, period features and modern luxury living. Comprising of 13 large bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a plethora of formal sitting and reception rooms, gym, sauna and a steam room which all reside behind an astonishing Victorian facade and set beside the meandering River Cree. One can’t help but revel in the enchanting beauty of the natural surroundings and the tranquil air of the estate.

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The property features a U-shaped stone stable block, equestrian facilities, luscious landscaped gardens, walled garden, five cottages and a myriad of outbuildings all adorning the 100 acres of glorious Scottish countryside. Penninghame is a perfect retreat for those who love the great outdoors with 1500m of river frontage ideal for trout and salmon fishing as well as shooting and hunting amenities nearby. The tree-lined approach highlights the remoteness and privacy of the property, which also boasts from a helipad.

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This beautiful property is situated about 3 miles from pretty market town Newton Stewart which provides all the necessary local services and amenities and only 7 miles from Wigtown and its array of second hand bookshops. Nearby are the Galloway Hills and the stunning Galloway Forest Park which would be perfect for weekend walks and cycle rides and which offer breathtaking views over dramatic scenery. The Galloway Forest Park also has the honour of being one of only four “Dark Sky Parks” in the western world.

The guide price is £2,620,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on +44 (0)131 222 9600 .

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