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Scots Baronial house in Dumfriesshire

Craigbittern is a classic Scots Baronial house in an enviable coastal location in Dumfriesshire. Built around 1890, the house occupies its commanding position above the coastline of Sandyhills with incredible views out across the Solway to Cumbria.

Many period features give the property character; there are fireplaces in the entrance hallway, dining room and sitting room, and a log burning stove in the living room. Sash and case windows remain throughout, and the large modern kitchen comes with a two oven Rayburn. Uptairs, the elegant bedrooms make the house a great family property, while the turret adds another talking point.

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Accommodation in total comprises entrance hallway, sitting room, dining room, living room, kitchen, laundry and butler’s pantry, and cloakroom downstairs, and five double bedrooms and family bathroom, study and cloakroom on the first floor.

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Outside, the cottage is currently used as a holiday let and the large garden and grounds are mainly laid to lawn with borders, paths and a range of mature trees and shrubs. A wooded area to the side of the garden has detailed planning for the erection of a dwellinghouse.

Sandyhills is renowned for its wide sandy beach and incredible views across the Solway to the Cumbrian coastline and the peaks of the Lake District beyond. Nearby Colvend village has a shop and café/restaurant as well as a village school, and a wider range of amenities is available at Dalbeattie, which is around eight miles.

The guide price is £795,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01556 505346 or visit

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