Set in the beautiful, quaint, village of Kirkbean, this c-Listed country home is steeped in history. The School House, Kirkbean, where John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy was schooled, has four bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen/diner, a utility room and a bathroom. Outside, there is access to the cellar, a generous driveway, an outbuilding, a shed, a spacious double garage and a large enclosed garden with mature shrubs and trees. The property benefits from oil central heating.
Access the property via the gate into the front garden with a path leading to the front door. Enter the property into the vestibule with a glazed door accessing the broad and welcoming hallway with understairs cupboard and pantry, a staircase to the first floor and doors to the living room, the dining room, the kitchen and the utility room. The dining room has two windows to the front of the property, a period fireplace and double doors accessing the living room. The living room has double aspect windows, a fireplace and a door out to the hallway. The kitchen/diner has a selection of fitted units with contrasting worktops and double doors out to the patio and steps down to the cellar with workshop. There is a selection of integrated appliances including an electric hob, an electric oven, cooker hood, a dishwasher and a fridge/freezer. The utility room has a window to the rear of the property, a sink with and drainer, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and an external door out to the gardens. The carpeted staircase leads to the first-floor landing with two storage cupboards and doors to the family bathroom and the 4 bedrooms. The family bathroom has a WC, a wash hand basin and a bath with shower over. Bedroom 1 has two windows to the front of the property and a fireplace. Bedroom 2 has double aspect windows and a view of Criffel. Bedroom 3 has a window to the side of the property overlooking the garden and bedroom 4/office is situated to the front of the property.
Finishing outside, the property is set on 0.25 of an acre with a generous driveway for several vehicles and a detached double garage with workshop. There are gardens to the front and rear, housing mature and rare trees and shrubs plus raised vegetable beds and a potting shed/outbuilding.
Transport, schools & amenities
The nearest primary schools are Kirkbean and New Abbey Primaries which are both held in excellent local regard. Dumfries offers a selection of secondary schools, with Dalbeattie High School also being close by. Kirkbean is a popular coastal village with views overlooking the region's most prominent hill, Criffel (1870ft). The award-winning Steamboat Inn is 1 mile away in the nearby coastal hamlet of Carsethorn and for fine dining, there is the nearby Cavens Country House Hotel. Kirkbean village hall offers various activities including yoga, badminton and regular musical performances.
New Abbey is a popular tourist village and is a highly-desirable area to live. It benefits from a village shop, a public house/restaurant and a highly-regarded doctor's surgery plus the famous historical attractions of Sweetheart Abbey and the Corn Mill Museum. Kirkbean village offers a peaceful and picturesque, living environment and the quiet country lanes are perfect for walking and cycling. 5 minutes along the coast road is Southerness Holiday Village which has a shop, a hotel and a Links Championship golf course. Located a few minutes away, are the beautiful, unspoiled beaches of Powillimount, rspb Mersehead and Sandyhills.
Dumfries town centre is attractive and can be reached within a 15-minute drive and offers a combination of good shopping facilities and historic buildings. Dumfries is also the home of a substantial college and university campus located within beautiful grounds overlooking the town and has three golf courses. There is a regular local bus service throughout the town and for further afield, Dumfries train station provides regular links to Glasgow and all points south, as does the bus station situated on the Whitesands by the River Nith. There are regular and quick train connections to Edinburgh from the small town of Lockerbie, just a few miles away. Lockerbie also has a regular bus service with Dumfries. The M6 and M74 road networks are accessible nearby at Moffat, Gretna and Lockerbie. The surrounding area offers glorious countryside and historic sites with easy access to the beautiful coastline and a variety of sporting and country pursuits including sailing, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, golf and fine coastal, hill and woodland walks.
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