Forneth is a well-proportioned and imposing stone built detached house, set in lovely mature grounds extending to approximately 0.8 acres. This spacious family home is well laid out and has bright rooms with high ceilings throughout.
The house retains many attractive traditional features, such as an attractive staircase with iron balustrade and wooden banister, a large arched window, ornate cornicing, deep skirtings, and paneled wooden doors. It also benefits from a recently upgraded heating and hot water system.
The property has a large garage/workshop, a vinery/greenhouse and a variety of mature shrubs and trees within the garden grounds.
Castle Douglas is a thriving Galloway market town, lying approximately 18 miles south-west of Dumfries and enjoying an enviable range of shops and other facilities in a town now promoted as a “Food Town”. The town also has a wide range of facilities including excellent primary and secondary schools, modern Health Centre, supermarkets and a thriving community run theatre, The Fullarton, nearby.
The Dumfries and Galloway Region is renowned for its beautiful countryside with rolling pastures broken by stone dykes and amenity woodland with a rugged coastline. Benefiting from the Gulf Stream, the general climate is mild and there are consequently many beautiful gardens nearby including the National Trust Gardens at Threave.
Garage / Workshop 7.71m x 7.54m (25’3” x 24’8”)
Constructed of breezeblock with a concrete floor, the garage can be accessed from the rear porch, has a pedestrian door to the rear and a sliding door to allow vehicular access to the front. There is
also a window to the front. This is a very generous space and would lend itself to a variety of uses.
A large gravelled area is reached from the front gate and provides very extensive parking space.
The area immediately adjacent to the front porch is finished with block paving, whilst a concrete
drive continues sweeping round the front of the house to reach the garage, and there is a further
very generous concreted area in front of the garage, with plenty of space between both areas for
parking cars, motorhomes, boats, etc. The front grounds contain a variety of trees of varying ages
including a mature beech and chestnut. Most of the front garden is laid to grass with a variety of
trees and shrubs interspersed.
Continuing round the side of the house nearest the front gate, block paving leads to the rear porch
and off this is a brick built fuel store (2.44m x 1.77m (7’11” x 5’9”)) with arched roof. Stairs lead up
from this block paved area to the rear garden which, like the front, is mainly finished in grass with a
variety of mature shrubs.
To the rear of the garage is a further area of garden with concrete paths up the centre, to one side
and across the rear and behind these paths are stairs from the back door of garage with steps and
wooden handrail which leads into the back walled garden.
Vinery / Greenhouse 10.97m x 2.46m (35’11” x 8’)
With wooden frame and corrugated plastic wall and ceiling panels, a concrete path up the middle
and planting areas to either side. There is a further smaller area of the same construction beside
An exterior door with two large glazed panels and letterbox gives access to the entrance porch/ sun room. To three sides there is a dwarf wall of approximately 2 feet in height with glazing above, and a wood panelled ceiling. Stone effect solid floor with decorative pattern. Radiator. Inner door with two glazed panels to allow borrowed light opens to:
The lovely spacious hall sets the tone for the whole house. Two radiators with thermostatic controls. Stairs to first floor with wrought iron balustrade and wooden bannister. Pine floor.
The rear hall has a radiator with thermostatic control. Solid pine floor, and off the rear hall is:
Electric light and tiled floor. Partially shelved and providing most useful storage
A lovely bright room with two double glazed sash and case front facing windows and a further sash and case window facing to the side. Open hearth with tiled base, brick surround and wooden mantelpiece. Decorative cornicing to ceiling. Two radiators. Carpet. Curtains. Flue lined chimney and wood burning stove.
This room also has two front facing double glazed windows with a further double glazed window to the side. Open hearth over tiles with metal surround and wooden mantel over. Elaborate cornicing and decorative ceiling rose. Two radiators. Carpet. Curtains
Sash and case window facing to the side. Radiator. Carpet. Curtains.
The main part of this room is fitted with built in floor and wall units with white doors, wooden handles and light coloured work surface. These incorporate a one and a half drainer sink with mixer tap and there is space for a dishwasher, bin and fridge freezer. Range Master Kitchener 110 double width cooker with six burners, two ovens and grill. Pulley for drying clothes mounted to the ceiling. The fitted units extend to partially divide the room and beyond these is an area suitable for dining. Here there is a further window giving an outlook to the rear and a generous radiator. Black and red tiles to the kitchen area with grey tiles to the dining area.
This large utility room could also serve as a second kitchen. It has built in floor and wall cupboards along virtually the whole of one wall, traditionally constructed from wood. There is a single drainer sink set beneath the window which gives an outlook to the side of the house. Two Viessmann gas central heating boilers. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Vinyl floor. Roller blind to window. Built in shelving to one wall and built in shelved corner cupboard
Traditional enamel bath, WC and traditional wash hand basin. Radiator. Obscure glazed sash and case window. Vinyl floor. Roller blind. Pine cladding to ceiling
Housing the hot water storage cylinder and heating expansion vessels. It is largely shelved with bookshelves. Side facing window. Vinyl floor.
Side facing sash and case window, space and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled floor.
Accessed from the rear utility, an exterior door also gives access to this porch from the rear garden. A further door off the porch opens to the garage
This area is well lit through a rear facing sash and case arched window. There are two further arches on the first floor landing in keeping with the arched window. Taking the rooms anticlockwise from the room on your right at the top of the stairs
With WC and wash hand basin both in white. This room has a heated chrome towel rail of traditional design. Rear facing sash and case windows. Vinyl floor. Curtains
With dual flush WC, Pedestal wash hand basin and bath, all in white. There is also a generous shower area with shower tray 1.7m long (5’6”) with shower screen to the side fitted with a twin shower head with “rainfall” and handheld shower fittings. The surround of the shower area is finished with waterproof wall panels as is the area round the bath. Radiator with thermostatic control. Traditional heated chrome towel rail. Vinyl floor. Roman blind. Sash and case window.
Another lovely bright room with front facing double glazed window and side facing sash and case window each with radiators beneath. Wash hand basin to one corner with tiling to wall above, mirror and light over. Carpet. Curtains
This room enjoys a lovely outlook through the UPVC window over the front garden and the houses opposite to fields beyond. Wash hand basin. Radiator with thermostatic control. Pine floor. Voile curtains
Another lovely bright room with light from two windows, each double glazed and with a radiator beneath. The front facing window again enjoys the good outlook across the front garden to fields opposite whilst the side window benefits from views over houses to the Galloway hills. Wash hand basin.
Side facing double glazed window with outlook across neighbouring houses to the hills. Wash hand basin. Built in shelving to one corner. Radiator. Carpet. Curtains.
A door from the first floor landing leads to a carpeted stairs to the attic floor and there is storage beneath these stairs. This area is lit by a sash and case window. This main attic space has partially coombed ceiling with four rear facing windows. There are built in storage units to some walls and a radiator. To the far side of this is:
Partially coombed ceiling. Containing WC, bidet and wash hand basin. Carpet, electric light. Extractor fan
Coombed ceiling. This space has been used to house a model railway. It provides extensive storage. Carpet.