Country house for sale in Mossknowe House, Near Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway DG11

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Country house for sale - 9 bedrooms 9 8 5
Tenure: Freehold Council tax band: Not available

Property features

  • Magnificent Georgian Mansion
  • Category A Listed Building
  • Beautiful Period Features
  • Spectacular Gardens & Grounds
  • Sweeping Countryside Views
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Fishing Rights on Kirtle Water
  • Over 40 Acres in All

Property description

Accommodation in Brief
Reception Hall | Library | Drawing Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Utility | Two Further Sitting Rooms | Gun Room/Sitting Room | Cloakroom & WC | Separate WC | Gymnasium | Gun Room | Home Office/Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Six Further Bedrooms with En-Suite Facilities | Two Additional Bedrooms | Bathroom | Basement Workshop & Store Rooms

Stables & Stable Yard | Tack Room | Field Shelter | Dressage Arena | Garage | Fields | Woodland | Over 40 Acres in All

The Property
Mossknowe House is a magnificent Georgian mansion surrounded by 42 acres of grounds, including extensive gardens, equestrian facilities, grazing fields and private woodland. As a whole the property offers a superb compact country estate with a sensational rural setting, sweeping views to the Lake District and the added benefit of fishing rights on Kirtle Water.

A strikingly beautiful period mansion, Mossknowe House is a splendid example of early Georgian architecture, beautifully encapsulating the Palladian principles of symmetry, balance and proportion. Constructed of Dumfriesshire sandstone, the property was completed in 1769 and is scheduled as Listed Building Category A by Historic Scotland, reflecting its grand nature and significance.

The immense character of Mossknowe House is reflected throughout the property, with original features such as egg and dart cornicing, wood panelling, sash windows and marble surround fireplaces blending with luxurious touches to complement the sense of grandeur.

At every turn, the property’s scale and splendour is exemplified by its immaculately presented living accommodation. Spectacular rooms and spaces combine to create a truly magnificent home, with the stunning entrance hall providing an exceptional welcome and the elegant library offering sensational views towards the Solway Firth and Skiddaw in the Lake District.

A welcoming kitchen with four oven aims electric aga provides a fabulous heart of the home whilst multiple reception rooms provide the scope and versatility that is in keeping with a property of this calibre. Each of the nine bedrooms features tasteful décor and many offer en-suite facilities, further enhancing the property’s sumptuous look and feel. One bedroom is currently configured as a home office.

Offering a fantastic degree of flexibility, the living accommodation at Mossknowe House is presented across three floors and can be enjoyed as a whole or re-configured to meet the needs of multi-generational living with the provision of a three-bedroom self-contained annexe in the East Wing.

To the basement of the property, there is excellent cellar storage as well as a large workshop area.

Mossknowe House rests in over 40 acres of gardens and grounds. The extensive gardens are largely laid to lawn with borders of rhododendrons, azalea, laurels and beech trees all set within a small spruce plantation. A unique garden wall is scheduled as Listed Building Category B and features an historical inscription dated 1663. There are grazing fields and areas of woodland for shelter and amenity. Two single storey wings are built onto the west end of the house featuring an integral garage, two stables and a tack room. There is also a field shelter with a separate undercover area and single stable and an impressive 40m x 20m dressage arena by Charles Britton.

The property has fishing rights along the banks of approximately 440 metres of Kirtle Water and has a right of access over the surrounding fields to the river. There is a further access right over a strip of land 14 metres wide from the river bank on both sides of the river.

Agents Notes
The owner of Mossknowe House has a right of access along the former south drive over the Kirtle Water bridge through nearby Mossknowe Steading.

The north drive is shared with the owner of Mossknowe Steading.

The area of land at the entrance to the north drive (approx. 0.27 acres) is owned jointly between Mossknowe House and Mossknowe Steading.

Local Information
Kirkpatrick Fleming is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful countryside. Both Lockerbie and Gretna are within easy reach providing everyday amenities including a range of shops, banks, cafes, restaurants and public houses. For a wider range of facilities, both Dumfries and Carlisle are close by offering a range of cultural and professional services along with comprehensive social, leisure and retail opportunities.

From the property there is excellent access to stunning countryside. The Solway Firth sits to the south with Galloway Forest Park to the west along with miles of unspoiled Dumfries & Galloway coastline. The Lake District National Park is only a short drive away. For the outdoor enthusiast the surrounding area offers excellent walks and sporting opportunities, including The Annandale Way, designated as one of Scotland’s Great Trails. Remarkable historical sites including impressive medieval castles dot the area.

For schooling, there is a primary school in Kirkpatrick Fleming, with a variety of other options around the area. There are further schools available in Dumfries and also Carlisle which are all within easy reach. The nearest private day school from preschool to 18 is in Carlisle which is around a 20 minute drive from Mossknowe House and there are numerous boarding schools in Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh, all within around 1½ hours drive.

For the commuter, there are excellent road links for access to Glasgow to the north and Carlisle to the south. The property is also within easy commuting distance of many regional centres. The M6 and the A74(M) are within easy reach for onward travel north and south. There are railway stations at Annan and Lockerbie with trains to Glasgow and Carlisle. Main line rail services from Carlisle provide fast and frequent services to London in the south, together with cross country services to the east. Newcastle International Airport is around 1½ hours away, with Edinburgh and Glasgow airports also easily reached.

Approximate Mileages
M6 J45 4.2 miles | Lockerbie 12.7 miles | Carlisle City Centre 13.3 miles | Dumfries 21.9 miles | Newcastle International Airport 65.4 miles | Newcastle City Centre 67.9 miles | Edinburgh City Centre 79.6 miles | Glasgow City Centre 81.2 miles

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