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Thistlewood, Rigg, Gretna

Offers Over: £510,000



  • Available as a whole or in two separate lots
  • Detached single storey family home
  • Six bedrooms and three bathrooms
  • Gas central heating and double glazing
  • Potential for equestrian or self-sufficient living
  • Beautiful gardens surrounding the property
  • 0.42 ha (1.04 acre) paddock
  • 0.41 ha (1.02 acre) mature woodland
  • Lot 2 - Approx. 7.16 ha (approx. 17.7 acres) agricultural land

An excellent opportunity to buy an attractive rural property with spectacular views across the Solway to the English hills beyond. The property extends to around 8.29 hectares (20.5 acres) in total and includes a charming six-bedroom dwellinghouse together with gardens, adjacent paddock, woodland areas and two good-sized fields to the rear. For sale as a whole or in two separate Lots.

Lot 1 - Guide Price : Offers Over £350,000

Lot 1 consists of the dwellinghouse, garden, paddock and woodland/trees, extending in total to about 1.13 ha (2.8 acres).

Thistlewood is a lovely home with generous single storey family accommodation which includes:- Entrance hall; living room; office; open plan kitchen/dining room; conservatory; six bedrooms; two bathrooms; en-suite shower room; reception room; utility and back kitchen or laundry room.

Attractive garden areas surround the property which have been beautifully maintained and well stocked and include lawn areas, a pond, shrubs and bushes, a colourful variety of spring and summer flowering plants as well as some mature trees. There are sheds and stores which would give ample room for the storage of garden furniture and equipment and there is a parking area to the front of the property. Lot 1 also includes a paddock of about 0.42 ha (1.04 acre) with polytunnel. In addition, there are areas of amenity trees/mature woodland amounting to around 0.41 ha (1.02 acre), which further enhance the appeal of the property.

The property is in a rural yet accessible location close to the A75, Gretna and Dumfries. It is well served by an excellent range of local amenities and services including primary and secondary schools, shops and supermarkets.

Lot 1 is shown hatched and edged in red on the accompanying Sale Plan.

Lot 2 - Guide Price : Offers Over £160,000

Lot 2 extends to about 7.16 ha (about 17.7 acres) in total and consists of agricultural land in two good-sized enclosures including site used as livestock handling area. The agricultural land is currently all down to grass, but would be suitable for the growing of arable crops. It has the benefit of a mains water supply, and there is direct access from the public road. Lot 2 will be of particular interest to farmers seeking to expand their existing enterprises, but it is also likely to appeal to a wider range of potential purchaser, including those with equestrian interests.

Lot 2 is shown hatched and edged in blue on the accompanying Sale Plan.

Entrance Hall (15' 2" x 5' 5" or 4.62m x 1.65m)
The property is accessed through a timber half glazed front door and leads into the entrance hallway which is floored with quarry tiles, is neutrally decorated and gives access to the rooms on the West wing of the house and is heated by a gas fired radiator.

Living Room (22' 7" Max x 16' 11" Max or 6.88m Max x 5.16m Max)
The L-shaped living room provides a spacious, yet cosy reception room, which benefits from two gas fired radiators and a multi-fuel stove upon a slate hearth and with an attractive wooden mantle above. There are timber double glazed windows to both the West and North of the property, the floor is laid with hard wearing wood effect laminate and there is a handy built in cupboard and alcove for displaying ornaments or books.

Office (9' 7" x 8' 1" or 2.91m x 2.47m)
Just off the living room is an office which has a timber double glazed window to the West, wood effect laminate flooring and gas fired radiator. This room could be used for a variety of purposes, or could be knocked through to open up the living room to create a large family space, perfect for entertaining.

Inner Hall (8' 10" x 2' 10" or 2.68m x 0.86m)
This space leads off from the entrance hallway and gives access to the conservatory, bathroom 1 and bedroom 1. There are lovely exposed original floorboards in this section of the property.

Bedroom 1 (11' 7" x 11' 6" or 3.53m x 3.51m)
This bedroom is flooded with natural light, with timber double glazed windows to the South and West. It is a spacious double room with a gas fired radiator and built in wardrobes which have full length mirrored doors.

Bathroom (7' 6" x 7' 6" or 2.29m x 2.28m)
A stylish bathroom with Victorian style bath, wooden panelling and exposed floorboards. Frosted double glazed window to the South, wash hand basin, toilet and radiator.

Conservatory (12' 1" x 10' 10" or 3.68m x 3.31m)
The conservatory is located to the rear of the property and looks out over the well established garden and gives access out to the patio area through uPVC double glazed patio doors.

Kitchen/Dining Area (24' 1" x 11' 1" or 7.33m x 3.38m)
The open plan kitchen diner is the heart of this home and connects the West wing of the house to the East wing. The quarry tiles in the entrance hall are continued through into this large room. There are fitted kitchen units, a Belling range cooker, stainless steel sink with drainer, radiator, gas fired boiler serving the West wing of the house, timber double glazed windows to the North, lovely barn style door with latch that leads to the East wing and patio doors out to the patio area and garden which is South facing.

Utility Room (11' 1" x 3' 7" or 3.37m x 1.09m)
A walk through utility area, conveniently located just off the kitchen with plumbing for a washing machine, recently fitted gas boiler serving the East wing of the house, tiled floor, timber double glazed window to the front of the property and shelving for storage.

The East wing hallway gives access to the remaining bedrooms, as well as a reception room and second bathroom. The floor is tiled and there is a hatch to the loft which has space for storage.

Former Kitchen (8' 2" x 5' 5" or 2.50m x 1.66m)
This room was previously used as a small kitchen but could be used for a variety of purposes, such as a laundry room or additional utility space. There is a gas point, stainless steel sink with drainer, wash hand basin, extractor fan, small timber double glazed window and tiled floor.

Bedroom 2 (11' 8" x 9' 1" or 3.55m x 2.76m)
This double room is neutrally decorated, overlooks the front garden and has a gas fired radiator.

Reception Room (13' 8" x 11' 9" or 4.17m x 3.57m)
An additional reception room is located in the East wing, with patio doors out to the front of the property. This space would be ideal as a games room or gym area, with tiled floor, radiator and access through to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3 (11' 11" x 9' 2" or 3.62m x 2.80m)
Another double room with wood effect laminate flooring, gas fired radiator and timber double glazed window to the East.

Bedroom 4 (11' 3" x 8' 8" or 3.43m x 2.64m)
This double room has the additional benefit of a en-suite shower room. The floors are carpeted, there is a gas fired radiator, a timber double glazed window overlooks the patio area at the rear of the property and the room is tastefully decorated.

En-suite shower room (6' 0" x 5' 4" or 1.83m x 1.62m)
The modern en-suite shower room is accessed through sliding doors from bedroom 4. There is Respatex wall panelling, tiled floor, shower cubicle with mains shower, wash hand basin, toilet, heated towel rail, mirror with built in lighting and an extractor fan.

Bathroom 2 (7' 2" x 5' 2" or 2.19m x 1.57m)
The second bathroom within the property has a bath with mains shower over, wash hand basin, toilet, Respatex wall panelling, tiled floor, shower screen, heated towel rail, mirror with built in light and extractor fan.

Bedroom 5 (12' 1" x 8' 7" or 3.68m x 2.62m)
Another well proportioned double bedroom with gas fired radiator and plenty of space for freestanding wardrobes and additional bedroom furniture.

Bedroom 6 (14' 11" x 9' 4" or 4.55m x 2.85m)
The final bedroom benefits from fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors. The room is carpeted, has a timber double glazed window to the East and gas fired radiator.

Potting Shed (31' 8" x 6' 3" or 9.65m x 1.90m)
The potting shed is a lean to situated at the rear of the property and has been kitted out perfectly for anyone who has an interest in gardening. There are three uPVC double glazed windows, uPVC half glazed door and electrical points.

The gardens that surround the property are in exceptional order with an array of flowers, shrubs and mature trees. There is a large area laid to lawn, as well as a pond area, garden sheds and patio areas.

Workshop (18' 1" x 9' 7" or 5.52m x 2.93m)
A useful work space with box profile and corrugated transparent roof panels, uPVC external cladding, concrete floors, solar lighting and work bench.

Amenity woodland forming part of Lot 1, shelters the property and creates a private and secluded space.

Adjacent to the house and garden is a paddock of approximately 0.42 ha (1.04 acres) forming part of Lot 1, which includes a poly tunnel. This area lends itself well to self sufficient living or would be suitable for equestrian interests.

Agricultural Land (Lot 2)
There are two fields in addition to the house, gardens and paddock, which are available for sale. The area of Lot 2 totals approximatley 7.16ha (17.7 acres) and is currently all down to grass, with exception of the site of the livestock handling area at the South West corner.

The dwellinghouse at Thistlewood is serviced by mains water, electricity, gas central heating and private sewage tank. The property benefits from double glazing throughout. The water trough in Lot 2 is connected to the main water supply and an appropriate servitude will be granted for this purpose for any existing pipe running through Lot 1 as required.

Fixtures and Fittings
All standard fixtures and fittings are to be included in the sale. The polytunnel will remain. Whilst believed to be in working order no guarantee is given as to any fixture or fitting.

If Lots 1 and 2 are sold separately, the purchaser of Lot 1 will be responsible for repairing, maintaining and renewing any boundary fencing between Lots 1 and 2.

Lot 1 is offered for sale with vacant possession being given at entry. Lot 2 is subject to a grazing/mowing lease to a neighbouring farmer until 31st October 2022. We have been informed that the title is Sasine.

IACS and Basic Payment Scheme
The land included in Lot 2 has been let to a neighbouring farmer on a seasonal grazing agreement in 2022 and previously, and the seller has not included it in any Single Application Form. There are no Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements included in the sale of the land.

Matters of Title
The property is sold subject to all rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations and servitudes and easements, quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether or not referred to in these particulars. Any purchasers will be deemed to be satisfied themselves as to the nature of such restrictions and are advised to contact the Vendors Solicitors for details.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned by the Vendors, will be included in the sale at no extra charge.

The plans attached to these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and are for reference only. Purchaser(s) will have deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the extent to of the property.

Anti Money Laundering Regulation
The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 came into force on the 26th June 2017. This now requires us to conduct due diligence not only on our client but also any purchasers or occupiers. Once an offer has been accepted, the prospective purchaser(s)/occupier(s) will need to provide, as a minimum, proof of identity and residence and proof of funds for the purchase, before the transaction can proceed.

Health and Safety
Please be aware of the potential hazards of agricultural land and we request that you take as much care as possible when viewing the property for your own personal safety. Please do not cause any disturbance to livestock. In the current Covid 19 pandemic, if there is any other person present on the property when you visit, please can you ensure that you observe any Government guidance during your visit.

These particulars were prepared on 5th May 2022 and have been carefully compiled and are believed to be correct. Photographs were taken in April 2022. Any error or omission however shall not annul the sale nor in any event give grounds for action at Law. Where dimensions are shown, these are approximate only.

Offers for the property as a whole or in part if appropriate, should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to G M Thomson & Company, 35 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AB. Those parties wishing to be informed of a Closing Date for offers should notify the Selling Agents of their interest as soon as possible to ensure that they are contacted. The Vendors and Sole Selling Agents reserve the right to alter or divide the property or withdraw or exclude any of the property at any time.

The Vendors and the Selling Agents do however reserve the right to sell privately without setting any closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.

The successful purchaser will be asked to provide proof of identity to the Selling Agents for which a photographic Driving Licence and utility bill or bank statement showing home address would be sufficient.

Closing Date
It is possible that a closing date may be set for the receipt of offers and all interested parties are urged to indicate their interest to the selling agents via a solicitor so that they may be informed should a closing date be set. It should however be pointed out that the seller reserves the right to sell the property without the setting of a closing date.

Strictly by appointment only through the sole selling agents, G M Thomson & Company, 35 Buccleuch Street, Dumfries DG1 2AB, 01387 254424. Contact Colin Beattie or Hannah Fleming.

Thistlewood sits on the B721 public road just to the west of Rigg, Gretna, and its location is shown on the attached Location Plan.

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