Property Available in Wigtown
Dunure, Station Road
Dunure, offered for sale for only the fifth time in its 172-year history, is a stunning detached Georgian house (Category ’B’ listed) offering accommodation over three storeys plus a basement. The house is in a residential street at the edge of the town set well back from Station Road within garden ground extending to approximately 0.75 acres in all. Twin pedimented sandstone gateways lead into a circular gravelled drive to the Doric-pillared front porch sheltering the main entrance to the house. The house has been well maintained and retains many original features. These include some fine examples of cornicing, an unusual stained glass window on the stairway, working wooden shutters in most windows, and partial wood panelling in the dining room. A distinctive castellated coach house/garage dominates the courtyard.
A 1998 extension to the upstairs rear of the house (architect: Anthony Wolffe) is clad in stonework and has a slated mansard roof, blending the new extension with the rear facade of the original building while providing a new bathroom and shower room. There are views over the Bladnoch Estuary, Wigtown Bay and open farmland from windows to the south and east of the house, with the north-facing windows looking into the walled garden. The house has five open fireplaces and benefits from partial oil fired central heating as well as several storage heaters.
Built in 1835 as Barbados Villa, the property possesses distinct characteristics associated with the Caribbean Georgian architectural style. John McGuffie, originally a saddler from nearby Mochrum parish, accumulated a fortune in Barbados, and upon his return to Scotland commissioned the building of Barbados Villa for his own home in the county town. He resided there from 1835 until the time of his death as Provost of Wigtown in 1861. His Barbadian born daughter succeeded to the property and remained there until her death in 1896. Research into the origins of the house formed the basis of the historical novel ’The House that Sugar Built.’
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Accommodation comprises:- Ground Floor - Entrance Porch. Hall. Lounge. Working Conservatory. Morning Room/Office. Dining Room. Kitchen. Rear Hall 1. Larder. Scullery. Toilet. Rear Hall 2. Basement - Cellar. First Floor - 5 Bedrooms. Inner Hall. Bathroom. Shower Room. Second Floor - 2 Bedrooms.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Entrance Porch - 2.75m x 1.82m
Hardwood entrance door with windows to side and above. Victorian tiled floor. Stained glass panelled door to hall.
Hall and Staircase - 5.79m x 2.98m
Spacious hall with corniced ceiling, ceiling rose, and ornamental half archway. Access to lounge, morning room/office, dining room, and via swing door to rear hall 2. Original stone flags retained under carpeted floor. Storage heater. The first flight of the open staircase is stone, while the upper flight to the attic is wooden. Painted wrought iron balustrade with a continuous mahogany railing ornament the staircase from the ground floor to the attic.
Lounge - 6.03m x 4.90m
Spacious and bright room with an abundance of natural light provided by the south facing floor to ceiling windows overlooking the front garden, east facing window and east facing full height French windows giving access to the lower level working conservatory. Ceiling cornice, frieze and picture rail. Large fitted bookcase incorporating wall light fixtures. Stone fireplace with original marble surround and open coal fire. Storage heater.
Working Conservatory - 6.77m x 3.50m
Single glazed working conservatory containing a grape vine, peach tree and orange tree and with internal propagating house. Power, light and electric heating. Door to garden.
Morning Room/Office - 4.90m x 3.70m
Currently used as an office with north facing bay window overlooking the walled garden. Stone fireplace with slate hearth and built-in bookshelves. Storage heater.
Dining Room - 5.31m x 5.12m
This room has a full length south facing window overlooking the front garden. Dado height original wooden panelling. Cornice work, ceiling rose and picture rail pole. Recessed alcove and shallow shelved storage cupboard. Tiled open fireplace. Swing door to kitchen. Two radiators.
Kitchen - 4.83m x 3.17m
Window to west. The kitchen has been sympathetically refurbished and is fitted with an extensive range of floor and wall units with solid oak doors, drawer fronts, and work surfaces. A Rayburn Nouvelle oil fired stove with tiled surround provides cooking, central heating and domestic hot water. Integral appliances include fridge, 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, electric four plate hob, dishwasher and built in microwave/grill. Quarry tiled floor and two clothes pulleys. Doors to both rear halls.
Rear Hall 1 - 4.38m x 1.09m
Entrance to house from courtyard. Access to kitchen, scullery toilet and larder. Storage heater.
Larder - 1.30m x 1.02m
Shelved larder with electric light and high window.
Scullery - 3.51m x 1.92m
Window to north. Built-in cupboard and shelves. Double Belfast sinks, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Quarry tiled floor.
Toilet - 1.90m x 1.46m
Built-in storage cupboard. WC and wash hand basin.
Rear Hall 2 - 2.98m x 0.95m
Access to stairs to cellars and door to rear garden. Quarry tiled floor.
Cellar - 8.94m x 4.35m
A useful cellar is accessed from rear hall 2 and has an internal wet store with original stone shelving for wine storage. The ashpit for ash from the lounge is located in the cellar. Window to east.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
Half landing with feature night stained glass window.
Landing - 4.35m x 2.41m
Spacious landing with built-in Victorian display and bookcase. Access to first floor bedrooms. Radiator.
Bedroom 1 - 4.90m x 4.50m
Window to east overlooking formal walled garden and out over Bladnoch Estuary and Wigtown Bay. Tiled fireplace. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 - 4.90m x 3.97m
Window to south. Built-in press. Radiator.
Bedroom 3 - 4.45m x 3.25m
Window to south with views over front garden. The fireplace has been boarded up but the original surround has been retained. Radiator.
Bedroom 4 - 4.11m x 3.25m
Window to south with views over front garden. Recessed alcove with display shelving and storage cupboard under. Radiator.
Bedroom 5 - 4.41m x 3.25m
Window to west. Built-in shelved airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Open fireplace with original mantelpiece. Radiator.
Inner Hall - 4.66m x 1.65m
Fully panelled in cedar and yellow pine with roof light and laundry chute to scullery. Provides access to bathroom and shower room in extension which was added to the house in 1998. Radiator.
Bathroom - 2.91m x 2.84m
Windows to west and north. Cedar panelled and partially tiled and fitted with suite comprising bath, wash hand basin set in cedar vanity unit with storage cupboard under and with large fitted mirror and light, and WC. Radiator.
Shower Room - 2.50m x 1.70m
Windows to east and north. Fully tiled shower room with built-in shower cabinet and power shower, wash hand basin, with tiled splashback and large fitted mirror and light, set in cedar vanity unit with storage cupboard under, and WC. Radiator.
SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
A wooden staircase with balustrade leads to the second floor with half landing with built-in storage cupboards.
Landing - 3.03m x 1.98m
Large velux roof light. Built-in shelved storage cupboard. Hatch giving access to a flat roof from which there are spectacular views onto Wigtown Bay.
Bedroom 6 - 5.60m x 3.66m
Coombed ceiling with two velux roof lights giving views onto Wigtown Bay and partially panelled with yellow pine.
Bedroom 7 - 5.60m x 3.78m
Coombed ceiling with two velux roof lights and partially panelled with yellow pine. Access to eaves.
Boxroom - 2.99m x 1.66m
Castellated Coach House - 6.05m x 4.91m
An unusually designed building which has a four sided front with door giving access to original coachhouse. The building was stone built with slate roof which has been replaced by rubberoid tiles. Loft above.
Coal Shed - 4.34m x 3.12m
Stone built with corrugated tin roof.
Former Surgery - 18.00m x 3.50m
Recently modernised and upgraded to form a two bedroom detached property. Accommodation comprises:- Hall. Lounge. Kitchen. 2 Bedrooms. Shower Room. (EPC = G).
Workshop and Loose Boxes - 9.42m x 3.50m
Brick built workshop and two loose boxes.
Main vehicular access to the property is now by means of a tarred drive along the western boundary of the premises, giving access to the side of the house, the former surgery buildings, and the courtyard area in front of the coach house There is a well beneath the sandstone flags at the back door.
The property stands in approximately ¾ acre, much of which is walled garden. The front garden is mainly laid to grass which boasts a spectacular crocus lawn as well as a variety of other spring flowers, mature trees, and flowering shrubs. The particularly sheltered rear walled garden has lawns, a rose garden, a vegetable plot, soft fruit bushes, some orchard trees, wide herbaceous borders with a variety of trees and a number of climbing roses. It features a wooden summerhouse facing southward across the garden. A rose garden on the eastern side of the house with two palm trees and a yucca plant in its broad border area is enclosed by the walled garden with climbing roses on the north, a tall laurel hedge on the east, and a magnificent Victorian beech hedge on the south.
Mains supplies of water and electricity. The property is connected to the mains drainage system. EPC = F.
The property is in Band G.
By arrangement with the Selling Agents.
Offers in the region of £425,000.
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