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Albion House, 49 Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 1LD

6 bedroom detached house for sale

Property Details

Albion House, 49 Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas is an imposing detached Victorian house set within charming grounds principally laid to lawn and bordered by established trees, stone walls on three sides and hedges offering a good degree of privacy.

Retaining many original features, Albion House has many examples of elaborate cornicing, ornate plasterwork and original shutters. The whole property has been sensitively restored and upgraded by the present owners providing spacious family accommodation, Thought and time was taken over restoration, as is evident throughout. The property has the benefit of gas central heating and sash and case windows with double glazed windows on the top floor plus bathrooms and French doors in kitchen. All fitted carpets and curtains are included in the sale. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of the property.

The upper floor would be an ideal for an extended family or bolt hole for a teenager offering them their own “space” with Kitchen, Bathroom, Sitting Room and Bedrooms.

Albion House is a stunning, large family home owing to its proportions and position it would lend itself to varied business possibilities. In the past it was a very successful 4 Visit Scotland Bed and Breakfast.

It stands in delightful established, mature landscaped garden grounds extending to just over half an acre laid to lawn with fine hardwood trees, orchard and shrubs, affording great shelter and privacy. The main entrance is by way of double wrought iron gates and a second entrance provides easy access and parking for several cars.

To the rear of the property there is a large brick built outhouse consisting of three separate rooms plus new fitted toilet, all with power and light with attached coal/log store. Whilst currently used as workrooms and storage this building could quite easily be converted into a delightful garden room, offices or, with the necessary permissions, an annex. It should be noted however that neither the sellers nor their agents have made enquiries with the local Planning Department in this regard. The current owner has recently installed wood burning stove, wiring and plumbing upgraded.

The house is of elegant proportions and the accommodation on three floors comprises:-


Large wooden door with fan light above, original tiled floor, dado rail, cornicing, electricity meters, original ornate glazed wooden door and side screens to:


Impressive Entrance Hall with attractive wooden staircase and balustrade to upper floors, understair storage, attractive plasterwork, fitted carpet, central heating radiator.

DRAWING ROOM 5.92m x 4.44m

Stunning room with large bay window to front with original working shutters, two windows overlooking side garden, original flooring, picture rail with ornate cornicing, two central heating radiators, living flame gas fire in marble surround.


Off the Main Hall a side Hall gives access to garden, central heating radiator, electricity meters.

DINING ROOM 4.44m x 3.47m

Window to side garden, dado rail and picture rail, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, cornicing, living flame gas fire in attractive fire with polished slate surround, tiled inlay and hearth.

SITTING ROOM 6.85m x 4.49m

Windows on two elevations with original working shutters, stone fire surround, mantle and hearth with large open basket fire, original floorboards, recessed alcove, recessed bookshelf, two central heating radiators, picture rail and ornate cornicing, TV aerial point, Sky, telephone socket.


Bath with mixer tap shower attachment and tiled splashback, W.C., wash-hand basin, large storage cupboard, towel rail, central heating radiator.


Access from main Entrance Hall and from Sitting Room, with understair storage.


Central heating boiler, hot water cylinder, plumbed for automatic washing machine, shelving, window to garden and skylight.

BEDROOM/OFFICE 3.38m x 2.41m

Window to rear, central heating radiator, door to garden.

FAMILY KITCHEN 7.8m x 5.23m

Superb room with bespoke Canadian Maple floor and wall units incorporating central unit with stainless steel sink and drainer, mixer tap and disposal unit, integrated double oven, five burner, gas hob with extractor fan above, larder unit, integrated dishwasher and microwave, ventilated vegetable basket cupboard, glass display cabinet, original flooring, double glazed French doors to garden, door to side garden, large Inglenook brick fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove, original sandstone flagstones, fitted corner desk unit and drawers with shelf units above, window to side, sunken spotlights throughout, incorporated in units and central unit, central heating radiator, TV aerial point.


First Floor:


Large, bright and spacious with large window to rear, ornate plasterwork and cornicing, dado rail and picture rail, central heating radiator, understair storage cupboard.


Within this Master Suite you will find a generously proportioned Bedroom (4.45m x 2.93m) with window to side, ornate cornicing, the luxury of En-Suite and in addition to this a separate Living, Dressing Area (4.48m x 3.38m) with double aspect and T.V. aerial.


Returning to the main Landing:-

BEDROOM 4.44m x 3.17m

Lovely room with T.V. aerial, window to side garden, connecting door gives access to Bathroom.


Corner Spa bath, fully tiled shower cubicle with mains shower, wash-hand basin in small vanity unit with mirror above with down lighters, W.C., bidet, part tiled, under window storage cupboard, shaver point, picture rail, cornicing.

BEDROOM 4.42m x 3.56m

Windows on two elevations, T.V. aerial, wash-hand basin in small vanity unit, large three sectioned wardrobes with mirrored inlay and storage drawers below.

From the Landing the staircase continues to the 2nd floor.

This floor was originally a self contained flat and the accommodation comprises as follows:


Hatch to roof.

KITCHEN 4.7m x 2.7m

Range of fitted floor units, stainless steel sink and drainer, central heating boiler, electric cooker point.

SITTING ROOM 5.31m x 4.32m (into bay)

Lovely room with window to side, open fire in tiled hearth and surround, T.V. aerial point, cornicing, slight coomb.


Bath with tiled splash back, W.C., wash-hand basin, velux roof light, mirrored wall cabinet.

BEDROOM 4.21m x 3.91m

Beautifully decorated room with original sash and case window to rear, slight coomb,

BEDROOM 5.21m x 3.89m

Newly decorated room with window to front, original decorative ornate fireplace with tiled hearth (chimney capped), slight coomb.



Castle Douglas, known as Scotland's Food Town has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There is a library and both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, churches, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market and golf course.

The area in general is renowned for its mild climate, diverse scenic beauty and offers a varied range of sporting activities including Tennis and Squash Courts, several Golf Courses, some Championship standard, and extensive shooting and fishing opportunities. It is also within easy driving distance of the popular sailing village of Kippford and Loch Ken is also close at hand.

Travel links to and from the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M6/M74 motorway network is 40 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one and a half hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in two hours.



By contacting the Hewats Property team on 01556 502946.



DG7 1LD.



Currently Band G.



Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.



A Home Report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting One Survey on 0141 338 6222 or by logging onto www.onesurvey.org.



The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band F.



Offers in Scottish Legal form should be lodged with the selling agents' Castle Douglas Office. Interested parties are strongly recommended to register their interest with the selling agents as a closing date may be fixed for offers.



Subject to negotiation.

Note: These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of the contract.

This house description is based upon information supplied by the owner, or on behalf of the owner. These property particulars are produced in good faith and do not constitute or form part of any contract. s1homes do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of the information contained in this document.

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