£140,000 Offers Over

1 Gordon's Cairn, Glengap, Twynholm, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4PS

3 bedroom semi-detached for sale

Property Details


1 Gordon's Cairn, Glengap, Twynholm is a spacious 3 bedroomed, two storey semi-detached house, built around sixty years ago by The Forestry Commission. The house benefits from a two-storey extension and is in a good-sized plot in an elevated position with breath-taking views over open countryside to the Galloway hills beyond, and with a garden which is a haven for wildlife, with visiting red squirrels and woodpeckers and nut hatches making regular appearances at the bird table.  In addition, the five wildlife pools in the garden are alive with frogs, toads and newts.

The house is situated approximately three miles north of the village of Twynholm, with its shop and two hotels, and is accessed from the A75 via a well-maintained forestry road with the benefit of several passing places. The access road, which is lined with snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells according to the season, leads to Loch Whinyeon and to a Scottish Water treatment plant and for this reason is kept accessible whatever the weather.

Immediately north of Gordons Cairn, on the other side of Glengap Burn on Lairdmannoch Estate is a high viewpoint Dow (Dhu) Craig from which the Isle of Man is visible.  In addition, other lanes lead east to Loch Mannoch and its falls, to the martyrs' monument where five covenanters were executed in 1685, and to Nielson's Monument at Barstobrick. 

Double gates gives access to a loose stone driveway which offers ample off-road parking to the front of the property and also leads to the Garage and Car Port.

The house is surrounded by landscaped gardens, containing mature trees and shrubs offering a variety of colour throughout the year.

There are two streams that run down the side of the property.

Outside lighting on all three elevations. Lean-to greenhouse. Coal bunker.


Concrete block cavity walls, GRP up and over mains door, French windows lead to lean-to Greenhouse and garden, two large windows to side and rear, two strip lights, consumer unit, ceramic sink, wall cupboards and worksurface, fire resistant ceiling. Note: This is ripe for conversion to further enhance the current living accommodation subject to appropriate consents being obtained. The seller or the selling agents have made no enquiries in this regard and give no guarantees. Internal area – 30m2.


Concrete block built open fronted with mono pitched timber framed with profiled PVC and metal covered roof.

The garden is bounded by timber fencing and hedgerow.

The original house was built circa 1950 and is of traditional cavity brick construction, rendered, painted externally and plastered internally. The two storey side extension containing the garage on ground floor and Lounge on the first floor was an addition to the property in 1999. It is of traditional cavity block construction, plastered internally with the exception of the Garage/Workshop, rendered and painted externally. The property has an internal floor area of 123m2.

All fitted carpets, floor coverings and curtain poles are included in the sale.

INTERNAL viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the accommodation it has to offer and the location.  

Accommodation comprises:

White UPVC door with fanlight gives access to:


Fitted carpet, central heating radiator, coat hooks, two wall lights, understair storage space, fitted cupboard, mains smoke alarm with battery back-up, stairs to upper floor, door to Garage.


Peach coloured suite comprising of bath with mixer tap, shower over and decorative bi-folding glazed door, W.C., wash-hand basin, Dimplex wall heater, extractor fan, recessed ceiling light, central heating radiator, wall mirror, fitted carpet, part tiled, obscured window to rear. 


Two windows to front fitted with curtain poles and curtains, Multi-fuel stove set in Fyfestone surround, slate hearth and wooden mantle, recessed bookshelves either side of chimney with glazed doors, corner shelved airing cupboard housing hot water tank and immersion heater, fitted carpet, ceiling light, telephone point, T.V. aerial point.  


Spacious family Kitchen fitted with a range of wall and base units, 1½ sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, plumbed for automatic washing machine, electric fan oven and four ring hob with extractor hood and light above, space for fridge/freezer, immersion switch, external light switch, strip light, window to rear fitted with roller blind, vinyl flooring, wooden door with glazed panels leads to outside, wall mounted cupboard housing electric meter. Note: Chimney for stove has been capped with “elephant's foot” and sealed at base but this could easily be reinstated.


Large picture window to front with tiled sill allowing for the natural light to flood into the stairwell.


Four windows with tiled sills on three elevations, so you can enjoy the breathtaking views out over the open countryside and to the hills beyond, fifteen paned glazed door from Landing, fitted carpet, two central heating radiators, two ceiling lights, two wall lights, T.V. aerial point.


Smoke alarm, chandelier ceiling light, central heating radiator, door to attic by way of wooden staircase.  


White W.C. and wash-hand basin, combined light and fan extractor with timer off-switch, skylight, electric heated towel rail.


Double room with original Crittall window to rear with tiled sill, ample space for bedroom furniture, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, ceiling light.


Further double room with original Crittall window to rear with tiled sill, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, ceiling light.


Spacious, double, airy and bright room with double glazed windows to the front with extensive views out over the open countryside and down the river, built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, ceiling light, telephone point.


Split into two parts:

1st part- two velux skylights, strip light, header tanks for hot water and central heating system, electricity. 

2nd part - window to gable end, fitted carpet, strip light, electricity.



About 5 miles away is the attractive harbor town of Kirkcudbright, which boasts an array of historical and architectural features of interest including a castle in its town centre, an ancient high street, Tollbooth Arts Centre, Stewartry Museum and numerous galleries. Known as the “artist town” Kirkcudbright was the home to the renowned artist E.A. Hornel (one of the “Glasgow Boys”). The town has an affiliation for art exhibitions and crafts. Within the town there is a wide variety of family-owned shops, pubs, hotel and restaurants, active sports club facilities including the golf course, the swimming pool, tennis courts, squash courts as well as an active summer festivities program including its own jazz festival, tattoo and riding of the marches celebrations. the marina is popular and offers one of the safest anchorages on the north Solway Coast.

The surrounding country is well known for its variety of beautiful scenery and within easy each there are many sandy beaches and rocky coves on the coast. The inland scenery is equally dramatic with magnificent hills, glens and lochs.


By contacting the Hewats Property team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.


DG6 4PS. 


Currently Band B.


Mains electricity, water. Shared septic tank drainage.

Solid fuel central heating from the stove in ground floor Living Room.

UPVC double glazed casement style windows including those in the Garage and attic but with the exception of the two single glazed windows in the rear bedrooms.


A Home Report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting the Selling agents on 01556 502946 – Option 3


The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band – D.


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.


From Castle Douglas take the A75 towards Twynholm. Just past Twynholm there is a signpost “Glengap”, take this road to right and continue along this road for approximately three miles and 1 Gordon's Cairn is situated on the right hand side.

Approximate dimensions:

Ground Floor

  • ENTRANCE HALL                                   5.36m x 2.06m (longest & widest)
  • BATHROOM    2.07m x 1.75m
  • LIVING ROOM/DINER    4.30m x 3.95m 
  • KITCHEN                                                 4.35m x 2.72m


First Floor

  • LANDING    4.30m x 0.99m & 1.48m x 0.83m  
  • LOUNGE  7.39m x 3.9m   
  • BEDROOM 1 (Rear)  3.59m x 2.80m
  • BEDROOM 2 (Rear)  3.80m x 2.86m
  • BEDROOM 3 (Front)  4.32m x 3.32m 
  • GARAGE     7.4m x 4.0m  

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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