Opportunity to purchase a substantial detached sandstone villa in the rural village of Sibbaldbie just 4 miles from Lockerbie. Lockerbie is a thriving market town which lies on both the national road and rail networks, making it ideally situated for access to the rest of the country. The surrounding countryside offers a varied choice for those seeking country pursuits such as fishing, walking and horse riding, whilst the town itself has an 18-hole golf course, bowling green, ice rink and squash court. The town also offers the usual range of shopping facilities, whilst the county town of Dumfries (some twenty-five minutes away by road) has two cinemas, a Leisure Centre and a wide range of national chain stores and specialist shops. Carlisle is twenty minutes' drive to the south. Lockerbie has highly-regarded schooling to both primary and secondary level in a new combined-school.
This impressive property benefits from spacious light & bright rooms and has a mix of traditional features such as sash windows and an Aga range cooker, along with newer uPVC replacement double glazing and fitted kitchen. The entrance vestibule has a tiled floor and has a coat hanging area this opens into the hallway and ground floor accommodation. The large lounge lies to the front of the house and has a fireplace with multi-fuel stove. It opens through to the rear to provide an area for formal dining or a further social area and gives access to the garden. The Dining Kitchen has large windows to the front and side, allowing light to flood the room. There is a fitted kitchen area to the rear with an LPG gas cooker and space and plumbing for a dishwasher & fridge freezer. To the front of the room is the dining area which provides a large space for informal dining. Also here is the Aga range and "pulley" clothes airer. The rear Porch, with uPVC double glazing, doubles as a Utility room with a Belfast sink, plumbing for Washing machine and currently houses a chest freezer and fridge. Water and radiators are heated from an external boiler which was fitted in 2018.
Both of the Bathrooms are downstairs in the property, a Shower Room with wc & electric shower and the family Bathroom with free standing roll top bath, wc, pedestal sink & bathroom accessories.
The stairs, leading to the first floor accommodation, split with two bedrooms off to the left and the remaining three, which are all doubles, are off to the right. One of these rooms has a feature fireplace, which is capped with ventilator cap although a wood burning stove could be reinstated. The other has built in desk and storage cupboards and bunks suggesting it could be used as a home office. There are storage cupboards on the upper landing. There are two loft areas, one over the back extension which could be used as a "den" and the other over the main house, which provides useful storage.
Outside the property has large gardens to the front and rear. A patio area at the front of the house provides a seating area with wooden furniture which is included in the sale and lawn, mature planting and shrubs. A wooden lean to, which has solar panels on the roof, provides shelter and garden storage and leads through to the large rear garden. The garden is not overlooked and has open views of the countryside beyond. Laid mostly to lawn with large drying green. The oil tank is in the rear garden along with an additional open wooden store. There is a vehicle access to the side of the property which is shared with the field behind. Part of the field with woodshed is presently rented from Balgray Estate and may be available to any prospective purchaser.