Built on the land of a baronial mansion erected in the 1700s, this Scottish castle features 5 acres of stables, paddocks and a private driveway with sea and hill views is set near to the Scottish riviera with warm weather blown in from the gulf stream across 2.2 hectares of land with exciting development potential!
There are uninterrupted views over Orchardton Bay and across the Solway to the Lakeland Fells and the area is well known for its beautiful coastline, scenery, sandy beaches and bustling towns nearby and the county enjoys a mild climate. Dumfries is about 20 miles, Edinburgh around 96 miles, Glasgow about 90 miles and Prestwick about 63 miles.
The property comprises of 17 bedrooms and features dressing rooms, a private cinema and library, table tennis, sewing/textiles, music and art rooms but that's not all! The property also benefits from a large entrance hall, reception hall and a central hall. The property is the epitome of magnificence with ten bathrooms, three WCs, three storerooms, two sitting rooms, a laundry room, a function room, two workshops and two stables. You'll never be short of space and you'll take pride in the ornate high ceilings, impressive hallways, staircases with oak panelling and carved balustrades and imposing fireplaces in most rooms.
The baronial castle towers over the private land with some 48 rooms featuring three entrances with track and driveway allowing easy access around the grounds. Ideal for driving, horse riding, cycling and long walks.
The 2.2 hectares of land offers investors the opportunity to expand the castle with the opportunity to build accommodation including lodges and other buildings or new homes (planning permission required). The location of the property is ideal for serviced accommodation or long-term residence for professionals and tourists alike with a reasonable distance of just 20 miles to Dumfries, 60 miles to Carlisle and 90 miles to Edinburgh and Glasgow!
The house has an interesting history and has had a variety of uses since it was first built in the 18th century. Over the years, the multi-use property has been a hotel, B&B, film studio and events facility, before that it was used as an art convent where artistic masterpieces were created. The property has a strong history of heritage and fame having been featured on television documentaries and newspapers celebrating the value and uniqueness of this inspiring home.
This large barony lies in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright just south of Palnackie and was originally owned by the Cairns family, it centres on the unique round tower house of the same name built by Sir Robert Maxwell in 1769 before Liverpudlian merchant William Douglas took over construction in 1786. The property was built with timbers from The Scottish heritage and government services declared Orchardton House is a castle in 2014 and this will be reflected on the title as purchasers take ownership of the property.
The property also comprises of two new boilers, an advanced oil central heating system throughout and features several modernisations and extensive, high-quality roof repairs which will reduce any maintenance costs long term!
Local Amenities and Shops
Local amenities and leisure facilities include Dalbeattie and Colvend Golf Club, Whitehouse Gallery, the Stewartry Museum, supermarkets including Tesco and Co-Op, convenience stores, farm shops, interior designers and home furnishing store, pharmacies including Boots, hardware stores including Wilko, traditional sweet shops, fishing and bait shops, clothes shops, antique shops, gift shop, butchers, community shops, restaurants, pubs, hotels, a train station and more.
7stanes - Dalbeattie - 14 min drive
Dundrennan Abbey - 18 min drive
Kippford Beach - 25 min drive
Rockcliffe Beach - 27 min drive
Sandyhills Beach - 31 min drive
Old Smugglers Inn - 5 min drive
Glen Isle Inn - 6 min drive
The Willow Tree - 6 min drive
Anchor Hotel - 17 min drive
Prestwick Airport - 90 min drive
Set in expansive grounds, the property is accessed through one of three gates with the front gates to the north of the property leading to a turning circle and parking ahead of an enclosed hedged garden featuring large rhododendron bushes, a pond, summer house, stables for two horses enveloped by forests, hills and beach.