Rare opportunity to purchase a unique and picturesque Category B listed former lodge house of great character

Cally High Lodge, Gatehouse of Fleet

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Cally High Lodge, Gatehouse of Fleet

Offers over £410,000
Gatehouse of Fleet

Key Features

  • Grade B Listed Building
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Original Features
  • High Ceilings
  • Parquet Flooring
  • Cornicing
  • Category B Listed
  • Chain Free
  • Driveway
  • Enclosed / Walled Garden
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Garden, Private
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Loft Insulation
  • Neutral Decor
  • Patio
  • Period Features
  • Private Parking
  • Rural
  • Shed/Summer House
  • Stone Built
  • Traditional
  • Wood / Laminate Floors


Rare opportunity to purchase a unique and picturesque Category B listed former lodge house of great character which has been tastefully modernised whilst maintaining many of its original features set within a wonderful landscaped garden, extending to approximately 0.88 acres, whilst being less than a mile away from the local amenities of Gatehouse of Fleet.

Cally High Lodge is a charming picturesque former lodge dating back to the early 19th century when it was built as one of the lodges giving access to the grounds of the Cally, the then home of the Murray Usher family, the main land owners in the Gatehouse area at that time.

A Category B Listed Building, Cally High Lodge was later extended and has been tastefully modernised in more recent years. The delightful, peaceful character of the original building has been preserved whilst modern amenities have been incorporated
such as Triple Glazing and secondary glazing to all windows. The property has many unique features such as the overhanging eaves which provide a wrap round verandah and a wonderful apsidal end on the side elevation of the cottage. This curved feature
wall has been sympathetically recreated to the rear of the property on the garden room extension. This delightful cottage provides spacious, light accommodation throughout with a delightfully landscaped garden extending to approximately 0.88 of an acre.

Cally High lodge is situated on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park. This is an area of outstanding beauty providing a wide range of woodland paths and access to the Nation Cycle Path network. The beaches of Sandgreen and Carrick shore are both
within easy reach.

The area also has a good range of sporting and outdoor activities with numerous opportunities for hiking, cycling, fishing, horse riding, water sports and of course, golf. Galloway is a genuinely rural area in the South West of Scotland with its gentle rolling
landscape, mild climate and dramatic coastline and inland scenery with magnificent hills, glens and lochs.

Gatehouse of Fleet is an active community and benefits from many local amenities, such as a primary school, shops, library and Health Centre.

Perhaps the biggest attraction of Cally High Lodge is its wonderful setting within a delightfully landscaped garden. Both the garden and the surrounding woodland are a haven for wildlife with red squirrels, badgers and deer being seen frequently. There is an abundant birdlife with frequent visitors to the garden being observed by the current and previous owners including; greater spotted woodpecker, jays, heron nut hatch, bullfinch and a variety of tits, wood warbler, tree creepers, wagtail, barn owls, tawny owls, and black cap. Many species, such as the black cap have nested in close proximity of the garden.

Access to Cally High Lodge is through imposing wrought iron gates with granite pillars leading to a driveway. The area between the drive and the house is largely laid to gravel, with bedding area at either side. The gravel area leads towards the front door, which has an original feature covered porch.

This delightful garden extends to approximately 0.88 acres of ground on the edge of the former Cally estate and bordered by mature woodland making it a wonderfully private spot.

The garden is largely located to the rear and left side of Cally High Lodge and is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and flower beds providing colour all year round. The current owners have installed a wonderful raised patio area to the side which can be accessed directly from the dining room. This provides a lovely peaceful area for alfresco dining overlooking the garden towards the pond and slate sculpture. The garden has been well landscaped and the main lawn area sits at a slightly lower level to the main house and is well stocked with a variety of interesting and colourful shrubs.

To the right of Cally High Lodge the garden is bordered by what would have been the original estate stonedyke wall which runs along the perimeter with the road this provides an additional sheltered area within the garden with a variety of paved paths leading from the Kitchen, Laundry and Garden Studio along to various vegetable beds productive fruit cages and further bedding areas. At the far end there is a pedestrian gate leading into Cally Woods.

To the far side of the drive, the area of woodland leading down to the burn is owned by Forest Enterprise. This area is well stocked with snowdrops which are unusually large, and are understood to have been brought back to the Gatehouse area by soldiers returning
from the Crimean War.


This useful brick outbuilding houses a dedicated utility / laundry which has ample storage provided by fitted cupboards with shelving above along one wall. Ceramic tiled floor. Coat hooks. Space for fridge freezer. Stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Formica
work surface. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for under-counter tumble dryer. Fitted Kitchen units with Formica work surface above. Tiled splash back. Electric fuse box.

This detached wooden garden studio would also make a delightful home office or den. It is fully insulated and has electric, lighting and broadband. Vinyl Flooring. Large Panoramic window to front overlooking the garden. Built in Shelving and desk.

Concrete detached garden store which has been clad in timber provides a useful storage space for bikes, gardening equipment including an area to the side which is ideal for storing a sit and ride lawnmower. Log store. (Please note that the sit and ride lawnmower
is available by separate negotiation along with a number of other pieces of gardening equipment)


L Shaped Hallway
(11.1ft x 3.3ft)
Spacious hallway with inlaid slate tiles immediately at the front entrance, curtain poles and curtains above. The main hallway is laid with solid wooden parquet flooring. Radiator with thermostatic valve and shelf above. Under stair storage cupboard and central heating thermostat control. Staircase leading to first floor. Doorways leading off to
Sitting Room
(15.8ft x 11.4ft)
This charming airy sitting room is accessed directly from the hallway has an abundance of natural light from the bay window which provides a wonderful outlook over the garden to the woodland beyond. There is a further window to the front of the property. Both sets of windows in the sitting room are the original feature ‘arched’ windows with diamond pane glazing with the added benefit of aluminium internal secondary glazing. The high ceiling with cornicing and ceiling rose, helps add to the spacious airy feeling of this wonderful room. Inglenook fireplace with tiled hearth and surround and wooden mantle above large wood-burning stove. Dado rail. 2 Radiators with thermostatic values. Shelved alcove. Ceiling lights and wall lights. Doorway with curtain pole and curtains above leading through to dining room.
Dining Room
(11.4ft x 11ft)
This well positioned room links the sitting room and sunroom areas of Cally High Lodge. Solid wooden Parquet flooring which continues through from the sitting room. Triple glazed French doors leading out to the newly installed raised patio and terrace area. Curtain pole and curtains. Ceiling light. Radiator with thermostatic valve and shelf above. Opens on to:-
Garden Room
(14.1ft x 11.2ft)
This sympathetic addition to Cally High Lodge mirrors the bay windows on the side elevation of the cottage and gives a wonderful panoramic view of the garden and woodland beyond. This wonderful addition provides a spacious light area for entertaining or simply enjoying the wraparound view of the magnificent garden. Architectural wooden beam detail. Wooden triple glazed windows with roller blinds above. Wall lights. Under floor heating. Solid oak flooring. This Room has also been used previously as an occasional bedroom.
(7.6ft x 5.8ft)
This spacious light bathroom is located off the main hallway and has a Ceramic tiled floor; and tiled from floor to chest height on two walls. Wooden triple glazed obscure window to rear with deep sill. White bathroom suite consisting of wash hand basin, WC and large double mains shower with shower screen and tiled splash back from floor to ceiling. White heated towel rail. Bathroom wall cabinet. Loft access hatch. Ceiling light
(17.7ft x 6.5ft)
Wooden glazed door leading from hallway. Wooden breakfast bar area overlooking the garden. Wooden triple glazed windows to rear. Cream fitted shaker style fitted kitchen with solid wooden work surfaces. Samsung ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor fan above. White Belfast sink with mixer tap above. Tiled splash back. Built-in whirlpool grill and oven. Wooden beam ceiling detail. uPVC double glazed door leading to garden and out to outbuilding housing utility room. Ceiling light. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Ceramic tiled floo
Double Bedroom
(9.9ft x 12.7ft)
This characterful room is a spacious double bedroom located at the front of Cally High Lodge. Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. Triple glazed window to front with diamond lead effect glazing. Original wooden diamond glass window with internal secondary glazing. Radiator
Attic Room
(11.8ft x 10.5ft)
Bright spacious room with coombed ceiling. Ceiling light. Under eave storage. Triple glazed window to side with wonderful outlook over the garden of Cally High Lodge to the garden beyon
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