Forneth is a well-proportioned and imposing stone built detached house, set in lovely mature grounds extending to approximately 0.8 acres. This spacious family home is well laid out and has bright rooms with high ceilings throughout.
The house retains many attractive traditional features, such as an attractive staircase with iron balustrade and wooden banister, a large arched window, ornate cornicing, deep skirtings, and paneled wooden doors. It also benefits from a recently upgraded heating and hot water system.
The property has a large garage/workshop, a vinery/greenhouse and a variety of mature shrubs and trees within the garden grounds.
Castle Douglas is a thriving Galloway market town, lying approximately 18 miles south-west of Dumfries and enjoying an enviable range of shops and other facilities in a town now promoted as a “Food Town”. The town also has a wide range of facilities including excellent primary and secondary schools, modern Health Centre, supermarkets and a thriving community run theatre, The Fullarton, nearby.
The Dumfries and Galloway Region is renowned for its beautiful countryside with rolling pastures broken by stone dykes and amenity woodland with a rugged coastline. Benefiting from the Gulf Stream, the general climate is mild and there are consequently many beautiful gardens nearby including the National Trust Gardens at Threave.
Garage / Workshop 7.71m x 7.54m (25’3” x 24’8”)
Constructed of breezeblock with a concrete floor, the garage can be accessed from the rear porch,
has a pedestrian door to the rear and a sliding door to allow vehicular access to the front. There is
also a window to the front. This is a very generous space and would lend itself to a variety of uses.
A large gravelled area is reached from the front gate and provides very extensive parking space.
The area immediately adjacent to the front porch is finished with block paving, whilst a concrete
drive continues sweeping round the front of the house to reach the garage, and there is a further
very generous concreted area in front of the garage, with plenty of space between both areas for
parking cars, motorhomes, boats, etc. The front grounds contain a variety of trees of varying ages
including a mature beech and chestnut. Most of the front garden is laid to grass with a variety of
trees and shrubs interspersed.
Continuing round the side of the house nearest the front gate, block paving leads to the rear porch
and off this is a brick built fuel store (2.44m x 1.77m (7’11” x 5’9”)) with arched roof. Stairs lead up
from this block paved area to the rear garden which, like the front, is mainly finished in grass with a
variety of mature shrubs.
To the rear of the garage is a further area of garden with concrete paths up the centre, to one side
and across the rear and behind these paths are stairs from the back door of garage with steps and
wooden handrail which leads into the back walled garden.
Vinery / Greenhouse 10.97m x 2.46m (35’11” x 8’)
With wooden frame and corrugated plastic wall and ceiling panels, a concrete path up the middle
and planting areas to either side. There is a further smaller area of the same construction beside