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4 bedroom character property for sale

Church House One, Forgebraehead, Canonbie, Dumfries & Galloway DG14
Character property
4 bed
4 bath

Key information

Tenure: Freehold
Council tax: Band F
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Striking Conversion
  • Flexible Layout
  • Generous Rooms
  • Accessible Village Location
  • Gardens & Ample Parking
  • No Upward Chain

Accommodation in Brief

Entrance Vestibule | Hall | Open Plan Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen | Sitting Room | Utility Room | Ground Floor Bathroom | First Floor Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom | Two Further First Floor Bedrooms | Bathroom | Second Floor Bedroom with Dressing Room | Shower Room | Study | Store Room

The Property

Church House One is a wonderful characterful home, one of two properties created by the thoughtful conversion of a mid-19th century former church. The Grade B Listed property now offers superb contemporary living spaces with a host of character features that have been thoughtfully blended with high quality modern fixtures and fittings. Tasteful neutral colour palettes throughout combine with eye-catching original church windows to bring a great feeling of light and space. Modern convenience and efficiency is provided by whole house ventilation and zone sprinkler systems.

There are two striking entrances to the property; the first opens directly to the open plan living room/dining room/kitchen and the second leads via an attractive vestibule to the central hall with beautiful flagged flooring reflecting the history of the building. The living/dining room has a beautiful wide exposed stone inglenook fireplace housing a woodburning stove. The kitchen area is fitted with a fine range of cabinetry at wall and floor level with an abundance of storage and work space, all finished in a contemporary style. The centrepiece is a grand range cooker. The kitchen is further served by a fantastic utility room with an additional sink along with lots of storage and work space. At the end of the central hall is a separate sitting room offering a cosy spot to relax in peace. A ground floor bathroom is both accessible and convenient.

The spindled staircase rises with a half turn to the first floor landing. There are three double bedrooms on the first floor. The first bedroom benefits from a lovely en-suite bathroom with a sleek modern suite and elegant tiling. The other two bedrooms are served by an equally well-appointed bathroom.

A second staircase continues to the second floor and the fabulous principal bedroom suite. Gorgeous exposed beams reach up to the soaring ceiling and the original windows have been cleverly incorporated as charming features. A dressing room adjoins the bedroom to offer yet more space, and the bedroom is served by a quirky and appealing shower room with walk-in rainfall shower, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a study on the second floor which is the ideal spot for anyone wishing to work from home in peace and quiet. A store room completes the accommodation.


Church House One sits in generous and well-maintained gardens that are mainly laid to lawn for ease of maintenance. There are colourful border plantings, a raised planting box and the boundaries are surrounded by hedging and wooden fencing. Mature trees bring shade and shelter. A gravelled driveway opens from the pillared entrance to provide ample parking for the property.

Local Information

The property is surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful countryside just north of the peaceful village of Canonbie. Canonbie has useful day-to-day amenities, with further facilities available at Langholm, including an arts centre and a Co-op. Longtown and Gretna are also close by. For a wider range of facilities, both Dumfries and Carlisle are easily reached, offering a range of cultural and professional services along with comprehensive social, leisure and retail opportunities.

 From the property there is excellent access to stunning countryside. The Solway Coast AONB is to the south west and Kielder Forest Park sits to the east. To the west is Galloway Forest Park along with miles of unspoiled Dumfries & Galloway coastline. The Lake District National Park is only a short drive away. For the outdoor enthusiast the surrounding area offers excellent walks and sporting opportunities including horse-riding and cycling. Remarkable historical sites are found in both Dumfriesshire and Northumberland.

For schooling, there are primary schools in Langholm and Canonbie, and a secondary academy in Langholm, with a variety of other options around the area. There are further schools available in Dumfries and also Carlisle which are all within easy reach. The nearest private day school from preschool to 18 is in Carlisle and there are numerous boarding schools in Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh, all within around 1½ hours drive.

For the commuter, there are excellent road links for access to Glasgow and Edinburgh to the north and Carlisle to the south. The M6 and the A74(M) are within easy reach for onward travel north and south. There are railway stations at Gretna and Lockerbie with trains to Glasgow and Carlisle. Main line rail services from Carlisle provide fast and frequent services to London in the south, together with cross country services to the east. Newcastle International Airport is around 1½ hours away, with Edinburgh and Glasgow airports also easily reached.

Approximate Mileages

M6 Junction 45 8.6 miles | Gretna Green 9.0 miles | M6 Junction 44 11.1 miles | Carlisle City Centre 14.7 miles | Dumfries 30.8 miles | Newcastle International Airport 63.0 miles | Edinburgh City Centre 77.8 miles | Glasgow City Centre 90.0 miles


Mains electricity and water. Drainage to septic tank. Oil-fired central heating. Whole house ventilation and zonal sprinkler systems.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way

The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers

We strive to ensure all property details are accurate, however, they are not to relied upon as statements of representation or fact and do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract. All measurements and floor plans have been prepared as a guide only. All services, systems and appliances listed in the details have not been tested by us and no guarantee is given to their operating ability or efficiency. Please be advised that some information may be awaiting vendor approval.

Submitting an Offer

Please note that all offers will require financial verification including mortgage agreement in principle, proof of deposit funds, proof of available cash and full chain details including selling agents and solicitors down the chain. To comply with Money Laundering Regulations, we require proof of identification from all buyers before acceptance letters are sent and solicitors can be instructed.

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