Has the hustle and bustle of the holiday season inspired you to get away from it all? Well, we might have found the perfect place—if you’re up for a project.
Known as Craigencallie House, the property is situated within Galloway Forest Park, which happens to be Britain’s first Dark Sky park, a designation given to places with extraordinary views of the night sky. It’s not too shabby during the daytime, either, as it’s “nestled at the foot of Cairngarroch Hill with outstanding views in all seasons.”
According to the listing, the property also has some local lore attached to it:
The site also has strong links to Robert the Bruce with local tales that he visited the original house at Craigencallie, then known as “Bruce’s Wa'”. The legend goes that Bruce stayed the night at Craigencallie, then lived in by the ‘widow of Craigencallie’ who had three sons. Bruce recruited the three sons and they fought alongside the then King a few days later at nearby Raploch Moor against King Edward’s English army. The three sons played an instrumental part in the victory with their superior local knowledge cleverly deciding to rouse local cattle to give the impression to the waiting English army nearby that numbers were indeed far greater than was actually the case. The Bruce’s Stone at the nearby Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre is the only remaining relic of this victory. He is said to have leaned against it and rested after the battle.
The registered smallholding comes with a total of 2.73 hectares of land, approximately .99 hectares of woodland, with the rest rough pasture. Totally off grid with its own private water supply, septic tank drainage, and generator/battery bank combo for electricity.
The place could use some serious restoration to be up to snuff, but if you’re willing to take on a project, the surroundings sound rewarding, with “endless opportunities for walking, cycling and fishing as well as being a haven for wildlife with a wide-range of birds, resident population of red squirrels as well as peregrine falcons and pine martins which are regular visitors to the feeders at Craigencallie.”
Craigencallie House is available for offers over £150,000 ($201,722).