Ballplay Road, Dumfries & Galloway, Moffat DG10
Ref No: KWG-LI-SA18
Morlich House is an exceptional Detached family home or Business with flexible accommodation over 2 floors providing 5/6 bedrooms, 5 En-Suite, 2/3 Reception Rooms, 2 Kitchens with Utility room and Detached Garage, large Driveway for several cars and Gardens to 3 sides of the property. The present owners have undertaken substantial modernisation of the property whilst maintaining many features expected of a Victorian Property. There are well laid out attractive gardens and superb views from its elevated position across the Town to the surrounding Moffat Hills.
Moffat is a vibrant, rural town with many local amenities including independent high street shops, supermarket, butcher, baker, delicatessen, cafes and restaurants. Moffat Academy is a combined nursery, primary and secondary school. In terms of recreation, there is a theatre, art galleries, museum, tennis courts, rugby club, cricket pitch, bowling green and an 18-hole golf course. Moffat hosts events throughout the year including the annual Moffat Gala and the South of Scotland Tennis Tournament. There is a more comprehensive range of shops and services in Dumfries and Carlisle, while Edinburgh and Glasgow are easily accessible both by car and public transport.
Morlich House is well positioned for access to the M74 motorway, which offers easy access to Glasgow and the south, while the A701 from Moffat to Edinburgh is one of Scotlands most scenic routes. There are train stations at Lockerbie and Carlisle with services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The international airports at Edinburgh and Glasgow offer a range of flights to UK, European and international destinations.
Dumfriesshire is a region of contrasting landscapes ranging from the high tops of the southern upland hills with beautiful forestry parks, to the sandy coastline of the Solway Firth. The Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast long distance footpath passes by the nearby village of Beattock as does the Annandale Way linking Moffat to Annan. There are many golf courses in the area to suit players of all levels of ability. For those keen on sailing or boating, there are extensive water sports facilities throughout the area, both inland and by the coast. The rivers in the area, including the Cairn, Nith and Annan, provide excellent fishing for salmon and sea-trout fishing; the county is particularly renowned for the quality of its field sports. The area has many scenic attractions including The Grey Mares Tail Waterfall, St Marys Loch and the Devils Beef Tub.
Vestibule (2.96m x 1.35m or 9' 9" x 4' 5")
Front garden and driveway
Morlich House is accessed by a shared private lane from Ballplay Road. Presently there is one Lane servicing 4 properties. Enter the property's private chipped Driveway by in and out gateways which allows parking for several vehicles. In addition there is a single detached garage to the rear of the property. The driveway goes along the front of the house in front of the bay windows. There is a large garden to the front of the property mainly laid to lawn and sloping down to the boundary there are mature trees, bushes and hedging and pathways. Boundaries are mainly of Whinstone stone dyke. The side Patio/garden runs along the side of the property on the right and has a gate leading to the enclosed rear garden and Patio. The Driveway is owned by Morlich House but there is a right of way for the neighbours to access and maintain their cottage that sits behind Morlich House but no parking rights.
Enter the property through a wooden door with brass furniture, tall windows either side and a fanlight etched glass window above. The Vestibule has an original Victorian tiled floor, ceiling light and cornice. There is a half glazed wooden door leading into the Hallway. There are windows either side of the door to allow light to flood into the Hallway.
Entrance Hall (5.47m x 3.35m or 17' 11" x 11' 0")
Enter the broad welcoming Hallway via the half glazed wooden door from the Vestibule. The Hallway has a beautiful original wooden floor with partial panelling to the walls and original wooden doors leading off to the Lounge, Sitting Room and Kitchen. There is a radiator, light fitting, ceiling rose, plaster cornice and a dado rail .There is a carpeted ornate staircase with carved and turned spindles beneath a moulded hand rail leading to the first floor.
Stairs to 1st floor
The carpeted Stairs with ornate wooden balustrade, lead to a mezzanine level with a Cloakroom and then on to the 1st floor leading to 5 Bedrooms (4 En -Suite). There are 2 double ornate wall lights, plaster cornice and a dado rail. There is a Glass ceiling window that allows light from a skylight to flood the stairway.
Sitting room (6.47m x 4.35m or 21' 3" x 14' 3")
As you enter the property to the left, is a door leading to a small hallway with radiator, ceiling light and storage space. There is an original door leading into the Sitting Room with Large Bay window to the front overlooking Moffat from the property's elevated position. There is a radiator, ceiling fitting, ornate plaster cornice, picture rail and the original wooden floorboards. There is a painted stone fireplace with granite hearth, set with a Clearview multi fuel stove. There is also a shelved cupboard.
Lounge (6.44m x 4.38m or 21' 2" x 14' 4")
As you enter the property, the door to the right leads into a small hall with a door to the Lounge. The generous light Lounge has a beautiful Bay window overlooking Moffat from Morlich House's elevated site. There are also double glazed French doors to the side of the property leading out to the side Patio/Garden. There is a radiator, light fitting, plaster cornice, picture rail, tv point and the flooring is carpet. There is an original marble fireplace with granite hearth and a gas living flame fire.
Kitchen and Dining Area (5.74m x 4.32m or 18' 10" x 14' 2")
The Kitchen is accessed via the Hallway and has a double glazed window to the side and the rear of the property with wooden shutters. There is a radiator, 3 spotlights, 1 light fitting, ceiling rose and the flooring is tiled. There is a selection of quality fitted kitchen wall & base units with Slate worktops and under cabinet lights. There is a range cooker with gas 5 ring hob & electric double oven, cooker hood and an original Victorian range on the side wall. The splash backs are partially tiled. There is a selection of storage cupboards one housing the Worcester boiler fitted in 2016 and another housing the electrics. There is a door leading to Kitchen 2 and a door leading to the Utility Room and rear entrance.
The Basement is accessed via a door from the Kitchen and Dining Area. The stone stairs lead to 2 rooms with light, electric and one room has a radiator.
Kitchen 2 (3.32m x 2.36m or 10' 11" x 7' 9")
Kitchen 2 is between the Kitchen and Dining Area and the Dining Room/Bedroom 6 with a double glazed window to the rear of the property. There are 3 spotlights, under cabinet lights and the tiled floor has under floor heating. There is a selection of wall & base kitchen units with slate worktops and it is partially tiled. There is a s/s sink & drainer with mixer tap, integrated dishwasher and space for an American fridge/freezer.
Utility Room (3.09m x 2.92m or 10' 2" x 9' 7")
Accessed via the Kitchen and Dining Area or the Rear door - the Utility Room has a window to the rear and 2 windows to the side. There are 2 spotlights, a radiator and the floor is tiled. There is a selection of fitted wall & base units with oak worktops and a Belfast sink with mixer tap and is partially tiled. There is a clothes pulley, attic access and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There are 2 large storage cupboards. The Rear door is wooden and leads out to the Driveway and Detached Garage.
Dining room/Bedroom (4.41m x 3.75m or 14' 6" x 12' 4")
The formal Dining Room is to the rear of the house and has double glazed French Doors to the Enclosed Rear Garden. This room has an En-Suite Bathroom so could be used as Double Bedroom 6. There is a radiator, light fitting, plaster cornice, ceiling rose, picture rail and the flooring is laminate. There is a tv point and a storage cupboard.
Downstairs Bathroom (3.0m x 1.83m or 9' 10" x 6' 0")
Accessed via the Dining Room/Bedroom 6, the Bathroom has a double glazed window to the side of the property. There is a heated towel radiator, 2 spotlights and the flooring is tiled. There is a wc, wash hand basin with fitted storage units and an illuminated mirror above. The bath with over bath shower, has a glass screen and the Bathroom is partially tiled.
Cloakroom/w.c (3.23m x 2.48m or 10' 7" x 8' 2")
On the mezzanine level is a generous Cloakroom/wc with 2 windows to the rear, one of which is double glazed. There is a chrome heated towel radiator, 2 spotlights, a ceiling fitting, coving and the flooring is vinyl. There is a wc and wash hand basin with storage underneath and an illuminated mirror above. There is a large shelved storage cupboard and this room is partially tiled. There is also attic access.
1st floor landing
The 1st floor landing has a balustrade overlooking the stairs and light from the ceiling window and a light fitting. There is a smoke alarm, emergency light, plaster cornice, dado rail and the flooring is carpet. There are 2 fire doors leading to the 5 Bedrooms.
Master bedroom with En-Suite (4.61m x 4.39m or 15' 1" x 14' 5")
The Master Bedroom has double glazed windows to the front of the property overlooking Moffat. There is a radiator, light fitting, coving and the flooring is carpet. There is a painted stone fireplace in this room and a door leading to the Master En- Suite.
Master En-suite (2.37m x 1.53m or 7' 9" x 5' 0")
The Master En-Suite has a radiator, extractor fan, 1 spotlight, 1 light fitting, coving, picture rail and the flooring is tiled. There is a wc, wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above and a mains shower with siding doors.
Double Bedroom 2 (4.43m x 3.78m or 14' 6" x 12' 5")
Double Bedroom 2 has a double glazed window to the rear of the property. There is a radiator, ceiling light, coving, tv point and the flooring is carpet. There is a decorative fireplace in this room.
En-Suite 2 (2.37m x 1.54m or 7' 9" x 5' 1")
There is a double glazed window to the side of the property. There is a radiator, spotlight, ceiling light, shaver point and the flooring is tiled. There is a wc, wash hand basin, mains corner shower cubicle with sliding doors.
Double Bedroom 3 (4.52m x 3.90m or 14' 10" x 12' 10")
Double Bedroom 3 has a double glazed window to the rear of the property. There is a radiator, ceiling light fitting, coving,ceiling rose, picture rail, tv point and the flooring is carpet. There is a fireplace in this room and a door leading to the En-Suite.
En-Suite 3 (2.22m x 1.48m or 7' 3" x 4' 10")
En-Suite 3 has a window to the side of the property. There is a radiator, 2 spotlights, coving, picture rail and the flooring is tiled. There is a wc, wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above and a shower cubicle with mains shower and sliding doors. En-Suite 3 is partially tiled.
Double Bedroom 4 (4.59m x 3.67m or 15' 1" x 12' 0")
Double Bedroom 4 has sash & case windows to the front of the property with beautiful views across Moffat. There is a radiator, coving, ceiling light, ceiling rose, picture rail, tv point and the flooring is carpet.
En-suite shower room (2.23m x 1.49m or 7' 4" x 4' 11")
En- Suite shower room 4 has a radiator, 2 spotlights, a ceiling light, coving,picture rail, extractor fan and the flooring is tiled. There is a wc, wash hand basin with illuminated mirror above and a shower cubicle with mains shower and sliding doors. The Shower room is partially tiled.
Study/Bedroom 5 (3.40m x 3.24m or 11' 2" x 10' 8")
Accessed via the Hall on the right from the 1st floor landing with a double glazed window to the front of the property. There is a radiator, light fitting, ceiling rose, coving, bt point and the flooring is carpet.
Accessed via the Driveway at the rear of the Property is a Single Detached garage with a log storage area to the left and a gate to the right, leading to the enclosed Rear Garden.
The Side Garden is to the right side of the house. There is a Patio Area and lawn with a gate leading to the enclosed Rear Garden.
The enclosed Rear Garden can be accessed from both sides of the house by gates. The Garden is mostly laid to lawn with a selection of shrubs and trees. There is a Patio Area in front of the Dining Room French Doors.
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