Property of the Day: Robgill Tower, Dumfries

A historic Scottish tower with ornate interiors and an equestrian facility

THE PROPERTY: Nestled within the rustic Dumfries landscape, this romantic Scottish tower is a rare jewel. The building, which dates back to 1430, has gained a number of modern additions over the past six centuries, such as a state-of-the-art kitchen and gym, while retaining its period features. The surrounding paddocks and woodland make up an impressive 38 acres, and comprise various outbuildings, an equestrian area, a stable block with a swimming pool and a further walled garden.

THE LOCATION: The property is situated just six miles north of the historic border town of Gretna. Its former role as a defensive tower in Early Scotland now makes the building ideally located for access to the M74 North and South. Carlisle is under a 30-minute drive away, from where fast trains are available to London Euston, while Edinburgh is a two-hour drive away.

THE INTERIOR: The tower’s lavish interiors tell quite a different story from that of its austere outer walls. Adorned with intricate cornicing, wall decorations and elaborate light fixtures, the six-bedroom home feels sumptuous and opulent throughout. The ground floor consists of the principal reception-rooms and a magnificent drawing-room, offering more than enough space for entertaining. The double-height windows flood the property with light and allow for spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes.

WHY WE LOVE IT: The vaulted medieval dining-room is perfect for hosting dinner parties with a dramatic backdrop. Low-lit and intimate, the space transports visitors to another time and place with its uniquely historic ambience.

BUT IT NOW: £1,900,000 with Galbraith via On The Market

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