The Old Schoolhouse, Crocketford, Dumfries, DG2 8RA

OFFERS OVER £240,000
Deceptively spacious and well presented detached single storey property with well appointed and versatile accommodation located within the semi-rural village of Crocketford, also known as the Nine Mile Bar.

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Property Overview

Historical living

The Old Schoolhouse is a deceptively spacious and well presented detached single storey property with well appointed and versatile accommodation located within the semi-rural village of Crocketford, also known as the Nine Mile Bar.

The Schoolhouse dates back to 1912 and was converted to form a residential dwelling approximately 40 years ago. It has an internal floor area of 162m2.

The house occupies a good sized rectangular shaped plot, and consists of the original former playground areas which are now utilised for on site parking for several cars. In addition to this there is a detached double garage with power and light and metal sliding entrance doors, which offers a variety of uses. 

The garden grounds surround the property to the front, side and rear and are bounded principally by low stone walls except for timber fencing to the right hand side. It has been designed in a low maintenance style, providing a good degree of privacy and all year round colour. The views to the rear over the adjoining farmland are quite spectacular.  

On entering you are welcomed into the spacious Entrance Hallway, which gives access to all rooms. The first door on the left leads you into the Family Kitchen which incorporates a family dining table and a good range of base and eye-level units and triple aspects windows. The impressive Living Room is quite breath taking with the original wooden entrance door and its high ceilings, triple windows to side and a full height glazed door giving access to patio area and rear. This room has been designed in such a way that it incorporates a warm snug feeling for those cold winter nights and an area for reading. In addition, the private Study/Office Area is accessed via the Living Room.

The Dining Room is generous in size, which allows ample space for a large dining table and chairs. A built-in display area with storage cupboard below is an additional extra with double height windows allowing the natural light to flood in. 

All bedrooms within the Schoolhouse are of a double size and all incorporate double height windows and high ceilings, fitted carpets and window dressings. With the exception of Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and the Master Bedroom also benefit from hanging space and storage. The Family Bathroom consists of a three piece white suite, fully tiled and with electric shower over bath. A bonus is the very modern W.C. Apartment which is a benefit to modern day living.

We highly recommend that you take time out and arrange a viewing by contacting Hewats Property team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.


Features of the property:

  • Oil fired Central Heating
  • Full Double Glazing.
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Council Tax – Band E.
  • Double Garage. Attached to House a Brick built Oil Tank/Coal Store.
  • Rural outlook and Village setting
  • EPC – Band E.


Home Report

A Home Report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting the Property Team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.



Crocketford, previously a toll village known as Nine Mile Bar, is situated midway between Dumfries and Castle Douglas, being 9 miles to each town. The village was home to the Buchanites and retains much of its historic character. Amenities in the village itself include a shop/post office, hotel (The Galloway Arms), and Antique and Upholstery Business (Brass Tacks) as well as W. Johnstone and Sons, Plumbing and Heating Engineers along with the community village hall. The towns of Castle Douglas and Dumfries are easily accessible by car or by a regular local bus services.

Crocketford is surrounded by lovely countryside and rolling Galloway Hills. Auchenreoch Loch nearby offers a variety of water sports and rural cycle routes are directed around the surrounding villages. There is a primary school in the popular neighbouring village of Springholm which is 2 miles away with a school bus pick-up point at the bottom of the village.

Dumfries, the County Town for the region offers a good selection of various supermarkets, other retail facilities and a variety of local amenities and leisure activities, Dumfries also boosts its own University and Campus (University of the West of Scotland). The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary will open December 2017. There is a Railway Station located within Dumfries and there is a motorway link within a 33 mile radius, allowing you to travel north or south.



Offers in Scottish Legal form should be lodged with the selling agents’ Castle Douglas Office. Interested parties are strongly recommended to register their interest with the selling agents as a closing date may be fixed for offers.



Subject to negotiation.


Approximate dimensions:


  • ENTRANCE HALL (L-shaped)            3.3m x 2.35m and 5.65m x 1.85m       
  • KITCHEN                                         3.75m x 3.68m            
  • LIVING ROOM                                 6.58m x 5.57m
  • STUDY/OFFICE AREA                     3.84m x 1.81m
  • REAR HALL                                     3.90m x 1.89m 
  • DINING ROOM                               4.30m x 2.89m
  • MASTER BEDROOM                        3.70m x 3.55m
  • BATHROOM                                    2.58m x 2m
  • BEDROOM 2                                   3.79m x 3.75m
  • BEDROOM 1                                    4.05m x 3.43m
  • LAUNDRY/BOILER ROOM              3.20m x 1.70m
  • W.C.                                               2.35m x 1.1m 
Note: These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of the contract.