Woodlea, 37 Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LD

OFFERS OVER £400,000
An exceptional and impressive detached two storey Victorian dwelling, tastefully refurbished, whilst retaining the period of the property. It sits within expansive mature grounds in a desirable location.

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Viewing request for Woodlea, 37 Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas, DG7 1LD

Property Overview

Hewats are delighted to present Woodlea, 37 Ernespie Road, Castle Douglas to the market. This is an exceptional and impressive detached two storey Victorian dwelling situated within expansive mature grounds in a desirable location.

The current owner has carried out extensive renovation work and this has been completed to a very high standard with luxury finishes throughout. It also has well-appointed and versatile accommodation spread over two floors making it an ideal business opportunity or family home. Intruder alarm installed.

The property is set back from the road and is approached via a wooden gate, on entering, a gravelled driveway opens onto ample parking for several cars and also leads to the Double Garage.

To the front the garden is laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and plants offering a variety of colour throughout the year.

A wooden gate to the right hand side of the property gives access to the rear where there is a patio area, an ideal entertaining space for relaxation or to enjoy those blissful evenings. The rear garden is laid mainly to lawn surrounded by mature shrubs and planting. There is a section of the garden that has been retained and used as a Kitchen Garden.

Outside lights. Outside water tap.  External Gas Meter.


Brick construction, externally rendered with a pitched and slated roof, extending to 32m2 or thereby, Everest up and over doors, power and light. Attached to the Garage is a brick and corrugated iron woodstore with light and two brick and flat fibreglass stores, one with power and one with power and light and workbench,

The garden grounds are bounded on all sides by stone walls, brick walls, timber fencing and metal railings.

Woodlea was built circa 1860 and is of solid stone construction. It has an internal floor area of 239m2.  

All fitted carpets and floor coverings are included in the sale.

INTERNAL viewing is a must to capture and appreciate the quality of the workmanship and finishings that has gone into this refurbishment.

Accommodation comprises:-


Traditional wooden door, decorative tiled floor, cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box, coat hooks.

Decorative half glazed paneled door and glazed side panels leads to:


A welcoming and imposing entrance with original staircase, ornate cornicing and mouldings, candelabra light fitting, central heating radiator, telephone point, thermostat control, smoke alarm, fitted carpet.  


A spacious and homely room with large bay window to front with wooden panel surrounds, central heating radiator, solid fuel fire with slate hearth and stone fire surround, Sky connection, T.V. aerial point, smoke alarm, two suspended multi-arm light fittings, fitted carpet, ornate mouldings.   


Formal dining space with window to rear garden, brass multi-arm light fitting, central heating radiator, fitted carpet, cornicing.


Modern, spacious and well equipped, this room incorporates a range of stylish and modern neutral toned “Shaker style” units with ample worksurface. The central island is fitted with solid oak worktop and integrated wine fridges with individual temperature controls, white ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap, stone tiled floor, recessed spotlights, decorative pendant cluster lights above central island and dining area, larder units with recessed area for American sized fridge/freezer, window on three elevations, smoke alarms, Beko duel fuel range style cooker with 63 litre ovens and separate grill with extractor fan above. Integrated dishwasher. Door leads through to:


Two store cupboards, ample shelving and storage space, stone tiled floor, oak door leads to garden.


W.C., wash-hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard below, central heating radiator, recessed spotlights, obscure window to side.


Fully fitted with a range of stylish and modern neutral toned “Shaker style” units, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, plumbed for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, stone tiled floor, pulley, central heating radiator, Worcester central heating boiler, heating control switch, window to rear, recessed spotlights, three cupboards with shelving and one housing thermal store.

Returning to the Main hall where carpeted stairs with ornate wooden staircase leads to:


Fitted carpet.


En- Suite double room with double aspect windows, smoke alarm, fitted carpet, two central heating radiators, two decorative stainless steel and glass ceiling lights, hatch to attic by way ramsay type ladder.  


White suite comprising of W.C., wash-hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard below and tiled splashback, large walk-in glass and chrome shower cubicle with dual shower head and Aqua board, vinyl flooring, stainless steel heated towel rail, obscure window to side, matt chrome. switches.

Stairs continue up to:


Spacious with large picture window to front, central heating radiator, fitted carpet, smoke alarm, decorative light fitting.  


Large double room with window to rear, fitted carpet, centralheating radiator, decorative light fitting, ceiling cornicing. Note: Plumbing in place to install En-Suite.  


Exquisite and tastefully designed room with bay window to front, decorative cornicing, central heating radiator, fitted carpet, T.V. aerial point, deep skirtings, wall lights installed on both main walls. Note: Plumbing in place to install En-Suite. 


Large double room with window to front, fitted carpet, deep skirtings, ceiling light, central heating radiator.


Boutique room with his and her wash-hand basin in walnut vanity units with tiled splashbacks, wall mirrors, wall light, separate walnut wall cupboard, chrome heated towel rail, central heating radiator, recessed spotlights, tiled floor, W.C. with walnut cistern, freestanding roll top modern bath with mixer tap and shower head, fully tiled chrome walk-in shower cubicle with middle bar shower head.


Castle Douglas, known as Scotland's Food Town has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There is a library and both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, churches, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market and golf course.

The area in general is renowned for its mild climate, diverse scenic beauty and offers a varied range of sporting activities including Tennis and Squash Courts, several Golf Courses, some Championship standard, and extensive shooting and fishing opportunities. It is also within easy driving distance of the popular sailing village of Kippford and Loch Ken is also close at hand.

Travel links to and from the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M6/M74 motorway network is 40 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one and a half hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in two hours.


By contacting the Hewats Property team on 01556 502946.


DG7 1LD.


Currently Band G.


Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage.

Gas central heating. UPVC double glazed casement designed windows.


A Home Report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting One Survey on 0141 338 6222 or by logging onto www.onesurvey.org.


The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band E.        


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.


All windows dressings are available by separate negotiation.  

Note: These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of the contract.