Harper, Robertson & Shannon


The Croft

Canonbie, DG14 0TA

Guide Price £325,000  - Available

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  • An attractive and very spacious detached dwelling
  • Three reception rooms and large dining kitchen
  • Large, secluded and very pleasant garden site, paddocks and land in all just over 2 acres
  • The property requires some modernisation
  • Further land may be available to purchase upon separate negotiation with Buccleuch Estates
  • Previous approved planning permission was approved for two detached bungalows situated at the rear of the paddock N.B planning permission has since expired and potential purchasers would need to re-apply and submit up to date plans
  • Viewing this unique and rare on the market property is highly recommended to fully appreciate all it’s may qualities


The Croft is situated on an elevated site above the village of Canonbie with panoramic views of the River Esk and the beautiful surrounding countryside, affording peaceful rural living.  Canonbie is located in an area of attractive Borders countryside on the River Esk and close to Liddle Water, two of the regions prominent fishing rivers.  The area is well connected to the main road network and is just 7.5 miles from Langholm and 5.5 miles from Longtown.  Both  Langholm and Longtown have excellent range of local amenities.  Gretna is approximately 9 miles. 




(8.46m x 1.73m)

Wonderful space to enjoy the private garden grounds.  Extensive leaded glazed windows to three elevations.  Patio doors through to dining room and French doors through to inner hallway.  Two lightshades.  Tiled floor. 


Spacious entrance hallway.   Large picture window to the rear elevation enjoying views over the private rear garden and enjoying lovely open aspect views.  Smoke alarm.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator.  Doors off to drawing room, dining room, sitting room, cloakroom, breakfast kitchen and stairs to first floor. 


(5.44m x 3.94m)

Attractive and extremely spacious room with large traditional brick fireplace with open grate and tiled hearth.  Glazed French doors leading to the garden room.  Large leaded glass window to the rear offering elevated private views across the paddocks and down to the river.  Elevated aspect.  Shelved illuminated recesses.  5-Light ceiling pendant.  Two single wall lights.   Coving.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator. 


(4.27m x 3.94m)

Large reception room with leaded glazed French doors to the garden room.  Side panels.  Triple light pendant.  Coving.  Fitted carpet.  Two radiators with thermostatic valves. 


(4.27m x 3.63m)

Spacious further reception room with leaded glass windows to the front elevation offering a private aspect to the garden.  Central light pendant.  Two wall lights.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator with thermostatic valve. 


(2.50m x 1.20m)

Coloured wash-hand basin and W.C.  Window to the side elevation.  Tiled window sill.  Shelved wall rack.  Coat hooks.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator. 


(5.00m x 3.76m)

Very well proportioned bright kitchen/diner with leaded glass windows to the rear elevation, offering lovely private countryside views.  Three additional windows to the side elevation.  Tiled chimney recess housing a Stanley cooker which also operates the heating and hot water.  Original chimney side cupboard and drawers.  Stainless steel double drainer sink unit  with mixer tap.  Plumbed for automatic washing machine and dishwasher.  Partially tiled walls.  Telephone point.  Fitted carpet/part vinyl.  Radiator. 


Stairs, located near the drawing room and off the entrance hallway, lead up to four spacious bedrooms – all offering commanding views of the expansive garden grounds and unspoilt countryside. 


Window to the rear elevation with lovely views.  Useful airing cupboard. 


(4.22m x 3.33m)

Double bedroom with large dormer window overlooking the front garden.  Exposed timber beams.  Built-in storage cupboard.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator with thermostatic valve.


(3.91m x 3.10m)

Double bedroom with large dormer window overlooking the front garden.  Exposed timber beams.  Two built-in storage cupboards, one with shelved and one with rail.  Wall light.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator with thermostatic valve.


(4.83m x 3.63m)

Double bedroom with dormer window and exposed beams.  Side facing view over the orchard.                Pedestal wash-hand basin, tiled splashbacks, mirro and light.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator with thermostatic valve. 

BEDROOM 4 – Offers potential for the addition of an en-suite

(4.24m x 3.12m)

Rear facing double bedroom with an excellent aspect and views.  Built-in wardrobes and storage cupboards.  Pedestal wash-hand  basin with tiled splashbacks and mirrored storage compartment above.  Loft access.  Fitted carpet.  Radiator with thermostatic valve.


(3.58m x 1.37m)

Three piece suite comprising bath, wash-hand basin and W.C.  Gainsborough shower over the bath.  Ceramic tiled walls and tiled window sill.  Window to the side elevation.  Two flush light fittings.  Vinyl flooring.  Chrome heated towel rail and radiator. 


The property occupies a wonderful large and private garden site, with paddock and land, totaling just over two acres.  The large front garden has a circular graveled driveway which is approached from the lane.  At the top of the site is a detached double garage.  The front garden has a large expanse of lawn terraced and retained by a sandstone wall with steps.  Hedge boundaries and borders.  Mature shrubs and trees.  Side orchard area and enclosed rear lawned garden.  Beyond the rear hedge boundary meadow land slopes down to the main village road.  This large area has a number of mature trees.  The current owner advises planning permission was previously granted (which has now expired) to sub-divide  the block and build two bungalows on this land.  On the other side of the property is a small paddock which would be ideal for a menage – there is access to this paddock form the driveway.  To the side of the house is a timber garage and beyond this is a modern detached stable block.



This block built structure incorporates four loose boxes and a tack room. Light, power and water are provided.



(7.14m x 6.20m)

Two up and over doors.  Two windows.  Light, power and water.  Side door to garden.  At the opposite side of the garage is a good space to accommodate a horse box or caravan.  There are also seven automatic security/night lights around the property.   



A Home Report is available on this property. Prospective purchasers can access or obtain a copy. An administration fee may apply. Please contact Harper, Robertson & Shannon for further information.


The details have been carefully prepared by the solicitor acting for the seller of the property and they are believed to be correct but are not in themselves to form the basis of any contract. Purchasers should satisfy themselves on the basic facts before a contract is concluded.


Mains water, electricity  and drainage.  Oil central heating.      The telephone is subject to the usual B.T. Regulations



By arrangement with the Selling Agents HARPER, ROBERTSON & SHANNON, SOLICITORS & ESTATE AGENTS.



From the Canonbie by-pass take the second right signed Canonbie.  Turn right onto Watchhill Road and continue on to the lane and to the last property which is The Crof

EPC Rating = F

Council Tax Band “G”.

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