Situated on the outskirts of Colvend village on the Solway coast within easy reach of Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Dumfries, The Hermitage is a unique five-bed/five bath modern home with a very long list of distinguishing features.

It has a boathouse and jetty with summerhouse overlooking the White Loch, terraced garden grounds including woodland and a croquet lawn, detached triple garage, and bespoke fixtures and fittings in every room, including the parquet-floored reception hall, where a handmade oak staircase sweeps up to a galleried landing above. Follow that with underfloor heating, limestone flooring, handcrafted solid wood kitchen, air-conditioned pantry, ground floor principal bedroom suite incorporating a two-person bath, and clearly this country house is different league.

The Herald:

Designed and meticulously built by and for the present owners, The Hermitage occupies an idyllic rural setting at the end of a quiet lane, accessed via electric gates and a Tarmac driveway leading to parking/turning areas at the side of the house. Inside, the accommodation spans more than 4,700 sq ft over two floors, all of it configured to facilitate indoor/outdoor living and maximise views over the loch.

The entrance vestibule opens into a visually striking double-height hall and statement staircase, the former giving direct access to an adjoining boot room, cloakroom, 22ft drawing room with wood-burning stove and double doors to the adjacent terrace. The piece de resistance is a 20ft bespoke fitted kitchen open plan, via an impressive 16-ft-wide limestone arch, to an outstanding 35ft wide living/dining room with a gas stove and a remarkable 35ft glazed wall/doors onto the raised decked terrace.

The Herald:

An inner hallway leads to the remaining ground floor apartments – sitting room with wood-burning stove and French doors to the terrace, fitted utility, office, and at the end of the house, a triple aspect principal bedroom suite: 20ft bedroom with double-height vaulted ceiling, full-height window, door to the terrace, in-built storage, amazing 21ft bathroom (twin basins, separate shower, and double-size bath), and fitted dressing room. Upstairs, the galleried landing features exposed beams and gives access to three further en suite bedrooms (one with bi-fold doors to a Juliette balcony), study/fifth bedroom, and main bathroom.

Quality materials and meticulous attention to detail are key to this home’s striking interior, particularly in the kitchen, which is accessed by an attractive barn-style sliding door from the hall and incorporates joiner-built solid wood cabinets under granite work surfaces, a feature elm arch over the gas-fired range cooker, sizable island/breakfast bar, and integrated appliances.

The Herald:

Outside, the garden enjoys sun for most of the day and include lawns, areas of woodland, and even croquet lawn, while the summerhouse is an ideal spot for entertaining and the detached triple garage has electronically operated doors, power, light, and an adjoining storeroom. The village grocery shop is an easy ten-minute walk along the lane (further amenities in nearby Dalbeattie), while excellent road and rail links are within easy reach.

The Hermitage is for sale with Fine & Country South Scotland at offers over £1.6m.