About This 1865 Crawfordton House In Dumfriesshire Scotland
Crawfordton House was acquired by the present owner in 2013 and has since gone through a substantial renovation transforming a Category B Listed mansion house into a luxurious property that captures a unique blend of baronial architecture and contemporary 21st Century accommodation.
Crawfordton House was built in 1865 for the conservative Member of Parliament Sir George Gustavus Walker (1831-1897) and was designed by the Edinburgh based architect Peddie and Kinnear. The house is a fantastic example of Scottish Baronial architecture, boasting an asymmetrical design with crowstepped gables, corbelled angle turrets, finialed and pedimented dormer heads, mullioned windows and a four-story square tower that rises over the entrance bay to a conical roofed-turret. The house is built from red sandstone with polished ashlar stonework that has been repointed by the current owner.
Between 1940 and 2006, Crawfordton House was run as an independent school in various guises. Following closure of the school, Crawfordton House remained unoccupied until the current owner embarked on a comprehensive restoration project which has seen the property benefit from significant investment in the fabric of the building including a new roof, brand new wet plumbing and wiring systems, re-pointed stonework and fresh landscaping of the gardens and policies.
• Planning permission to complete the renovation project on Floors 2 and 3 with the opportunity to create a further six Bedroom Suites, Games Room and Cinema Room.
• Outstanding gardens and policies with specimen trees and sweeping formal lawns
• Separate renovated chapel
• Planning permission for a detached pavilion housing an indoor swimming pool and separate double garage