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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in June 2019
Lot 18


Vacant Former Nursing Home, 0.47 Ha (1.16 Acres) with Development Potential


Langholm (population 2,500) is an attractive Dumfries and Galloway town lying some 20 miles north of Carlisle on the main A7 between Carlisle and Edinburgh. Set amidst fine scenery and lying at the confluence of the River Esk and the Ewes Water, the town grew around the textile industry and although now consolidated, the woollen industry still retains a foothold. The town is located within the heart of some of the finest countryside in the South of Scotland and North of England and is ideally located for countryside pursuits including walking and cycling. Langholm is within easy reach of Carlisle, Lockerbie (18 miles) and Hawick (23 miles). The property is located on the western edge of the town within an urban setting and within easy reach of the town’s schools, shops, leisure facilities and bus service.


Travelling south into Langholm on the A7 take the right turn B709 over the Thomas Telford Bridge and go straight on past the school. At the top of the hill turn left into Holmwood Drive, follow this road past the housing and Braehead on the left and you will see the property set back behind large trees on the right hand side.


Built around 1885, this is an attractive two storey and attic detached building of traditional constuction under a pitched slate roof, which lies in an eleveated position with an outlook over Langholm town centre and beyond.

The building was originally a residential dwelling and was converted into a nursing home to cater for 16 residents. Internally, the property which is now in need of refurbishment, is well laid out with spacious rooms and comprises on the ground floor: residents lounge, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, nursing station, toilet and bathroom, large hallway leading to stairs to first floor: 6 bedrooms (5 en suite), bathroom and office. Stairs lead from this floor to the attic which has been converted and provides some basic storage accommodation.

The property is carpeted throughout apart from the kitchen and dining room and benefits further from an oil fired central heating system and a mixture of double and single glazing. There are many period features remaining within the property including mosaic tiling in the hall and some cornicing.

Whilst operating as a care home, the property was equipped to meet fire safety standards with a fully integrated fire alarm system and self closing doors. Externally, the house sits within pleasant, mature grounds with a tarmac surfaced drive leading to parking areas at the front and rear of the building.

A good sized outbuilding provides plentiful storage and workshop space to the rear. The building is set within an urban area with a nearby bus stop and within walking distance of schools and other local facilities.

Subject to obtaining necessary consents, the unit is ideally suited to use once again as a care home business, family run hotel or bed and breakfast or for residential conversion into an impressive family home.

Site Area

0.47 Ha (1.16 Acres) approx.


Ground floor:

  • HALL
  • RESIDENTS LOUNGE 6.5m x 4.3m (21’3” x 14’1”)
  • DINING ROOM 5.0m x 4.2m (16’4” x 13’8”)
  • KITCHEN 4.8m x 5.9m (15’7” x 19’4”)
  • BEDROOM No1 7.2m x 4.8m (23’6” x 15’7”) shared BATHROOM with bedroom no 2
  • BEDROOM No2 4.6m x 6m (15’1” x 19’7”)
  • BEDROOM No3 4.5m x 3.6m (14’8” x 11’8”)
  • NURSING STATION 1.3m x 3m (4’3” x 9’8”), W.C. and BATHROOM.

First Floor:

  • BEDROOM No4 5.8m x 4.9m (19’0” x 16’1”) ensuite
  • BEDROOM No5 5.9m x 5.1m (19’4” x 16’7”) ensuite
  • BEDROOM No6 4.6m x 5.4m (15’1” x 17’7”) ensuite
  • BEDROOM No7 2.8m x 3.6m (9’2” x 11’8”)
  • BEDROOM No8 5.1m x 4.5m (16’7” x 14’8”) ensuite
  • BEDROOM No9 5.1m x 4.5m (16’7” x 14’8”) ensuite
  • OFFICE 2.7m x 3.1m (8’9” x 10’2”)



Outbuilding - 43.6 sq.m (470 sq.ft)


Interested parties should make their own enquiries to Dumfries and Galloway Council, Planning and Building Dept. Tel: 01387 260199 Email:


Band G


Owner Vacant Possession.

Rateable Value



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