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Development Plot at Mabie

Former Forestry Commission Offices, Dumfries, DG2 8HB

OFFERS OVER £145,000 | Dumfries | Development |

The rare opportunity to acquire a development plot, in the scenic area of Mabie, with planning permission in principle for one dwelling house. Situated adjacent to Mabie forest, at the Former Forestry Commission Offices, the development plot
holds stunning uninterrupted views of the local landscape, with easy access to the market and county town of Dumfries and the picturesque village of New Abbey.

The plot has excellent access to local services, the Galloway countryside and coastline.

  • Popular Scenic location
  • Easy access to the Solway AONB and the coastline
  • Excellent Development potential

In a rare to the market location, this plot has excellent development potential. The site is serviced with electricity, mains water and drainage to an existing shared septic tank.


The Development Plot at Mabie extends to 860 m2 consisting of the L-shaped timber and brick clad former Forestry Commission Offices, with flat roof and substantial garden grounds laid to lawn to the rear. The property has stunning uninterrupted views over the hills and glens of the Galloway countryside, with easy access to the countryside with a variety of walks, wildlife and outdoor pursuits from your doorstep. The property is connected to existing services with access to electricity, mains water and drainage to a shared septic tank. The garden is in good condition, laid to lawn and is predominantly flat, with a south facing aspect and uninterrupted views to the front and rear of the property.

The plot has approved planning in principle for one dwelling house Planning Ref: 22/1393/PIP.

Any prospective purchasers looking to develop the site should contact the relevant authorities for planning advice.


The site is located three miles from the quaint picturesque historic village of New Abbey with a village shop, popular tearoom, historic Sweetheart Abbey and popular walking route to Criffel. Within five miles of the popular cultural hub and university town of Dumfries, the site has excellent access to local services and amenities. Dumfries is well served with an array of independent shops, hospitals, several large supermarkets, leisure businesses, golf course and community facilities.

With easy access areas of natural and cultural significance including Mabie forest, the river Nith, the Solway coastline and Galloway countryside.
This area enjoys a varied and picturesque landscape, from the rugged undulating hills, moorland and forests of the Galloway uplands to the sandy bays, beaches and salt marshes of the Solway coastline. The area is nationally renowned for its natural heritage including the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park, the Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere and the Solway Firth designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty AONB

Dumfries is well situated for the transport network with the M74/M6 affording quick access to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlilse. The nearest train station is in the centre of the Dumfries and there are excellent bus links throughout the town. The site has good access to a number of primary schools in New Abbey and Dumfries and secondary education in Dumfries and Dalbeattie. The town hosts the University of the West of Scotland, alongside a variety of other further education facilities.