The main garden has dry stone walls surrounding it, and is laid to lawn. There are some small borders near the house planted with low growing shrubs, perennials and rugosa roses. A magnificent lime stands at the far end of the garden and is surrounded by other mature trees, amongst which you will discover the beautifully stacked log shed.
The Shinnel Water is a tributary of the Nith, joining it in the village of Penpont a few miles downstream. Usually in the summer months the burn meanders past the house and there is a small pool on the bend in which you can splash about. However in spate it is a foaming torrent and should be watched from a distance.
This is a view looking up the glen from the hill opposite the house. The single lane road that passes the house continues on for a couple of miles before becoming a bumpy forestry track. It is possible to bicycle over the saddle at the top of the glen and come back down the Scaur glen which runs parallel to the Shinnel, but this is a full day's summer outing.