Home Report Thornhill

Home Report Thornhill

Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Thornhill area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Thornhill, and the wider Dumfries and Galloway council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.

Buying in Thornhill

Thornhill is a village of roughly 1700 residents in Dumfries and Galloway. It is about 12 miles south of Sanquhar and about 16 miles north of Dumfries on the main A76 road. Thornhill sits in the Nithsdale valley with the Carsphairn and Scaur range to the west and the Lowther hills to the east. There has been habitation in the area since the time of the Romans, but the town as we know it today was initially a small, planned village built in 1717 on the Queensberry Estate on the road linking Dumfries to Glasgow. Being planned, it is primarily comprised of wide grid pattern streets unlike older medieval villages and towns with their narrower winding streets.

As Thornhill was built as a staging post on the main route north to Glasgow, it had many coaching inns serving those passing through the town. Notably, a number of these are still in business today and can trace their history uninterrupted back to the 18th century. Other amenities include the usual chain stores, as well as other local independent retailers. Overall, the village has a good selection of shops and great places to eat. The village is also very close to Drumlanrig Castle, or the ‘Pink Palace’ as it is affectionately known because of the colour of the stone. It is one of the finest examples of 17th-century renaissance architecture in Scotland. Home to the current Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, however the castle, its gardens and grounds are open to the public. Also worth a mention is the Thornhill Music Festival which has grown into a popular annual community event, with regular attendees from all over the UK coming each year. The festival has grown each year thanks to the help of the local community.

The main transport links for the town are by road. The A76 trunk road cuts through the town north to south and allows for easy onward travel to Dumfries and Ayr. The town has no railway station, unfortunately, however, the line is still used. Residents can travel to Sanquhar or Dumfries to travel by train. Bus services are frequent and help residents get around to other towns in Dumfries and Galloway where train services and national transport links can be found.

As for local schooling then, Thornhill is served by Wallace Hall Primary School and Nursery, and Wallace Hall Academy.

At January 2024, property in Thornhill stood at an average value of £155,967. Though different property types in Thornhill have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £188,909 for detached properties, £162,548 for semi-detached, £128,906 for terraced and £125,000 for flats.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Thornhill property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Thornhill, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 18 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DR. This office covers the areas of Auldgirth, Annan, Bankend, Castle Douglas, Clarencefield, Closeburn, Collin, Corsock, Crocketford, Dalbeattie, Dalry, Dumfries, Dunscore, Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Eskdalemuir, Glenluce, Gretna, Kingholm-Quay, Kirkconnel, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Leadhills, Lochfoot, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Moffat, Moniaive, Newton Stewart, Penpoint, Port William, Portpatrick, Sanquhar, Springholm, Stranraer, Thornhill, Twynholm, Wanlockhead, Whithorn and Wigtown, equating to postcode areas DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4, DG5, DG6, DG7, DG8, DG9, DG10, DG11, DG12, DG13, DG14 and DG16. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherds, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.

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