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Corbelly Hill Convent 28 Maxwell Street
Dumfries and Galloway
Dumfries and Galloway
, Dumfries


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Corbelly Convent is located at the heart of Dumfries, on an elevated site overlooking the town centre. The complex Is accessed off Maxwell Street up a tarmac drive, while the paddock area can be accessed from Corbelly Park Cul-de-Sac.

Affectionately known as ‘The Queen of the South’, Dumfries is the largest settlement in the region with a population of approximately 31,600, located near the mouth of the River Nith. Teamed with beautiful sandstone buildings and parklands, Dumfries is an attractive place to work and live.

This former Royal Burgh has a rich history and has been home to a number of notable people, including poet Robert Burns and James Matthew Barrie, Author of Peter Pan.

Dumfries provides a link to other local villages and towns within Dumfries and Galloway, as well as having connections to England, Northern Ireland and Scotland’s central belt. The town is situated under two hours from four cities; Carlisle, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. 


Corbelly Hill Convent is a 3.5 hectare site situated in Dumfries – the largest town in the region. The site comprises of impressive sandstone buildings in a prominent location, with an elevated position overlooking Dumfries to the North and with stunning views of the rolling countryside of Dumfries & Galloway to the South, East and West.

The range of sandstone buildings are in good order both internally and externally. The complex has benefited from modernisation prior to being used as the temporary court building for Dumfries Sheriff Court, as part of this refurbishment, the building is part central heated and much of the main convent complex has been rewired.

The building has retained many of its original features including cloister passageways running the full length of the building, mullioned and transomed windows most of which are in good condition.

A potential development opportunity has been identified in the sandstone buildings, which coupled with a chapel form a horseshoe shaped complex three stories high.  The historic architecture, central position and scale of the building brings development potential for a variety of uses including but not limited to residential or commercial uses. 

A potential future development site has been identified in a paddock which slopes away to the South and West of the convent, making up 1.2 hectares, of the 3.25 hectare site.

The main Convent building is currently vacant and available for sale with early entry if required. The Chapel is offered for sale with vacant possession. 


According to our recent measurement survey of the subjects, we calculate the gross internal areas of the property to be as follows:

Basement                              458m2                     [4,930 ft2]

Ground Floor                        1,446m2                   [15,555ft2]

First Floor                               1,012m2                 [10,880ft2]

Second Floor                        937m2                     [10,080ft2]

Third Floor                             312m2                     [3,430ft2]

The above does not include the chapel building.


We are instructed to sell our client's heritable interest in the site with a price quoted on application to interested parties.


We understand the subjects are not currently included within the Local Development Plan which was adopted in 2014.  The site is situated in an area designated for residential development, however. 

Interested parties should make further enquires with the planning department at Dumfries and Galloway Council on 030 33 33 3000.


According to the Scottish Assessor's website the subjects have been entered into the Valuation Roll with a bill rating.  Interested parties should make their own enquiries in this regard.


There is a telecommunications mast on the site which is let to Orange Personal Communications Services at £11,550.93 per annum held on an annual rolling lease.  The Ground Floor East Wing of the Convent is let to Nithsdale Furniture Project at £2,000 per annum on a Lease which can be terminated by either party subject to 2 months prior notice.


Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent, IME Property, by contacting 0131 290 2350 or 



  • Property ID:P337
  • Postal Code: DG2 7AW
  • Status:For Sale
  • Type: commercial
  • Class:0 (Development Opportunity)
  • Property Size:44,000 sq ft
  • Price:PoA


  • Development opportunity


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