Welcome to Craigenputtock
Craigenputtock, one of the most rural residences in South-West Scotland, was once the matrimonial home of Thomas Carlyle, one of Scotland's most influential authors. Craigenputtock dates back to medieval times and the picturesque surroundings are still as they were then. With its tranquil atmosphere and untamed landscape it easy to see how Carlyle found it to be the perfect place to draw his inspiration.
"The wild moorland home" as Carlyle so aptly put it is situated amid eight hundred acres of land and is both sixteen miles from Dumfries and Castle Douglas. The house and estate have been painted by some of Britain's most acclaimed artists including James Paterson and Helen Allingham.
The property attracts visitors from all over the world who come to see the renowned environment where Carlyle penned some of his most celebrated works and to experience the walks that he, Jane and Ralph Waldo Emerson embarked upon.