Contact InformationContact Juliet Caird
Scottish Borders, Scotland
More InformationThe cottage is surrounded by its own land (2.5 acres) and has two stables and a dry feed shed close by. It is at the top of a private track, with stunning views to the hills at the front, and is sheltered by mature woodland to the rear. It is peaceful but not isolated (farm and 2 houses with considerate occupants nearby). 8 miles from Dumfries (has a railway station), 10 miles from Castle Douglas.
Two paddocks, area of mature woodland, garden, fertile organic vegetable plot, walled enclosure with small shed for pigs etc, hot tub with great views (needs new heating system), garage. The premises has a holding number for sheep/goats. Suitable for a few sheep/goats/two ponies, pigs, hens. Extra grazing could possibly be purchased/rented nearby (rural area).
The cottage is much bigger than it looks from the outside, with 4 good-sized rooms on the ground floor (kitchen, double bedroom, sitting room, dining room), also bathroom with electric shower above bath, second kitchen/utility room, second shower room, central corridor and vestibule. Upstairs has 2 double bedrooms (coombed ceilings), large landing and walk-in cupboard (seller could install a small bathroom).
The cottage has previously been used as two self-contained dwellings, each with own entrance door/s, kitchen, shower room and sitting/dining room - one with 2 bedrooms, one with one bedroom (rent £650 including housebills for each side). Purchaser could possibly live in one part and rent out the other.
There are still many original features e.g open fire, original belfast sinks and there is a woodburner in the sitting room.
The windows are double-glazed and there is oil-fired central heating (combi boiler). EPC Rating – E
Dumfriesshire has a milder climate than the east side of Scotland. It has very varied and unspoilt countryside and few tourists. The Solway coast has golden beaches with lots of coves and small islands and coastal walks. There are great woodland walks, lochs, rivers and hills. The inhabitants are mainly friendly country people and Dumfries and Castle Douglas are busy towns with theatre, cinema, ice rink, gyms, good schools, swimming pool, independent shops (mainly Castle Douglas) etc. Dumfries and Lockerbie railway stations are centrally situated in the UK (1 hour to Edinburgh from Lockerbie, 40 mins to Carlisle from Dumfries). The property is 1 hour's drive from Carlisle, 2 from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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