Hillcrest, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas, DG7 3QE

Offer under consideration £195000
Traditional 3 bedroomed house situated in an elevated position, with views over the open countryside and the Galloway hills, in the lovely Galloway village of Balmaclellan.

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Viewing request for Hillcrest, Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas, DG7 3QE

Property Overview

Hillcrest, Balmaclellan is a traditional 3 bedroomed house situated in an elevated position, with views over the open countryside and the Galloway Hills, in the lovely Galloway village of Balmaclellan.

The current owner has extended the property during their time of ownership which has enhanced the well proportioned accommodation that the property already had to offer.

An added bonus is the installed Garden Room/Office within the rear garden which provides a private sanctuary and is an excellent way to create extra entertaining, living or relaxation space. The current owner has used this room as an office for several years.   

There is a gravelled area to the front of the property which offers off-street parking. Steps then lead up to the front door.

To the rear there is an immaculately presented tiered garden, with a patio area situated just outside the Family Room.

Steps leads up to the second tier where it is laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shurbs. A paved pathway leads to a large terraced area where you have fantastic views over the village and to the Rhinns of Kells. there is a Garden Room/Office that is fully insulated with power, light, telephone point (currently disconnected) and fuse box, fitted carpet. Two wooden sheds, one with power to the side of the terrace.

Outside lighting. Outside water tap. Two log Stores.

The garden is bounded to both sides by hedgerow and to the rear by way of wooden fencing. Gated access is given to the A712.

The original house was built approximately 200 years old years ago and is of painted solid stone construction, strapped and lined internally. The outer walls of the rear extension is of load bearing timber framed construction, plasterboard lined with plaster finish, internally, rendered and panted concrete block clad externally. It has an internal floor area of 120m2.

All fitted carpets and floor coverings are included in the sale. Note: Some window dressings and light fittings will not be included in the sale.  

INTERNAL viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the uniqueness this property has.

Accommodation comprises:

Composite timber PVC double glazed door with decorative glazed panel gives access to:


Fitted carpet, electric meter and fuse box, electric self control Rointe heater, decorative moulding, understairs cupboard plumbed for automatic washing machine, power and light, recessed spotlights, smoke alarm.


Original Whinstone feature fireplace wall with Welsh slate blue Clearview Vision 500 multi-fuel burner with hearth, fitted carpet, window to front, pelmet and curtains, candle light fitting, electric radiator, telephone point, sky connection, T.V. aerial point, wooden ceiling beams.


Spacious room with window to front with pelmet and curtains and views of the Galloway Hills, fitted carpet, electric radiator, light fitting, Victorian styled open fire with rose tiled inlay with brass fender and slate hearth, built-in cupboards with shelving.


Two windows to rear with pelmet and curtains, painted original Whinstone stone walls, fitted carpet, electric radiator, multi-fuel burner, wooden ceiling beams.


Range of modern cream “Shaker Style” wall and base units including pan drawers and glass display areas, tiled splashbacks, monoblock wood effect worktop, tiled floor, ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap, integrated Neff dishwasher, gas hob (bottled) with extractor fan and light above, integrated electric Neff double oven, breakfast bar area, under unit pelmet lighting, recessed spotlights, electric fan floor heater.

Open plan through to:


Lovely room with a Pioneer 400 multi-fuel burner with hexagon shaped tiles behind, 57mm wooden venetian blinds, Tiled floor, recessed spotlights, dining area suitable for a family sized table and chairs, lounge area ideal for relaxing, patio doors with glazed side panels, electric radiator, velux window allowing the natural light to flood in.


Fully tiled room with white W.C. and wash-hand basin with mixer tap, large chrome and steel walk-in shower enclosure with Mira Sport Max shower, tiled floor, extractor fan, obscure window to side with roller blind, recessed spotlights, heated towel rail.

Returning to the Entrance Hall, carpeted stairs with velux window leads to:


Fitted carpet, smoke alarm.


Champagne coloured suite with W.C., wash-hand basin, bath with Triton T80 shower over and shower curtain, velux window, vinyl flooring, built-in cupboard, heated chrome towel rail, extractor fan.


Good size double room with bay window to front, pelmet and curtains, fitted carpet, eaves storage, painted clad ceiling, square four way spotlight unit, electric radiator, large wardrobe with mirrored panelled door, hanging rail and shelving.


Double room with bay window to front, fitted carpet, eaves storage, painted clad ceiling, recessed spotlights, built-in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, airing cupboard, access to loft.  


Balmaclellan itself has a small shop, with the nearby villages of New Galloway and Dalry offering Primary and Secondary schooling, pubs, restaurants and a Bank and Post Office. The larger market town of Castle Douglas is a 20 minute drive from Balmaclellan and within commuting distance of Dumfries and Ayr which offers a wider range of facilities.

Communications to the area are much improved with the A75 trunk road providing access from the south via the M6, A74 and M74. Access from Cairnryan (the ferry link with Northern Ireland) is a little over an hours drive via the A75. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow can be reached in approximately 1 hour to 2 hours respectively.

This area of Southwest Scotland is well known for its unspoilt countryside and diverse landscape. The outdoor and sporting enthusiast is extremely well catered for and there exists the ability to take shooting locally, with fishing readily available on the Rivers Dee, Nith, Annan and Border Esk. Given the diverse landscape, the outdoor enthusiast is afforded the opportunity of wonderful walks, sailing, cycling, (The Seven Stanes Cycle Route), and for the golfer there are an abundance of good local courses. The nearby Loch Ken with its sailing centre provides endless opportunities for water sports and there is a water skiing centre on the Eastern side of the Loch. The surrounding area is well known for its heritage status due to the spectacular ‘Dark Skies’ allowing for astronomy enthusiasts to appreciate the crystal clear skies. 

In addition to this the property is situated in an area which has a thriving cultural and art and craft scene.


By contacting the Hewats Property team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.


DG7 3QE.     


Currently Band A.


Mains electricity, water and drainage.

Electric central heating. UPVC double glazed casement style with additional timber framed double glazed velux windows.


A Home Report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting the Selling agents on 01556 502946 – Option 3


The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band – E.


Offers in Scottish Legal form should be lodged with the selling agents’ Castle Douglas Office. Interested parties are strongly recommended to register their interest with the selling agents as a closing date may be fixed for offers


Subject to negotiation.

 Approximate dimensions:

Ground Floor

  • ENTRANCE HALL                         4.98m x 1.21m
  • LIVING ROOM                             3.74m x 3.54m                           
  • MASTER BEDROOM                     3.82m x 3.62m
  • DINING ROOM/STUDY               3.40m x 3m
  • KITCHEN                                     3.61m x 2.66m
  • FAMILY ROOM/SUN ROOM        5.30m x 4.26m
  • SHOWER ROOM                          2.51m x 1.89m

 First Floor 

  • BATHROOM                                1.74m x 1.25m
  • BEDROOM 2                               4m x 3.32m
  • BEDROOM 3                               4.07m x 4.07m 
  • SUMMER HOUSE                      3.54m x 2.99m





Note: These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form part of the contract.