Looking for a holiday let, staycation or new home?
A move to Dumfries and Galloway is the perfect way to de-stress; friendly people, independent shops, beautiful countryside and space, while still accessible to major centres – an easy 3-hour drive from the Scottish Central Belt, Manchester or Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Fairport, Kippford – an excellent opportunity to acquire a delightful detached two storey 3 bedroom house situated along a quiet lane of several properties within the ever popular coastal village of Kippford. The property offers a good location and views of the Urr Estuary and beyond from the upper floor accommodation.
The house was built circa 1990 and is of cavity block construction, which is rendered externally with reconstituted stone features to the base and has an internal floor area of 121m2.
The property is within walking distance of the popular Yacht Club, the public Slipway, local hotels which serve delightful food and beverages, and the many walks in and around Kippford and Rockcliffe including National Trust For Scotland woodlands and coastal reserve.
Fairport has been utilised both as a former main residence and over recent years, as a thriving holiday let business.
The property offers the opportunity to use the dwelling in its current capacity as a holiday let investment or as a private second home just for family and friends, or as a main residence with the option working from home- Kippford is fibre-enabled. The relatively modern build and small plot make it extremely easy to maintain for holidays or longer lets – the holiday let market is very buoyant in this area.
Fairport is situated at the end of a small row of properties, with off-street parking to the right hand side of the dwelling. A gate gives access to the rear where there is a private patio area surrounded by low maintenance mature planting, offering a variety of colour throughout the year. In addition, to this there is a shared gravelled pedestrian pathway used by Fairport and the neighbouring property.
To the front there is an upper decked balcony area to help you enjoy those lovely relaxing Scottish spring/summer/autumn evenings, an ideal location to take in the views and sunsets directly across the bay. The balcony is accessed from the double doors both from the Upper Lounge and the Master Bedroom.
Viewing is Highly Recommend…..
The Accommodation within the property comprises of:
Entrance Vestibule, spacious Hall, Kitchen/Diner, Utility Room, downstairs Family Bathroom, two Double Bedrooms, generous sized Upper Floor – Lounge and Master Bedroom with En-suite.
From the front door of Fairport this leads you in through the Vestibule and into an welcoming Hallway. The Hallway then leads you to all the downstairs accommodation.
Firstly, the two Double Bedrooms to the front of the property decorated in calm and coastal colours, each room faces to the front and allows for the abundance of natural light, privacy is given by the shutters on the window, the square footage of each bedroom allows for ample free standing furniture.
A large cupboard off the hall provides useful storage.
The good proportion Family Bathroom is partial tiled and comprises of bath with mains shower and mixer shower tap, wash-hand basin, W.C and matching bathroom accessories.
The Utility Room benefits from a built-in slim cupboard, plumbing for automatic washing machine and additional space for a tumble dryer and freezer. The rear door gives access to the back garden.
Finally, the last of the downstairs accommodation is the Open Plan Kitchen/Diner. The fitted Kitchen provides a full complement of both base and wall mounted units, countertop and tiled splash back, integrated appliances of which is a single oven, electric Hob with extractor hood above, along with a free-standing slim line dishwasher.
The Dining Area provides ample space for a good sized entertaining dining table set, and the double doors to the front allows the outside in.
Completing the accommodation is the generous sized upper level – Master Bedroom with En-Suite. The en-suite is L-shaped and comprises of white suite, shower cubicle with Mira Shower and glazed bi-folding door, W.C. and wash-hand basin, and matching bathroom accessories.
The Master Bedroom is double in size and provides a relaxed and cosy feeling with natural light coming in from the side elevation window and double doors, the double doors also lead out to that all important balcony area with views down the Urr Estuary and to the hills beyond.
Last but not least is the delightful and spacious Upper Lounge with Jack and Jill entrance from the Landing which leads you into this bright, airy and spacious room that benefits from the natural light streaming in from the three front windows and the double doors which again leads to the balcony area. This multi-functioning room is split into key areas, a study/office (with potential to create a separate room), reading and relaxing, and family area to watch TV.
All fitted carpets, floor coverings, curtains poles and light fittings are included in the sale.
NOTE: The contents with the exception of some personal items may be available by separate negotiation.
The villages of Kippford and nearby Rockcliffe form the premier residential coastal area in Dumfries and Galloway. Much of this area, of outstanding natural beauty, is under the ownership of the National Trust for Scotland. The village of Kippford is a picturesque sailing village and a popular holiday destination, it is also a destination home to the Solway Yacht Club and benefits from two hotels, which offer excellent food and accommodation, as well as a small shop, café, marine chandlery, public slipway and substantial moorings.
Dalbeattie which is four miles away offers a variety of local amenities including a new learning campus which brings together the Nursery, Primary and Secondary School all on one shared site. The Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary which opened December 2017 sits 14miles to the west.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits as well as hill walking in nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well as the 7 Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park.
For golf enthusiast there is the nearby Championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford, Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas. The Solway Coast is popular with sailors and Kippford and Kirkcudbright have safe moorings. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local Artists town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one and half hours’ drive to the north. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in less than two hours. Carlisle can be reached in about one hour.
VIEWING/HOME REPORT REQUEST
By contacting Hewats the Selling Agents, our contact details can be located at the front of the sales brochure.
COUNCIL TAX BAND
The property is currently rated as a holiday let, therefore exempt from Council Tax Rates.
The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band – D.
Mains water, electricity and drainage.
Telecoms including broadband which is fibre-enabled.
Oil fired central heating. Timber double glazed casement style windows.
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.