Fairport, Kippford is a charming detached 3 bedroomed two storey house, located just off the busy waterfront, with fantastic views from the upper floor accommodation out towards the Urr Estuary, within the ever-popular coastal village of Kippford.
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.
Fairport provides any new purchaser the opportunity to use the dwelling as a fulltime residential home or indeed as a holiday let/business. The current owners have used the property as a residential, a second home and as a Holiday let/business during their time of ownership.
A shared tarmac road leads to Fairport where there is a flower border with planting between the house and the road. There is a shared gravelled pedestrian pathway situated to the left-hand side.
To the right hand side there is a gravelled parking area which offers off-street parking. 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. Outside lights. Outside water tap. Oil tank.
To the front of the property there is an upper balcony area, providing a relaxing area to enjoy those lovely Scottish spring/summer/autumn evenings. It is also a place to take in the fantastic views. The balcony is accessed via the double doors both from the upper lounge and the Master Bedroom.
The house was built circa 1990 and is of cavity block construction, which is rendered externally with reconstituted stone features to the base. It has an internal floor area of 121m2.
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.
INTERNAL viewing is strongly recommended for this property to appreciate the accommodation and its location.
Wooden door gives access to:
Cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box, coat and hat rack, dado rail, vinyl wood effect flooring, ceiling light.
15 panel glazed door through to:
L-shaped, shelved cupboard housing central heating control unit, part carpet, part vinyl wood effect flooring, decorative dado rail, two central heating radiators, thermostat control, ceiling light, smoke alarm, small understair cupboard, stairs to upper floor.
BEDROOM 1 (Downstairs)
Good sized twin/double room with window to front fitted with bespoke modern shutters, curtain pole and curtains, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, T.V. aerial point, ceiling light, space for freestanding bedroom furniture.
BEDROOM 2 (Downstairs)
Spacious double room with ample space for freestanding bedroom furniture. window to front fitted with bespoke shutters, curtain pole and curtains, fitted carpet, central heating radiator, T.V. aerial point, ceiling light.
White suite comprising of bath with mains shower and mixer shower tap, wash-hand basin, W.C., medicine cabinet, wall mirror with shaver point and light above, central heating radiator, three sunken spotlights, two towel rails, matching bathroom accessories, extractor fan, part tiled, vinyl flooring, obscure window to rear.
Built-in slim cupboard with worktop, open wall shelved cupboard, plumbed for automatic washing machine, space for tumble dryer and space for freezer, hooks, smoke alarm, vinyl flooring, ceiling light, half glazed door to rear.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER
Lovely functional room with a range of wooden base and wall units with display cabinets and drawer units, ample worksurface, electric hob and single oven with extractor hood above, slim line dishwasher, 1½ sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splashbacks, tiled effect vinyl flooring, central heating radiator, sunken spotlights, smoke alarm, wooden shelving, double window to side fitted with roman blind.
Open through to Dining Area – ample space for good sized dining table and chairs, continued tiled effect vinyl flooring, two decorative wall lights, central heating radiator, double 15 pane glazed doors to front.
Returning to Inner Hall. Carpeted stairs with two windows to side, one with curtain pole and curtains leads to:
This is currently used as a reading area, l-shaped area with fitted carpet, smoke alarm, sunken spotlight and two further spotlights, central heating radiator, book shelving, hatch to partially floored attic by way of ladder.
MASTER BEDROOM (with En-Suite Shower Room) (Upstairs)
L-shaped with white suite comprising of shower cubicle with Mira Shower and glazed bi-folding door, W.C and wash-hand basin, wall mirror with shaver point and light above. matching bathroom accessories, central heating radiator, part tiled, vinyl flooring, extractor fan, spotlights, window to rear fitted with curtain track and curtains.
Lovely cosy room with window to side and double 15 pane doors to front giving access to balcony area with views down the Urr Estuary and to the hills beyond, both windows fitted with curtain pole and curtains, space for freestanding bedroom furniture. fitted carpet, ceiling light, central heating radiator, T.V. aerial point,
Jack and Jill entrance from the upper Landing leads you into this bright, airy and spacious room which benefits from the natural light streaming in from the front windows and the double doors which leads to balcony area. The room is divided into key areas, study, reading and relaxing area to watch TV. The windows are fitted with brass curtains poles and curtains, solid wooden flooring, four slim line wall lights, two central heating radiators, telephone and broadband points, T.V. aerial point, Free Sat T.V. connection.
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.
Kippford is a picturesque sailing village and a popular holiday destination four miles from Dalbeattie, which recently benefited from a newly built learning campus which brings together the Nursery, Primary and Secondary School all onto one shared site (Opened November 2017), as well as a full range of shops and services. A further 14 miles west lies Dumfries the County Town for the region and the new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary which opened December 2017. The village of Kippford is 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.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good 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 walking enthusiasts there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. 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.
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.