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Fosterha, Shawhead, Dumfries, DG2 9SL

Offers in Region of £85,000

Fosterha, Shawhead, Dumfries, DG2 9SL

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Hewats are delighted to present to the market this delightful 1 bedroom mid terraced Cottage situated in the lovely Galloway village of Shawhead approximately 8 miles from the County Town of Dumfries, with and open aspect to the rear over the adjacent farmland and the hills beyond. 

The property requires upgrading and modernisation with prospect of making it into a lovely home for a first time buyer or indeed as a rental investment. 

There is an area of gravel to the front of the Cottage which would allow off-street parking for one vehicle. Located across the road from the Cottage is a separate Garage with further parking space in front indicated by post and chains. 

There is a shared gravel path to the side which is accessed via wooden gates and leads to the rear.  

To the rear there is a gravelled pathway with steps that leads up to gravelled seating area which ideal for making the most of the Scottish spring/summer and autumn weather, continues onto a further garden area which again is laid to gravel for ease of maintenance. The garden is bounded by post and wire fencing and wooden fencing. 

Note:  The neighbouring properties have a right of way over Forsterha for wheelybin access. 

The original Cottage was built approximately 140 years old with the the rear Lounge extension approximately 30 years old. The main walls of the original Cottage are of solid stone construction, partly lined and partly plastered internally, painted externally to the front elevation. The outer walls of the Lounge extension are of traditional cavity concrete block/brick construction, plastered internally, rendered and painted internally. It has an internal floor area of 47m2.

The Accommodation Comprises of :-

  • A Entrance Hall with storage cupboard. 
  • Double sized Bedroom with fitted bespoke wardrobes and matching side drawers.
  • Bright and airy Kitchen with freestanding appliances and space for bi-folding table. 
  • Inner Hall with shelved storage cupboard housing hot water tank. 
  • A fully tiled Shower Room with white suite and large velux roof window.
  • Spacious Lounge with Patio Sliding Doors to rear with adjacent window allowing for natural light to flood in from outside. 
  • Mature Garden to rear with great rural views.
  • Oil Fired Central Heating.
  • Double Glazing (UPVC casement style with an additional timber framed Velux window).
  • Village Location.
  • Separate Garage and driveway on opposite side of the road. 
  • Home Report Value £85,000.
  • EPC Band – D
  • Council Band – A.
  • Viewings – By contacting the Hewats Property team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.


Shawhead is located approximately 8 miles from Dumfries, the County Town for the region offers a good selection of various supermarkets, other retail facilities and a variety of local amenities and leisure activities, Dumfries also boosts its own University and Campus (University of the West of Scotland). The new Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary opened December 2017. 

Communications are very good with railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74/M6 motorway network only 36 miles away. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about 83 miles to the north, and Newcastle Airport (107 miles) also offers a good range of domestic and international flights.


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.


Messrs Hewats, Solicitors & Estate Agents

63 King Street,

Castle Douglas,  DG7 1AG

Tel: 01556 502946 (Option3)

Fax: 01556 504171

Email: property@hewats.co.uk




Entrance Hall
(3.3ft x 3.3ft)
Bedroom (at longest & Widest)
(11.7ft x 11.2ft)
(10.6ft x 9ft)
Inner Hall
(8.9ft x 4ft)
Shower Room
(7.2ft x 5.4ft)
(21.8ft x 9.1ft)
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