Lochdougan Cottage, a quaint rural cottage surrounded by the Galloway countryside and adjacent Farmland. The detached cottage comes with Entrance Porch, Hallway, Lounge, Sun Room, 2 double Bedrooms, Kitchen and Bathroom with W.C. In addition to the main dwelling is the Studio extension, double Garage/Workshop and driveway offering ample off-street parking.
The property enjoys the benefits of a large family sized garden which is divided into 2 key areas, firstly, a section of lawn to the rear allowing for a drying area and patio area laid with paving slabs. To the side of the double Garage/Workshop is the larger lawn area which could be utilised in a number of ways, with lovely views out over the adjacent farmland and beyond.
The double Garage/Workshop comes with power and light and the ability to store two vehicles if required or equally be used as part Garage, part Workshop, access to the garage is given by way of side entry door or by the main front double doors.
The Studio would make a great Annex or Artist Workshop, it comes with full electrics, water and drainage. It currently comprises of a small Kitchenette area within the Entrance Hallway, open plan Living area with log burner (currently utilised for storage) and small W.C., the insulated loft is accessed via wooden ladder. The Studio is very much a blank canvas waiting to be explored by any prospective purchaser.
The main walls of the property are of solid stone construction, externally, pointed and part roughcast. The internal gross floor area is 96m2. The Cottage was built approximately in circa 1880 and is situated in a open rural and peaceful location just 5 miles south of the market town of Castle Douglas.
The Cottage offers and comprises of:-
A bright welcoming Entrance Porch giving access through to the Hallway.
The Hallway is decorated in neutral tones with fitted carpet, access to all rooms within the property including one large storage cupboard. Please note the Hot water tank is located within the storage cupboard.
A bright and spacious Lounge provides views to the front with doorway leading through to the Kitchen. The Multi-fuel stove is reset into fireplace place with tiled hearth and wooden mantle, providing warmth and cosy feeling for those autumn/winter evenings.
The Kitchen is fitted with a range of base, wall and drawer units, gas cooker which is operated by gas bottles, space for a fridge freezer and automatic washing machine, tiled floor, lighting provided by the way of an overhead ceiling strip light. An additional feature within the Kitchen is an overhead pulley. From the Kitchen leads through to the Sun Room/Dining Area.
The Sun Room is a welcoming additional space allowing for a dining table and four chairs and also giving access to the rear patio area and views out over the rural countryside.
The Cottage offers two large double Bedrooms with built-in single wardrobes, ample space for free standing furniture and large picturesque windows. Bedroom Two comes with feature fireplace.
The Bathroom comprises of a white suite of wall mounted wash-hand basin, W.C., corner shower cubicle and separate bath with mixer shower tap, wooden panel surround, vinyl flooring, additional heated towel rail and obscure window to rear.
The garden to the rear gives access to a drying area with an additional patio area for an outdoor alfresco eating area. Please note, the gas bottles are located in the patio area in the outdoor store cupboard.
The Studio is sited to the side of property along with the private water well and driveway.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside, and rugged coastline which is dotted with quiet sandy beaches. The area is a popular tourist destination and the local towns of Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie. The main county town of Dumfries which is half an hour away, provides a further range of services including individual specialist shops, art galleries, exhibitions and fitness facilities along with a variety of local events taking place during the summer months. Lochdougan Cottage is equally placed to travel to and from all these town. Castle Douglas is but a short three mile drive away.
The spectacular scenery and the quiet rural atmosphere provide a variety of recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting, stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous rivers and lochs. The Solway offers a wide range of water sports and sailing opportunities with a “blue flag” marina in Kirkcudbright and sailing clubs in Kippford and Loch Ken. There is excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills as well as cycling on the numerous designated cycle routes and a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park, well known for its beauty and tranquillity, is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park and provides astronomers with phenomenal views of the stars. For golf enthusiasts there are several local courses, as well as the Championship course at Southerness and the world famous courses on the Ayrshire coast including Trump Turnberry and Troon.
Communications to the area are very good. The area offers railway stations at both Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74 can be reached in about an hour and half by road. Regular flights to other parts of the United Kingdom, Ireland and continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport which is about 1½ hours drive north. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in two hours.
EXTRA’S INCLUDED – Fitted floor coverings and all window dressings.
SERVICES – Mains electric. Private water supply. Septic tank drainage. Oil central heating and BT/Broadband connections. Double Glazing (PVC casement style).
HOME REPORT – Please contact the Property Department on 01556 502946 (opt 3) or log onto www.onesurvey.org
COUNCIL TAX & EPC RATING – Council Tax – Band C. EPC – Band E.
VIEWINGS – Strictly by appointment – to secure your viewing contact the team on 01556 502946 – Opt 3. or email email@example.com
DIRECTIONS – From Castle Douglas take the B736 then turn right onto the Old Military Road to Rhonehouse this is the first turning before the Threave Gardens entry. In Rhonehouse, turn left at the crossroads onto Craigs Road. Continue out of the village, down and up over the hill, at the crossroads take the road on the right signposted for Kirkcudbright and about 1.5miles down this road take right for Loughdougan Dairy, follow this road along, the cottage is the 1st on the Right.
OFFERS – 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
DATE OF ENTRY – Date to be mutually agreed.