Hewats are delighted to present to the market “The Steading” a deceptively spacious and tasteful conversion of a former milking palour building into a well appointed 4 bedroomed family home with integral Annex, situated in a small hamlet only 2 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas.
The Annex comprises of Kitchen, Hall, Open Plan Lounge area, 2 Bedrooms (One with En-Suite). It benefits from its own private entrance and drive way, thus providing a self – contained unit for holiday accommodation. The Annex can can also be accessed from the main living accommodation for multi-functional family living.
The property offers ample parking to the front allowing direct access to the double Garage (7.46m x 6.23m) and parking for several cars along with larger vehicles. In the addition to this there is a separate gated driveway to the side, which would offer private parking for the internal Annex.
The garden grounds are situated to the front, side and rear with a variety of plants and flowering shrubs. The garden has a couple of seating areas, in particular, the paved patio area to the rear which provides some outdoor dining space and a seating area to enjoy those Scottish Spring/Summer and Autumn evenings. The garden is bounded by drystone dykes. External lighting. Outdoor water tap. Greenhouse.
The former palour now combines all the comforts of modern day living whilst retaining the charm of a traditional property with the incorporation of various beamed ceilings and open stone work on various walls within. There is still an opportunity for further development by transforming the Mezzanine level above the Kitchen/Diner and the attic rooms above the double garage to something unique.
The accommodation comes with oil fired central heating, doubled glazing throughout and is decorated in neutral tones with hardwood finishings. The square footage of the property extends to 350m2.
The design of family Kitchen/Diner retained one of its original stone featured walls. The ceiling has been vaulted and double aspect windows have been installed to provide a feeling of openness. The “Shaker style” units are cream in colour, fitted with stainless steel handles and monoblock worktop, there is a separate island unit incorporating further storage and drawers below. The Kitchen also benefits from its walk-in larder cupboard, integrated dishwasher, space for a fridge/freezer and space for a Range Master style cooker.
The Utility Room provides ample space for all laundry facilities as well as an adjoining W.C, and separate access to the rear garden.
The Open Plan Lounge/Diner/Snug benefits from two separate focal points within the room. The first is the high Cathedral ceiling, the second is large multi-fuel log burner, a lovely addition for those cool nights and winter evenings. The room has dual entry from the Inner Hall and dual aspect window/glazed double doors that gives way to views over the mature garden to the side and rear.
The Master Suite has a front elevation and is generous in size allowing for freestanding furniture, incorporating En-Suite facilities, a walk-in cupboard which provides storage and also houses the Smart ACV tank.
The further double three bedrooms (One with En-Suite) are of a good size and are tastefully decorated with contemporary finishes. There is also a modern Family Bathroom comprising of a bath (shower over), wash-hand basin and W.C., this is also located within the first floor living accommodation.
We highly recommend you arrange a viewing for this property by contacting Hewats Property team on 01556 502946 – Option 3.
Castle Douglas, known as Scotland’s Food Town has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There is a library and both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, churches, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market and golf course.
The area in general is renowned for its mild climate, diverse scenic beauty and offers a varied range of sporting activities including Tennis and Squash Courts, several Golf Courses, some Championship standard, and extensive shooting and fishing opportunities. It is also within easy driving distance of the popular sailing village of Kippford and Loch Ken is also close at hand.
Travel links to and from 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 M6/M74 motorway network is 40 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 a half hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in two hours.
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 – Currently Band – G.
EPC – The energy efficiency rating of this property is Band – D.
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.