The B-listed property is nestled among six acres of garden and woodland, home to an abundance of wildlife, including red squirrels.

Established in 1884, The Old Lifeboat Station was converted and extended by the current owners in the late 1990’s to create an award-winning four bedroom house with comfortable family accommodation including a master suite and two reception rooms.

The heart of the home is the sitting room with its floor to ceiling window and glazed doors leading out to decking, ideal for enjoying the breathtaking sea views.

Old Lifeboat Station | Exterior | Coastal Views

Marion Currie says: “This property offers an extraordinary seaside getaway, combining the beautiful privacy and seclusion of its own woodland, as well as the ability to launch a boat and enjoy water sports or swimming from the doorstep.

“Converted with the attention to detail and sympathy a property such as this deserves, the Old Lifeboat Station offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire a unique property in a stunning, unspoilt location.”

The slipway, which was cut out from the rocks for the lifeboat, leads your gaze out towards Hestan Island, with Kippford and Rockliffe visible on the Colvend Coast beyond Auchencairn Bay.

The accommodation includes on the ground floor: entrance porch, dining room/hall, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom. On the first floor are three bedrooms, with the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room.

The lucky purchaser will also have the benefit of the contents being included in the sale, with the exception of a number of personal items.

Old Lifeboat Station | Living room | Views

The Old Lifeboat Station is approached via a track which leads from the main driveway of Balcary Tower. The property has six acres of woodland, as well as a sloping lawn with an abundance of spring flowers, which also carpet the wood and garden with bluebells in May, and mature shrubs and trees. Rhododendron banks provide a blaze of colour in the summer. A gravelled area in front of the decking leads down to the slipway. There is ample room to launch small boats, and space within the grounds to store a boat out of the water.

Wildlife abounds within the garden and grounds, with many seabirds and garden birds. A family of red squirrels live in the surrounding trees and are regular visitors to the feeders on the deck.

A recently constructed double garage with loft sits above the house up on the hill, with ample parking for up to six cars including the two garage bays. There is also additional storage under the house.

The Old Lifeboat Station sits on the coast in the National Scenic Area of the East Stewartry Coast. It is also within a Dumfries & Galloway Regional Scenic Area.

Galloway has 25 designated scenic walks ranging from 2.5 miles to 12 miles in length. Each walk has distinctive features of natural interest and seven of these walks are in the vicinity of the property. The region is noted for its unspoilt beauty, abundant flora and fauna and mild climate due to the Gulf Stream.

Auchencairn is a vibrant village with a church, primary school, shop with Post Office and licensed café. There are school buses to the secondary schools at Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie. Balcary Bay Hotel is situated just a short distance from The Old Lifeboat Station, providing first class dining and accommodation. Castle Douglas, a thriving market town with a broad range of shops and services, is less than 20 minutes by car.

The Old Lifeboat Station is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £850,000.