David Corrie, a partner with Galbraith, said:
Moatwell offers the perfect blend of privacy, practicality and comfort and whilst in the heart of Kirkcudbright Old Town, it feels like a rural property given its open Estuary views from the rear of the house. It is rare to find such an exceptional property in such a private, waterside setting.
Moatwell occupies a prime position overlooking the River Dee in the Old High Street, and is a category B-listed townhouse, dating back to at least the late 18th century in its present form. It is one of only two houses in Kirkcudbright to have direct estuary frontage.
The enclosed private garden at Moatwell is particularly attractive, with mature trees and borders, lawn, greenhouse and patio area. The garden has wonderful views over the water, with the sea wall forming the boundary.
The house and garden have recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment. The house offers impressive and well-appointed reception and entertaining space, with many original features retained, including sash windows and working shutters to many of the rooms, fireplaces and ornate plasterwork.
The accommodation in the house includes: drawing room, dining room, study, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, utility room, laundry room, principal bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, three further double bedrooms. The drawing room and the kitchen both have exceptional views over the garden and estuary.
The garden room has also benefited from recent renovation, with 30MB/s+ fibre broadband, large double-glazed doors and windows, full insulation and a woodburning stove. The tranquil riverside setting makes this an ideal artist’s studio or home office year-round.
Moatwell also has useful outbuildings including various store rooms and a large garage with vaulted store below.
Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists Town, sits beside the estuary of the River Dee on the coast of the Solway Firth. Between 1850 and 1950 the town was established as an artists’ colony due to the quality of the light. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful riverside walks as well as a renowned ‘blue-flag’ marina providing excellent sailing and motor boat facilities.
Moatwell is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £850,000.