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Top Marks for Former Schoolhouse

Galbraith is bringing to the market a traditional cottage in Dumfries & Galloway surrounded by beautiful countryside and close to Loch Ken, a renowned habitat for a variety of wildlife, including Red Kite.

Garden Cottage was once a school, and it retains many of the attractive original features and pleasing architecture of the traditional Scottish school house.

 

The property has been completely refurbished and updated in recent years to create a spacious and welcoming family home.

Marion Currie of Galbraith said: “This is a delightful rural cottage in a peaceful scenic area, tucked away behind Walbutt House and yet within easy reach of the village of Crossmichael. The location is second to none.

“The property has good reception space and the current owners have created an attractive wild garden for pollinators and butterflies as well as a patio for entertaining on long summer days. The purchasers will be able to enjoy a wonderful rural lifestyle in this very pretty cottage.”

The accommodation includes: entrance porch, hallway, kitchen with dining area, bathroom, sitting room, WC, two double bedrooms (one with walk-in wardrobe), single bedroom, study and shower room.

The main part of the garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs and the owners have created an area of wild garden. There is also a patio, a further grassed seating area and a large greenhouse which doubles as a conservatory. A steel shed provides storage/workshop space, in addition to the other useful outbuildings – a garage and potting shed adjoining the cottage.

Garden Cottage sits about a mile and a half from Crossmichael, a small village on the banks of Loch Ken, with a popular pub serving meals. A wider range of amenities is available in Castle Douglas, around five miles away.

Numerous watersports are available at Loch Ken Marina and The Galloway Activity Centre, and Loch Roan is a five minute walk from the cottage where brown trout can be fished under permit. Sporting and equestrian opportunities abound in the region, along with mountain bike trails and hillwalking.

Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries (about 18 miles) and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway network is accessible at Moffat (about 39 miles), and the M6 at Gretna (about 44 miles).

 

Garden Cottage, Walbutt, Dumfries & Galloway is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £350,000.