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Tourism Business Opportunity In Dumfries And Galloway

Galbraith is pleased to bring to the market a substantial property offering the opportunity to run a holiday-let business in a lovely rural setting close to Scotland’s Book Town, Wigtown, in Dumfries and Galloway.

The Malzie Portfolio includes a four-bedroom bungalow, a three-bedroom holiday cottage, a traditional C-Listed former Smiddy and a further holiday cottage, currently under renovation.

Marion Currie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale of the property said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a tourism business and to enjoy a wonderful rural lifestyle amidst the beauty of Dumfries and Galloway. The situation of the property is idyllic – surrounded by tranquil and unspoilt countryside, and the grounds have an area of established woodland and an orchard of apple trees. The cottages and smiddy offer traditional architecture with original features while the modern bungalow would be an ideal base for the owners to live in and manage the holiday lets. The purchasers will benefit from the work already completed and be able to finish the final cottage to their own specifications, rounding off an excellent rural business opportunity.”

The Malzie Portfolio comprises:

Smithy Cottage, a three bedroom cottage, renovated and finished to a high standard, which is currently run as a holiday let. The furnishings and equipment are available by separate negotiation.

Haggarty Cottage, which is a partially renovated one or two bedroom cottage which will be very suited to holiday letting when complete. There is a range of kitchen fittings and appliances, along with shower room sanitary ware which is not yet fitted, available by separate negotiation.

Mungo Park, a four bedroom bungalow built in 1988, which has been let out on a long term basis by the current owners, but would be an ideal owner’s accommodation from which to run the holiday lets.

C-Listed Malzie Smiddy is currently used as storage but would convert to a fabulous studio apartment for holiday letting to singles and couples, subject to obtaining all necessary planning consents. Still in situ is the mill wheel, as well as the internal machinery. This could be renovated to working standards as a project, and in fact must be kept according to a previous planning consent, now lapsed, obtained by the current owners.

The garden grounds are extensive, with formal and wildlife-friendly areas and there is a bridge, also listed, over the Water of Malzie which runs along the northern boundary of the property. There is ample private parking for all three dwellings, and two garages. There is fibre broadband in the area and Mungo Park is connected.

A private track leads from the minor public road and runs past all parts of the property, widening to a parking sweep, and ending at the bridge. The grounds have a well-established woodland created by the current owners around 25 years ago and a small orchard of apple trees. A stunning natural area has been created with a meandering cut path leading through and connecting the gardens of the two cottages. The grounds are a haven for wildlife including many different species of birds, deer, foxes and the occasional otter. Mungo Park has its own separate mature garden with a range of lawns, trees and shrubs bounded by stone dykes.

The Malzie Portfolio is around 5 miles from the small town of Wigtown. Wigtown is internationally renowned for its annual Book Festival, and has numerous independent book shops, as well as lovely cafes. A good range of shops, schools, services and supermarkets is available in the larger town of Newton Stewart, around 10 miles north,  known as the gateway to the Galloway Forest Park.

Outdoor pursuits and holiday activities are available in abundance in the area including hiking, fishing, mountain biking and equestrian pursuits. Travel options include ferry services to Northern Ireland at Cairnryan north of Stranraer, mainline rail travel from Stranraer and Dumfries, and flights from Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh airports, all within a two hour radius.

The Malzie Portfolio is for sale through Galbraith for Offers Over £550,000.