The Torrs is the former residence of Sir Thomas McAlpine, the house was converted from a cottage in 1967. Now forming a substantial 3 bedroom linked detached with very generous reception space and wonderful master suite with Juliette balcony. The present owner has further modernised and updated the property to a high standard during his time at the property. The beautifully landscaped gardens command an elevated site and the far reaching views can be enjoyed from the front decking area which allows you to absorb the views of the garden, surrounding countryside and Solway Firth.
The property benefits from new UPVC double glazed windows and doors, and a modern fitted kitchen with Aga and patio doors opening to front decking area. In addition there is a recently fitted oil fired Worcester boiler and mains pressure hot water system..
Portling is a small hamlet situated one mile from Colvend on the striking Solway Coast incorporating a stony beach at Port O' Warren. Colvend village has a well stocked village shop, tea room, a primary school, church and a village hall which hosts a variety of events such as local produce markets, a post van 3 times a week, and is on a regular bus route. There is a 18 hole Golf Course at Colvend and a 9 hole, par 3 course at Craigieknowes Golf Club at Kippford. The popular villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford are in close proximity, Kippford has 2 small hotels, craft shop/small delicatessen, RNLI station, and the Solway sailing club.
The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, doctors' surgery, solicitors, and a park with a boating lake and bandstand. The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Dumfries & Galloway's Food Town and has local individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and beaches, and the diversity of sporting, fishing, and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park, well known for its beauty and tranquillity, is also recognised as Britain's First Dark Sky Park, and a unique Observatory provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. For walking enthusiasts there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach. (Please note the tides on this stretch of the Solway Coast come in very quickly owing to the flat sands). For golf enthusiasts there is also the nearby 18-hole championship course at Southerness 8 miles away. The Solway coast is popular with sailors, and both Kippford and Kirkcudbright have yachting clubs and safe moorings, in addition Kirkcudbright has an award winning "blue-flag" marina. Kirkcudbright is known as Scotland's Artists town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 69 miles north, Glasgow 101 miles and Edinburgh 103 miles.