The house has recently been redecorated and a programme of maintenance carried out, windows are double glazed throughout and the sanitary ware and kitchen has been refitted in recent years. Lincuan Cottage provides a comfortable and modern family home …
The house has recently been redecorated and a programme of maintenance carried out, windows are double glazed throughout and the sanitary ware and kitchen has been refitted in recent years. Lincuan Cottage provides a comfortable and modern family home within a traditional Victorian building.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Approached by a short gravelled drive which leads to the rear of the house with parking and turning area the house sits in gardens extending to approximately 0.5 acre with a further 2 acres of paddocks adjacent. The gardens have been landscaped with an area of lawn immediately adjacent to the house. Wide beds with flowering shrubs and perennials, a greenhouse with seating area and fitted with electric power and water. A central path runs between the two areas of lawn. Herbaceous borders lead to the old wash house cottage, which measures approximately 8m x 4m internally, is stone built with UPVC windows, with electric power light and water outside is currently used for a workshop, garden store and freezer room. The wash house could be adapted to a range of ancillary uses subject to the necessary planning consents.
The paddock lies adjacent to the rear garden with access from the gravelled drive, comprising of paddock area of permanent pasture with drystone dyke and fenced borders. A pedestrian gate leads down to the river side and beyond for country walks.
Kirkcowan is a thriving village with a primary school, public house, village shop and post office. It is located on the Machars Cycle Route which runs through the County of Wigtownshire and links in with other National Cycle Routes. The village is about 7 miles from Wigtown, which is recognised as Scotland’s Book Town, providing a further range of shops, services and amenities with a broader spectrum including supermarkets, secondary schooling, cinema, and hospital in nearby Newton Stewart, also 7 miles.
The South west of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. The area boasts several gardens open to the public such as The Logan Botanic Gardens and the gardens at Castle Kennedy as well as the nearby gardens at Galloway House. There is hill walking in the Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area as well as mountain biking on the Seven Stanes cycle tracks at Kirroughtree and other centres in the Galloway Forests. In addition there are various other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous rivers and lochs. There is excellent sea fishing available in the area, from the beaches and rocks along the coastline and by boat from the nearby ports of the Isle of Whithorn, Garlieston and Port William. There are also several golf courses within a short drive.
Communications to the area are very good and there are regular flights, both international and domestic from Prestwick airport which is about 1 ½ hours drive and Glasgow International airport 2 ½ hours both to the north. Ferry sailings to Northern Ireland are available from Stranraer and Cairnryan. The M74 and M6 motorway networks are available to join at Gretna, around 2 hours drive away on the A75.