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Old Gateside

Balmaclellan, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3PW

Offers Over £150,000


  • A delightful property in an idyllic rural location with generous sized garden.

  • A range of outbuildings and views of the surrounding countryside,

  • Located close to the village of Balmaclellan and the small town of New Galloway.

  • 4 Bedrooms. Living Room. Utility Room. Kitchen/Dining Area.

  • Double Garage. Workshop. Car Port. Large Garden extends to about 0.65 acres.

Old Gateside is situated just outside the village of Balmaclellan which offers a village shop. Most other amenities will be found in
nearby New Galloway including: the very popular Kells primary school, The CatStrand Community and Arts centre, providing film ...

Old Gateside is situated just outside the village of Balmaclellan which offers a village shop. Most other amenities will be found in
nearby New Galloway including: the very popular Kells primary school, The CatStrand Community and Arts centre, providing film screening, workshops and community events, the Glenkens Medical Practice, two hotels, tea-room and gift shop, as well as a village shop, and also a post office. Both primary and secondary schools can be found in the nearby village of Dalry (about 3 miles) as well as a shop, 2 hotels and a 24hr garage.

A broader range of facilities can be found in Castle Douglas, which is known as Scotland’s Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, veterinary services, golf course and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries which is about 23 miles distant is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets and other services including a larger hospital, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. A new, state of the art Hospital is currently under construction, scheduled for completion in 2017/2018. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further, higher education courses, as well as the multi-million pound sports and Leisure complex DG One offering a variety of events including; theatre cultural events, conferences and concerts – currently closed due to repair works.

The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There is excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, which provides astronomers phenomenal unique views of the stars. There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is a nine hole golf course in New Galloway, the championship course at Southerness on the Solway Coast, as well as several other courses in the nearby area. The Solway coast is popular with sailors and at both Kippford and Kirkcudbright moorings are available. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local Artists town with a number of galleries offering a range of art exhibitions throughout the year, individual shops, and in the summer months the Kirkcudbright Summer Festivities are held. Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 40 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one and half hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in two hours comfortably.