Strachan forms part of a small steading conversion development about one mile south of New Galloway. The property was initially converted about 20 years ago from a dairy to a cottage and since substantially extended in 2011 to provide extensive, …
Strachan forms part of a small steading conversion development about one mile south of New Galloway. The property was initially converted about 20 years ago from a dairy to a cottage and since substantially extended in 2011 to provide extensive, spacious accommodation finished to a high standard throughout With internal finishing including doors, skirtings, living room/sun room flooring and architraves are principally of solid oak with large wood burning stove to the living room and oil fired Rayburn cooker in the Kitchen. Externally the property offers an abundance of outbuildings, with Double Garage and workshop, adjoining timber frame car port with store and dog kennel. A short walk from the property Strachan boasts excellent equestrian facilities and approximately 5 acres of land split into 5 paddocks with additional vegetable plot with poly tunnel and orchard. Stables of professional construction include Manège with drainage, 4 full size horse stables, 1 pony stable, hay store, log store, workshop, stores and secure tack room.
Strachan provides a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive family home with the addition of equestrian facilities and land, either for personal use or providing an income source through Livery.
Strachan is situated just one mile south of Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh New Galloway. New Galloway has two hotels, the popular Smithy Tearoom and a shop, Glenkens medical practice, as well as the popular New Galloway 9 Hole Golf course. The village also boasts the Catstrand visitor centre with café, exhibition space, shop and 90 seater theatre where events run all year round.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas has a good range of shops, supermarkets, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 26 miles distant, offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the newly opened Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, cinema, and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses, and railway station.
The harbour town of Kirkcudbright located 19 miles south, also known as Scotland’s Artists Town, is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market runs throughout the year.
The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting, stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole course in Castle Douglas as well as several courses within a short driving distance, and the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.
Communications to the area are very good, with a regular daily bus service from the town, and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is about 50 miles distant allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 45 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 77 and 100 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 47 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.