12 Main Street is a traditional village cottage which has been completely renovated by the current owners to form a stylish and comfortable holiday home or small family residence. There is scope to extend, and indeed there was planning …
12 Main Street is a traditional village cottage which has been completely renovated by the current owners to form a stylish and comfortable holiday home or small family residence. There is scope to extend, and indeed there was planning permission, now lapsed, to include a third bedroom with en-suite.
The cottage has had new plumbing and electrics installed. There are solid timber floors in the Sitting Room and ground floor bedroom, with Karndean flooring in both the Kitchen and Bathroom. The internal doors are of traditional timber style with cast iron latches. Halogen down-lighters in the ceilings and neutral décor give the cottage a modern welcoming air, and the log burning stove enhances the cosy feel. A floored and lined loft space provides useful storage and houses the hot water tank. With oil fired central heating coupled with double glazing, the cottage is ready for anything a Scottish winter can produce.
In Spring and Summer, the large garden is perfect for entertaining and family gatherings, with a gravel area adjacent to the Conservatory ideal for barbequing and enjoying sunny evenings.
From double timber gates to one side of the cottage, an area of off street parking leads to the single garage. The large garden is laid mainly to lawn with various mature trees and shrubs, and is bounded by mix of mature hedging and fencing, beyond which is a view towards Loch Ken. A wall along the front boundary extending from the gable end gives added privacy to the garden from the street, and steps lead down to a lower gravelled area which is adjacent to the Conservatory and continues across the back of the cottage.
Crossmichael is a small village a few miles north of the popular market town of Castle Douglas. Amenities available in Castle Douglas include supermarkets, a broad range of individual shops and businesses, primary and secondary schools, and a health centre. Dumfries, the regional capital, is home to a wider range of amenities including a major hospital and a university campus.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills, the Galloway Forest Park, which boasts Dark Skies status, and the Seven Stanes Forests dotted around the region. Country sports, equestrian pursuits and numerous golf courses add to the attractiveness of the region, along with the abundant wildlife.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links north and south. The M74 motorway network is around 45 miles distant, and there are regular international and domestic flights from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Prestwick.