A detached, spacious four bedroom property with integral double garage in a beautiful and secluded residential area on the outskirts of Gatehouse of Fleet, Situated within easy walking distance of local facilities, the property is in excellent decorative order throughout ...
A detached, spacious four bedroom property with integral double garage in a beautiful and secluded residential area on the outskirts of Gatehouse of Fleet, Situated within easy walking distance of local facilities, the property is in excellent decorative order throughout with 220 square metres internal floor area, together with ground floor double bedroom and bathroom, and benefits from UPVC double glazing and mains gas central heating. The Old Paddock provides a flexible and spacious home. Sitting in extensive well maintained grounds and woodland The Old Paddock is surrounded by the Cally Palace golf course, the Galloway Forest Park and the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area.
Gatehouse of Fleet, provides a primary school, community centre, hotels, inns, post office, bank, chemist, doctors surgery, coffee shops, and two small supermarkets. A popular tourist spot, there is a keen sense of community within the town, with the annual Gatehouse Gala and Midsummer Music festival being particular highlights of the year. A wider range of shops, supermarkets and services can be found in the surrounding towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart, with the regional capital of Dumfries offering university campuses, a major hospital, leisure complex, a range of high street shops, retail parks and large supermarkets.
There is sailing and sea angling on the Solway as well as other water sports, and the areas rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. The nearby harbour town of Kirkcudbright is known as the Artists Town, and similarly to Gatehouse draws visitors to the area throughout the year. Castle Douglas is a designated Food Town, and is home to many local producers of specialist foods and beverages. There are sandy, picturesque beaches within close proximity to Gatehouse at Sandgreen, Mossyard, Carrick and Cardoness.
The nearby Galloway Hills provide good hill walking and the Galloway Forest Park is officially designated as Britains first Dark Sky Park, affording astronomers phenomenal views of the stars due to the absence of artificial light. The area also offers numerous opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, including mountain biking on the Seven Stanes routes, and several golf courses are within a short drive, including a 9 hole course at Gatehouse of Fleet. Equestrian pursuits are well catered for throughout the region, including riding schools and livery facilities, with the nearby Barstobrick Equestrian Centre holding dressage and show jumping competitions throughout the year.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 69 miles, Edinburgh Airport 114 miles, and Glasgow airport 113 miles respectively. There are mainline railway stations in Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, and the M74 Motorway network link at Gretna is about 56 miles to the east.