The property originally comprised a detached single storey cottage, built around 1850. The cottage was then extended into the first floor around 1920 with a further two storey extension to the rear added around 1976. In the last 20 years …
The property originally comprised a detached single storey cottage, built around 1850. The cottage was then extended into the first floor around 1920 with a further two storey extension to the rear added around 1976. In the last 20 years, the rear single storey Kitchen/Dining area was formed enhancing the property further. The property was run as a successful Bed and Breakfast for over 10 years, benefiting greatly from the nearby Golf Course and establishing links with visiting groups. The spacious accommodation would provide an excellent and spacious family home. Or provide an opportunity for someone looking to return the property to Bed and Breakfast use. Casement style Georgian Double Glazed windows on the property add to the endearing charm of White Cottage. (Gross internal floor area 220 metre squared).
New Galloway is a peaceful village located at the northern end of Loch Ken. Amenities located within the village include a primary school, The CatStrand Community and Arts Centre, which provides film screenings, Café, live music, workshops and community events, Glenkens Medical Practice, two hotels, tea-rooms and gift shop, as well as a village shop and post office. Secondary school can be found in the nearby village of Dalry (about 3 miles) as well as a shop, two hotels and a 24hr garage. White Cottage is conveniently located for any golf enthusiasts with the rear/side of the house looking out onto the 1st tee and up the first fairway.
A broader range of facilities can be found in Castle Douglas, which is known as Scotlands 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, and a thriving livestock market and golf course. The regional capital, Dumfries provides a wide range of schools, high street shops, retail outlets and other services including a large hospital with a variety of surgical and outpatient departments including A&E. Also in Dumfries is the renowned Crichton Campus, which is home to local bases of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, both of which offer degree courses.
The South West of Scotland is renowned for its mild climate and long growing season which attracts gardeners from all over the country to this part of Scotland. The area also offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon fishing on many of the local rivers as well as trout fishing on the numerous lochs in the area. The championship courses of the West Coast such as Troon and Turnberry are within driving distance on the Ayrshire coast. Loch Ken is a well known centre for sailing and other water sports. There are numerous walks in the area, including parts of the Southern Upland Way and the Galloway Forest Park which is well known for its beauty and tranquillity.
Nearby forest tracks lead into the Galloway hills offering spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife. Mountain biking is available at Drumlanrig Castle and in the Forests of Ae, Mabie and Dalbeattie, part of the Seven Stanes range. Dumfries is the regional capital and provides a wider range of schools, shops, restaurants, retail outlets, sporting facilities, and other services including a hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, with a large Accident & Emergency department and specialist clinics. The nearby Crichton Campus includes the campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland, as well as Dumfries and Galloway College.
The mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie provide good links to the north and south. Prestwick Airport, with its links to the rest of the U.K. and mainland Europe, is about 50 miles distant. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports at 80 miles distant and also very accessible.