Knowehead is a charming white painted cottage, which was once a Post Office in a bygone era. Today, it is a much loved family holiday home which has served several generations of the same family. This is a rare opportunity …
Knowehead is a charming white painted cottage, which was once a Post Office in a bygone era. Today, it is a much loved family holiday home which has served several generations of the same family. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an idyllic retreat fronting a fresh water loch. Three acres of garden and woodland lend the property endless opportunities for entertaining, landscaping and childhood adventures, whilst the water access offers opportunities for swimming and canoeing. Much wildlife can be spotted in the garden including many small wild birds and even red squirrels. Large birds such as red kite can regularly be seen flying over the loch and surrounding countryside.
The cottage itself is in need of some upgrading, but already benefits from UPVC double glazing. With four bedrooms, there is plenty of scope for family holidays and gatherings. With the right improvements, Knowehead would be an ideal holiday let, situated as it is in the lovely Glenkens area of the region and easily accessible from Ayrshire and the Central Belt, as well as the north of England.
Knowehead is nestled beside a tranquil loch fed by the Waters of Ken and Deuch, a few miles south of Carsphairn on the B729. Carsphairn is a quiet village with an active community with services including a village shop and cafe, heritage centre, church and primary school. To the south, St John’s Town of Dalry has two hotels, garage, a shop with post office, primary and secondary schools. A broader range of shops and services are available in Castle Douglas and the regional capital of Dumfries.
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 are good hill walking opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, which affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous lochs and rivers. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits such as water skiing, sailing, and fishing.
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. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one hour’s drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports can be reached in around two hours.