Capenoch Croft is a charming property ideal for a change of lifestyle. The croft sits in a slightly elevated position, overlooking the surrounding fields and stock. The vendors run a small flock of Shetland sheep, which could be included in …
Capenoch Croft is a charming property ideal for a change of lifestyle. The croft sits in a slightly elevated position, overlooking the surrounding fields and stock. The vendors run a small flock of Shetland sheep, which could be included in the sale if required. The cottage has been refurbished; most recently a new slate roof has been added with reconstituted red sandstone ridge tiles. The Utility Room, Kitchen and Bathroom sit under a flat roof.
The Conservatory looks on to the rear garden and fields behind the property, the perfect place to enjoy a summers evening in a very peaceful location. The cottage is double glazed throughout, has oil fired central heating powered by a Worcester Bosch boiler and a multi-fuel stove in the Sitting Room. Capenoch Croft would be suitable for a variety of people, it would make a lovely family home, and may also appeal to retiring farmers, who wish to drastically downsize but keep a small number of livestock.
The holding extends in total to about 30 acres and includes an attractive refurbished cottage. The steading has a range of small outbuilding buildings which would benefit from some refurbishment, as well as a more modern general purpose shed. Approximately twenty three acres of land are classed as region 1 the remainder is classed as region 2. This area lies within the climatically favoured south west corner of Scotland with the smallholding directly benefitting from the Gulf Stream, which makes for a mild climate and a long growing season. This has contributed to the area being one of the most productive grass growing regions within the United Kingdom.
Capenoch Croft sits in a peaceful location surrounded by open farmland, two miles from the small village of Whauphill. The original croft house, thought to have been built around 1750, was extended around a hundred years ago. Whauphill has a Village Hall, Post Office and a country shop; more amenities are to be found in the town of Wigtown, about six miles from the property. Wigtown is well known as ‘Scotland’s Book Town’ and hosts an annual internationally renowned Book Festival each September. The town has a primary school, shops, bookshops and cafés. The nearby Crook of Baldoon RSPB Nature Reserve is home to a wild saltmarsh and mud flats attracting, an outstanding variety of birds. Wigtown also hosts its own agricultural show annually in August displaying the regions best livestock and produce.
Newton Stewart provides a more extensive range of services including secondary schooling, leisure and sporting facilities, banks, supermarkets, a variety of shops and the professional services you would expect to find in a major market town.
South west Scotland is well known for the quality of its field sports and the area offers boundless opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, such as salmon and sea fishing on the nearby Cree, Bladnoch and Luce as well as sea fishing in Wigtown and Luce Bay. In addition, driven or walked up shooting is available on many local estates. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the region, with several schools, and livery facilities throughout. For the golf enthusiast there are a number of excellent golf courses within easy reach of Capenoch Croft. Given the proximity to the coastline there are good opportunities for all water sports with safe anchorages found at nearby Port William.
Communications to the area are good with the A75 trunk road providing quick access from the south via the M6, A74 and M74. The ferry links to Northern Ireland run from Cairnryan, which is approximately 30 miles from Capenoch Croft. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow are approximately 63 miles and 96 miles from the property respectively. This area of south west Scotland is one of the most varied and picturesque parts of the country, incorporating a landscape which ranges from the moorland of the Southern Upland Hills to the bays, inlets and sandy beaches of the distinctive coastline. This is a rural county which has been relatively unscathed by modern industry, where agriculture and tourism thrive to form the backbone of the local economy.