Detached stone built cottage renovated in recent years to provide comfortable, spacious modern living. Also benefiting from full double glazing, multi-fuel stove (can also run heating and heat hot water if required) and Oil Fired central Heating. The Old Dimery …
Detached stone built cottage renovated in recent years to provide comfortable, spacious modern living. Also benefiting from full double glazing, multi-fuel stove (can also run heating and heat hot water if required) and Oil Fired central Heating. The Old Dimery sits in generous garden grounds, with a fenced paddock and a range of traditional Outbuildings. Providing an attractive “package” for those looking for additional outbuildings and an abundance of outside space.
The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotland’s 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, cottage hospital, health services, veterinary services and a livestock market, the Fullarton Theatre, park with boating lake, as well as Castle Douglas golf course. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also known as Scotland’s Artists Town, and similarly to Castle Douglas is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a varying range of festivities and events.
Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, bus and rail services, cinema, and Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The Crichton Campus is home to the Dumfries campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
Surrounding the property there are hundreds of square miles of mountains, forests and lochs. Black grouse, goosander, curlew, oystercatcher and greylag goose all nest in the valley. Resident or visiting birds-of-prey include merlin, kestrel, peregrine, buzzard, hen harrier, red kite, osprey, golden eagle, and barn, brown, and short-eared owls. The property is situated very nearby the Red Kite Feeding station and so, for those keen to view the birds there certainly will be no shortage of opportunity from the Old Dimery. Red squirrel and roe deer abound in the area. The nearby Galloway Hills provide good hill walking and the Galloway Forest Park is officially designated as a 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 New Galloway, and 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 is sailing and sea angling on the Solway as well as other water sports, the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. The Solway coast has a variety or beaches, costal walks, and is also popular with sailors, with both Kippford and Kirkcudbright having safe moorings.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 59 miles, Edinburgh Airport 87 miles and Glasgow airport 86 miles respectively. There are mainline railway stations in Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, and the M74 Motorway network link at Gretna is about 46 miles to the east.