Icehouse Cottage is a three bedroom property situated just north of Kirroughtree Hotel, near Minnigaff, on the outskirts of Newton Stewart. The three storey cottage has many attractive features including a substantial timber framed conservatory which opens on to a ...
Icehouse Cottage is a three bedroom property situated just north of Kirroughtree Hotel, near Minnigaff, on the outskirts of Newton Stewart. The three storey cottage has many attractive features including a substantial timber framed conservatory which opens on to a raised decked area with steps leading down to the garden below, perfect for dining al-fresco in warm summer weather. The property was named after the 18th century barrel-vaulted Ice House, a category C listed building, which is situated at the front of the property and is partially underground. The Icehouse itself is in good condition and provides additional outside storage.
The property is heated by electric storage heaters, windows are double glazed wooden sash and case throughout, facings and doors and are all dark stained wood, some doors have glass panels. With a ground floor Bedroom, Study and Bathroom, Icehouse Cottage offers flexible living, and would also make an ideal holiday home, situated as it is, in a popular holiday area. Icehouse Cottage is enclosed by a dry stone dyke with wooden gates.
Newton Stewart is a market town with a good range of shops, primary and secondary schools, library, museum, churches, banks, post office, hotels, tea-rooms, cinema, leisure centre, bowling green, health centre and a cottage hospital with a minor injuries unit. It is known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of recreational and sporting pursuits. There are several fine gardens open to the public such as Logan Botanic Gardens, Glenwhan and Castle Kennedy. Nearby Wigtown is Scotlands Book Town and hosts the annual Book Festival. Sporting opportunities include trout and salmon fishing, shooting and stalking. There are many beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches including Monreith, Mossyard and Sandgreen, while hill walking and cycling are popular activities.
A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britains first Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers with phenomenal views of the stars and now has a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole course in the town as well as several courses within a short driving distance, and the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast
Newton Stewart is located about 71 miles from the M74 motorway network by road and 80 miles from Glasgow, 85 miles from Carlisle and 125 miles from Edinburgh. There are railway stations at Barrhill, Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie and the nearest airport is Prestwick. Regular bus services stop in Newton Stewart including coaches to Ireland and London. Ferry services to Northern Ireland can be found at the port of Cairnryan, 27 miles away.