Little Spinney is a wonderful cedar clad bungalow which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and modernisation, including a new roof, thermal insulation, re-wiring and double glazing. The large plot includes a fabulous wooded area which provides shade and privacy, and …
Little Spinney is a wonderful cedar clad bungalow which has recently undergone extensive refurbishment and modernisation, including a new roof, thermal insulation, re-wiring and double glazing. The large plot includes a fabulous wooded area which provides shade and privacy, and the former mill lade runs through the bottom of the garden providing a charming natural water feature. Thanks to the height of the plot, the views from the garden are panoramic and far reaching across glorious rolling countryside and dramatic hills.
The accommodation is well laid out and eminently suitable for full time family life or holiday use. Four good sized bedrooms, dining kitchen and spacious open plan dining and sitting room are complimented by a large sun lounge and good ancillary accommodation.
Little Spinney sits at one end of an elegant private residential development, about a mile out of Gatehouse of Fleet. Gatehouse provides a primary school, hotels, bank, chemist, doctor’s surgery, coffee shops, postal service and two small supermarkets. A wider range of services can be found in the surrounding towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.
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 nearby harbour town of Kirkcudbright which is known as Scotland’s Artist Town, and similarly to Gatehouse draws visitors to the area throughout the year, has a blue-flag awarded marina. There are also sandy, picturesque beaches within close proximity to Gatehouse at Sandgreen and Mossyard.
The nearby Galloway Hills provide good hill walking and the Galloway Forest Park is officially designated as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park giving 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 the 9 hole course at Gatehouse of Fleet, of which the grounds at Little Spinney back onto the 7th green.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick, which can be reached in about 60 – 90 minutes by road. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow airports can be reached in about two and a half hours. There is a mainline Railway Station in Dumfries and the M74 Motorway network is about an hour to the East.