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Oisean Ard, translates from Scots Gaelic to corner high, depicting its position in Rosies Brae. The living area is all upstairs and views of open countryside and Solway Firth can be seen from the large bay window in the Living ...
Oisean Ard, translates from Scots Gaelic to corner high, depicting its position in Rosies Brae. The living area is all upstairs and views of open countryside and Solway Firth can be seen from the large bay window in the Living Room. The house has double glazing throughout and gas central heating powered by a Buderus condensing boiler. The rooms are light and airy, with the open plan Living Room and Dining Area providing space for family life as well as being the perfect place to entertain guests. The garden around the property is mainly lawn with a few shrubberies and a high hedge surrounds the back garden ensuring shelter and privacy. There is a gravel and paved area in front of the property providing ample space for off street parking, and a garage is tucked away under the Living Room.
The Isle of Whithorn is one of the most southerly villages and seaports in Scotland, lying on the coast north east of Burrow Head, about three miles from Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. It is one of Galloways busiest small harbours with local and Isle of Man fishing boats regularly landing catches of seafood such as scallops, lobsters and crabs. There are mooring facilities for visiting yachts and a purpose built slip way. The Isle, as it is known by locals, has a hotel/restaurant and modern tearoom and hall. The village is the location of the long ruined 13th century Saint Ninian's Chapel, previously a chapel linked to Whithorn Priory and a stopping off point for pilgrims landing on Isle Head and making their way to Whithorn, a small town and Royal Burgh.
Whithorn is famous as the Cradle of Christianity in Scotland, being the place St Ninian arrived at some time in the AD390s after studying in Rome, and built the first Christian church in Scotland. Whithorn itself is an attractive village with local amenities including grocers, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, and doctors surgery. Historic interest has increased in the village following the construction of an Iron Age roundhouse which portrays how people in Galloway lived in the fifth century BC.
Newton Stewart, 21 miles north offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and two supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotlands Book Town, around 15 miles north, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the sporting and recreational pursuits. It is because of this mild climate that the area is so attractive to gardeners and there are several gardens open to the public nearby, such as Logan Botanic Gardens, Threave Garden, and Castle Kennedy Gardens. The nearby Galloway Hills are popular for those who like to walk and cycle along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. In addition there are several sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the River Bladnoch and the regions numerous rivers and lochs. Water sports are available on the Solway coast and for golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short drive of the property.