Owl Cote

Carrick Shore, Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG7 2DT

Guide Price £475,000

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  • Stunning Coastal Location
  • 3 bedroom cottage. 1 Reception Rooms
  • Balcony with wonderful sea views
  • Ample Parking
  • Please note video also shows The Bird's Nest (available separately)
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SITUATION Owl Cote is situated just yards from the shores of Carrick Bay, around 5 miles from Gatehouse of Fleet. Carrick shore is a picturesque sandy beach with safe swimming and is suitable for sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Gatehouse of Fleet is a popular small town and has a good range of local facilities including hotels, bank, chemist, doctor’s surgery, coffee shops, postal service and two small supermarkets. A wider range of shops and services can be found in the towns of Kirkcudbright and Castle Douglas. Kirkcudbright is known as The Artists’ Town, having attracted a number of 19th Century artists including E A Hornel, whose home Broughton House is now in the care of The National Trust. Castle Douglas is designated Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town, and is home to a high number of independent shops and businesses, as well as a thriving livestock market.DESCRIPTION Owl Cote is a wonderful stone cottage created from a former byre, completely renovated in 2011. On the first floor there is a 10’ balcony with glass balustrading leading from the airy sitting room from which to enjoy stunning views of Carrick Bay, a third bedroom and a well-appointed dining kitchen. The ground floor boasts the master bedroom with en suite bathroom and a door to the terrace, as well as the second bedroom which has an en suite shower room. A separate WC, and entrance porch complete the internal accommodation. A log burner keeps the sitting room warm and welcoming during colder months, supplementing the oil fired central heating. The bathrooms have electric underfloor heating and heated towel rails.The house is currently run as a very successful holiday let, offering amazing breaks away from the stresses and strains of life. The surroundings are wonderfully restorative and whether kept for private use or let out, Owl Cote offers the buyer a rare chance to acquire a lifestyle envied by many.The property is sold unfurnished, but all contents, less a specified list, are available to purchase by separate negotiation. See the section ‘FITTINGS, FIXTURES AND MOVEABLES’ below.Owl Cote’s adjacent sister property, the beautifully finished studio “The Bird’s Nest”, is for sale separately, but would make the perfect pairing and additional holiday let. Contact Galbraith for more details.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Porch. Hallway. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom. Bedroom 2 with En Suite Shower Room. W.C. Boiler Cupboard, Understairs Cupboard, Linen Cupboard.First Floor: Landing. Dining Kitchen. Bedroom 3/Study. Sitting Room leading to Balcony. Walk-in Store Cupboard.GARDEN Gates open to a gravel sweep leading past Owl Cote and ending in a parking area adjacent to the outside store. To the front of Owl Cote is an area enclosed by dry stone dyking which is home to a delightful terrace underneath the glass balustrade balcony. Direct access to the terrace can be taken from the master bedroom. Mature shrubs and plants form colourful screening for the terrace. To the side, steps lead up to a delightful decking area with lovely views towards the bay, suitable for all sorts of outside entertaining and relaxation. Onwards from this is a drying green. To the rear is an enclosed area with a pond, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs. A detached shed provides useful storage for further garden furniture, bikes etc.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATEProperty Water Electricity Drainage Heating Council Tax EPCOwl Cote Mains Mains Septic tank Oil & electric Rated for self catering C70DIRECTIONS From Dumfries travelling on the A75, exit Left onto the A755, which is opposite the main Gatehouse of Fleet sign.After 3/4 of a mile, on a hard left-hand bend turn right at Barharrow Farm. Take this small road (B727) for 500 yards, then turn right, sign posted Carrick 4 Miles. Continue on this road, past Cream O’ Galloway for 3 Miles – until you see another sign post for Carrick 1.5 Miles on the right at Knockbrex House. Take this road which follows the coast and after 3/4 mile, turns into a rough track: continue for approximately 1 mile right down to sea level. You will pass a contemporary 2 storey property called The Great Escape, a small white cottage 50 yards in front called Carrick and Owl Cote is situated directly behind Carrick cottage.POST CODE : DG7 2DTWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: dreamers.bloomers.reserve