Stables End received its name from a time when the Old Kirk was the village church. Church goers stabled their horses where Stables End now sits during the service. The remains of the vestry and hall from the Old Kirk still stand on a neighbouring property. There is an ancient right of way along the bottom of the garden towards the former site of the Old Kirk, the right of way has not been exercised in recent years. Built in 1973, Stables End was designed by Captain McHarg, his main objective was to make all the rooms in the bedroom wing face the sea. The Sitting Room also has excellent views, with two large picture windows overlooking the garden and surrounding area, with Loch Ryan in the distance.
Plans have been drawn up to create secondary accommodation in the space below the Master Bedroom. A stable style door currently opens into the area beneath the property. The plans are for a stairwell, Bedroom, Dressing and Bathroom although the space could be used for a gym, games room or whatever the new owner desires. The current Plans can viewed on request during viewings.
Stables End is a substantial open and spacious home with a large garden and stunning views. The property sits under a tiled roof, has oil fired central heating powered by a Worcester Bosch oil boiler, and is double glazed throughout. Stables End would make a wonderful family home, or home for grandparents with space for visiting family.
Leswalt is a small village in the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, close to the harbour town of Stranraer. Leswalt has a church, primary school and shop and is part of a close rural community. Aldouran Wetland Centre, between the village and the foot of Aldouran Glen is a wonderful asset to the village and incorporates a sensory garden, a wetland habitat of pond, stream and reed beds. A wonderful place to see wildlife including squirrels and many different species of birds.
Stranraer has a wide range of amenities including shops, large supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, a rail link to Ayr and destinations beyond. Stranraer also has primary schools and a large secondary school, Stranraer Academy. There are various leisure facilities, including the Ryan Centre, as well as a boating marina and harbour. The Marina in Stranraer is part of a regeneration project which will improve the waterfront area of the town for future generations.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There are good hill walking opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along designated cycle routes as well as the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere, and designated Britain's First Dark Sky Park, which affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region's numerous lochs and rivers.
Communications to the area are very good. Leswalt is served by regular buses to Stranraer and there are main line railway stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 58 miles north. Stables End is approximately 94 miles from Glasgow Airport and approximately 128 miles from Edinburgh Airport.