A charming property on the Banks of the River Dee with great potential to become a beautiful, rural family home with an abundance of outside space. The property, now in need of modernisation, has real potential for extension (subject to …
A charming property on the Banks of the River Dee with great potential to become a beautiful, rural family home with an abundance of outside space. The property, now in need of modernisation, has real potential for extension (subject to local planning) by incorporating the adjoining outbuildings into the accommodation space of Boatcroft on the Ground Floor. The property is partially double glazed with a UPVC framed casement style – the Kitchen window and front door is also single glazed. The property further benefits from Oil fired central heating and two open fires situated in the living and dining room. Boatcroft enjoys the rural lifestyle within a generous plot and beautiful outlook, yet only a few miles from local amnesties on offer within the town of Castle Douglas.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas has a good range of shops, supermarkets, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 20 miles distant, offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, cinema, and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses, and railway station.
The harbour town of Kirkcudbright, also known as Scotland’s Artists Town, is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market runs throughout the year.
The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting, stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. 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 Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with 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.
Communications to the area are very good, with a regular daily bus service from the town, and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is about 50 miles distant allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 54 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 88 and 116 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 58 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.