Traditionally built cottage with an upper floor conversion providing spacious 4/5 bedroom accommodation within a generous plot and enjoying stunning far reaching views. The property takes full advantage of the views on offer and could be further enhanced with the …
Traditionally built cottage with an upper floor conversion providing spacious 4/5 bedroom accommodation within a generous plot and enjoying stunning far reaching views. The property takes full advantage of the views on offer and could be further enhanced with the addition of a roof terrace to absorb those views towards the Lake District. The accommodation may now be in need of some modernisation with a primary focus perhaps on upgrading the heating from the current electric, modernising the kitchen space or re-configuring to create a larger kitchen by incorporating larder/utility space rear hallway space. The property enjoys a large garden with driveway and single detached garage. 2 Bathrooms have been recently modernised.
Portling is a small hamlet situated one mile from Colvend on the striking Solway Coast incorporating a stony beach at Port O’ Warren. Colvend village has a well stocked village shop, tea room, a primary school, church and a village hall which hosts a variety of events such as local produce markets, a post van 3 times a week, and is on a regular bus route. There is an 18 hole Golf Course at Colvend and a 9 hole, par 3 course at Craigieknowes Golf Club at Kippford. The popular villages of Rockcliffe and Kippford are in close proximity, Kippford has 2 small hotels, craft shop/small delicatessen, RNLI station, and the Solway sailing club.
The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, doctors’ surgery, solicitors, and a park with a boating lake and bandstand. The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town and has local individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and beaches, and the diversity of sporting, fishing, and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park, well known for its beauty and tranquillity, is also recognised as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, and a unique Observatory affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. For walking enthusiasts there are many lovely walks in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills where there is a pretty beach. (Please note the tides on this stretch of the Solway Coast come in very quickly owing to the flat sands). For golf enthusiasts there is also the nearby 18-hole championship course at Southerness 8 miles away. The Solway coast is popular with sailors, and both Kippford and Kirkcudbright have yachting clubs and safe moorings, in addition Kirkcudbright has an award winning “blue-flag” marina. Kirkcudbright is known as Scotland’s Artists town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 69 miles north, Glasgow 101 miles and Edinburgh 103 miles.