Inchbroom is a substantial semi detached property with generously sized reception rooms including a Sun Room, the perfect place to take in the stunning sea views and watch the sunset in the evening. Inchbroom sits under a slate roof, has ...
Inchbroom is a substantial semi detached property with generously sized reception rooms including a Sun Room, the perfect place to take in the stunning sea views and watch the sunset in the evening. Inchbroom sits under a slate roof, has oil fired central heating and is double glazed throughout. A Grant boiler, installed in 2015 powers the central heating, this combined with a pressure system ensures there is a plentiful supply of hot water. Solar panels positioned on the garage roof generate electricity reducing energy costs, they also provide a small income following the submission of quarterly meter readings.
The garage has a roller door plus pedestrian access through a separate UPVC door. There is ample space for a vehicle plus storage space in both the garage and half floored loft above.
Inchbroom sits above the shore line on Barsalloch Shore just east of earthwork defences known as Barsalloch Hill Fort. The Fort enclosed an area sufficient for a couple of roundhouses or small farmstead in the late Iron Age. The cliff top defence occupies the tip of the headland above Barsalloch Point and was believed to be inhabited by members of the Novantae Tribe. Only the A747 separates Inchbroom from the stones and sand stretching down to Luce Bay, resulting in commanding views of the Mull of Galloway Penninsula and the Isle of Man. Monreith village is just over half a mile to the east of Inchbroom and the harbour village of Port William is two miles to the west. The area is safe for swimming, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and sea fishing is also possible. Just on the edge of Monreith a bronze statue of an otter stands on a rock overlooking the bay, a memorial to the famous author Gavin Maxwell who wrote the book Ring of Brightwater which tells how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. Mr Maxwell lived a few miles along the coast in the small village of Elrig, and some of his family still remain in the area. Monreith is also home to Monreith Animal World, which is open to visitors. Primary Schools, village shops and GPs surgeries are close by in the villages of Port William and Whithorn and the nearest secondary school is the Douglas Ewart in Newton Stewart. Newton Stewart, the nearby market town, provides a more extensive range of services including secondary schooling, leisure and sporting facilities, banks, supermarkets, a variety of shops and professional services.
The small town of Wigtown is well known as Scotlands Book Town and hosts an annual internationally renowned ten day Book Festival each September. The town is a hub of activity for the duration of this literary event, with guest speakers from all over Britain invited to host talks, and many of the events are sold out weeks in advance. Wigtown has many bookshops, shops and cafés and a nature reserve and hosts an agricultural show annually in early August.
There are numerous sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous ochs and rivers. Wigtownshire has several equestrian centres and livery stables, ideal horse enthusiasts. Golf is very popular in the area, there are local clubs nearby, St Medans in Monreith and Wigtownshire County Golf Club in Glenluce, other local clubs include Creachmore near Leswalt and the famous Turnberry course is only 57 miles away.
The Solway Coastline provides an abundance of opportunities for sailing, and there is a harbour in Portpatrick as well as Stranraer, which now also boasts a marina. The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of its sporting and recreational pursuits. The area boasts several gardens open to the public such as the nearby Logan Botanic Gardens, Threave Gardens in Castle Douglas, and the gardens at Castle Kennedy. The Galloway Forest and Galloway Hills offer exceptional walking, and cycling, and the recent designation of the Galloway Forest Park as the first Dark Skies park outside of the USA has enhanced the leisure opportunities. In addition there are various other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous rivers and lochs. There is excellent sea fishing available in the area, both from the rocks along the coastline and by boat from the nearby ports of Stranraer and Portpatrick.
Communications to the area are very good with the A75 trunk road providing quick access from the south via the M6, A74 and M74. The ferry links to Northern Ireland run from Cairnryan, which is approximately 28 miles from the property. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow are approximately 65 miles and 96 miles from the property respectively. There is a good bus service in the area and trains operate from stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie.