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Chapel Rossan

Ardwell, Stranraer, Dumfries & Galoway, South West Scotland, DG9 9NA


  • An elegant B Listed country house overlooking Chapel Rossan Bay, extensive grounds, and direct access to the beach.

  • Accommodation including: Sitting Room, Living Room, Garden Room, Study, Conservatory. 5 en-suite Bedrooms. Gardens. Woodland. Paddock. Workshop. Barbeque area, fire pit and hot tub. Outbuildings. Boat Shed.

  • In all 3.94 acres.

Chapel Rossan overlooks Chapel Rossan Bay and the original house is believed to date back to 1848 and the building has been extended and improved, more so in recent years thanks to the current owner, a retired Architectural Designer. …

Chapel Rossan overlooks Chapel Rossan Bay and the original house is believed to date back to 1848 and the building has been extended and improved, more so in recent years thanks to the current owner, a retired Architectural Designer. Chapel Rossan was never a Chapel but a Chapel was situated on the same headland between 600 and 1100 AD. A number of external design features reflect the ecclesiastical history of the site, the pointed-arched Y-traceried windows on the front elevation and striking cylindrical chimneys. A gated entrance at the front of the property opens in to a gravel parking area with front door entrance and side access to the rear of the property and beach. If you continue along the A716 a separate entrance and driveway through woodland and formal gardens leads to a parking area and Conservatory entrance. A Shower Room/Boot Room accessed from the Conservatory is the ideal place to remove sand from strolls along the beach. The large open plan kitchen and dining area, a triple aspect room, has both garden and sea views and a large window seat from which to sit and admire the views of the Bay. The island is especially designed to cater for social occasions, with a wine cooler, storage space for wine and glasses and a cupboard specifically for recycling. All worktops are solid granite. A Kenwood range cooker with six ring gas hob and a wide electric oven, plus a separate integrated electric oven provide cooking facilities. The Kitchen opens to the Garden Room, with direct access to the vegetable garden and potting shed. The adjoining Sitting Room has a wood burning stove and comfortable seating area and the Inner Hall has an open fire and sea views. All five Bedrooms, two on the ground floor and three on the first floor, have en-suite facilities, are filled with natural light and have either garden views or Chapel Rossan Bay, with Luce Bay beyond. Bedroom5 and the Living Room could be adapted to provide secondary accommodation, using a smaller separate front door which opens in to an inner hall between the en-suite Bathroom and Living Room.
The extensive grounds include a garden with a burn cascading through, which forms a pond on its way to the natural outlet on the beach below. There is woodland and an area of grass which could be fenced as a paddock, water has already been piped for the purpose of siting a water trough. A Boat Shed (5.2m x 7m) with electric roller shutter doors, at both ends, provides storage and could be converted to a stable/shed if required. There are further outbuildings including a Workshop, Log Store and three general purpose stores currently used to store garden tools, deck chairs and logs.
One very special feature of this stunning property is the beach frontage, ideal for inviting family and friends round. A barbeque area with timber deck and balustrade overhangs the beach, and has a seating area and small fire pit. The food preparation area has a Belfast style sink with running water, mains electricity, worktops, a slabbed stand for a barbeque, cupboards and the option to plug in to an internet cable. A Hot Tub, set by the sea wall, has both drainage and electricity supplied.
Chapel Rossan sits under a slate roof and has wooden sash casement windows throughout. The oil fired central heating can be remotely controlled via the internet.
This magnificent property would make a wonderful family home, holiday home or long weekend residence. There is also the potential to create a Boutique Bed and Breakfast.
There is so much space internally and externally to enjoy this wonderful country house, setting and seaside location.

Chapel Rossan is situated adjacent to the A716 from Stranraer to Drummore, around 0.3 miles from the small village of Ardwell, on the shores of Luce Bay. Ardwell has a small boatyard/workshop and fishing tackle shop and the neighbouring village of Sandhead, approximately three miles north has a shop and post office, hotel, pub and restaurant (Tigh Na Mara), church, bowling club, doctor’s surgery and primary school.
The nearest town is Stranraer, Stranraer has a secondary school, primary schools, hospital (Galloway Community Hospital), supermarkets, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, and a train station. The port of Cairnryan, just over 6 miles from Stranraer, has two ferry operators running passenger and freight services to Northern Ireland.

Ground Floor: Conservatory, Open plan Kitchen/Dining Area, Shower Room/Cloakroom, Garden Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 5, Living Room, Bedroom 4, Inner Hall, Study, Cloakroom/Utility Room.
First Floor: Three en-suite Bedrooms.

Workshop (13.36m x 5.06m)
A brick built building with roller shutter doors, power and light and steps leading to a full height first floor storage area.
Log Store
A large open fronted building with Larch posts and a tiled roof.
Former Log Store
Of stone construction with a slate roof, dived in to three smaller store rooms 3m x 2.8m, 1.5m and 3.86m
Boat Shed (7m x 5.2)
Steel framed with Larch cladding and steel sheet profile roof, with front and rear electric roller shutter doors and water supply.
Potting Shed (5.2m x 2m)
An open fronted Larch timber potting shed with power and water.

The grounds at Chapel Rossan were formerly part of Logan Botanic Gardens; the area is warmed by the Gulf Stream, creating a micro climate providing the opportunity for wide variety of semi-tropical plants and trees to exist and flourish. The vegetable garden has a number of raised beds, lawn, a potting shed and is fenced to deter small animals from entering. An area of woodland lines the driveway and a small bridge traverses the burn. A high banking with trees forms the boundary on the west, and provides both privacy and shelter.