Rutherfurd is a grand stone townhouse, and needs a degree of renovation. Rutherford stands alone in an extensive secluded plot close to the centre of Newton Stewart. The property is accessed by a driveway from Princes Street, via a wrought …
Rutherfurd is a grand stone townhouse, and needs a degree of renovation. Rutherford stands alone in an extensive secluded plot close to the centre of Newton Stewart. The property is accessed by a driveway from Princes Street, via a wrought iron gate and railings. Rutherfurd, faces the Galloway Hills which can be seen from a number of the first floor rooms. Numerous original features remain in the property including the red and black tiled Kitchen floor, and exposed stone wall with open fireplace and decorative glass roof lights. Windows are double glazed throughout, with the exception of the Entrance Porch, almost all have timber panelling. With refurbishment Rutherfurd has the potential to become an impressive residence. Gas central heating is powered by a Vokera compact boiler, extra heat is provided by a real coal fire in the Living Room and a multi-fuel stove in the open plan.
Sitting Room/Dining Room. Rutherfurd has a front and side garden and an extensive tarmac area for parking vehicles. This property would be ideal for a large family, or could be reconfigured to form a large guest house or bed and breakfast, with the appropriate planning consents.
Rutherfurd is within walking distance of the town centre of Newton Stewart. Newton Stewart has a good range of shops, primary and secondary schools, library, museum, churches, banks, post office, hotels, tea-rooms, cinema, leisure centre, bowling green, health centre and a local hospital with a minor injuries unit. It is known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills, which can be seen from windows on the first floor.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the sporting and recreational pursuits. It is because of this mild climate that the area is so attractive to gardeners and there are several gardens open to the public nearby, such as Logan Botanic Gardens, Threave Gardens, and Castle Kennedy Gardens. The nearby Galloway Hills are popular for those who like to walk and cycle along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. In addition there are several sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking as well as trout and salmon fishing on the River Bladnoch as well as in the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. Water sports are available on the Solway coast and for golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short drive of the property. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, is a short drive away and as well as the renowned annual Book Festival, it offers a regular programme of literary and cultural events. Wigtownshire has several equestrian centres and livery stables, ideal for horse enthusiasts. The area is also well known to artists and offers scope for work in all mediums. About 30 miles away is the town of Kirkcudbright which is known as the Artists’ Town, due to its connection to the Glasgow Boys, attracting visitors to its various exhibitions throughout the year.
Newton Stewart is located about 71 miles from the M74 motorway network by road and 80 miles from Glasgow, 85 miles from Carlisle and 125 miles from Edinburgh. There are railway stations at Barrhill, Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie and the nearest airport is Prestwick. Regular bus services stop in Newton Stewart including coaches to Ireland and London. Ferry services to Northern Ireland can be found at the port of Cairnryan, 27 miles away.