Harbinger is a delightful two storey residence constructed around 50 years ago, and which has been excellently maintained. With full double glazing and UPVC soffits, fascias and barge boards to the eaves and gables, the house is set to cope …
Harbinger is a delightful two storey residence constructed around 50 years ago, and which has been excellently maintained. With full double glazing and UPVC soffits, fascias and barge boards to the eaves and gables, the house is set to cope with any weather. Oil fired central heating coupled with a bottled gas living flame gas fire provides efficient comfort. The accommodation would lend itself to both family life, and single or couple occupants with room for guests. The property is accessed by a driveway which sweeps up to a parking area in front of the double garage and entrance porch. The house is built at the top of the site, making the most of the fantastic views of the Urr Estuary and hills beyond, and large windows installed in the ground floor bring those views inside. The picture window in the Sitting Room allows a particularly striking view of the garden and estuary, as well as helping to flood the triple aspect room with light.
The garden has several different areas within it, from the lawn sweeping up alongside the driveway interspersed with trees and shrubs, to the herbaceous borders and patio. To the rear, natural granite outcrops create a dramatic foil for a drying green, raised beds and mature shrubs. The double garage provides good storage and further utility in addition to the Utility Rear Porch.
The property sits elevated above the perennially popular coastal village of Kippford. The village is popular with tourists and provides two hotels, the Solway Sailing Club, village hall, golf course with tea room, RNLI, and a gift shop/small delicatessen called The Ark, and a pottery. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, primary and secondary schools, health centre, solicitors, and a park with a boating lake and bandstand. The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town, and has individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services, a thriving livestock market, and nine hole golf course. Dumfries, around 18 miles east, is the regional capital, 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 also 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 the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including nearby Dalbeattie Forest. For the walking enthusiast 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 popular beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford itself, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas.
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 which is about one and half hours’ drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow, with their international airports, can be reached in around two hours.