The Old Hall

Bargrennan, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6RN

Offers Over £460,000

1.18 acres

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  • A striking open plan detached property situated within an area of natural beauty, with an abundance of wildlife.
  • Acreage 1.18 acres (0.47 hectares)
  • Architect designed conversion of a former village hall
  • 2 reception rooms
  • 2/3 bedrooms
  • Open plan ground floor and first floor layout
  • Balcony overlooking garden
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Solar Panels
  • Garden
  • Off Road Parking

DESCRIPTION The Old Hall is an architect designed conversion of a former village hall, in the small hamlet, Bargrennan. When designing the property a number of factors were taken in to consideration, the desire was to create an environmentally friendly home, with reduced energy bills, which could be filled with natural light throughout and make the most of the beautiful setting. This was accomplished in 2016, and the finished result is stunning. The Old Hall is clad with locally sourced larch heartwood which is valued for its colour, texture and durability, it also blends in well with the surrounding scenic area. Almost wall to wall windows allow light to flow in through the front of the property, which also provides heat. If required, an external canopy can be extended to shade the sitting room area, especially during the summer months. The sitting room opens out on to an extensive balcony overlooking the garden, where you can just sit and absorb the view, enjoy the peace and quiet and watch the wildlife, including the red squirrels, buzzards and deer which frequent the garden. A boot room/cloakroom with fitted cupboards provides an abundance of storage space, and a wooden fold down seat has been installed to make the removal of outside boots less challenging.The open plan kitchen is ideal for entertaining family and friends. Cooking facilities are provided by an integrated Neff double oven, microwave and grill, and a 4 ring gas hob. There is an integrated dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer in the small store adjacent. Solid granite black worktops frame the workspace in contrast to the pale cream high gloss cupboards and two windows overlook the garden. The kitchen opens through to a utility room, with a round stainless steel sink, space and plumbing for white goods, a pantry, a separate WC/Cloakroom and access to the garden and garage/workshop. The open plan ground floor continues to the master bedroom, where the door has been cleverly disguised as a continuation of the sitting room wall: when the door is open it creates an extension to the ground floor floorspace, again lined with windows continuing the bright and spacious layout. The master bedroom also has two Velux windows, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 is a double aspect room, with a fitted wardrobe and situated adjacent to the bathroom.Stairs lead from the study on ground floor to the first floor, which opens out on to a landing with a shower room and in to a large open plan space with full height picture window overlooking the Black Burn. This room is currently an additional reception room, but could be utilised as a third bedroom with open plan living room. In addition a further room could be created by creating an entrance from the first floor landing to the floored attic above the kitchen, which overlooks the garden. This space is currently accessed by a loft ladder from the utility room. Low cost environmentally friendly heating is provided by a Lotus M2 wood burning stove (storage radiator), which has the ability to store heat and release it slowly over several hours, even after the fire has gone out. Solar panels on the roof reduce energy costs further, generate a small quarterly income from feed in tariff payments, and will continue to do so for a further 18 years. Single bank fishing rights, excluding salmon, are included. ACCOMMODATION Lower Ground Floor: Garden StoreGround Floor: Cloakroom/Boot Room, Open plan Sitting Room/Dining Room, Study, Kitchen, Utility Room/Larder, WC, Master Bedroom with en-suite Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Bathroom. Balcony. First Floor: Shower Room, Living Room, Store Cupboard. AtticGARAGE/WORKSHOP (6M X 4.5M)Larch clad with pitched roof, concrete floor, power, roller door, shelving, work bench and a separate pedestrian entrance. GARDEN STORE (3.7 X 2.27)A former boiler room situated in front of the property on a lower ground level.GARDEN On arrival at The Old Hall you enter through a gate to a driveway and ample parking for more than one vehicle, and an area of lawn edged with a planted border. The garden between the riverbank and the property is mainly laid to lawn with a number of fruit bearing trees and hazelnut trees, where the resident squirrels operate a self-serve feeding system. There is a greenhouse, water collection system, composting area, and patches of lawn set aside for wildlife with mown paths in between.SITUATION The Old Hall is situated in an area of natural beauty, just 1.3 miles from Glentrool, at the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. Glentrool Visitor Centre offers a wide range of activities for mountain biking and walking on designated routes. In addition the area is part of the Dark Sky Park, and is a wonderful place to enjoy the night sky, in one of the least light polluted areas in Britain. Newton Stewart is the nearest town, a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre with swimming pool, three supermarkets, a post office, cinema, a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels, restaurants and a modern distillery.The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart and approximately 12 from The Old Hall and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area.The area’s beaches are popular with wild swimmers, especially at Garlieston and St Medan’s. The communications to the area are good, with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick 38 miles north, and also Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports 72 and 119 miles respectively. There are main line railway stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie, and the M74/M6 motorway network is accessible at Gretna. The Port of Cairnryan is just over 36 miles from Bargrennan and two ferry operators run passenger and freight services to both Larne & Belfast. DIRECTIONS From Newton Stewart take the A714 for approximately 8.2 miles, just as you cross the bridge you will see gate opening to The Old Hall on the left hand side of the road.POST CODE DG8 6RN WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: headlines.solving.carefully