The Isle of Whithorn is one of the most southerly villages and seaports in Scotland, lying on the coast north east of Burrow Head, about three and a half miles from Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. It is one of …
The Isle of Whithorn is one of the most southerly villages and seaports in Scotland, lying on the coast north east of Burrow Head, about three and a half miles from Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway. It is one of Galloway’s busiest small harbours with local and Isle of Man fishing boats regularly landing catches of seafood such as scallops, lobsters and crabs. There are mooring facilities for visiting yachts and a purpose built slip way. ‘The Isle’, as it is known by locals, has a hotel/restaurant and modern tearoom and hall. The village is the location of the long ruined 13th century Saint Ninian’s Chapel, previously a chapel linked to Whithorn Priory and a stopping off point for pilgrims landing on Isle Head and making their way to Whithorn, a small town and Royal Burgh.Whithorn is famous as the ‘Cradle of Christianity in Scotland’, being the place St Ninian arrived at some time in the AD390’s after studying in Rome, and built the first Christian church in Scotland. Whithorn itself is an attractive village with local amenities including grocers, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, and doctors’ surgery. Interest has increased in the village following the construction of an Iron Age roundhouse which portrays how people in Galloway lived in the fifth century BC. Newton Stewart, approximately 21 miles north, offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and two supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, around 15 miles north, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafés, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town.
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, Castle Kennedy Gardens and Threave Garden. 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 and the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. Water sports are also available on the Solway coast. There are several golf courses within a short drive of the property, St Medan Golf Club, Wigtown and Bladnoch Golf Club and Wigtownshire County Golf Club to name but a few, in addition the famous Turnberry Golf Course is 26 miles North West, on the Ayrshire Coast. For horse enthusiasts there are numerous livery stables and riding centres within Wigtownshire and events are held regularly.
Communications to the area are very good with the A75 trunk road providing access from the south via the M6, A74 and M74. Ferry links to Northern Ireland run from Cairnryan, which is approximately 37 miles from the property. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow are approximately 72 miles and 104 miles from Rosen Hallas respectively. There is a good bus service in the area and trains operate from stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie.
Rosen Hallas is a wonderful two bedroom bungalow in Rosie’s Brae, a quiet cul de sac situated in an elevated position, above the Isle of Whithorn. An extended area of the Sitting Room with a sliding door and windows on three sides is the perfect place to admire the views, which range from the Solway Firth, surrounding countryside, the village and harbour, and beyond to the sea. The door opens out on to a patio area, which extends the full length of the property.
From the road the driveway slopes down towards the bungalow to a gravel parking area with space for more than one vehicle. The deceptively spacious bungalow has a garage which can be accessed from the Utility Room, increasing the overall size of the property, with space for a vehicle and ample storage room for garden tools and equipment.
Rosen Hallas sits under a tiled roof, with the exception of the Utility Room and W.C. and Garage, which form an extension and sit under a flat roof. The property is double glazed throughout with heating provided by night storage heaters and electric wall panels. This property would be ideal for a couple or small family, it would also make a wonderful holiday home or second home by the sea.