36 George Street and 38-40 George Street, category C Listed buildings, were previously one large two storey property, an archway still remains in the first floor landing of number 36, a reminder of former grandeur. Both properties have retained numerous …
36 George Street and 38-40 George Street, category C Listed buildings, were previously one large two storey property, an archway still remains in the first floor landing of number 36, a reminder of former grandeur. Both properties have retained numerous original features, high ceilings, cornicing, ceiling roses, picture rails and sash & case windows which help to preserve the character of the buildings. A combination of both residential and commercial offer great flexibility, an upstairs Sitting Room in Number 36 could easily become a large front Bedroom. Both properties sit under a slate roof, number 36 has oil fired central heating and 38-40 has electric heaters. The flat (Number 38) above the shop is currently let out as holiday accommodation. Number 38-40 could be converted back to a dwelling house, with the appropriate planning consents.
36 and 38-40 George Street are situated on the main street, which flows through the Royal Burgh of Whithorn. Whithorn is known as the ‘Cradle of Christianity in Scotland’, being the place St Ninian arrived at in the AD390’s after studying in Rome, and built the first Christian church in Scotland. Whithorn is an attractive village with local amenities including grocers, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, doctors’ surgery and garage providing both repairs and fuel. Historic 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. The Isle of Whithorn, just over three miles from Whithorn, has 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. Newton Stewart, approximately 17 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 10 miles north, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town.
The garden, bursting with colour in the summer, stretches out behind the property down to the timber garage at end of the plot. The properties can be accessed from Kings Road, allowing off street parking. The garden has been well maintained and landscaped with decking, a pergola, paths, hexagonal gazebo, borders, raised beds, lawn, a patio and fruit trees. The Greenhouse and Potting Shed ensure gardening is possible whatever the weather, the Potting Shed has a sink and separate WC. An open burn flows beneath Number 40, forming the boundary between this property and the neighbouring property.