Keepers Cottage, was formerly a game keepers bothy/cottage has been carefully extended over the years and now forms a spacious country cottage surrounded by open countryside in a stunning rural area. Double doors open out on to a first floor …
Keeper’s Cottage, was formerly a game keeper’s bothy/cottage has been carefully extended over the years and now forms a spacious country cottage surrounded by open countryside in a stunning rural area. Double doors open out on to a first floor balcony from the Master Bedroom, with views of rolling farmland and Luce Bay can be seen in the distance. A slate fireplace currently has an electric fire set in, but the original fittings have been kept to return this to an open coal fire. A wood burning stove gives the Kitchen a cosy feel, there is space for dining in the Kitchen, with the Conservatory offering additional space for both relaxing and dining. The integral garage would make an ideal workshop or craft area, with power, light and running water. The property sits under a slate roof, has gas central heating and is double glazed throughout. The layout could be reconfigured to add a third bedroom if required by converting the Dining Room. This property would make a lovely family home, or wonderful holiday home to escape to.
Keeper’s Cottage, sits in a quiet location close to the village of Glenluce and less than half a mile from Whitefield Loch. Glenluce has a primary school, doctor’s surgery, shop, church, gym, park with skate park and a wonderful community spirit, common in small rural villages. Whitefield Loch is a stunning loch maintained by Glenluce Angling and Conservation Association and is a very popular place to fish, with a natural stock of pike and perch. The Loch also has a bird hide where you can sit and watch a wide variety of birds on the Loch, and on feeders outside the hide all year round. The nearby towns of Stranraer and Newton Stewart both have secondary schools, leisure centres and a wide range of shops, supermarkets and amenities. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, around 19 miles by road, 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 Glenwhan 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 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 other rivers and lochs. Water sports are also available on the Solway coast. There are several golf courses within a short drive of the property, Wigtownshire County Golf Club near Glenluce, Dunskey Golf Club in Portpatrick and St Medan Golf Club, Monreith, to name but a few. In addition, the famous Turnberry Golf Course is 46 miles north west, on the Ayrshire Coast. For horse enthusiasts there are numerous livery stables and riding centres within Wigtownshire, where events are held regularly.
Communications to the area are 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 17 miles from the property. The international airports of Prestwick and Glasgow are approximately 64 miles and 98 miles from Keeper’s Cottage respectively. There is a good bus service in the area and trains operate from stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie.