Quoin End is understood to have been constructed circa 1964 and is of Colt timber frame construction - with cedar shingle cladding to the external walls and built off a brick base under a pitched roof laid with shingles. Offering …
Quoin End is understood to have been constructed circa 1964 and is of Colt timber frame construction - with cedar shingle cladding to the external walls and built off a brick base under a pitched roof laid with shingles. Offering deceptively spacious accommodation the house is well laid out and suitable for full time family life or holiday use. Due to the height of the plot, the views are panoramic and far reaching across Gatehouse, countryside and dramatic hills beyond providing a stunning backdrop. Although well-presented currently, the fittings internally are on mixed modern/semi modern lines and may require some updating. The property has oil fired central heating with the Worcester boiler and radiators fitted in 2010, most recently serviced in November 2018. Full double glazing with the exception of one small single glazed window in the cloakroom. A full re-wire in 2003 and the house and roof shingles were oil treated in 2017.
Gatehouse is a small town popular with visitors and provides a primary school, hotels, cash point, chemist, doctor’s surgery, coffee shops, postal service and two small supermarkets. A wider range of services can be found in the surrounding towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.
There is sailing and sea angling on the Solway as well as other water sports, the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. The nearby harbour town of Kirkcudbright is known as Scotland’s Artist Town, and similarly to Gatehouse draws visitors to the area throughout the year, with its blue-flag awarded marina. There are also sandy, picturesque beaches within close proximity to Gatehouse at Sandgreen and Mossyard.
The nearby Galloway Hills provide good hill walking and the Galloway Forest Park is officially designated as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park giving astronomers phenomenal views of the stars due to the absence of artificial light. The area also offers numerous opportunities for cycling enthusiasts, including mountain biking on the Seven Stanes routes. Several golf courses are within a short drive, including the 9 hole course at Gatehouse of Fleet.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 65 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 113 and 116 miles respectively. There is a mainline Railway Station in Dumfries and the M74 Motorway network is 55 miles to the east.