Barclye Cottage is situated within walking distance of the RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, the largest area of ancient woodland in southern Scotland, looking down towards the River Cree. This idyllic property sits in an elevated position, enhancing …
Barclye Cottage is situated within walking distance of the RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, the largest area of ancient woodland in southern Scotland, looking down towards the River Cree. This idyllic property sits in an elevated position, enhancing the view from the Conservatory, which extends to the full length of Barclye Cottage. The nearest town is Newton Stewart, offering a wide range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, primary schools, a secondary school plus two supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, approximately ten miles from Barclye Cottage, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town. Access to Barclye Cottage is via a right of access which runs between one separate cottage and Barclye Farm. Barclye Farm is no longer a working farm, it is owned by the RSPB.
As you approach Barclye Cottage a recently built wooden bridge takes you across the burn to this charming traditional whinstone cottage. You are immediately drawn to the front of the property, with stunning views over the surrounding countryside where the River Cree meanders by. The front door opens in to a bright open hallway, where wooden latch style doors open in to every room. The Sitting Room on the left has a large stone fireplace with a Hergom wood burning stove, creating a warm and cosy ambiance. The Sitting Room opens in to the Conservatory, with 180 degree views of the surrounding area and garden birds, including nuthatches, blue tits, and coal tits to name but a few, as they feed at the feeding station. As well as the abundance of wildlife around the Cottage, the Wood of Cree is also famous for its amazing covering of bluebells in the spring.
The Kitchen benefits from both a Beko electric cooker and Esse Range cooker, which also heats the hot water and parts of the house. The Esse cooker currently heats radiators in the Conservatory and Shower Room, and pipe work is already in place in the loft to add Bedroom and Sitting Room radiators if desired. The back door opens in to two small Utility Areas with space and plumbing for white goods.
Barclye Cottage sits under a slate roof and is double glazed throughout.
The property is currently part of a very successful holiday let business, but would also make a wonderful family home in a beautiful and peaceful part of Wigtownshire.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a gravel area for parking and around the cottage. An area of grass with granite steps leads down to the road, in front of the Conservatory. Outside storage is provided for wood for the wood burning stove. A burn runs alongside Barclye Cottage and continues to where it joins the River Cree.