Torr provides a recently renovated spacious home within the peaceful hamlet of Portling with distant views over the Solway and Lake District beyond. Torr benefits from extensive outbuildings including: large workshop, log store, garage with storage above all with …
Torr provides a recently renovated spacious home within the peaceful hamlet of Portling with distant views over the Solway and Lake District beyond. Torr benefits from extensive outbuildings including: large workshop, log store, garage with storage above all with extensive landscaped garden grounds extending to about 0.6 acres in all. The property has been fully refurbished in recent years and works completed by the current owners over the last 4 years, benefiting from a modern fitted Kitchen with Rayburn, modern fitted shower room and Bathroom, wood burning stoves to principal reception rooms, oil fired central heating which works in conjunction with the Rayburn and fully PVC double glazed throughout. An appealing family home with a traditional cottage feel, that has been tastefully decorated and finished throughout. The original cottage is believed to date from the 1850s with extension added in the 1960s and the porch most recently in 2017. The workshop provides an expansive space with log store to one side and steel roller shutter to front. The Garage has both a Utility and Shower Room/WC to the rear and fully floored storage space above. Should the buyer require, it may have potential to convert to provide annexe accommodation, subject to relevant planning consents.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Landscaped gardens extend around the property and outbuildings providing a range of differing areas including, large area of lawn, vegetable garden with greenhouse, wild flower and woodland area, external dining & external seating area. The front of the property opens out to a raised terrace area which provides access down to a lower seating area and to the front lawn. The garden is defined by a stone wall to each side. To the rear, a courtyard area provides access to the workshop/utility and garage whilst also providing ample off street parking.
Portling is a small hamlet situated one mile from Colvend on the striking Solway Coast incorporating a stony beach at Port O’ Warren. Colvend village has a well stocked village shop, tea room, a primary school, church and a village hall which hosts a variety of events such as local produce markets, a post van 3 times a week, and is on a regular bus route.
The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, nurseries, primary and secondary schools, and both dentist and doctors surgeries. The market town of Castle Douglas has local individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 69 miles north, Glasgow 101 miles and Edinburgh 103 miles.