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The Dhoon

Shore Road, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG6 4TL

Offers Over £550,000


  • A striking period coastal home and cottage with far reaching views across Kirkcudbright Bay towards Little Ross Island and beyond.

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms. Double Garage. Gardens.

  • Detached 2 bedroom cottage, (with lapsed planning permission for 3 bedrooms)

DESCRIPTION
In a highly desirable location, this property has had only three owners in the last 100 years. Believed to date from the mid to late 1800s The Dhoon offers a generous site with adjoining cottage benefiting from spectacular unrestricted …

DESCRIPTION
In a highly desirable location, this property has had only three owners in the last 100 years. Believed to date from the mid to late 1800s The Dhoon offers a generous site with adjoining cottage benefiting from spectacular unrestricted views of the estuary of solid stone construction under a pitched tiled roof, the extensions added are under felt flat roofs (Sunroom and Kitchen). Although the property would now benefit from modernising it offers huge potential, together with well-proportioned rooms providing a generous offering of both bedroom and entertaining space. The property offers great flexibility in its function: both house and cottage currently used by the owners as a holiday let, (not actively marketed more recently) but would also serve as a family home offering either additional income through Holiday Let from the cottage or space for family and friends to stay. The sun room offers the most stunning views up the estuary with the flat roof above offering potential to create a stunning roof terrace with a door opening from the first floor bedroom to provide access (subject to relevant permissions). Occupying an attractive private site with a wooded backdrop and uninterrupted views of the estuary, property of this type are rarely available on the open market.

SITUATION
The harbour town of Kirkcudbright, also known as Scotland’s Artists Town, is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a varying range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market runs throughout the year. The town provides a range of services including: two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, parish church, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, bank, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary school. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful river sidewalks as well as a renowned “blue-flag” marina providing excellent sailing facilities. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 29 miles distant, offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, cinema, and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses, and railway station.

A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. Numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole course in the town as well as several courses within a short driving distance, and the Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast.

Communications to the area are very good, with a regular daily bus service from the town, and railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is about 54 miles distant allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 65 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 101 and 112 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 51 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.