Glenlochar Farmhouse offers a detached riverside property with paddock and outbuildings in a desirable location. The farmhouse of solid stone construction, dates back to the 1870s and presents well. Offering three bedrooms together with a living room with wood …
Glenlochar Farmhouse offers a detached riverside property with paddock and outbuildings in a desirable location. The farmhouse of solid stone construction, dates back to the 1870s and presents well. Offering three bedrooms together with a living room with wood burning stove and modern fitted kitchen/dining area with breakfast bar. The property further benefits from oil central heating and UPVC full double glazing throughout. Huge potential exists to further develop the farmhouse into the adjoining outbuilding, which is currently in a derelict state. This could create a much larger property and further opportunity to take greater advantage of the stunning location looking over the River Dee/Ken and Glenlochar barrage. (Any building works would be subject to planning consents being obtained). Externally the property benefits from a range of outbuildings with a sizeable workshop and adjoining store. To the North a large enclosed paddock with alternative field access point. Glenlochar Farmhouse has the fishing rights along the extent of the boundary on the bank of the River. A rare opportunity to purchase an attractive package with great potential to further develop in a stunning riverside setting.
Entrance Hall. Living Room. Kitchen/Dining. Shower Room.
Bedroom 1 with walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 2. W.C. Bedroom 3.
Workshop (L-shaped) – 10.6m x 5.6m integral store measuring 2.4m x 2.3m within.
Store – 3.9m x 5.6m
Log Store – 5m x 10.6m
Store – 5.1m x 2.7m
Boathouse with lean to store. (Timber construction)
**Outbuilding Adjoining House. Footprint 7.3m x 4.6m approx. Roof has collapsed and should not be entered. Potential to redevelop and combine with existing property footprint subject to planning consents being obtained**
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
The house occupies a large site extending to approximately 1.75 acres or thereby. Lawned and planted private gardens are situated to the front bordering the minor public road including a stone chip surfaced garden with pond immediately to the front of the house. A hard-core surfaced private driveway along the south boundary leads to a large stone chip surfaced parking area to the rear of the house and outbuildings with grassed areas to the east bordering the banks of Loch Ken over which the house enjoys an open outlook. A further large fenced paddock is situated to the north, also bordering the banks of Loch Ken, and with an additional access onto the minor public road.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas has a good range of shops, supermarkets, and other services, and is designated Dumfries & Galloways Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 20 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.
The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting, stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the 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. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. 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 50 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 54 miles to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are 88 and 100 miles respectively. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stenna Link from Cairnryan 58 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.