DevorgillaSouthfield Lane, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9ES
Offers Over £115,000
- 1 reception room. 2 bedrooms
- Charming and traditional stone cottage
- Small courtyard
- Ideal first home or bolthole
SITUATION Devorgilla is situated in the heart of Scotland’s Book Town, Wigtown. Most of the year, Wigtown is a bustling little town with a great local community and many wonderful book shops for which it is perennially popular. Between the end of September and beginning of October, Wigtown hosts its internationally renowned annual book festival. The town becomes a hub of activity as people come to listen to high profile authors, visit the book shops, eat in the cafés and pop-up food establishments, and wander through the ‘Kist’ with stalls displaying work made by local artists and craftspeople. Wigtown has a primary school, church, library, market, post office, supermarket, a number smaller shops and cafés. For whisky lovers, Scotland’s southernmost distillery is situated in nearby Bladnoch.Newton Stewart is the nearest town, a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, Douglas Ewart Secondary School, a museum, leisure centre with swimming pool, three supermarkets, a post office, which offers all postal and banking services, cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Numerous local beaches offer chances for wild swimming, and other water sports including sea fishing. The Galloway Forest Park offers superb walking, mountain biking and is home to Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, where phenomenal views of the night sky can be enjoyed. Close by is Britain’s largest Local Nature Reserve at Wigtown Bay. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart, is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area.Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26 miles from Wigtown and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries 54 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 54 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 87 and 116 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 67 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 63 miles north.DESCRIPTION Devorgilla is a charming cottage tucked away at the top of a quiet lane in Wigtown. It is unique in the town for it has given its name to a book written by the current owner about creating a new life for herself in this beautiful and cultured corner of Scotland. In “ Devorgilla Days” Kathleen Hart gives her personal and inspirational insight into what living in Wigtown is like, something rarely available for any house on the market! Ideally suited to being a permanent home, as Kathleen has lovingly made it, it is also ideal as a ‘lock up and leave’ second home or a quiet retreat. The welcoming rooms are perfect accommodation for a couple or single person, with a spare room for occasional guests or to use as a study. An open fire in the sitting room supplements the electric fired central heating, providing cosiness and heart in the winter months. The compact but contemporary kitchen, laundry cupboard plumbed for a washer and a drie, and shower room give a modern feel to life in this quaint traditional cottage.Outside a small gravelled area provides space to perhaps enjoy a glass of wine on warm summer evenings, and where tubs of flowering plants could sit, creating a mini-haven for bees and butterflies.* Certain items of furniture may be available by separate negotiationACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Hall. Sitting Room. Kitchen. Shower Room.First Floor: Landing. Bedroom One. Bedroom TwoOUTSIDEA painted wooden gate leads from Southfield Lane into the enclosed courtyard at Devorgilla. This bijous space is an oasis which serves a remarkable number of purposes in relation to its size. It is somewhere to sit and enjoy refreshments and fresh air, it is a drying area, a bike storage area, a coal/log store area which is enhanced by shrubs and ornamental trees.