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The Cottage

Monreith, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9LJ

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SITUATION The Cottage is situated on the Main Street in Monreith, a small coastal village, just over two miles from the harbour village of Port William. The area is safe for swimming, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and …

SITUATION The Cottage is situated on the Main Street in Monreith, a small coastal village, just over two miles from the harbour village of Port William. The area is safe for swimming, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and sea fishing is also possible. Just on the edge of Monreith, at St Medan Golf Club, a bronze statue of an otter stands on a rock overlooking Luce Bay, a memorial to the famous author Gavin Maxwell who wrote the book ‘Ring of Brightwater’ which tells how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. Primary Schools, village shops and GP’s surgeries are close by in the villages of Port William and Whithorn and the nearest secondary school is the Douglas Ewart in Newton Stewart. Newton Stewart, the nearby market town, provides a more extensive range of services including secondary schooling, leisure and sporting facilities, banks, supermarkets, a variety of shops and professional services.

DESCRIPTION
The Cottage is a cosy country retreat within walking distance of Monreith Bay, a bolt hole away from a busy life or holiday home in the country. The exposed beams in the double aspect Sitting Room and Clearview stove enhance the country cottage ambiance, this compact property has everything you need. The Cottage sits under a slate roof and is double glazed throughout. Oil fired central heating is powered by a Worcester Bosch combi boiler which also powers the shower. A lane across the road from The Cottage leads down to Monreith Bay, a large sandy beach with views across Luce Bay to the Mull of Galloway and across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.

GARDEN
Concrete steps lead up to a surprisingly large private garden, mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and borders. A paving stone path leads to the back of the garden and a stepping stone paved path brings you back to The Cottage from the Summer House. There is a small patio directly in front of the summer house and a small lean to wooden shed behind the Summer House, ideal for storing garden tools and equipment. A coal bunker 1.6m x 1m provides storage for wood for the stove.

SUMMER HOUSE (3m x 2.6m)
Wooden, with double front doors, two side windows and a pitched felt roof.