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Muirfad Farmhouse

Palnure, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 7BA

Offers Over £330,000


  • OFFER UNDER CONSIDERATION**

  • A substantial rural property at the foot of the Galloway Hills with views of the surrounding countryside.

  • Four Reception Rooms. Four Bedrooms. Sun Room

  • Garage/Workshop. Biomass Boiler/Solar Panels. Garden. Stables. Paddock

  • Acreage 1.28 acres (0.52 hectares).

SITUATION
Muirfad Farmhouse is situated adjacent to the A75 just over three miles from the market town of Newton Stewart. The property is currently a Bed & Breakfast and the close proximity to the Galloway Hills, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre and …

SITUATION
Muirfad Farmhouse is situated adjacent to the A75 just over three miles from the market town of Newton Stewart. The property is currently a Bed & Breakfast and the close proximity to the Galloway Hills, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre and Scotland’s Book town Wigtown, provides a steady flow of visitors. Newton Stewart offers a wide range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and three supermarkets. Wigtown, approximately 10 miles from Muirfad Farmhouse, holds an annual Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town.


DESCRIPTION
Muirfad Farmhouse is a charming property which has the potential to be run as a small business, offering the opportunity to work from home in the country. The four reception rooms and four bedrooms provide space for a family to flourish or guests to enjoy along with the large open space outdoors in the form of the garden/paddock. Both the Sitting Room and Dining Room have log burning stoves for cosy evenings and the Sun Room filled with an abundance of natural light makes the most of good weather, providing views of the well maintained garden and pond. Three of the four Bedrooms are en-suite and the fourth bedroom has a separate Shower Room opposite.
The Utility Room/ Conservatory provides an extension of the Kitchen, with a sink, worktop and space and plumbing for white goods.

The running costs have been greatly reduced by the installation of a Grant Spira 9-36KW condensing biomass boiler, fed by wood pellets, which provides a quarterly income from RHI payments, which will continue for the next two years. Solar panels, sixteen in total, on the Garage and Shed roof also reduce running costs and provide a small quarterly FIT payment. A further single solar panel situated on the roof of the farmhouse is used to increase the water temperature, reducing the time and energy required to heat hot water. The biomass boiler and wood pellets are housed in purpose built storage sheds at the rear of the property. There is also a wood store, wooden garden shed and temporary storage unit with double doors.

GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
The Living Room/Study opens out to a walled garden with lawn, patio with dining area, gravel paths and a pond, amongst an array of mature shrubs and l trees, providing both shelter and privacy. Behind the walled garden two greenhouses and a Polly tunnel, raised beds and a vegetable patch provide the perfect area for bringing on and growing both plants and vegetables. A herb garden and fruit cage are useful additions to the garden, providing self-sufficiency with the provision of home grown food for both family and guests.

An agricultural gate opens out to the paddock, planted with a few young trees and a number of colourful borders around the edge, hedge and ranch fencing provide the roadside boundary.

STABLES (3.61m x 3.28m & 3.42m)
Block built with a ¾ height dividing wall, pitched corrugated roof and concrete floor.

GARAGE (5.45m x 3.24m)
Of wooden construction with power and lights. Double doors open to a garage suitable for a car, which opens directly in to the Workshop at the back, shelved for tools and equipment. A small shed opens alongside the Workshop, currently used to store bikes belonging to overnight guests.

SHED (4.78m x 2.81m)
With two sets of double doors, power and lights. Used for storage and houses the controls for the solar panels.