Riverview Park is a private development of timber log houses overlooking the village of Kippford. Kippford is perennially popular, featuring two inns (serving meals and local ales), the RYA award-winning Solway Sailing Club, a cafe/gift shop, village hall, an …
Riverview Park is a private development of timber log houses overlooking the village of Kippford. Kippford is perennially popular, featuring two inns (serving meals and local ales), the RYA award-winning Solway Sailing Club, a cafe/gift shop, village hall, an RNLI station, 9 hole golf course with tea room, and a pottery. The small village of Colvend, just 2.5 miles along the A710, is home to an excellent village store, cafe, and the highest-rated primary school along the Solway Coast. A couple of miles along the coast is Sandyhills, which has one of the best sandy beaches locally, and is home to the 18 hole Colvend golf course. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a useful range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, veterinary services, primary and secondary schools, health centre, solicitors, and a park. Castle Douglas, a market town known as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town, has in addition, many independent retailers, a thriving livestock market, and an eighteen hole golf course. The regional capital, Dumfries, (around 18 miles east) provides a wider range of services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The town, once the home of the National Bard and Ploughman Poet Rabbie Burns, is now home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.
The log houses are constructed of 6” thick Eastern White Pine logs from the USA, with 6” of spray insulation on the inside. They are very economical to run. The roof has nearly 10” of insulation. The triple glazed windows are from Austria and have a bonded aluminium finish on the outside, which never needs painted. There are 20 solar panels on the roof. Underfloor heating is powered by a ground source heat pump with boreholes reaching a depth of 125 metres. Each log house benefits from mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MHVR), which takes hot damp air from the kitchen and the bathrooms, passes it through a heat exchanger which recovers the heat, using it to pre-heat fresh incoming air and then circulates it to each room. Thus the whole house is filled with warm, dry fresh air. In addition to these cost reducing eco measures, the water for all the WC’s comes from a rainwater harvesting tank.
Entering through the Hall, you are led into the ‘Great Room’ which is over 30 metres square and has pine lined walls and a full height cathedral ceiling with floor to ceiling windows which fill the space with light and give wonderful views over the Urr. To one side is the Master Bedroom, which has en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower, and has French doors leading to a patio. A further ground floor Bedroom is accessed from the Hall, and has a door to the Shower Room/Cloakroom, which can also be accessed from opposite the front door.
From the Hall, a door to the right leads into the spacious Kitchen/Dining Area, which has high quality built in appliances including induction hob, oven, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, and boiling water tap. From the Dining Area, French doors lead out to another patio.
Upstairs, there are two spacious en-suite Bedrooms, both looking out towards the estuary. All en-suites are completed to a high specification featuring back-to-wall WC’s, baths and infinity shower trays.
Ground Floor: Hall. Living Room (or Great Room). Bedroom 1. Shower Room/Cloakroom. Master Bedroom Suite. Kitchen/Dining Area.
First Floor: 2 en suite Bedrooms