Blackyett Cottage is situated in a rural location, part of a small commuter settlement, but near to many small villages including Ecclefechan, Kirtlebridge and Kirkpatrick Fleming, which offer a small range of services. Lockerbie provides a full range of …
Blackyett Cottage is situated in a rural location, part of a small commuter settlement, but near to many small villages including Ecclefechan, Kirtlebridge and Kirkpatrick Fleming, which offer a small range of services. Lockerbie provides a full range of services to the local community including schooling, local shops, supermarket, chemist, banks, hotels and a post office. The property is ideally situated for easy access to several towns, Lockerbie being one but also a short distance to Annan and Gretna. Dumfries and Carlisle provide a wider range of services.
The M74 motorway (Junction 20) is some 2.5 miles distant, whilst the main line railway station in Carlisle is some 15 miles distant. The fastest train to London Euston takes approximately 3 ½ hours. There is also a railway station in Lockerbie, with direct services to Glasgow and Edinburgh taking approximately1hr. The airports of Edinburgh (87 miles), Glasgow (88 miles) and Newcastle (68 miles) are all within a two hour drive.
The area is renowned for its mild climate and beautiful scenery, and keen gardeners can grow a wide variety of plants, shrubs and trees in the rich soils. The area offers a wealth of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast. There are excellent hill walking and riding opportunities in the area, as well as mountain biking at the Seven Stanes mountain bike centres of Ae, Newcastleton and Dalbeattie. Salmon and sea trout fishing is available on the nearby Rivers Nith, Annan and Border Esk, as well as trout fishing on Dumfriesshire’s numerous lochs and rivers. There is some spectacular driven and walked up shooting available on the local estates, as well as wild fowling on the nearby Solway coast. Equestrian pursuits are popular in the area, and there are several riding schools providing lessons and livery, with lots of opportunity to hack out in the proximity of Blackyett Cottage itself.
Blackyett Cottage is a delightful rural cottage near to the village of Kirtlebridge. The cottage presents beautifully and has been immaculately maintained by the current owners. Benefitting from spacious grounds extending to 3.98 acres, range of outbuildings and an extensive paddock to the rear.
Of traditional sandstone construction the cottage provides comfortable, spacious accommodation on one level and benefits from many key features, most notably: oil fired central heating, double glazing throughout, modern fitted bathroom, wood burning stove, solid oak internal doors and engineered wooden flooring throughout the main circulation spaces and reception rooms. The large kitchen / dining area provides the ‘hub’ of the home offering large sociable entertaining space with the feature oil fired aga, modern fitted floor & wall kitchen units and recently replaced integrated appliances. Cosy Living room with wood burning stove provides the ideal space to relax. Three double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobe space providing the balance for spacious bedrooms together with reception/entertaining space.
The property offers fantastic outdoor space and outbuildings together with a very attractive cottage – ideal for the equestrian enthusiast or those seeking that lifestyle property.