Old Kirkmaiden House
Built in 1837, Old Kirkmaiden House stands proud at the end of the private driveway, looking out over Luce Bay and the coastline beyond. The former Manse sits under a slate roof and sash and case …
Old Kirkmaiden House
Built in 1837, Old Kirkmaiden House stands proud at the end of the private driveway, looking out over Luce Bay and the coastline beyond. The former Manse sits under a slate roof and sash and case windows throughout, with the exception of the kitchen window.
The two storey property has been sympathetically refurbished and restored, many of the period features of this historic building have been retained ensuring the character remains. There are open fires in three of the four reception rooms, the exception being the morning room, a family room which has a wood burning stove, situated on a hearth above the original quarry tiled floor. The kitchen has been updated with a range of bespoke Charles Yorke kitchen floor and wall units, fitted below the Douglas Fir beams in the vaulted ceiling. With solid granite worktops, a well equipped kitchen with an integrated Miele double oven, grill and plate warming drawer, cooker hood, induction hob, dishwasher and washing machine, there is also a walk in fridge with an abundance of space. The study has a range of fitted Neville Johnson furniture, including bookcases, desk and work station, which will remain in situ. Superfast broadband provides the ability to work from home with ease.
We understand at the heart of Old Kirkmaiden House stands the longest self-suspending staircase in Dumfries and Galloway, leading to the top floors, with four bedrooms and a bathroom including the en-suite master bedroom, which previously served as a small marriage ceremony room, when the property served as a manse. There are a further two bedrooms on the second floor, a bathroom, shower room and walk in cupboard, where the water tank is situated. The views of the surrounding countryside and sea are breathtaking from the first and second floor.
Stables Cottage was originally built as a stable block and converted to a residential property circa 1990 and extended in more recent years to form a spacious three bedroom property with a sitting room and master bedroom suite, which open out to the beautiful gardens behind the property. The kitchen has a range of fitted wall and floor cupboards, a Brittania gas range cooker and boiler for the LPG gas central heating. The spacious dining room has an open fire and double doors open through to the sitting room behind, with a log burning stove, set in to a red brick corner fireplace and looking out over the beautiful garden grounds. The adjoining garage and store behind provide useful storage space for logs and garden equipment.
NB. A further 10.5 acres of land is available to purchase by separate negotiation.
Old Kirkmaiden House and Stables Cottage are situated in a quiet rural location, a short distance from the small hamlet, Kirkmaiden and approximately 1.5 miles from the village of Drummore. Drummore is the most southerly village in Scotland and on route to the Mull of Galloway, a quiet coastal village with a shop & post office, primary school, church, Doctors Surgery ( Mull of Galloway Medical Practice), café and direct access to the beach. Fishing boats still go out from the harbour and leisure boats frequent the Bay. Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland’s most exotic gardens is approximately 5 miles north of the property, a variety of tropical plants flourish here in the warmer climate, a result of the Gulf Stream prevalent in this part of the region
Stranraer is the nearest town providing a wider range of shops, supermarkets, offices, a leisure centre, primary schools and a secondary school.
Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, with ferries to Northern Ireland at nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries to the east. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 93 miles east.
Old Kirkmaiden House
Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Study, Morning Room, Kitchen, WC.
First Floor: Master Bedroom en-suite, Bedroom2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bathroom
Second Floor: Bedroom 5, Bathroom, Bedroom 6, Shower Room
Stables Cottage Entrance Vestibule, WC, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Garden Room, Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Master Bedroom en-suite and Dressing Room
GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)
The horseshoe drive sweeps to a large parking area in front of both properties, which is sheltered on one side by a bank of bamboo, just one of the a number of tropical plants which thrive in the warmer climate, including: eucalyptus tree, New Zealand mountain palms, a number of cordyline and some more native species including an oak tree, sycamore trees and a number of mature shrubs. The principle garden space is beautifully maintained and enclosed within a stone wall, mainly laid to lawn and complimented with planted flower beds. The land out with the garden wall is also well maintained, it is mainly laid to lawn and extends to the field boundaries on either side.