Littlehills Farm is a traditional stone built farmhouse with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, a range of outbuildings and a well maintained landscaped garden. The property has been renovated throughout with careful consideration, each room has been improved …
Littlehills Farm is a traditional stone built farmhouse with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, a range of outbuildings and a well maintained landscaped garden. The property has been renovated throughout with careful consideration, each room has been improved and updated, whilst retaining the character of the former farmhouse. A wood burning stove sits within a red brick fire surround in the kitchen and an electric Belling Classic range cooker, with a seven ring hob, provides cooking facilities. The utility room is in a brick built building adjacent to the farmhouse, with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, it also houses the Worcester combi boiler for the oil fired central heating and hot water, and has shelved storage space.
The living room could double up as a home office, with the second of three wood burning stoves and views over the fields to the front of the property and the sitting room, across the hallway, is a bright and spacious double aspect room, again with field views on both sides and a wood burning stove with a simple yet effective solid oak beam mantelpiece. The small sun porch which opens out to the garden has a beach hut feel, and WC/cloakroom.
The stairs lead to a half landing which opens to the family bathroom, a double aspect room with a free standing bath, double electric shower and airing cupboard, which also houses the hot water tank. The stairs continue to the first floor, with four bedrooms and a shower room.
Five years ago sixteen solar panels were installed on the roof of the outbuilding, and quarterly payments are received amounting to approximately £750 per annum.
Littlehills Farm is situated just over half a mile from the village of Kirkinner, a small rural village in Wigtownshire with a primary school, church, shop & post office, play park, village hall, tennis court and football pitch. Kilsture Forest is nearby for woodland walks and the harbour village of Garlieston and Rigg Bay are less than five miles from Littlehills Farm, ideal for coastal walks, fishing or boating activities.
Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, is just over three miles from Littlehills Farm, it is home to many bookshops and cafes and holds a ten day Book Festival annually. In addition, the famous Bladnoch Distillery is located just outside the town.
The larger town of Newton Stewart lies a short distance further. A market town on the River Cree and known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart offers a wide range of shops and offices, three primary schools, three supermarkets, health centre and a community cinema as well as a secondary school and leisure centre.
Ground Floor: Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Sun Porch, Sitting Room, Utility Room.
First Floor: Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4.
On arrival at Littlehills Farm there is a gravel parking area, with space for a number of vehicles and the garden sits slightly elevated above this. A bespoke water feature created from a former cattle trough trickles away beside a seated area and the remainder of the garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a number of planted raised beds containing both vegetables and flowers, as well as rockeries. There is also a small pond at the top of the garden and a variety of fruit bearing trees including pear and apple. The Dutch barn at the end of the garden, which belongs to the neighbouring farm, acts as a wind break providing shelter and blends in charmingly. The garden is a haven for wildlife with their being a number of regular visitors.
Steps lead down from the garden to the former byre, which is now an extensive outbuilding housing a workshop, garage and storage space. An area of this outbuilding has been converted for the purpose of alfresco dining, with it being sheltered from the wind, yet open to the sky, providing the perfect place to dine on a summer’s evening or star gaze in the winter months.
Of stone construction with pitched roof, divided in to smaller purposeful outdoor rooms, with lighting and power.
Outbuilding (20.73 x 4.31) Part roofed.
Log Stores (2m x 1.76m) & (3.2m x 2m)
Storage (4.91m x 4.4m)
Outbuilding (4.38 x 2.74)
Workshop (5.87 m x 4.38m) Contains equipment/converter for solar panels.
Garage (6.22m x 4.39m) Double doors open to car park.