Gatehouse of Fleet lies within the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area and is surrounded by ancient woods and hills. The northern coastline of the Solway Firth is renowned for its mild climate beneficial to the many botanic gardens in …
Gatehouse of Fleet lies within the Fleet Valley National Scenic Area and is surrounded by ancient woods and hills. The northern coastline of the Solway Firth is renowned for its mild climate beneficial to the many botanic gardens in the area and picturesque beaches within close proximity to Gatehouse at Sandgreen and Mossyard.
Gatehouse is seen as a popular tourist destination but there is a keen sense of community within the town with a cricket club, football club, bowling club, tennis club and nine hole golf course not for the faint hearted. There is sailing and sea angling on the Solway as well as other water sports, the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing.
The town also hosts an annual Summer Gala and Midsummer Music festival. Locally Wigtown book festival has been running for over 15 years and won numerous awards.
Gatehouse provides a primary school, doctor’s surgery, community centre, hotels and pubs as well as local amenities with a post office, chemist, coffee shops and two small supermarkets. A wider range of services can be found in the surrounding towns of Kirkcudbright also known as Scotland’s Artist Town, with its blue flag marina, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a major hospital, leisure complex, a range of high street shops, retail parks and large supermarkets.
Gatehouse of Fleet is also famous for its varied wildlife, with the Galloway Red Kite Trail is in close proximity set in lovely scenery and a great attraction for walkers and cyclists. The nearby Galloway Forest Park spans 777 km2 of forested glens, lochs with an outstanding variety of wildlife, including red squirrels, fallow deer and a variety of birds of prey. The forest park was the first in the UK to be awarded with “Dark Sky Park status” in 2009 by the International Dark Sky Association.
There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 65 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 113 and 116 miles respectively. There is a mainline Railway Station in Dumfries and the M74 Motorway network is 55 miles to the east.
Shelterstone is a beautifully appointed architect designed family home in a peaceful woodland location. On approach, the property has a distinctive and unique appearance with a striking Cedar clad exterior, together with beautifully presented grounds – the property offers genuine kerb appeal.Well positioned within the site, the property is built in an L shaped design so that every room makes good use of sunshine throughout the day. A raised decking area (accessed from garden room and/or living room) provides the perfect place to relax and unwind or entertain family and friends.Internally, Shelterstone presents immaculately; the entrance hallway opens to an extensive open plan Kitchen/Dining area leading to the large living room, which provides the central social hub of the home. With multi aspect floor to ceiling glazing to the front and rear of the property it enjoys a flood of natural light through much of the day, and a large wood burning stove provides warmth for those cooler Autumn/Winter evenings. The open plan space is further enhanced by maple wood flooring throughout, aesthetically pleasing but also practical for the higher traffic areas. The kitchen offers a range of modern fitted floor and wall units with solid beech worktop and breakfast bar, including a fitted Bosch induction hob, Neff extractor and Bosch fan-assisted oven. The master bedroom suite with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, combined with triple aspect windows with integrated blinds overlooking the garden, creates a beautifully spacious area to relax in.The property benefits from roof-mounted solar panels linked to a feed in tariff with 15 years remaining. This provides an annual payment of between £1500 - £1800 per annum. Shelterstone offers exceptional quality throughout and represents a superb example of a property in true walk-in condition in a prime edge of town location.
Entrance Hallway. Kitchen/Dining area. Living Room. Master Bedroom En Suite with walk in wardrobe. Study. Utility Room. Bathroom. Garden Room. Two further Bedrooms.
2 x Garden stores.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Beautifully landscaped garden grounds extending to about 1 acre in all provide peaceful surroundings in which to relax and enjoy. Approached via a sweeping tarmac driveway leading to front/side of the property, the garden is beautifully landscaped with a combination of woodland gardens, planted areas and area of lawn. The planting is mainly a variety of mature shrubs and trees including Rhododendron. The gardens provide a haven for wildlife and numerous species of garden birds. On the opposite side of the road Shelterstone also owns 0.3 acre of woodland, which is included with the sale. This was purchased to protect privacy/any further development.