Barnboard Mill sits around 5.5 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas. Castle Douglas, which is known as Dumfries & Galloways Food Town, has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and …
Barnboard Mill sits around 5.5 miles from the market town of Castle Douglas. Castle Douglas, which is known as Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town, has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services, golf course and a livestock market, as well as primary and secondary schools.
Kirkcudbright, around 8 miles away, is known as The Artists’ Town, which has a range of festivities and events throughout the year including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz festival, and a popular farmers market. Services include two small supermarkets, independent shops, art gallery, vets and swimming pool, as well as a primary and secondary school complex
The regional capital of Dumfries has a broader range of high street shops, supermarkets and services, as well as a major hospital, and the Crichton Campus, which is home to the southern campuses of both the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland.
The south west of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of its sporting and recreational pursuits. As well as walking in the nearby Galloway hills, and sailing and sea angling on the Solway, the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for both salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. There are several golf courses within a short drive and the area offers numerous opportunities for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as the more arduous mountain bike centres of the Seven Stanes, which include the nearby routes at Dalbeattie, Kirrroughtree and Mabie. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits of water skiing, sailing, fishing and many others. The Galloway Activity Centre based on the Loch offers a variety of water sport courses.
The communications to the area are good, with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick 56 miles north, and also Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports 90 and 118 miles respectively. There are main line railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway network is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie.
Barnboard Mill and Cottage sit in an idyllic rural spot which has a mill lade running through the grounds. The house was extended and renovated in the early 1990’s, when the steading building was also converted to a three bedroom cottage with garage. The house is a warm and welcoming space with a good sized kitchen with an open plan dining area and an oil fired Rayburn. Supporting this is a large back kitchen/utility room with a useful shower room. The sitting room is a cosy space with built in bookshelves and a woodburning stove. A downstairs bedroom could serve as an additional living space or study if desired. Upstairs, 2 further bedrooms, a bathroom and a versatile workroom/bedroom complete the accommodation.
The cottage is a very attractive conversion with an open plan kitchen and dining space off the hallway, a pretty sitting room with patio doors to the garden, bathroom and separate WC, and 3 bedrooms. A garage sits adjoining the end of the cottage.
The generous grounds include a large courtyard with ample parking for both dwellings, mature gardens, and an 11 acre grazing field.
The property would be ideal for those seeking a rural home with an additional dwelling to either let out as holiday accommodation or to have older generation relatives living independently but close by. The field could either be used for a small number of livestock or let on a grazing licence.
Ground Floor: Sun porch. Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Bedroom 4. Kitchen and Dining. Utility Room. Shower Room
First Floor: 2 Bedrooms. Workroom/Bedroom. Bathroom
Ground Floor: Sitting Room. Kitchen. 3 Bedrooms. Bathroom. Separate WC.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
From the entrance over a cattle grid, the tarmac driveway sweeps up through the front garden following the mill lade and then onwards towards the house, ending in the large courtyard to the rear. Attractive plantings of small shrubs sit to one side and the rear. To the front of the house there is a sloping bed of small shrubs and alpines. The rest of the front garden is laid to grass, with mature trees and shrubs. Behind the courtyard is a well laid out vegetable and fruit garden plus drying green and small pond, along with a number of sheds and stores. To the rear of the cottage is a small enclosed garden of lawn and patio.
Pedestrian access to the 11 acre field is from a small gate in the front garden just at the top of the driveway, with a full size gate opening from the public road.