Brigton is a hidden gem, presenting the opportunity to own a small farm which is suitable for equestrian use, a small flock of sheep or other livestock. The three holiday cottages, named after the rivers nearby, also provide an …
Brigton is a hidden gem, presenting the opportunity to own a small farm which is suitable for equestrian use, a small flock of sheep or other livestock. The three holiday cottages, named after the rivers nearby, also provide an income, making this escape to the country a viable option for those looking to distance themselves from a hectic lifestyle. The traditional Galloway stone farmhouse has been a family home for a number of years and there are many happy memories packed within these walls. The farmhouse kitchen opens through to a conservatory, with fitted cupboards and an extra sink & drainer and fridge freezer hidden within, there is also space and plumbing for a washing machine. In the Kitchen, cooking facilities are provided by a Leisure 5 ring electric cooker. The hall opens to a walk in linen store, ideal, for the holiday cottage clean laundry, and to a Bathroom/Shower Room and Cloakroom area. The Master Bedroom and Sitting Room, also on the ground floor, overlook the well maintained garden, with a wood burning stove in the Sitting Room for extra warmth on the cooler evenings.
The first floor landing opens to an Attic Room, four narrow steep steps lead to a floored space with two Velux windows, which is currently in use as an office. The top landing opens to two bedrooms, with dormer windows and coombe ceilings, and a row of fitted cupboards.
There is a Utility Room/Outside storage room in the outbuildings directly opposite the farmhouse, plus a fully fitted Workshop.
The Stable Block, with four individual stables and Tack Room are next to the former riding arena, which could be reinstated if required. There is also a small paddock beside the farmhouse which currently has two small hen houses and a number of free range hens, which will relocate with the vendors.
Brigton is situated in a secluded area of natural beauty, just 3 miles from Glentrool, at the heart of the Galloway Forest Park. The Water of Minnoch and River Cree form around two thirds of the boundary, the remainder is woodland. Glentrool is the nearest small village, a historical village famous for The Battle of Glen Trool in 1307, Bruce’s Stone commemorates King Robert Bruce’s victory, and is situated high above the northern shore of Loch Trool. Glentrool Visitor Centre offers a wide range of activities for mountain biking and walking on designated routes.
The area is also part of the Dark Sky Park, and is a wonderful place to enjoy the night sky, in one of the least light polluted areas in the UK, and the only Gold Tier park in Britain.
Newton Stewart is the nearest larger town with a wider range of shops including two supermarkets, offices, leisure centre, primary schools, cinema and a secondary school.
The communications to the area are good, with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick 40 miles north, and also Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports 74 and 118 miles respectively. There is a main line railway stations in Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway network is accessible at Gretna.
Brigton Farmhouse is a traditional stone built farmhouse under a slated roof. The accommodation over two floors comprises:
Entrance Vestibule, Kitchen, Conservatory, Linen Store, Bathroom, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Sitting Room.
Attic Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3.
The garden is mainly laid to lawn, to the front and side of the property, where there is a pond, patio and barbeque area, two greenhouses, a number of raised beds, a small tin shed for garden tools, and a compost heap, as well as a range of mature shrubs and trees. There is a further greenhouse on the patio area adjacent to the Conservatory.
L-shaped Pole Barn (21.39m x 6.00m and 5.65m x 4.23m)
Brigton has a versatile L-shaped Pole Barn that is currently used for storage and sheep work. The buildings lie to the east of the farmhouse and features concrete floor, box profile roof, with Yorkshire board and block sides. The building could be used for a multitude of purposes.
Of stone construction under a pitched roof with four individual stables (3.5m x 3m) plus a Tack Room.
Brigton pasture, rough grazings and woodland extend to approximately 44 acres. The ring fenced unit comprises both permanent pasture and rough grazing which currently supports a small flock of sheep. Previously, the land has supported an equestrian enterprise and along with the stables and pole barn, would be well suited to fulfilling this again. The land is classified as predominantly Grade 5(2), with smaller areas of Grade 6(2) by the James Hutton Institute. The land rises from approximately 25m to 50m above sea level at its highest point. The farmhouse and the steading lie in the centre of the property, which allows for easy access to fields and greater security.
N.B. The Site Plan has been drawn with reference to the 1945 hand drawn Title Plan. The boundaries as drawn on own Site Plan attempt to replicate this 1982 Title, but the Site Plan is not to be considered as Title.
‘Brigton But n Bens’ are very popular with those looking for a short term country retreat, a base for those who enjoy exploring the Galloway Hills and the surrounding area. The Cottages, formed from a barn conversion, include Cree Cottage and Minnoch Cottage, identical twin bedroom holiday cottages and Trool Cottage, a single bedroom – all three cottages have a Shower Room and open plan Kitchen/Sitting Room.