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Kells Cottage

Mossdale, Laurieston, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG7 2NF

Offers Over £175,000


  • 1 reception room. 3 bedrooms. 2 Bathrooms.

  • Living room with wood burning stove

  • Spacious kitchen with dining area and pantry

  • Large enclosed garden

  • Rural location

  • Rural outlook and views

DESCRIPTION
Kells Cottage is a traditional double fronted cottage with accommodation over two floors which has been extended to the rear to create a recently renovated and spacious family kitchen which has a dining area. The kitchen also benefits from …

DESCRIPTION
Kells Cottage is a traditional double fronted cottage with accommodation over two floors which has been extended to the rear to create a recently renovated and spacious family kitchen which has a dining area. The kitchen also benefits from a walk-in pantry, utility area, bespoke kitchen units with a Belfast style sink and has access to the rear garden. Throughout the property many of the original features have been retained including original fire places, ornate cornicing, ceiling roses and picture rails. The sitting room features a wood burning stove which creates an inviting space to relax in. To the first floor is a spacious landing area leading to the family bathroom with walk in shower enclosure and corner bath and then the main bedroom with en-suite and the second bedroom.


SITUATION
Mossdale is a small hamlet situated on the edge of the Galloway Forest Park with a small local shop and portable post office. Situated just 3 miles from the nearby Red Kite feeding station, Mossdale is perfect dog walking and horse riding countryside. The old railway track, now a nature trail, goes 12 miles to Gatehouse of Fleet and offers full access to the Galloway Forest.
Nearby New Galloway is a peaceful village located at the northern end of Loch Ken with amenities including: the very popular Kells primary school, The CatStrand Community & Arts Theatre providing film screening, workshops and community events, Glenkens Medical Practice, tea-room and gift shop, as well as a village shop. There is a primary school in New Galloway, with nursery, primary and secondary schools in the nearby village of Dalry (about 3 miles) as well as a shop, the very popular Clachan Inn and a garage (24hr).

A broader range of facilities can be found in Castle Douglas, which is known as D & G’s Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market and golf course. Dumfries which is approximately 30 minutes by car is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets and other services including a larger hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further, and higher education courses.

The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity. Galloway Forest Park is also recognised as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, which provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. For golf enthusiasts there is a nine hole golf course at New Galloway, and the championship course at Southerness on the Solway Coast, as well as several other courses nearby. The Solway coast is popular with sailors and Kippford and Kirkcudbright have safe moorings

Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 40 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about 50 miles to the North. Edinburgh about 80 miles distant, Glasgow about 70 miles.