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Monreith Mill

Monreith, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 9LJ

Offers Over £235,000


  • A charming detached 3 bedroom former waulkmill, in the idyllic small coastal village of Monreith.

  • The property has a first floor living area with views over Monreith Bridge and Burn flowing through the garden which has an abundance of wildlife..

  • Kitchen. WC. Shower Room. Within walking distance of Monreith Beach,

DESCRIPTION
Monreith Mill was in existence in 1702, and functioned as a waulkmill, where cloth was made heavier and more compact by a process of soaking, rhythmic pounding or beating and shrinking. It was later converted to a dwelling house, …

DESCRIPTION
Monreith Mill was in existence in 1702, and functioned as a waulkmill, where cloth was made heavier and more compact by a process of soaking, rhythmic pounding or beating and shrinking. It was later converted to a dwelling house, and Monreith Burn, which runs through the garden, provides a stunning focal point from the first floor sitting room picture window, from which a variety of wildlife can be observed on a daily basis. Garden birds, otters and dippers are regular visitors, and occasionally a deer or fox may wander through the garden.
The main entrance is from the street to the side of the property, where there is a designated parking space. The door opens in to a small hallway with further doors opening to the sitting room, garage and garden. Monreith Mill, currently a family holiday home, has a double aspect dining kitchen with an electric cooker and space and plumbing for a washing machine. The sitting room is bright and spacious, with an exposed stone wall, and a staircase leading down to the ground floor, where there are three bedrooms and a WC, under the staircase. All the bedrooms have garden views, and Bedroom 2 opens directly out on to the patio, where you can enjoy an early morning cup of tea or night cap in the evening. Monreith Mill sits under a tiled roof, has double glazing throughout and underfloor heating. A small stone outbuilding is situated in the garden, below the road, this is used for storage of garden equipment.

NB. An area of garden to the west of the Monreith Burn may have some development potential, possibly for a dwelling house, domestic workshop, garage/store subject to formal Planning Permission approval. A pre-application enquiry would need to be submitted the local authority to conclusively define any proposed future development proposal.

SITUATION
Monreith Mill is situated by Monreith Burn on the north-west entrance to the small coastal village of Monreith, which is just over two miles from the harbour village of Port William. The area is safe for swimming, a haven for birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts, and sea fishing is also possible. Just on the edge of Monreith, at St Medan Golf Club, a bronze statue of an otter stands on a rock overlooking Luce Bay, a memorial to the famous author Gavin Maxwell who wrote the book ‘Ring of Bright Water’ which tells how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. Primary Schools, village shops and GP’s surgeries are close by in the villages of Port William (2.8 miles) and Whithorn (6.6 miles)and the nearest secondary school is the Douglas Ewart in Newton Stewart. Newton Stewart, the nearby market town, provides a more extensive range of services including secondary schooling, leisure and sporting facilities, banks, supermarkets, a variety of shops and professional services.

GARDEN
The garden was transformed from a wilderness to a landscaped garden a number of years ago by the previous owner, the garden was her passion. A photographic record and detailed plans have been kept, the garden is still maintained, but perhaps not to such a high level. The rose border and herbaceous border still provide a vibrant array of colours and fruit trees grow well in the small orchard.