FOR SALE AS A WHOLE
Kilquhockadale is a small farm situated in a stunning elevated rural location north of the village of Kirkcowan, between the towns of Newton Stewart and Stranraer, just 4.5 miles from the main A75. The …
FOR SALE AS A WHOLE
Kilquhockadale is a small farm situated in a stunning elevated rural location north of the village of Kirkcowan, between the towns of Newton Stewart and Stranraer, just 4.5 miles from the main A75. The farm is surrounded by open countryside with rolling hills and woodland. Kirkcowan has a shop and Post Office, garage, hotel and good public transport. Newton Stewart, the nearest town offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and three supermarkets. The nearby Galloway Forest Park & Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, are just two local attractions appealing to both residents and holiday makers alike. Game shooting and deer stalking is available from local guides and estates. Pony trekking is available at Three Lochs, less than three miles from Kilquhockadale, and there are a number of Riding Centres within the local area including Calgow Equestrian Centre and Riding School, Newton Stewart, Terally Riding Centre near Drummore and Barstobrick Riding Centre at Ringford. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, approximately 16 miles from Kilquhockadale, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafés, with the famous Bladnoch Whisky Distillery located just outside the town. Fabulous beach walks and beach rides are just 20 minutes away at Torrs Warren.
Kilquhockadale farmhouse is a traditional stone built Galloway farmhouse with three reception rooms and four to five bedrooms, depending on the use of the ground floor study. The rooms are all well-lit and spacious and while traditional and comfortable, will benefit from some redecoration and refurbishment. The double aspect open plan kitchen/dining room has a feature fire place with an electric coal effect heater. The sitting room has an open fire and overlooks the patio area and garden. All bedrooms on the first floor benefit from fitted wardrobes, and the master bedroom has views over the surrounding farmland. An area of ancient woodland to the north and west of the farmhouse is a haven for wildlife, and forms a natural windbreak, providing shelter for the farmhouse and steading.
Kilquhockadale currently has high speed satellite broadband connection, offering the option to work from home. The property sits under a tiled roof, is double glazed throughout and the central heating is powered by a Worcester Danesmoor 20/25 boiler, situated in the Utility Room.
The traditional U shaped steading lies adjacent to Kilquhockadale Farmhouse and is generally in good order for the age of the buildings.
The combination of stone and corrugated tin outbuildings are currently used for rearing pigs (currently home to the Drumbain herd of pedigree Berkshire pigs of Steve, Henrietta, Thelma and Louise!), lambing and storage, and in addition a former byre is used as stables. The stables and lambing shed located in the former byre still have original stalls and feeding troughs, showing signs of the former use for Galloway cows. A further cement framed general purpose pole barn and stone shed are situated to the west of the main farm buildings.
Subject to the necessary consents, there could be considerable development potential for the traditional steading into ancillary accommodation to provide additional income streams for the holding.
Kilquhockadale extends to approximately 46.11 acres (18.66 hectares) of Grade 5(2) and 6(2) land, according to the James Hutton Institute. The land is currently used as upland grazing for cattle and sheep and can be accessed either directly from the steading or private farm road. The land rises from approximately 96m to 120m above sea level at its highest point. An area of approximately 2.22 acres (0.9 ha) of Ancient Woodland lies to the north of the steading and provides shelter as well as a fantastic habitat for wildlife.