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Albyn

89 Main Street, St Johns Town Of Dalry, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG7 3UP

Offers Over £375,000


  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms

  • Extensive family home

  • Far reaching countryside views

  • Garden grounds extending to just under 1 acre

  • Now in need of modernisation/refurbishment throughout

  • Garages

DESCRIPTION
Albyn occupies a commanding site in the heart of the village of St Johns Town of Dalry. Although principally developed during the Victorian period, it is understood a building structure has been situated on this site as far back …

DESCRIPTION
Albyn occupies a commanding site in the heart of the village of St Johns Town of Dalry. Although principally developed during the Victorian period, it is understood a building structure has been situated on this site as far back as the 1600s.
The property provides a substantial family home with extensive accommodation space and external garden grounds to match, combined with outbuildings (with potential for further development) and beautiful far reaching countryside views. Albyn provides an appealing package to any prospective purchaser. Albyn offers well-proportioned rooms of traditional period style, often dual aspect with far reaching countryside views, with a number of traditional features remaining including shutters (not in working order), cornice, ceiling rose, high ceilings and central staircase. The property further benefits from oil central heating and sash and case style windows throughout, most of which are double glazed. Although now in need of some renovation and modernisation, Albyn provides an excellent opportunity to purchase a period property in a commanding village location with countryside views and attractive outdoor space, now in need of modernisation and general refurbishment throughout.
About 0.9 acres in all.

ACCOMMODATION

Ground Floor:
Front porch. Entrance Hall. Living Room. Reception Room. W.C/Wet Room. Kitchen with Larder. Utility Room. Rear entrance/Cloakroom

First Floor:
4 bedrooms. Study. Bathroom.

GARDEN
Extensive garden grounds wrap around the property and extend to about 0.9 acres in all. There are two entrances, one from Kirkland Street and one from Main Street. There is ample parking for a number of vehicles. The garages, accessed from Kirkland Street, now in need of some structural work, provide some further development potential but also extensive outbuilding storage space with access directly onto the street. The mature grounds are predominantly of woodland, although some trees have been felled in recent months opening up the property to the beautiful countryside views. It is predominantly bound by beach hedge and stone wall to the street. There are a summer house and a greenhouse situated within the grounds. There is huge potential to do much more with the garden space for any gardening enthusiast.

PLANNING
CHANGE OF USE

CHANGE OF USE OF FORMER GARAGE OUTBUILDING TO FORM DWELLINGHOUSE (RENEWAL OF PLANNING PERMISSION PREVIOUSLY APPROVED UNDER 15/P/2/0298)
Granted 7th March 2019.

DEVELOPMENT OF PLOT NEARBY
12/p/0311 - ERECTION OF DWELLINGHOUSE (APPROVAL OF MATTERS SPECIFIED IN CONDITIONS 2 (LAYOUT), 3 (DESIGN), 4 (EXTERNAL APPEARANCE), AND 5 (LANDSCAPING) OF PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE 18/1779/PIP) – Works commenced. Right of access over a 20ft strip, this may be given up if he is successful in his application to fully separate access. This site formerly formed part of Albyn, has now been sold and not included in the sale, works have commenced.

SITUATION
St John’s Town of Dalry is a thriving village with community events and activities, and includes: a Parish church, garage, shop, post office, 2 hotels including the very highly regarded Clachan Inn and both primary and secondary schools. New Galloway is located about 3 miles away at the northern end of Loch Ken and provides; Kells primary school, The CatStrand Community and Arts centre, Glenkens Medical Practice, a hotel, tea-room and village shop.

A broader range of facilities can be found in Castle Douglas, which is known as Dumfries and Galloway’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 is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including the region’s main hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further 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 opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, which provides astronomers with phenomenal views of the stars. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits, water skiing, sailing, fishing and many others, and The Galloway Activity Centre (just a short distance away) offers a variety of learning courses.