4 Bank Street was originally built around 1760 and regularised in the early 19th century, in the historic town of Wigtown. This C listed townhouse sits proudly on Bank Street, where there is on street parking in front of …
4 Bank Street was originally built around 1760 and regularised in the early 19th century, in the historic town of Wigtown. This C listed townhouse sits proudly on Bank Street, where there is on street parking in front of the property. Entry is via the pend which runs the full length of the house, to the garden behind. A second stable style door opens within the pend allowing for the front door to be left open to the street. The pend opens in to both the dining room, and boot room, where there is a cloakroom and storage cupboard (under the staircase) with plumbing for a washing machine. The double aspect kitchen has a wooden floor, and an elm and oak bespoke kitchen with a central island which doubles as a breakfast bar. A striking green Rayburn sits within an original fireplace in the deep stone wall, with a solid granite lintel over, and two recessed cupboards sit either side of the red brick surround. The Rayburn provides both heating and hot water and is used for cooking, in addition to the electric induction hob located on the island. There are a number of period features within the property, including high ceilings, fully operational window shutters on the sash and case windows, and traditional open fireplaces in both the dining room and sitting room. Stairs lead to the first floor where doors from the landing open to the sitting room, master bedroom, shower room, with a separate staircase to the second floor. The sitting room has views over Wigtown and a useful walk in storage cupboard, fitted around the staircase behind. The master bedroom overlooks the town and has open plan access to the en- suite bathroom which has a roll top bath with shower over and views over the garden. The second floor is one area with a dividing wall, currently separating Bedroom 2 from the office, with an abundance of storage in the coombs.
4 Bank Street is situated in the heart of Scotland’s National Booktown, Wigtown, a very popular town, especially in late September when it hosts an annual book festival. The town becomes a hub of activity as people come to listen to authors, visit the many book shops, eat in the cafés and pop up food establishments, and wander through the ‘Kist’ with stalls displaying work made by local artists and craftspeople. Wigtown has a primary school, churches, post office, supermarket, a number of smaller shops and cafés as well as Scotland southernmost distillery in nearby Bladnoch.
Newton Stewart is the nearest town, a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, a post office which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants.
The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area.
Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26 miles from Wigtown, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 54 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 54 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 87 and 116 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 67 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 63 miles north.
Ground Floor: Pend, Boot Room, Hall, Kitchen, Dining Room
First Floor: Sitting Room, Master Bedroom en-suite, Shower Room
Second Floor: Bedroom 2/Office
No 4 Bank Street opens out to an area of gravel with a stone outbuilding currently used as storage, but with potential for development. Steps lead to the well-maintained long and narrow garden behind. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a fruit bed, flower borders, a potting shed and a greenhouse which is currently filled with the scent of lilies. Apple trees are laden with apples and a small pond is home to some of the wildlife within the garden. The mature trees and shrubs along the boundary provide privacy and shelter from neighbouring properties, and many of them bloom throughout the summer months.
OUTBUILDING (4.55M X 3.48M)
Traditional stone construction with a UPVC door and window, concrete floor and slate roof.