The WillowsMeadowside, Gatehouse of Fleet, Castle Douglas, DG7 2LG
Guide Price £330,000
- A deceptively spacious and well maintained bungalow in a quiet residential area of a popular small town.
- 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms
- Double garage
- Solar panels
- Large mature garden
- Convenient for primary school
SITUATION The Willows is situated in the quiet cul-de-sac of Meadowside in the sought after small Galloway town of Gatehouse. Gatehouse has a good range of local facilities including a primary school, hotels, bank, chemist, doctor’s surgery, coffee shops, postal service and two small supermarkets. A wider range of services can be found in the surrounding towns of Kirkcudbright, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart.The area is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, with walking and mountain bike trails in the numerous forests including the Seven Stanes range. The nearest of these is Kirroughtree, around 16 miles west, which has a large visitor centre and cycle shop. Golf enthusiasts are very well catered for throughout the region, and there is a 9 hole course on the edge of the town, as well as an 18 hole course available in the grounds of the Cally Palace Hotel on the outskirts. Water sports and adventures await on nearby Loch Ken, and the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. Equestrian pursuits are popular with several schools and livery yards available. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is known as Scotland’s Artist Town, and has a blue-flag awarded marina. There are also sandy, picturesque beaches within close proximity to Gatehouse at Sandgreen and Mossyard.There are good communications to the area with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick Airport 65 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 113 and 116 miles respectively. There is a mainline Railway Station in Dumfries (32 miles) and the M74 Motorway network is 55 miles to the east.DESCRIPTION Constructed in 1987, The Willows is a spacious and well maintained home. With the sitting room opening via French doors to the dining room, and the dining room opening into the conservatory, the house is ideal for entertaining and family gatherings. Three good sized bedrooms including a master suite mean there is plenty of room for overnight guests. Equally, The Willows would make a wonderful family home for young children. The large and fully enclosed rear garden means children and pets would be safely contained. With electric storage heaters and solar panels, the house is warm and efficient. The double garage gives plenty of space for storage and two cars, with additional off street parking available to the front on the gravelled run-in. Loft space gives internal storage in addition to the numerous wardrobes and cupboards. The quiet cul-de-sac of Meadowside is perfectly placed for Gatehouse Primary School, being a short walk away, as well as easy access to all the facilities the town has to offer.The front and rear gardens at The Willows are a colourful and mature delight. The rear garden looks out over open grazing fields towards the wooded bank of The Fleet.ACCOMMODATION Entrance Vestibule. Hall. Sitting Room. Dining Room. Conservatory. Kitchen. Utility Room. Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom. Two further double bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Double Garage.GARDEN The garden at The Willows is a riot of colour and mature planting. To the rear, there is a range of species of trees and shrubs, giving privacy to the sides, but open views across the field beyond towards the river and hills beyond. Extensive lawns provide much space for enjoying the borders and view, whilst various patio areas provide scope to follow the sun around throughout the day. To one side there is a drying area, and bin storage area. The garage has pedestrian access to the rear. Patio doors lead out from the conservatory onto the main patio, ideal for summer entertaining. A greenhouse sits tucked away close to the rear of the garage, ideally placed for keen gardeners and sheltered from winds. To the front, a gravelled area provides off-street parking for cars, as well as leading to the double garage electric doors. A path leads from the pavement to the front door and leads around either side of the house. A small lawn sits to one side. A number of mature shrubs lend interest and colour.