Slockmill Farmhouse and Cheese LoftDrummore, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 9HG
Guide Price £510,000
- A traditional Galloway farmhouse and recently converted Cheese Loft, with dramatic coastal views across the Irish sea.
- Acreage 0.39 acres in all.
- Slockmill Farmhouse: 2 Reception Rooms. 4 bedrooms. Cheeseloft: 1 Reception Room. 1 Bedroom.
- Solar panels and batteries providing power to both.
- POST CODE DG9 9HG
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SITUATION Slockmill Farmhouse and Cheese Loft are situated in an a rural area of natural beauty on the South West of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, approximately 4.2 miles from the village of Drummore and 6.9 miles from Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.Drummore is the most southerly village in Scotland, a quiet coastal village with a shop & post office, primary school, church, doctor’s surgery (Mull of Galloway Medical Practice), café and two hotels with restaurants, a bowling club and direct access to the beach. Fishing boats still go out from the harbour and leisure boats frequent Luce Bay. Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland’s most exotic gardens is approximately 9 miles north of the property, a variety of tropical plants flourish here in the warmer climate, a result of the Gulf Stream prevalent in this part of the region. Stranraer, the nearest town, has a secondary school, primary schools, hospital (Galloway Community Hospital), supermarkets, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, a marina, a leisure centre and train station. The area is well known for outdoor sports and pursuits including walking, fishing and climbing all in the local area. The Galloway Forest Park offers superb walking and mountain biking opportunities and is home to Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, where phenomenal views of the night sky can be enjoyed. Shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area.There are excellent transport links, the port of Cairnryan, just over 6 miles from Stranraer has two ferry operators running passenger and freight services to Northern Ireland. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 83 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 73 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 110 and 144 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 96 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 85 miles north. DESCRIPTION Slockmill Farmhouse is a traditional Galloway farmhouse and was previously the family home for Slockmill Farm. Over time the land has been sold off and the property was converted to a holiday let, and in recent years the adjoining cheese loft has been extensively renovated and refurbished to form an additional one bedroom residential dwelling. The current owners live in the Cheese Loft and let out the farmhouse, however this could be reversed, or the Cheese Loft could be used as extra living space to provide additional accommodation for multi-generational living. Slockmill Farmhouse is well proportioned throughout with stunning coastal views from the sitting room and three of the four bedrooms. The entrance vestibule opens to a kitchen/utility room, with an electric hob and oven, in addition there is an Aga in the dining room adjacent, providing additional cooking facilities and extra warmth. The spacious sitting room benefits from an open fire and has two windows overlooking the garden and coastline beyond. A small vestibule opens to the garden and patio to the rear of the property. The master bedroom, on the ground floor, has an en-suite bathroom with a separate bath and shower. Three bedrooms all with panoramic views, and a WC complete the first floor offering. The property sits under a recently renewed slate roof (2022), and central heating is powered by a Worcester Greenstar heatslave combi boiler, housed in the kitchen.The outside area includes a hot tub shelter and hot tub, situated in the garden adjacent to the patio and a detached garage.The Cheese Loft has been completely refurbished throughout to form a cosy one bedroom accommodation, benefitting from renewable energy provided by 4kw solar panels situated on the new roof with 9.8kw storage batteries, housed in the cloakroom. This provides electricity to both the Cheese Loft and farmhouse. The triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining/living area has a multi-fuel stove allowing the living area to be just that, a space to sit and relax with extra warmth if required, there is also a door opening out directly to the patio. The kitchen has an integrated slim line dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and gas hob (LPG), and ample room for a dining table and chairs. The first floor en-suite bedroom is flooded with natural light from two velux windows, and a side door opens to a Juliette balcony. Storage space is provided with a spacious fitted wardrobe and additional storage space has been added in cupboards below the coomb ceiling (under the eaves). Part of the garden has been designated to the Cheese Loft, please refer to the site plan. Both properties offer a variety of options for a new life in the country, whether it involves holiday letting, multi-generational living or simply a family home with space to adapt to a buyers specific needs. A home that offers no end of desirable attributes of continued appeal to buyers in a unique geographical location. A servitude right of access exists for Slockmill Farm and Cottage. ACCOMMODATION Slockmill Farmhouse: Ground Floor: Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 1, En-suite Bathroom, Bathroom First Floor: Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4. WC.Cheese Loft: Cloakroom, WC, open plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room First Floor: Bedroom with en-suite Shower RoomGARAGE (5.74 x 4.04)Of brick construction with window, pitched roof, folding doors, water supply and electricity. GARDENSlockmill Farmhouse garden is predominantly a low maintenance garden and primarily laid to lawn, with an area of gravel around the patio and hot tub, enclosed by a dry stone wall. The Cheese Loft Garden is an extension of the main garden, with a patio to the side of the property. DIRECTIONS From the village of Drummore take the B7041 and follow the road for 1.1 miles to Damnaglaur, and continue straight on, do not take first left which will take you to the Mull of Galloway. Continue for approximately 2.7 miles then turn left where signposted for .05 miles, Slockmill Farm and Cheese Loft are situated on your right.