The Port House

Kirkcolm, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 0PD

Offers Over £625,000

1.33 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 4

  • A stunning carbon neutral coastal property, with breathtaking views over Loch Ryan, the Ailsa Craig, Isle of Arran and beyond.
  • 3 Reception rooms / 4 Bedrooms
  • Heat recovery system, solar panels & biomass boiler & whole house vacuum system
  • Outbuilding with WC, potting shed, biomass boiler & pellet store
  • Double garage & workshop
  • Extensive landscaped garden
  • Parking

DESCRIPTION Accessed via a 1.4km track, with an electric gate opening to the grounds, the approach alone provides breath taking views of both this stunning coastal property and the expansive landscape. Designed and built around 15 years ago, every aspect of the building and its finish have been carefully considered. From open plan entertaining spaces to the quality finish; recognised throughout with solid oak interiors and tiled limestone flooring. The ground floor’s abundance of perfectly placed windows not only capture the views but flood the property with natural light. Further, a number of energy efficiency systems have been installed which make for a more efficient property; essentially reducing living costs, a welcome addition in our current climate. An entrance hall leads through to the main hub of the property; a modern kitchen and more formal dining room, with views over the Loch providing a wonderful space for family gatherings or entertaining friends. The stunning open plan kitchen has a central island with granite worktops, incorporating a double enamel sink, fridge drawers, storage and a breakfast bar area for informal dining. Cooking facilities are provided by a Falcon range cooker (gas hob and twin electric ovens) with an Elicia extractor over and there is a second sink and dishwasher. The multiple aspect dining area has a feature Morso stove; vaulted ceiling with four roof lights and oculus window, allowing natural light to flood in. Two sets of French doors connect the dining space to the beautiful garden. From the kitchen a door opens to a walk in larder; a cool shelved room with an abundance of storage space.The utility room, with direct access to the garage, has a double sink and drainer, pulley space and plumbing for the washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. The Thermal Store is located in the double fitted cupboard in the utility room with further storage space above. There is also a separate airing cupboard, which houses the electrical consumer unit, underfloor heating manifolds and central house fire alarm system.The two reception rooms offer contrasting spaces; the snug, just off the kitchen is a cosy room offering a place to relax in the evening whilst remaining connected with the Kitchen/Dining ‘hub’. In contrast, the spacious double aspect sitting room, is an ideal space for entertaining. The sitting room also doubles as a home cinema room with a fitted projector and electric screen (ceiling mounted) and is cabled for the associated surround sound system. Bedroom 4, situated on the ground floor enjoys garden views. Adjacent is a shower room, a bright spacious room with a high ceiling, illuminated by natural light through roof lights. Bedroom 3, on the half landing, has an en-suite bathroom. There is also additional storage in the hallway opposite, where the heat recovery is housed.The stairs continue to the mezzanine first floor landing overlooking the entrance hall with two en-suite bedrooms, where varied ceiling heights and shapes create architectural intrigue. Both bedrooms have views over Loch Ryan and the hills beyond. Bedroom 2 has an en suite shower room. The master bedroom has a superior bathroom, with twin wash hand basins and a roll top bath, placed on an elevated level overlooking the Loch and the surrounding countryside. There may be potential to put down a mooring for a yacht in Loch Ryan, this will require approval from the Crown Estate. ENERGY EFFICIENCYThe Port House has been designed and constructed with energy efficiency at the forefront, featuring structurally insulated panel construction (SIP). The thermal store is the central core to the heating system for The Port House. The thermal store is a large tank of water distributing heat and hot water around the home. The heat is distributed via underfloor heating to the ground floor and radiators to the first floor. The main heating system is fuelled via the biomass boiler. There are three sets of solar panels; one producing hot water, which feeds the thermal store and the others producing electricity, which reduce the usage of grid electricity (one set of which also provides Feed in Tariff (FIT) payments). The property further benefits from a heat recovery system with air extraction in all wet rooms (bathrooms & kitchens.) This is then exchanged and redistributed as fresh air throughout the property through wall mounted outlets. Both the dining room and lounge also have wood burners. To the rear of the garage there is a rainwater recovery system, this is set up for use in the garden only currently. SITUATION The Port House is situated on the north east coast of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, with breath-taking views over Loch Ryan, the Ailsa Craig and the west coast islands beyond. The nearest village is Kirkcolm, a quiet village approximately one mile from the shores of Loch Ryan. Kirkcolm has a primary school, church, bowling club, pub and a number of designated walking routes including Corsewall Estate’s woodland walks and coastal paths. Although there is no shop at present, a Community Hub has been formed where it will be possible to shop for essentials, and have a cup of tea or coffee with locals. Both curling and horse riding are very popular in the area, nearby Stranraer & District Riding Club offers training and holds regular events, and curling is available at the North West Castle, Stranraer. There are also numerous golf courses nearby including Stranraer Golf Club, approximately 4 miles from Kirkcolm, and Dunskey Golf Club in Portpatrick, less than twelve miles from Kirkcolm. Stranraer, the nearest town, is just over eleven miles from The Port House, where there is a secondary school, primary schools, hospital (Galloway Community Hospital), supermarkets, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, and a train station. The port of Cairnryan, just over 6 miles from Stranraer, has two ferry operators running passenger and freight services to Northern Ireland, which sail out of and in to the Loch throughout the day, passing The Port House.DIRECTIONS From Stranraer follow the A718 to Kirkcolm, continue through the village on to the B738 for 1.3 miles, keep right where it is sign posted “Corsewall” and continue for approximately 0.5 miles turning right again signposted “Lady Bay / Portencalzie.” After 0.3 miles turn right where it is signposted “Lady Bay” and continue past Portencalzie Farm on your left, down the road towards the gate at the second field entrance, do not go through the gate, turn right and follow the track for 0.87 miles (1.4km) and you will arrive at The Port House. POST CODE DG9 0PD WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: future.gazes.joyously