The Barracks

Auchenmalg, Glenluce, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 0JX

Offers Over £380,000

0.83 acres

Bedroom Count icon 6

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • An extensive detached property offering spacious yet flexible accommodation, situated in an elevated position with uninterrupted far reaching views across Luce Bay
  • 3 reception rooms. 6 bedrooms.
  • Separate annexe. Former outdoor swimming pool/outbuilding.
  • Garden & Patio.
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  • Acres 0.83

SITUATION The Barracks is situated in a secluded elevated position in the small hamlet Auchenmalg, 4.4 miles from Glenluce, and just off the A747. Glenluce is the nearest village and has a primary school, church, doctor’s surgery, shop, public house and bowling club, and a wider range of shops and amenities can be found in Stranraer, approximately 14 miles from The Barracks. Stranraer has a secondary school, primary schools, hospital (Galloway Community Hospital), supermarkets, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, a leisure centre and marina. Stranraer is renowned for water sports on Loch Ryan it has hosted the Skiffie World Championships and more recently held the Scottish Fin & Foil surfing championships.Wigtown, Scotland’s National Booktown, approximately 13 miles from The Barracks, holds an annual Book Festival in late September and is home to many bookshops and cafés and the famous Bladnoch Distillery is located just outside the town. Newton Stewart, 19 miles from The Barracks is a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, a secondary school, museum, leisure centre with swimming pool, three supermarkets, a post office, cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor sports and pursuits including walking throughout our beautiful countryside. 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. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. There are excellent transport links with trains to Ayr and Glasgow available at Stranraer, trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries 66 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 65 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 99 and 122 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 80 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 76 miles north. The port of Cairnryan, just over 6 miles from Stranraer, currently has two ferry operators running passenger and freight services to Northern Ireland.A BRIEF HISTORY…The Barracks stands proudly in a prominent position overlooking Luce Bay. Originally built in the 1820’s the name originates from a period when Customs and Excise officers were located at this elevated vantage point above the Bay of Luce, keeping watch for any smugglers bringing items including tea, tobacco, rum, brandy and wine to the mainland. It housed an excise officer and 50 men whose task was to combat the local smuggling trade. The Barracks consisted of a house and a barn - the house was for the officer and the barn for the 50 men. The Barracks through time was adapted to a farmhouse and it has been extended over the years to form a substantial residential property, offering a separate annexe suitable for multigenerational living with an adjoining self-contained two/three bedroom flat. DESCRIPTIONThis property is now in need of upgrading and modernising throughout, however it is suitable for immediate entry upon completion and offers so many desirable attributes giving its size, adaptability and location.Arriving through the entrance vestibule takes you to a small hallway with stairs to the first floor and doors opening to the main sitting room on your left and kitchen on your right. The double aspect sitting room, currently utilised as a study, has an open fire with a charming stone surround and coastal views, with double doors opening through to the dining room. The dining room is part of a two storey extension, again double aspect, with sliding doors opening to the garden, and a stone fireplace (fire not currently in use). The breakfast kitchen has ample space for a table and chairs, a range of floor and wall mounted units, double oven and electric hob provide cooking facilities. The kitchen opens through to the remainder of the ground floor, including Bedroom 3, with an en-suite shower room, a store room which opens out to the former swimming pool building, and a door connecting to the self-contained flat. The first floor landing opens to Bedroom 4, a small shower room and a second staircase leading to floored attic space with a Velux window, this could be utilised as a hobby room/office space or general store room. Bedroom 1, the master bedroom is a well-lit room with stunning coastal views framed by the large picture window, and an abundance of storage space with corner fitted wardrobes, and double recessed fitted wardrobes either side of the entrance door. Bedroom1 also has its own bathroom adjacent. Bedroom 2 also captures the coastal views over Luce Bay, a fitted wardrobe and an en-suite bathroom with a corner bath.Self-Contained Annexe In addition to the adjoining door in to the ‘flat’, it also benefits from its own main entrance in to the hallway, which immediately opens to Bedroom 5, with two fitted wardrobes, and the bathroom, with a shower over the bath. Bedroom 6 adjacent to the bathroom, again has double fitted wardrobes and it opens through to a former garage, with French doors opening to the garden, this room could be reconfigured to provide an en-suite room shower room, dressing room or an office – depending on the requirements of the new owner. The annexe has a small galley style kitchen with an electric cooker and it situated adjacent to the triple aspect spacious sitting room. The sitting room has sea views to the front with double sliding doors opening out to the parking area. The ceiling in this room is in need of repair. The Barracks sits under a tiled roof and has electric heating, with storage heaters throughout the main property and annexe/flat. In addition there is an open fire in the sitting room with a back boiler which feeds radiators in the sitting room, corridor and bedrooms 5 & 6. Former Swimming Pool and Outbuilding (13m x 7m)Currently in a dangerous state and care must be taken during viewings. The outbuilding is of wooden construction, with a pitched corrugated roof, and a number of windows, many of which have broken panes leaving the building open to the elements. The pool cavity is 1.3m deep by 8.4m x 4.25m, there is no water in the pool. The Barracks provides extensive accommodation space in a unique, highly sought after rural coastal location offering great flexibility which the new vendor can utilise to suit their own needs and requirements. NB. The Title provides that the owners of The Barracks shall be under an obligation to maintain jointly with the other users and in proportion to the use made the access road (referred to as the access path) from Auchenmalg Bridge to the property and that the fences around The Barracks are the sole responsibility of the owner of The Barracks.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Main Building Entrance Vestibule, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 3 with en—suite shower room, utility room.Annexe Bedroom 5, Bathroom, Bedroom 6, Dressing Room/Office (former garage) Kitchen, Sitting Room.First Floor: Bedroom 1, Bathroom, Bedroom 2 en-suite, Bedroom 4/Hobby Room, Shower RoomSecond Floor: Floored Attic Room.There are 3 further attics in the house and 1 in the flat. All floored with access via a hatch and ladder.GARDEN The Barracks is situated in a private elevated position, with trees proving shelter and privacy along the drive but leaving the coastal views open to the front. There is an area for parking for numerous vehicles to the side of the property and to the annexe entrance beyond. Mature shrubs and trees provide shelter and some soft landscaping and more planting is concentrated around the patio and seating area. Hydrangea flourish in coastal areas and are in abundance in the gardens. The grounds are predominantly laid to lawn and the space does provide somewhat of a blank canvas for the new owner to further landscape or adapt to suit their needs within the external space. DIRECTIONS From the A75 at Glenluce take the A 747 signposted for Port William, follow the road for approximately 3.7 miles then turn right before reaching the Cock Inn. There is a signpost at the road entrance for Longforth Farm Holiday Lets. Continue on this road for 0.1 miles then turn left and follow the road for 0.6 miles, the road takes you along the shore front and up the hill to The Barracks. POST CODE DG8 0JX WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: today.pixel.circling