Knock & Maize Farm Cottage

Portpatrick, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8TP

Offers Over £245,000

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  • 2 reception rooms. 2 bedrooms
  • Sunporch
  • Planning Permission to extend ground floor
  • Scope to extend into attic space
  • Garden
  • Parking for several cars
  • Rural location with views to the Irish Sea

SITUATION Knock & Maize Farm Cottage sits close to a working farm, in idyllic countryside above the popular harbour village of Portpatrick. Portpatrick has a wonderful seaside location which attracts visitors all year round. There are a number of shops, a primary school, church, putting green, beachfront hotels & restaurants, and in the summer you will find people dining al fresco as they admire the sea view. Portpatrick RNLI Lifeboat is launched from the harbour and can be seen going out to sea for both rescues and training days. There are good walking opportunities, from Portpatrick you can take a short walk up to Dunskey Castle, a 16th century ruin, set around a small bay with cliffs forming the backdrop, or for the more adventurous hill walkers you can walk the Southern Upland Way, which Portpatrick provides the start or end point in the West.The nearest town is Stranraer, Stranraer has 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.DESCRIPTION Knock & Maize Farm Cottage is a beautifully refurbished traditional one and a half storey farm cottage with far reaching views across rolling Galloway farmland towards the Irish Sea. The cottage provides walk-in condition accommodation ideal for a bolt-hole, holiday let or a full time residence. With two double bedrooms upstairs, there is room for a small family or a couple to live comfortably, and there is scope to extend the bedroom accommodation utilising the generous attic space, subject to obtaining all necessary consents. The well-appointed modern kitchen has space for a small table and chairs, and the kickboard lighting is a stylish finishing touch. The light-filled triple aspect sitting room has a wood-burning stove set in a beautiful fireplace with North Carolina timber mantle and polished slate hearth round which to keep cosy on winter evenings. The Rointe electric heating can set each room to a different temperature, can be controlled remotely or set on a timer. For summer evenings, and lazy Sunday afternoons there is a delightful sunporch to the front. A second reception room on the ground floor could be used as a living room, dining room or a third bedroom, and also has a fireplace with wood-burning stove and North Carolina timber mantle. A good sized bathroom and a useful utility room completes the accommodation. Triple glazing in all rooms except the sunporch means the cottage is cosy, efficient and sound is dampened as far as is possible. There is a CCTV system fitted, as well as exterior security lighting.There is planning permission in place to extend the accommodation on the ground floor, creating a larger kitchen and a master bedroom suite. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Porch. Hallway. Sitting Room. Kitchen. Utility Room. Dining Room/Bedroom 3. Bathroom.First Floor: Bedroom 1. Bedroom 2. Large Attic SpaceGARDEN The garden is laid to a mixture of grassed areas and gravelled areas. The front boundary of dry stone dyke has pedestrian access via a gate and flagstone path to the sunporch, with vehicular access taken to the side via a farm-style gate leading to paved parking run. The cottage is surrounded by gravel with flagstone path leading around. To either side, and extending half way around the back are grassed areas with mature shrubs and trees. There is a garden shed and a log store. The majority of the garden is completely enclosed, making it safe for children and pets.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S) Water - Mains via farm with no charges Electricity - Mains Drainage - Septic Tank Tenure - Freehold Heating - Electric Council Tax - Band C EPC - G18BROADBAND& MOBILE SIGNALBasic broadband is available. There is mobile signal, which will vary in strength depending on provider.FLOODINGThere is no specific risk of flooding. The flood maps can be viewed at https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmapsACCESSThere is a right of access to the cottage over the farm track. There is no obligation to maintain the track.WAYLEAVES & SERVITUDESA mains water pipe passes through the garden.PLANNING Planning is in place to extend the property as mentioned above. Ref 22/2466/FUL. The neighouring famer has permission to extend the existing agricultural shed to incorporate an underground slurry tank to the south east. Ref 23/1780/FUL.