24 Bank Street

Bank Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9HP

Offers Over £220,000

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  • A charming ‘C’ Listed 2 bedroom mid terrace property, with a separate Art Studio/Work Room and access from the lane behind, with extensive parking.
  • 3 reception rooms. 2 bedrooms. Separate Studio/Work Room.
  • Outbuildings (Shed & Laundry Room). Garden with shed and patio.
  • Views of Galloway Hills & Wigtown Bay

SITUATION 24 Bank Street is situated in the heart of Scotland’s National Booktown, Wigtown. The town becomes a hub of activity in September as part of the annual festival, with people come to listen to authors, visit the many bookshops, eat in the cafés, and wander through the ‘Kist’ with stalls displaying work made by local artists and craftspeople. Wigtown has a primary school, church and chapel, public houses, supermarket, a number smaller shops and cafés as well as Scotland southernmost distillery in nearby Bladnoch.Newton Stewart is the nearest town, a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, a post office which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels, restaurants and a modern gin distillery. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. Beaches too are popular with wild swimmers, especially at Garlieston and St Medan’s. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26 miles from Wigtown, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 54 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 54 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 87 and 116 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 67 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 63 miles north.DESCRIPTION 24 Bank Street is a ‘C’ Listed property built in 1820 and much of the original charm and character is intact and accentuated by the bright and vivacious colours throughout which heightens the property appeal. The front door opens to the main staircase hall with access to two reception rooms, the hall continues to a smaller rear hall and cloakroom, opening out to the garden behind. The living room provides an informal room to relax, with a Dowling wood burning stove through to a study/office area with double doors connecting to the garden. The sitting room adjacent also benefits from a Dowling stove, generating extra warmth when required, and the wooden flooring and ceiling beams creating a rustic and charming reception room. Three steps take you up in to the dining room, a room flooded with natural light from windows extending the full length of the room which continues to a small hall opening to the bathroom and kitchen. The bathroom has a corner shower and modern free standing bath with a roof light providing an abundance of natural light. The kitchen at 24 Bank Street is fitted with solid oak kitchen units, granite worktops and a ceramic sink, and cooking facilities are provided by a Lamona electric hob and electric oven/grill, this room overlooks the outside seating area and opens direct to the garden. The first floor landing opens to two bedrooms and a WC Cloakroom, the main bedroom has fitted wardrobes and both bedrooms overlook Bank Street. Views from the second bedroom extend to Wigtown Bay. The WC Cloakroom has a wash hand basin with an electric water heater and a raised wooden shelf providing storage space.Oil fired central heating is powered by a Grant boiler which is housed in the laundry room in the garden, and a number of the sash and case windows throughout the property benefit from secondary glazing. 24 Bank Street benefits from a desirable asset, The Studio, measuring 7.5m x 4.2m with a tiled pitched roof. Paving leads the way through the garden to the Studio behind, which can also be accessed from Lochancroft Lane. The Studio was designed by the current owner who is an artist, it provides a quiet space to design, create and paint, this space benefits from a Dowling stove and a radiator connected to the main boiler, work bench, wash hand basin and a walk in cupboard. There is a pedestrian entrance in addition to sliding doors allowing this flexible building to be utilised in a way which suits the needs and requirements of the new vendor. Additional outbuildings in the garden include a small shed for garden tools and equipment and an adjoining laundry room, with space and plumbing for a range of white goods and shelving providing additional storage space. The garden provides views over the Galloway Hills 24 Bank Street is a surprisingly spacious mid terrace property with a low maintenance garden, unique Studio, parking and separate access all within walking distance of local amenities including the primary school, supermarket and pharmacy. Wigtown is not only Scotland’s National Book town, it is an area where arts and crafts are celebrated and events are held providing the opportunity to sell your artwork/creations to locals and those who travel to the area to enjoy such events. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Sitting Room, Living Room/Study, Dining Room, Bathroom, KitchenFirst Floor: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 WC Cloakroom. GARDEN Steps lead up from 24 Bank Street to a gravel seating area and to the shed and laundry room. The garden opens out to a strip of lawn with a number of mature trees including apple trees, azaleas and a stunning magnolia. A wooden garden shed provides storage space and the oil tank for the central heating is hidden away behind wooden fencing. The path continues to a gate opening to the studio, and a separate strip of lawn leading to Lochancroft Lane with a border the full length of the lawn on either side. DIRECTIONS In Wigtown follow the A714 Main Street and continue on to Bank Street, No 24 is on the left hand side.POST CODEDG8 9HP WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: youthful.impressed.homing