Jury CottagePortling, Dalbeattie, DG5 4PZ
Offers Over £490,000
- A charming Antony Wolffe designed home in a sought after coastal hamlet on the Solway Coast. A wonderful property created from former outbuildings and designed over 3 stylish floors.
- 2 Reception Rooms. 3 en-suite Bedrooms.
- Garage. Mature Garden. Sea Views.
- Post Code: DG5 4PZ What 3 words: reservoir.piled.waxer
DESCRIPTION Jury Cottage is a wonderful home created from former outbuildings and designed over 3 stylish floors by the renowned conservation architect Antony Wolffe in 2006. The current owner upgraded the kitchen, and designed a clever under stairs storage area, but the house remains largely as Wolffe intended, with fine bar astragal double glazed windows, elegant wood panelling and reclaimed timber floors. From the first floor bedrooms and the mature garden, there are lovely sea views towards the Solway Firth. A spacious dining hall on the lower ground floor welcomes guests and is a wonderful space for entertaining, with the generous kitchen sitting just beyond. The kitchen is enhanced by a walk-in larder, and a separate utility room on the lower ground floor provides useful ancillary space. The sitting room and master suite open off the ground floor hallway, with a useful study complementing the accommodation and supporting the current trend for working from home. Two further en suite bedrooms make up the first floor, creating an excellent ‘guest wing’ or further family quarters.Outside is a mature garden with greenhouse, and a detached garage.ACCOMMODATION Lower Ground Floor: Dining Hall. Kitchen. Walk-in Larder. Utility Room. W.C.Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Master Bedroom Suite. Study. W.C.First Floor: Bedroom 2 En Suite. Bedroom 3 En SuiteGARDEN A driveway, with areas of shrubs and trees either side, sweeps up from the shared access to a gravel parking area and continues on to the garage. To the other side, a beautifully laid out mature garden with lawns, and numerous mature shrubs and trees which provide year round colour. A traditional greenhouse can be used as a small conservatory and is adjacent to a log store and pergola. A flagstone patio plus gravel area provide outside eating and entertaining areas, with a summerhouse tucked away at the back of the garden in which to enjoy a glass or two of something nice on a fine evening. Enclosed by a dry stone dyke, the garden has lovely views of the Solway Firth across lush green fields.SITUATION Portling is a small hamlet situated one mile from Colvend on the striking Solway Coast incorporating a stony beach at Port O’ Warren. Colvend village has a well-stocked village shop, tea room, a primary school, church and a village hall which hosts a variety of events such as local produce markets, a post van 3 times a week, and is on a regular bus route. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, nurseries, primary and secondary schools, and both dentist and doctors’ surgeries. The market town of Castle Douglas has local individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 45 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 69 miles north, Glasgow 101 miles and Edinburgh 103 miles.DIRECTIONS From Dalbeattie follow the A710 towards Dumfries. Pass through the village of Colvend and after a further mile turn right onto a minor public road sign posted to Portling. After the sharp left bend, take the driveway immediately up to the left, and Jury Cottage is right at the top.