Bogue Toll

Dalry, Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, DG7 3XF

Offers Over £320,000

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 1

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  • 2 reception rooms/ 3 bedrooms
  • Detached rural cottage
  • Mature woodland, pond and paddock
  • Air source heating system in receipt of RHI until 2025/ Newly Installed Woodburning stove
  • Solar Panels with feed-in tariff
  • Council Tax band E
  • EPC = Band E
  • Accommodation
  • Lower Ground Floor: Cellar/store
  • Ground Floor: Kitchen, Living Room, Porch, Third Bedroom/Dining room, W.C. and Utility Room
  • First Floor: Two Double Bedrooms and Family Shower Room

DESCRIPTION The former toll house, Bogue Toll, is a delightful detached cottage surrounded by mature woodlands, large gardens which extend to a pond and paddock. This property offers the perfect opportunity to embrace country life and all that it has to offer. There is a wealth of opportunity to develop the existing pond and woodland area while the paddock, which measures 2.61 acres, could become a welcome home for a pony or other animals typical for the rural lifestyle. The cottage itself has three bedrooms, one being on the ground floor which could revert to being a dining room. The cozy living room with a newly installed stove has French doors opening to the decked area, connecting the inside without. There is a W.C. to the ground floor with a shower room to the first floor. Externally there is a utility room and cellar. Within the garden is a summer house and seating area for entertaining or to relax and enjoy the peaceful babble of the burn that flows alongside the boundary to the property. For the keen gardeners there is an aluminium framed greenhouse and countless opportunities for further landscaping of the garden to form a garden to suit the incoming purchaser. The main heating is via a Samsung Air Source heating system which remains under warranty and offers RHI payments of approximately £400 per quarter, these payments will continue until 2025. There are also roof mounted solar panels which generate a feed in tariff on average of 0.45p per kw. The current owners have drafted architectural plans for a kitchen extension and these could be made available to a prospective purchaser.SITUATION Bogue Toll is a little over 1 mile from the town of St John’s Town of Dalry which is situated amidst some of Galloway’s most appealing scenery and is also a thriving village with community events and activities, and includes: a Parish church, garage with small supermarket, village shop & post office, the highly regarded Clachan Inn and both primary and secondary schools as well as pre-school nursery groups. New Galloway is located about 3 miles away at the northern end of Loch Ken and provides; Kells primary school, The CatStrand Community and Arts centre and the Glenkens Medical Practice. A broader range of facilities can be found in Castle Douglas, which is known as Dumfries and Galloways Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and a livestock market.Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including the region’s main hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further higher education courses.The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits, and is a popular tourist destination. There is good hill walking opportunities in the Southern Uplands as well as the nearby Galloway Hills, and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Ae Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity, being the centre of the Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere and Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, which provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits, water skiing, sailing, fishing and many others, and The Galloway Activity Centre (just a short distance away) offers a variety of learning courses.GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) Surrounding the cottage are extensive gardens which is predominantly laid to lawns and extends down to the burn and north towards the pond area with the woodland to the east. As mentioned the paddock would be ideal for livestock grazing and measures 2.61acres. Silage is also cut from the paddock. The woodland area has a mixture of broad leaf trees creating a beautiful woodland with an abundance of wildlife. DIRECTIONS From Castle Douglas take the A713 to Ayr. At the Ken Bridge Hotel turn right onto the A712 to Balmaclellan. Take the first road on the left onto the B7075. Continue along this road to the Junction and Bogue Toll is situated on the opposite side of the road.