Colvend, Dalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG5 4QA

Offers Over £320,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Spacious, recently renovated family accommodation
  • Rural/Hamlet setting
  • Generous site with garden ground
  • Elevated site with multi aspect countryside views
  • Acreage 0.42 acres

DESCRIPTION The property was built in 1955. Shillingland provides spacious accommodation over two levels, just a short distance from the village of Colvend and within easy reach of Rockcliffe, Kippford and the popular beaches and walks along the Solway Coast. The property has recently been renovated and presents beautifully throughout, in turn key condition and ready for any new purchaser to move in, embrace and enjoy the comfortable surroundings. The property has provided a special family home for a number of years and offers a fine balance of sociable family spaces together with supporting bedroom space of 4 bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor with modern fitted shower room adjoining. The living room provides a great entertaining space for family and friends, with a feature Clearview wood burning stove, varnished oak flooring and attractive bay window with seating being the prominent features of this bright and spacious reception room. The modern kitchen has recently been fitted and complements the bright room, easily able to fit a large dining table creating a sociable kitchen/dining area. The kitchen is supported by the adjoining utility room providing space for washing machine, dryer and also has a cupboard housing the Worcester Bosch Boiler for the oil central heating. Both kitchen, utility and the entrance vestibule have a wood effect vinyl flooring recently fitted. The main hallway has an oak floor. To the first floor are two larger bright bedrooms with an abundance of fitted storage. The smaller bedroom could alternatively serve as a hobby space or home office. The bathroom with walk-in shower again has been recently fitted to modern specification and also houses the hot water tank. Shillingland sits in an elevated location enjoying countryside views on various aspects and glimpses of the Cumbrian coast can be had on a clear day. The property enjoys the best of both worlds with the typical peace and quiet of a rural property yet within easy reach of the amenities of the village and broader services of the regions principal towns. The vendor has prepared a detailed sheet describing many facets of the locality that he and his family have enjoyed, over the 30 years that Shillingland has been their home. SITUATION Shillingland is situated just a short distance from the village of Colvend, in an attractive and peaceful location. Colvend has a primary school, village hall and a well stocked village shop open throughout the year.Accessible within 1 mile of Shillingland are Colvend, Sandyhills Bay with its golden sandy beach, Portling coast and coastal cliff path and Colvend 18 hole golf course. Mersehead RSPB Bird Reserve is a short drive beyond. This whole coastline offers beautiful views over the Solway to Cumbria.The nearby village of Rockcliffe is home to a tearoom/gallery as well as a sheltered beach. From the beach, Rough Island bird sanctuary can be reached on foot at low tide. Nearby Kippford (only a few miles by road) can also be reached from Rockcliffe by a coastal walk along the Jubilee Path. There you will find a marina, safe moorings, two pubs and a sailing club. A broader range of shops, schools and services are available in Dalbeattie, the popular ‘food town’ of Castle Douglas and Dumfries. Shillingland is so ideally situated that all are within comfortable reach. Further along the coast is the famous ‘Art Town' of Kirkcudbright, with it’s nationally acclaimed gallery, and its association with the Glasgow Girls and The Scottish Colourists.The area around Colvend offers wonderful sporting and recreational opportunities and is well known for its mild climate and long growing season. The sea and numerous local lochs and rivers provide diverse fishing, including for salmon, trout and sea trout on the Urr at Dalbeattie and the Nith at Dumfries. The championship golf course of Southerness is only eight miles to the east. There is also a local 9 hole, par 3 golf course at Craigieknowes, useful for improving the short game, or just starting out. The area is also perfect for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as mountain biking in the nearby forest parks forming part of the nationally renowned Seven Stanes routes. It is also an idyllic location for walkers with numerous coastal walks, and hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and Forest.Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie and the M74 motorway network can be reached in about 45 minutes by road. There are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and continental Europe from Prestwick Airport, which is about 1.5 hours’ drive north, and both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in around 2 hours.**The road on the approach to Shillingland (from the A702) is shared maintenance by 9 residences.**DIRECTIONS From Castle Douglas head to Dalbeattie via the A745. In Dalbeattie take the A710 heading for Colvend. Continue through the village of Colvend. After the 30mph signs, continue for about ¾ mile and following a line of property on your left take a left hand turn. Continue up the road, Shillingland sits to the Left on an elevated site, accessed via private driveway. House sign clearly visible. WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: SNOWY.OVERHEAR.RARELY