Minnigaff, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 6AF

Offers Over £600,000

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  • 2 Reception Rooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Upper ground floor living area
  • Modern extension with balcony
  • Garage/Workshop
  • Garden
  • Water wheel and dyeing vats still in situ
  • Over 300 metres of riverbank with fishing rights.

DESCRIPTION This unique family home was built around 1800 from granite and whinstone. Originally a woollen mill, this charming B listed converted mill still retains many of its historic features, including the water wheel and workings in the lower ground floor, and two cast iron dyeing vats. It remains one of the best preserved textile sites in Galloway and has been sympathetically refurbished to enhance and preserve the character and history within. Steps lead to the upper ground floor where you enter the hallway, with doors opening to the kitchen and sitting room/dining room. The kitchen has a range of bespoke painted units with solid granite worktops and draining boards, double Belfast style sink, integrated dishwasher, oven/grill and electric hob. The spacious triple aspect sitting room/dining room with engineered oak flooring and wood burning stove has stunning views over Queen Mary’s bridge, the burn behind and garden to the front. In 2016 a second reception room with wood burning stove was added above the existing garage/workshop. A glass sliding door opens to the balcony providing a unique vantage point to watch the Penkiln Burn and wildlife. Three further windows overlook the garden to the front. With triple glazing, insulation and sound proofing this room can also be used as a fourth bedroom. A cupboard/pantry is situated opposite the entrance to living room/study. The first floor has three bedrooms, including a master bedroom suite, with a double aspect bedroom and en-suite bathroom. All of the bedrooms benefit from fitted wardrobes and garden views.The double aspect, split level lower ground floor has been carefully refurbished to display the water wheel and utilise the space. There is a Belfast style sink, floor and wall units, ample worktops and is plumbed for a washing machine. Currently used as a gym, the generous floor space could lend itself to a variety of uses. The integral garage/workshop is heated, has an electric roller door, work benches and shelving. Waulkmill title includes over 300 meters of riverbank with fishing rights.ACCOMMODATION Lower Ground Floor: Water Wheel Room and Store, Utility Room/GymGround floor: Garage/Workshop Upper Ground Floor: Sitting Room/Dining Room, Kitchen, WC Cloakroom, Living Room with balconyFirst Floor: Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom, Bedroom 2, Shower Room, Bedroom 3SITUATION Waulkmill is situated in Minnigaff, 1 mile from Newton Stewart, in an idyllic setting overlooking the Penkiln Burn and Queen Mary’s Bridge. Newton Stewart is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, it 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 and restaurants. 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. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 24 miles from Newton Stewart, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 49 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 51 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 84 and 118.5 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 62 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 58 miles north.GARDEN The garden to the front is mainly laid to lawn, edged with mature trees and shrubs, including a variety of rhododendrons which provide a burst of colour through spring and early summer. There is an area of paving for parking a number of vehicles and a gated path leads down to the water’s edge. There is a raised wooden tree house, three log stores, polytunnel, greenhouse and fenced vegetable garden. One wall of a former mill built in the 1600’s still stands at the end of the garden.DIRECTIONS From the A75 proceed into Newton Stewart on the B7079 towards Minnigaff. Immediately before you reach the River Cree bridge leading into the town centre, turn right onto Millcroft Road, towards “Minnigaff”. Follow this road for approximately 0.5 mile passing out of the village speed limit where it will become “Cumloden Road” and continue until you see the entrance to Bower Drive on your right, the entrance to Waulkmill is directly opposite; follow the road for approximately 0.1 miles until you reach the property. POST CODE DG8 6AF WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: sleeper.mercy.trackers