The Old Manse

Sorbie, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 8EN

Offers Over £340,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A charming 5 bedroom former manse in an edge of village situation, stunning views of the Galloway Hills and surrounding countryside.
  • 4 reception rooms. Garden, patio, pond & greenhouse.
  • Off road parking.
  • Within walking distance of amenities
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DESCRIPTION The Old Manse is a spacious five bedroom category B listed building, originally built in 1778 and extended in 1913, which has retained many of its original features and charm. The Old Manse is situated adjacent to the bowling green, on the edge of this quiet rural village where all the amenities are within walking distance of the property. The side entrance opens in to the utility room, with a Belfast style sink and space and plumbing for white goods, a side door opens to a few steps down to a walk in store room, with fixed cupboards and shelving and a second door opens to a walk in pantry. The kitchen is a bright open space with a dining area and breakfast bar, and a door opens directly to the garden. An integrated Bosch double oven and grill and gas hob provide cooking facilities. The hall opens to the dining room, with steps under an archway leading to small office with an open fire which is not currently in use. The living room has a decorative fire place and overlooks the back garden. The sitting room adjacent is a double aspect room with views of both the back garden and hills beyond, and the front garden. The ornate spindle and baluster staircase leads to a study, shower room and large store cupboard, and then on to three bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom is a triple aspect bright and spacious room and bedroom 2 adjacent has fitted wardrobes and a sink and vanity unit. Bedroom 3 and the bathroom complete the first floor and there are two further double aspect bedrooms and a box room on the second floor, both bedrooms have sinks, Velux windows and front windows. The Old Manse sits under a slate roof, is double glazed throughout and oil fired central heating is powered by a Grant boiler, situated in the utility room. This wonderful former manse provides a commodious home, with ample room to live, and work from home, under one roof surrounded by stunning countryside, yet within a small village community, and less than three miles from the coast. GARDEN A stone wall surrounds The Old Manse and frames the garden, over which you can admire the surrounding countryside and stunning Galloway Hills beyond. A range of mature trees and shrubs provide shelter and privacy, and there are borders in both the front and back garden. There is a designated vegetable patch with greenhouse, a rose border, large pond, patio area and a wooden garden shed providing storage for garden tools and equipment. SITUATION The Old Manse is situated on the edge of Sorbie, on the B7052, which continues to the seaside village of Garlieston approximately 2.7 miles east. Sorbie is a small rural village with a shop, Italian restaurant, bowling club and community hall. The village itself is situated midway between Whithorn and Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town. Newton Stewart, the nearest town 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 31 miles from Sorbie, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 60 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 60 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 93 and 140 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 73 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 73 miles north. DIRECTIONS From Newton Stewart Wigtown Road roundabout take the second exit and follow the road for 5.7 miles, then turn right on to the B7005 for a further 1.7 miles. At the roundabout in Bladnoch take the second exit on to the A714 and continue on to the A746. On entering Sorbie turn left, on to the B7052 signposted for Garlieston, The Old Manse is the last property on your left as you leave the village. POST CODE : DG8 8EN WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: farm.restores.pockets