Low Cotland

Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 9BT

Offers Over £435,000

6.56 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Open plan kitchen/dining room
  • Stable Block
  • Paddocks
  • Garden
  • Greenhouse
  • Garage
  • Private Parking
  • Acreage 6.56 acres (2.655 hectares)

SITUATION Low Cotland is situated on the edge of Scotland’s National Booktown, Wigtown, overlooking open countryside. Wigtown is a very popular town, especially between the end of September and beginning of October, when it hosts its famous annual book festival. The town becomes a hub of activity as people come to listen to speakers, visit the many book shops, eat in the cafés and pop-up food establishments, and wander through the ‘Kist’ with stalls displaying work made by local artists and craftspeople. Wigtown has a primary school, church, post office, supermarket, a number smaller shops and cafés and a Distillery in nearby Bladnoch. Newton Stewart, approximately 7 miles from Low Cotland, 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, two banks and 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 10 miles from Low Cotland 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. In addition Newton Stewart has an excellent rugby team and club, which sits adjacent to Low Cotland. DESCRIPTION Low Cotland is a delightful smallholding of 6.56 acres, for which plans have been passed for a new stable block and a 20m x 40m arena. The welcoming house has recently been reconfigured to offer four bedrooms. A wonderful open plan kitchen with chic navy units and an electric Cooke & Lewis hob, integrated Beko microwave, double oven and grill, leads to the dining room which has a multifuel stove for colder nights. The sitting room provides more formal entertaining space, and both it and the dining room feature bay windows which frame the views. The third and fourth bedrooms and a family bathroom with freestanding bath complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, a new master bedroom with en-suite shower room has been formed, along with the second bedroom. New windows have been fitted throughout, along with new radiators. The solar roof panels have had new piping and pump fitted.Outside, a utility room adjoins the garage. There is a greenhouse and covered walkway, which reflects the property’s former use as a garden centre. The former garden shop was built as stables, and the current owner has brought these back into equestrian use. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 3, Bathroom, Bedroom 4First Floor: Master Bedroom, En-suite, Bedroom 2GARDEN AND GROUNDS A gravel sweep leads from the tarmac entrance to the front of the house providing ample parking for several vehicles. The garden is laid to grass with mature trees and hedging surrounding, screening the house from the road and from the rest of the land. There is a useful chicken run area. To the rear of the house is a large sheltered patio, which is ideal for summer entertaining. The former garden centre area has a large parking area. The land is divided into several grazing paddocks suitable for equestrian or other livestock use.OUTBUILDINGSStable Block (11m x 3.7m)Of wooden construction with three individual stables of 3.5m x 3.5m each. Garage (10m x 3m)A tandem garage with brick roughcast construction lower sides with cement fibre sheeting roof and upper sides.GreenhouseGreenhouse (7.4m x 3.5m)