Isle Gardens HouseSt. Mary's Isle, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4XB
Offers Over £425,000
- 3 bedroom house in need of upgrading
- Sheltered former walled garden site
- Versatile agricultural building with planning potential
- Very quiet rural location close to the Dee Estuary
- Close to amenities in Kirkcudbright
SITUATION Isle Gardens House sits on the St Mary’s Isle peninsula in the Dee Estuary, just outside Kirkcudbright. Kirkcudbright is famous as Scotland’s Artists’ Town and its well-known connections to The Glasgow Boys. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, 3 churches, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, a cottage hospital, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary schools. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Food Town’. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses. Communications to the area are very good, with railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie, allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 58 miles drive to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are around two hours’ drive. Regular ferry services to Northern Ireland operate with Stena Link and P & O from Cairnryan around 51 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.DESCRIPTION Isle Gardens House is a three bedroomed south east facing house now in need of substantial upgrading or extending, or could be the site of a complete re-build, subject to obtaining all necessary planning consents. It sits elevated on a terrace within the walled garden, which is a generous 1.78 acres and has the original wall still intact. A large agricultural building sits within the south section of the wall, and has huge potential for a variety of uses including animal husbandry, equestrian, garaging, workshop, or conversion to residential use subject to obtaining all necessary planning consents. It is entirely up to the purchaser to make any planning enquiries and planning will not be sought by the seller. Vehicular access to the agricultural building via Sailor’s Walk can be granted by the seller by separate negotiation, and all works and costs associated with this would be entirely the purchaser’s responsibility, and would depend on the purchaser’s needs.ACCESS & ACCESS MAINTENANCEAccess to Isle Gardens House is by the private track known as East Drive. The seller will maintain the said track in its current condition for a period of 5 years following the sale, and thereafter responsibility for maintenance will be per usage. This is currently a one-third share, and the work is normally undertaken by estate staff for a reasonable annual cost.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Sitting Room. Kitchen with walk-in pantry. Utility Room. Bathroom.First Floor: Three Bedrooms. WCGARDEN AND GROUNDSThe grounds extend to 1.78 acres and are bounded by the original garden wall. The garden is now mainly grass, but with its high sheltering walls could be used for a variety of purposes. There remain some original sandstone steps which lead to the lower level of the garden. An agricultural building of traditional construction, measuring 40m x 11m (440m2), is built into the wall to the south, and could need upgrading depending on the intended use.