BallaterDalbeattie, Dumfries and Galloway, DG5 4LP
Offers Over £435,000
- 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms (inc annexe)
- Annexe ideal for multi-generational living
- Stunning open plan kitchen/dining/living
- Elevated position with beautiful views
- Mature easily-maintained garden
SITUATION Ballater sits elevated in an exclusive cul-de-sac off Haugh Road in Dalbeattie. Dalbeattie nestles in the valley of the River Urr, the name means “valley of the silver birch”. The town has a thriving and friendly community with a good range of shops, small supermarkets, cafes, hotels, restaurants. The town also has award winning butchers, a veterinary surgery, nursery, primary and secondary schools in a state of the art education campus, a museum, solicitors, a dental practice and a health centre. In addition there is a selection of sporting facilities including a park with boating lake, a bowling green, an active tennis club, football club and facilities, as well as a nine-hole golf course. In the summer months a Civic programme runs a variety of events enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas, known as Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town, also provides a variety of shops, two larger supermarkets, health services, pool and leisure facilities, veterinary services, and a thriving livestock market. Dumfries which is approximately 13 miles distant and is the principal town in the area which provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a major hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 42 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 63 miles north, and Edinburgh and Glasgow both 96 miles.DESCRIPTION Ballater is a stunning contemporary bungalow with the additional feature of a one and a half storey annexe. With far reaching views towards the hills and across the town towards Kippford, Ballater is an ideal base for a modern extended family. A spacious and welcoming hallway leads to the large formal sitting room with bay window and fireplace, perfect for receiving guests or cosy Christmas gatherings. Two generous bedrooms and a family shower room complete the accommodation at this end of the house. The heart of this luxurious home though is the open plan living, dining and kitchen space, which is ideal for entertaining family and friends. Patio doors and a beautiful large bay window complete with built in window seat flood this wonderful room with light. An Aga lends a striking and practical touch, and a large island enables informal dining. A walk-in pantry is high on every cook’s wish list, and Ballater provides a particularly fine example. Leading through from the kitchen is a further hallway from which the master suite is accessed. A good sized utility room ensures the smooth running of the practical side of life. Leading on to the far end of the house is a back hall with access to front and rear, and from here is accessed the annexe. The annexe is a stylish space with versatile bi-fold glass doors and windows over. The bi-fold doors have intra-pane micro blinds allowing privacy and shade when required without all the dusting usually associated with blinds! A large reception space has a fitted kitchenette to one side, and a shower room. Wooden stairs lead up to a good sized bedroom above, with a pretty feature porthole style window to one end, and Velux windows to the side providing light and lovely views across town and beyond. The annexe would make ideal ‘returning adult child’ accommodation, teen entertainment pad, or even granny accommodation with room to install a small lift, subject to all necessary consents.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Hallway with Storage. Sitting Room. Bedroom 1. Main Shower Room. Bedroom 2. Living/Dining/Kitchen. Pantry. Further hallway. Master Bedroom en suite. Utility Room. Rear Hallway. Annexe Living/Kitchen. Annexe Shower Room.First Floor: Landing with storage. Bedroom 4GARDEN Sweeping up from Wallach Brae is a tarmac driveway with turning area, ending in ample parking for two cars adjacent to the annexe. The front garden is laid to lawn with a number of mature and colourful shrubs and plants. Steps lead up to the front of the house which features a gravel and stone area sweeping across the entire frontage, and provides space for sitting out enjoying the sun and views. Gravel and flagstones lead around either side, leading to the rear which is again a gravel and flagstone theme. A low wall denotes the boundary and from here the lane behind can be accessed. It would be possible, if desired, to remove part of this wall and create a further vehicular access here.