Mayburn House

Park Crescent, Creetown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 7BX

Guide Price £375,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms. Hobby space
  • Substantial family home over three floors
  • Large Garden
  • Off street parking
  • Double Garage / Walk in Cellar
  • Estuary views from top floor

SITUATION Mayburn House is situated in the small seaside town of Creetown (approx. population of about 750 people), near the head of Wigtown Bay in rural Galloway. Creetown sits adjacent to the A75 and has a primary school, village shop/outreach post office, family butchers, hostel (Barholm Accommodation), garage with 24 hr fuel and Cairnsmore Medical Practice, the local doctors’ surgery. A broader range of shops, schools and services are available in Newton Stewart, where you will find three supermarkets, a post office, which offers all postal and banking services, cinema, Merrick Leisure Centre with gym, swimming pool and fitness suite, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports, with Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails is approximately 5.4 miles from Mayburn House. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. The path to the Balloch Wood with the two Curling Ponds begins close to the front of the house and offers a scenic route at the side of the Balloch Burn- perfect for dog walking, as well as foraging. For the country music lovers, there is the annual Creetown Country Ceilidh Festival held at the grounds of Castle Cary Holiday Park, which is just stones throw away from Mayburn. A fabulous wedding venue with the spectacular Gather restaurant at Laggan is only 10 minutes drive away (7.1 miles), from where, after a refreshing drink you can cross the A75 and take a walk or even swim at the stunning Mossyard beach. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Barhill, about 24 miles from Mayburn House, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries 41.5 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 54 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 87.5 and 138 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 54.3 miles east, on the London Euston – Glasgow line, and Kilmarnock, 67 miles north.DESCRIPTION Of granite construction built in 1896 this period property occupies a prominent and spacious site within the village of Creetown. A property of some stature which, although now in need of some modernisation, provides a stunning family home previously run as a Guest House. Typical of the Victorian period, Mayburn House provides well proportioned rooms, the vast majority of which are dual aspect, benefiting from an abundance of natural light. Entered via the Entrance vestibule opening to the spacious staircase hallway with ornate wooden staircase, the property offers 3 generous reception rooms to the ground floor and up to 8 bedrooms over the three floors, dependant on the new buyer’s needs, perception and use of the rooms and space. To the rear of the property is a Kitchen Breakfast room with adjoining Utility area. The kitchen has a combination of floor and wall mounted units with integrated hob/oven/grill and sink with drainage board overlooking the garden. The space connects directly with the garden through French doors leading to the south/west facing patio area to the rear. The utility room houses the boiler for the Gas Central Heating as well as fitted floor units. The first floor offers 4 double bedrooms with wash hand basins, each room dual aspect and well proportioned. A spacious family bathroom completes the first floor offering. On the second floor three further rooms, two of which have Velux windows to the front and rear offer very useable space with generous ceiling heights. Views of the Estuary can be captured over the garden to the rear. One of the rooms is currently utilised as a hobby space but of course, could be adapted to the buyer’s needs/requirements. Externally the grounds further enhance the property and prominent site with off street parking and outbuildings. A property, site and location that boasts so many desirable attributes. A new owner may wish to renovate further and add/alter structurally to create different spaces (subject to consents) which would further enhance an already beautiful period home. ACCOMMODATION Cellar: Full height (in part). Space could be utilised as a hobby / workshop/ playroom space with further restricted height storage space extending beyond. Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule. Staircase Hallway. Dining Room. Reception Room. Bedroom /Shower en-suite. Living Room. Shower Room. Kitchen / Breakfast Room. Utility Room. First Floor: 4 Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Second Floor: 2 Bedrooms. Hobby Room. Double Garage (5.2m x 5m)Up and over doors to the front with pedestrian door to rear. Of reinforced concrete construction. GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) The garden wraps around the property but sits to the sides and rear in the main. At the front of the property to the front of the garages, an area of off-street parking for numerous vehicles. Stone wall and iron fencing define the boundary to the street. Predominantly laid to lawn with areas of mature shrubs and trees planted to provide interest and enhance privacy of the site. The south/west aspect patio area to the rear, directly accessed from the Kitchen/Breakfast room provides an ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining friends and family. A good size greenhouse is also located away from the house in this area. The garden is also large enough to provide space for the construction of additional facilities (subject to the required consents).