Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 6SN

Offers Over £530,000

13.52 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

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  • An idyllic rural smallholding in a picturesque setting, suitable for both livestock and equestrian use.
  • Acreage 13.52 acres (5.47 hectares)
  • 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms
  • A range of agricultural buildings
  • Grazing & woodland
  • Livestock handling facilities
  • Solar panels supplying house and grid
  • Double garage
  • Well maintained garden
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SITUATION Barclye is situated at the heart of the RSPB Wood of Cree Nature Reserve, the largest area of ancient woodland in southern Scotland, looking down towards the River Cree. This idyllic property sits in an elevated position, enhancing the breath-taking views.Newton Stewart, just 3 miles from Barclye, 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, bank 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 6 miles from Barclye 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, based in Bladnoch, and a number of local football teams both in Newton Stewart in the surrounding villages. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, approximately ten miles from Barclye holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 28 miles from Barclye, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 50 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 48 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 81 and 115 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 64 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 57 miles north.DESCRIPTION Barclye is an idyllic rural smallholding, well maintained throughout with a fine balance of land and outbuildings providing an array of opportunities for the new buyer to pursue a change of lifestyle unique to their specific needs. The spacious four bedroom property opens directly in to an open plan kitchen/dining room with French doors opening to the patio, providing the heart of this family home and ideal for entertaining both family and friends. Cooking facilities are provided by a new electric Rangemaster Toledo, with a five ring induction hob, and there is an integrated fridge/freezer and newly installed dishwasher. The white fitted floor and wall units are complimented by a black solid granite worktop. A separate entrance opens in to the utility room with where both the gas central heating boiler and water tank are housed and there is additional cupboard space four outdoor boots and clothing. The hall opens through to the study/music room, which could be utilised as a fifth bedroom, and the living room and sitting room. A second set of French doors open out from the living room to the garden, and a wood burning stove adds additional heat when required. The double aspect sitting room has a bay window, which frames the view over the garden towards the River Cree, and double doors between both rooms can be opened creating spacious living area with spectacular views along the full length of the property.The master bedroom has mirrored fitted wardrobes with bi-fold doors and an en-suite shower room with a wet room style shower. There are three additional bedrooms on the first floor, all with an abundance of storage space, and a shower room, and additional storage space in the eves. Barclye has a private water supply which has been recently tested, and a pump enhances pressure to the first floor shower room when required. The area of woodland which extends to 3.59 acres provides ample wood for the wood burning stove, and excess wood could be sold to generate extra income. Fibre broadband is presently being connected to the property, making working from home at Barclye a viable option. This property forms a wonderful package offering many attributes which are of continued appeal to buyers in the current market. The accommodation over two floors comprises:Ground Floor: Dining Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Bathroom, Study, Master Bedroom en-suite, Living Room, Sitting Room First Floor: Bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 & Shower Room. The garden lies to the front of Barclye with a number designated areas to enjoy the sunshine throughout the day with the sound of the babbling burn and a variety of garden birds, all adjacent to the RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve. Rhododendrons flourish at Barclye alongside well-manicured borders and lawn. An area has been sectioned off below the garage for the LPG gas tank and a number of raised vegetable beds allow an element of self-sufficiency. Right of AccessThere is a right of access from the public road to Barclye Cottage, and the RSPB have a right of access up the farm track, these are both outlined in the site plan. There is no public access through Barclye. The RSPB also have a separate access, which eliminates the need to use the farm track. Double Garage (10m x 3m)With pedestrian entrance and up and over garage door and two windows.Farm BuildingsThe buildings sit behind the farmhouse, separated by a small area of garden, with a yard and three wooden pens adjacent to the cattle handling area. The farm buildings comprise:Dutch Barn (27m x 6.4m)Steel portal frame with corrugated tin and earth floor.General Purpose Shed (27m x 8.6m)Of brick construction under a corrugated tin roof, with concrete floor and a single breeze block stable. Feed Store (4.62m x 3.5m)A former byre of stone construction with a granite entrance, sliding door & concrete floor. This shed houses the meter recording generation by the solar panels.Holding Pen (3.5 m x 3.5m)Opens directly to the yard and from the side in to the crush. Wooden Shed/Workshop (4m x 3.14m)Concrete floor, power, workbench and storage for tools and equipment. The Land Barclye extends to approximately 13.52 acres (5.47ha) in total, with fields either side of the public road, and the entrance from the road leads directly to the farmhouse and buildings. The permanent pasture extends to approximately 7.36 acres (2.98 hectares) and is classified as Grade 3(2) and 5(2) by the James Hutton Institute and is suitable for grazing horses or livestock. There is approximately 3.59 acres of mixed woodland which is home to an abundance of wildlife. There is a willingness from the neighbouring farmer to purchase a proportion of land and the steading if, following the purchase, they are surplus to the requirements of the new vendor. Renewable EnergySolar PanelsTwo rows of 16 ground mounted solar panels generate electricity supplying both the farmhouse and steading resulting in greatly reduced electricity bills. One row of solar panels has a 3.6kw capacity and the second row has a 3.92kw capacity.Any power generated beyond Barclye’s use goes into the grid via a Feed-in-Tariff which is paid quarterly and will continue on the current contract for twelve years and thirteen years respectively. The payments received are index linked, they have increased in the past 12 months and will increase again by a further 8.7% on 1st April 2024. The burn which travels through Barclye to join the River Cree also provides the potential for hydropower, the relevant consents and permissions would need to be sought.DIRECTIONS Follow Arthur Street down through Newton Stewart then continue round to the right on to the B7079,over the bridge, then take first left at the crossroads then left again on to Millcroft Road and continue on to Cumloden Road for 0.1 miles. Turn left where signposted for the RSPB Wood of Cree Reserve and follow the road for approximately 2.3 miles. Barclye is situated on your right adjacent to the road. POST CODEDG8 6SN WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: compacts.flinches.graced