Gallows Outon CottageWhithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 8DH
Offers Over £280,000
- A spacious four bedroom cottage with a separate studio/annexe and views over the surrounding countryside.
- 4 Bedrooms. Reception Room. Open plan kitchen/dining.
- Separate Annexe/Studio.
- Solar Panels supplying house and grid.
- Garden and Pond. Parking.
- POST CODE DG8 8DH
- To find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: mountain.crunches.grass
SITUATION Gallows Outon Cottage is situated just under a mile from the Royal Burgh of Whithorn. Whithorn is known as the ‘Cradle of Christianity in Scotland’, being the place St Ninian arrived at in the AD390’s after studying in Rome, and built the first Christian church in Scotland. Whithorn is an attractive village with local amenities including grocers, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, doctors’ surgery and garage providing both repairs and fuel. Historic interest has increased in the village following the construction of an Iron Age roundhouse which portrays how people in Galloway lived in the fifth century BC. The Isle of Whithorn, just over three miles from Whithorn, has one of Galloway’s busiest small harbours with local and Isle of Man fishing boats regularly landing catches such as scallops, lobsters and crabs. There are mooring facilities for visiting yachts and a purpose built slipway. Newton Stewart, approximately 17 miles north offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and three supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotland’s Book Town, around 10 miles north, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town. DESCRIPTION Gallows Outon Cottage is an attractive four bedroom country cottage with breath-taking views over the surrounding countryside and beyond, especially from the open plan kitchen/dining room where views can be truly appreciated and enjoyed. Cairnsmore of Fleet, The Merrick and the Galloway Hills are all visible, there is also a sea view and on a clear day you can see the Lake District.Cooking facilities are currently provided by a Stoves range cooker with a five ring LPG gas hob and electric ovens, there is a free standing dishwasher and ample space for a dining table and chairs. The sitting room connects beautifully with the garden space and has French doors opening onto an area of decking providing a great space to entertain family and friends. The utility room has space and plumbing for white goods and provides storage space for outdoor clothing. A small WC sits adjacent.Both ground floor bedrooms have solid wooden flooring and fitted cupboards, bedroom 3, the larger of the two rooms is double aspect with fitted wardrobes, and bedroom 4 has a cupboard (below stairs) and recessed bookshelves, and could be utilised as a home office. Stairs lead to the first floor where an open landing provides a small snug or study area, and two bedrooms. Bedroom 1 has exceptional views from its position above the kitchen/dining room. Four Velux windows flood the area with natural light and the coomb ceilings provide an abundance of storage space within the eaves. Oil fired central heading is powered by a three year old external Grant combi-boiler situated behind the utility room and heats the ground floor, and the first floor has thermostat controlled electric heaters. Sixteen solar panels situated on the roof contribute to reduced energy costs and power generated beyond Gallows Outon Cottage usage goes into the grid via a Feed-in-Tariff, resulting in four quarterly payments. The studio/annexe is currently a dance studio with a sprung floor, and bi-fold doors opening out to the front. The studio was built to building regulations standards, with drainage and insulation installed and could be converted to provide secondary accommodation for multi- generational living or be easily adapted to suit the new buyers’ specific needs. There is adequate parking for a number of vehicles within the garden. Gallows Outon Cottage is an idyllic country cottage offering the best of both worlds with an abundance of wildlife, stunning views and peaceful rural life to be enjoyed, yet, just a few minutes from a primary school and the local amenities at Whithorn. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, W.C., Sitting Room, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Shower Room. First Floor: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2.Studio/Annexe (5.46m x 5.33m)Brick built with bi-fold doors and electricity. This double aspect purpose built studio currently has a sprung floor which could be adapted allowing the building to be utilised in a number of ways including secondary accommodation/ hobby room. GARDEN Gallows Outon Cottage garden sweeps around the property and slopes down towards a pond and private seating area where you can dine alfresco in the privacy and shelter provided by the stunning clematis during the summer months. Mature trees and shrubs hide three garden sheds, one wooden shed and one box profile metal shed behind the property and one wooden garden shed to the side of the property in in an area referred to as the ‘fairy’ garden. The garden also has a number of fruit trees and raised vegetable beds. DIRECTIONS From Whithorn take the A746 for approximately 0.3 miles and take the first exit on the right and follow the road for a further 0.6 miles, passing Railway Cottage, and Gallows Cottage is directly in front of you where the road forms a ‘Y’. POST CODE DG8 8DH WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: mountain.crunches.grass