Balgowan Farmhouse & Steading

Ardwell, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG9 9NB

Offers Over £325,000

2.74 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A commanding farmhouse and traditional steading in a picturesque rural area on the Rhins of Galloway within walking distance of Luce Bay. Set within 2.74 acres. 2 Reception Rooms. 5 Bedrooms.
  • Unique architectural intrigue with curved frontage, the property requires updating throughout.
  • Balgowan is a former working farm, with dilapidated farm buildings. These should not be entered and interested parties should take care when navigating the grounds and areas around the buildings for uneven ground, rubble or former farm machinery & Equipment”

SITUATION Balgowan Farmhouse (B-Listed) and Steading is situated in the west of the region, in the centre of the Rhins of Galloway Peninsula, with Luce Bay less than half a mile to the east and the North Channel a few miles to the west. The property is surrounded by open farmland with stunning views and numerous beaches close by. Ardwell is the nearest small village approximately 2 miles north of Balgowan Farmhouse, and Port Logan approximately 2.4 miles west is a peaceful hamlet set in a stunning coastal location with a beach, picturesque harbour, and the world’s oldest Marine Life Centre, Logan Fish Pond. Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland’s most exotic garden is less than 2 miles from Balgowan Farmhouse, where a variety of tropical plants flourish in the warmer climate, a result of the Gulf Stream being prevalent in this part of the region. Primary schools, village shops, and GP’s surgeries are all available in the nearby villages of Drummore and Sandhead. The Mull of Galloway, Scotland’s southernmost point, is approximately 9.8miles south of Balgowan. At the Mull of Galloway you can climb the Lighthouse, visit the Exhibition of Lighthouse History, walk around the RSPB Scotland nature reserve and enjoy food and drink at Scotland’s most southerly coffee house, Gallie Craig. The nearest town, Stranraer, has a secondary school, primary schools, hospital (Galloway Community Hospital), supermarkets, shops, offices, hotels, restaurants, and a train station. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 76 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 66 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 103 and 136 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 89 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 77 miles north. DESCRIPTION Balgowan Farmhouse and Steading sits in a slightly elevated position with uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside, Luce Bay and the coast beyond. The striking curved architecture with conical roof to the front sets this property apart from more traditional farmhouses in the region. Balgowan Farmhouse provides a blank canvas in its current condition and is in need of updating throughout, however it has the potential to be a stunning country home within walking distance of the beach. The front door opens to the entrance vestibule, which leads through to a spacious hallway with doors opening to the sitting room, kitchen and rear hall. The sitting room benefits from a bay window which floods the room with natural light but also frames the view, and an open fire. The kitchen adjacent, has quarry tiled floor and the original servant’s bells are still on the wall, there are also some more modern features including a breakfast bar and electric range cooker. A few steps lead down from the kitchen to the utility room where the boiler for the central heating is housed, together with a double Belfast sink. The utility room can also be accessed from outside the property.Double doors open from the rear hall in to bedroom 6, a room filled with natural light from the front facing bay window. Steps from the hall lead to a former bar, an area previously used for socialising. The bar has painted stone walls and a lean-to roof and is open plan through to the store and former games room adjacent. Both these rooms could be adapted to fit the requirements and needs of the new owners, subject to the relevant consents. The main bathroom is situated on a half landing as the perfectly curved staircase rises to the first floor, and there is both a spacious shower and Jacuzzi bath. There are four bedrooms on the first floor and a bathroom, the grey painted walls of bedroom 3 showcase the curved architecture. The traditional steading is approximately 90m from the farmhouse and has a range of stone outbuildings with corrugated pitched roofs, a former byre and a feed storage bin. The steading has not been actively used for an extended period of time. Balgowan is a former working farm, with dilapidated farm buildings. These should not be entered and interested parties should take care when navigating the grounds and areas around the buildings for uneven ground, rubble or former farm machinery & Equipment.Balgowan Farmhouse and Steading provides many desirable attributes: just under 3 acres of land, stunning location and far reaching views of both land and sea. Balgowan Farmhouse requires some renovation but with such huge potential to make a truly unique family home in desirable rural coastal location. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Living Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Bedroom 5, Bathroom, Reception Room/Bar, StoreFirst Floor: Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bathroom, Bedroom 4WATER Metered private supply water is currently invoiced by the neighbouring farmer. Council tax water and waste-water charges do not apply at this property.GROUNDSA gravel courtyard in front of Balgowan Farmhouse is edged by a variety of mature shrubs and trees and provides ample parking space for a number of vehicles. The distinctive single palm tree at the front door is confirmation that Balgowan Farmhouse is in an area with an extremely mild climate, within two miles of Scotland’s most tropical gardens. In addition there are two lawns, woodland, and an area of rough pasture, which could be fenced and made suitable for a small amount of livestock. The single lane track to Balgowan Farmhouse continues past the steading to two cottages, 1 & 2 Balgowan Cottages, nearer the shore. These cottages are available to purchase separately. DIRECTIONS Drive through the village of Ardwell on the A716 and continue for approximately 1.8 miles, past the junction on your right signposted for Logan Botanic Gardens. The entrance to Balgowan is on the left just at the beginning of the long straight, known locally as the Balgowan Straight, and Balgowan Farmhouse is directly in front of you.POST CODE DG9 9NB WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: distilled.latched.visual