The Postie

South Main Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9HG

Offers Over £280,000

0.2 acres

Bedroom Count icon 3

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A category C listed mid terrace shop, post office and gallery with substantial first and second floor living accommodation, in Scotland’s National Booktown
  • 3 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms.
  • Modern ground floor extension.
  • Garden & Patio.
  • Town centre location.
  • Double Garage with access from South Back Street
  • EPC F81 (Commercial)
  • To find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: frosted.steered.skirting

SITUATION 27 South Main Street is situated in the heart of Scotland’s National Booktown, Wigtown, a very popular town in late September, when it hosts an annual book festival. The town becomes a hub of activity as people come to listen to authors, visit the many bookshops, eat in the cafés and wander through the ‘Kist’ with stalls displaying work made by local artists and craftspeople. Wigtown has a primary school, church and chapel, post office, supermarket, a number of smaller shops and Scotland’s southernmost distillery is in nearby Bladnoch. Newton Stewart is the nearest town, a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, a post office, cinema and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels, restaurants and a modern distillery. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart 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. Beaches too are popular with wild swimmers, especially at Garlieston and St Medan’s. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26 miles from Wigtown, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 54 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 54 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 87 and 116 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 67 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 63 miles north.DESCRIPTION ‘The Postie’ has an excellent town centre location with three doors opening directly on to South Main Street, including the shop entrance, the main flat entrance and a further door opens to the pend which extends the full length of the property opening to the garden. The shop and post office are established businesses and could continue to be run as such. The main shop at the front has the shop counter, shelving, drawers and display areas, and continues in the room behind, with further display space, a kitchenette and WC. The creatively renovated rear room adjacent, currently used as a gallery, is filled with natural light from three Velux roof windows and French doors open out to the patio and garden behind.Two staircases lead from the ground floor to the extensive flat above, one from the main street entrance, and a further staircase opens directly to the kitchen above.The kitchen benefits from a picture window where you can sit and enjoy the view over the garden towards Wigtown Bay from the breakfast bar style seating. Cooking facilities are provided by an integrated Neff double oven and grill, and four ring electric hob and a second breakfast bar divides the room providing a relaxed and informal seating/dining area and social space.There are three reception rooms and a study, two of the three reception rooms overlook South Main Street. Many original features are still in place in the sitting room maintaining the character of the property, including sash and case windows, the open fire, ornate ceiling cornice and rose and recessed bookshelves. The formal dining room has a wooden floor, press cupboard and views across the town and the living room/snug has a second open fire and overlooks the garden. There is an unusual feature in this room whereby a Victorian style chest of drawers with matching upper cupboard has been fitted in to the wall space, and this will remain in situ. The study has a small raised window, shelving and ample space for office furniture and storage.Stairs lead up to the second floor where there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a small box room/store. Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 have new dormer windows with 180 degree views over Wigtown and towards the Galloway Hills and bedroom 3 has a dormer window overlooking the garden. The recently refurbished bathroom is stylish and modern, and natural light fills the room from the Velux window above. There is both a corner shower and bath and access to storage space in the eaves. 27 South Main Street sits under a slate roof and has oil fired central heating is powered by a Worcester Greenstar Heatslave II External 18/25 boiler, situated on the external wall of the gallery. The boiler was installed in 2021 and serviced in March this year. This property works well as business premises with a spacious family home and garden, and could remain as such or be reconfigured to suit the more specific needs of a purchaser. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Shop & Post Office, Kitchenette, WC, Gallery. First Floor: Kitchen. Bathroom. Sitting Room, Living Room. Dining Room. Study.Second Floor: Bedroom 1. Box Room. Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3. Bathroom.GARDEN The pend opens to the garden and patio, a lovely quiet spot to sit and relax which can also be accessed from the gallery/garden room. Paths lead to a number of sections, all very private and some with lawn, some with formal planting and other areas have been deliberately left to encourage wildlife. This naturally beautiful garden opens out to a larger area of lawn with a double garage almost hidden away at the bottom of the garden, camouflaged by trees and mature shrubs, and the view opens up to provide stunning views of Wigtown Bay. GARAGE (5.7m X 5.4m)Stone built double garage with pedestrian entrance from the garden and two up and over garage doors opening from South back Street.DIRECTIONS 27 South Main Street is visible on the Main Street where both South Main Street and South Main Street come together, at the top side of the bowling green and opposite the Mercat Cross monument. POST CODE DG8 9HG WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: frosted.steered.skirting SOLICITORSRankin & Aitken4/6 South Strand StreetStranraerDG9 7JWLOCAL AUTHORITYDumfries & Galloway CouncilFIXTURES AND FITTINGSThe Victorian style chest of drawers and cupboard in the living room and the cupboards and shelving in the study will remain in situ.No other items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.VIEWINGSStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. Upon verbal acceptance of an offer, we require to identify the purchaser for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. Our service provider ‘First AML’ will contact the purchaser to gather the required identification documents. An information sheet is available from the selling agent on request. We are not able to enter a business relationship with a purchaser until they have been identifiedFailure to provide required identification may result in an offer not being considered.