River View Cottage

Kippford, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG5 4LG

Offers Over £700,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Beautifully refurbished throughout
  • Stunning open plan kitchen/dining
  • Office/Bedroom 4 with balcony
  • Large landscaped garden with estuary views
  • Double garage

SITUATION River View Cottage sits within an exclusive quiet residential area on the edge of Kippford, overlooking the Urr Estuary and the countryside beyond. Kippford has beautiful coastal walks, a nature reserve and superb forest trails, all of which can be accessed on foot from River View Cottage. There are two inns (serving meals and local ales), the RYA award-winning Solway Sailing Club, a cafe/gift shop, a village hall which serves as a thriving community hub, an RNLI station, 9 hole golf course with tea room, and a pottery. The village of Colvend, just 2.5 miles along the A710, is home to an excellent village store, cafe, an 18-hole golf course, and the highest-rated primary school along the Solway Coast. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a useful range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, veterinary services, primary and secondary schools, health centre, solicitors, garden centre and a park. The Dalbeattie forest offers yet more walking trails and 7Stanes mountain biking for cycling enthusiasts. Castle Douglas, a market town known as Dumfries and Galloway’s Food Town, has in addition, many independent retailers, a thriving livestock market, and a 9-hole golf course. The regional capital, Dumfries, (around 18 miles east) provides a wider range of services including a major hospital, Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The town, once the home of the National Bard Robert Burns, is now home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.DESCRIPTION River View Cottage has been completely refurbished over the last two years by the current owners to form one of the finest examples of a property in walk-in condition. Set in a large landscaped south-facing plot, this welcoming home features a fabulous open plan kitchen and dining room, with plenty of room for a living area between. The heart of the home, the kitchen is chic and well thought out to include built in dishwasher and fridge as well as a range cooker, and has light flooding in from the windows and patio doors which open onto the paved area and rockery garden behind. The dining room has a generous bay window to the front adding to the light and airy feel, whilst taking in estuary views. There is a generous rear hallway and utility room with built in floor and wall units, along with a cloakroom WC. The house is ideal for entertaining having two spacious formal reception rooms. The sitting room has windows to the front and a wood-burning stove set into a modern fireplace with floating timber mantle and polished slate hearth. The spectacular triple aspect drawing room has French doors to the front leading to a verandah, fireplace with electric flame effect fire, and useful built-in low level storage cupboards below the rear windows, with bookshelves either side.Upstairs, accessed by two staircases giving versatility of layout, there is plenty of room for family and overnight guests. The attractive master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and an elegant en-suite contemporary shower room. Two further spacious double bedrooms are complemented by a stunning front facing room with glazed doors out to a covered balcony, the perfect place to start your morning with coffee whilst enjoying the view over the estuary. It is currently used as an office with sitting area, but could equally be a fabulous bedroom. The middle of the first floor forms a lovely open area with built-in cupboards which would make an ideal study area or generous reading nook. A family bathroom and a further shower room complete the accommodation.All in all this property is a rare opportunity to acquire a truly versatile and ‘turn-key’ family home in a popular coastal village.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Kitchen/Living/Dining Room. Sitting Room. Drawing Room. Rear Hall. Utility Room. WC.First Floor: Master Bedroom with en-suite shower room. 2 Double Bedrooms. Office/Bedroom4. Bathroom. Shower Room. Study Landing Hatch to large floored attic space, accessed by telescopic aluminium loft ladder. GARDENThe garden at River View Cottage is ideal for outside entertaining having several patio areas including a large patio to the side with plenty of room for garden furniture, barbeque and outdoor dining table etc. Beyond this is a raised bed, greenhouse and block built garden store. A smaller circular patio is positioned towards the top of the lawn to the rear to make the most of the estuary views, an ideal spot to relax with a glass of something chilled on a summer’s evening. To the rear, a paved area suitable for further outside seating and entertaining wraps across the back of the house and can be accessed from the rear patio doors and back door. Behind this area and to the side rises a striking rockery which is planted with various shrubs and plants, with steps leading up and through to the large lawned area bound by hedges and with a number of mature trees and shrubs. To the front of the house is a paved terrace in three sections including a verandah in front of the drawing room sheltered by the balcony above. Large borders and an attractive rocky outcrop with small grassed sections to the front boundary plus a small woodland area complete the garden. A large double garage/workshop of c51m2 sits to the right of a generous driveway, which provides parking for several cars. SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water - mainsElectricity - mainsDrainage - shared septic tank systemTenure - FreeholdHeating - Oil CHCouncil Tax - Band GEPC - C 70BROADBAND AND MOBILECable broadband is connected to the house. There is mobile signal, which will vary depending on provider.DIRECTIONS From Dalbeattie, take the A710 Solway Coast road. After approximately 3 miles take the right hand turn signed Kippford. After Barnbarroch Golf Club (about ¼ mile) turn right. The road forks immediately, take the left fork and continue along the single track road for a few hundred yards. Carry straight on where the road forks again. River View Cottage is the next house on your right.