Rose Cottage

Isle of Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 8JA

Offers Over £325,000

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • A charming country cottage and gardens, in a quiet rural area.
  • 2 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms. Solar panels .
  • Well maintained garden. Garden shed and Potting shed. Parking. About 0.86 acres
  • DIRECTIONS: In the Isle of Whithorn turn right on to Tonderghie Road and continue for approximately 1.7 miles, turn right at the junction opposite 3 Cutcloy Cottages, continue for approximately 0.1 miles and Rose Cottage is on your left.
  • WHAT3WORDS: To find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: sway.employ.buying

SITUATION Rose Cottage is situated in a peaceful location between the Isle of Whithorn and Burrowhead, the most southerly point in the Machars, where it is just a short walk to join the coastal path and the Whithorn path and cycle network. The nearest village is the small fishing village, the Isle of Whithorn, which has an active sailing club, a rowing club, bowling green, St Ninians Hall which also offers a number of activities and classes and has a tearoom and gift shop. The Steampacket Inn, a hotel and restaurant is situated by the harbour. A variety of boats both fishing and leisure, sailing in to and out of the harbour and there are mooring facilities for visiting yachts and a purpose built slipway. Nearby 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 shops, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, doctors’ surgery and garage providing both repairs and fuel. Busses are laid on to transport children from the Isle of Whithorn to Whithorn Primary School and Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart.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. St Medan’s Golf Club, a very challenging nine hole course based around a coastal Iron Age fort, is approximately 9.5 miles away. Newton Stewart, approximately 22 miles north offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, cinema, three primary schools, Douglas Ewart High school and three supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, around 15.8 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 Rose Cottage is an idyllic 1.5 storey country cottage in a peaceful rural location, yet just a short distance from the nearest village. The entrance vestibule opens in to an entrance hall which opens directly in to a spacious open plan dining area, a double aspect room filled with natural light. This flexible space has stairs leading to the first floor, overlooks the garden behind and offers a sociable space for dining with family and friends. The flow of the property continues to the main reception room, with views on three sides and double doors opening out to the garden and patio. A striking red brick fire surround with slate hearth and wood burning stove provide an attractive focal point in the sitting room, and extra warmth when required. Either side of the fireplace there is hidden storage below the window seats for wood for the stove. Beams in the ceiling add to the country cottage appeal and this light and spacious room offers a peaceful place to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The room adjacent to the sitting room is currently a bedroom with a fitted wardrobe, again this room provides flexible space and could be utilised as a study/office, beneficial to those requiring to work from home. Three further rooms complete the ground floor, a shower room, kitchen and utility room. The kitchen has ample space for a dining table and chairs, and has views to the front of the property and garden behind. The utility room adjacent opens directly to the garden and has a fitted cupboard, floor units and worktop, with space and plumbing for white goods. The first floor provides three bedrooms and a bathroom. The principal bedroom overlooks the surrounding countryside and the second bedroom to the rear overlooks the garden, both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The third bedroom has a Velux window, and small double doors open to loft space for storage. The family bathroom has a corner bath and a ceiling Velux window allowing natural light to flood the room. Rose Cottage has oil fired central heating, powered by a Rhino boiler situated in the outbuilding adjacent to the kitchen, the boiler was serviced in April 2024. Eighteen solar panels have been installed on the roof and a quarterly income is received from FiTS payments. The Feed in Tariff Scheme started in 2011 and will continue until 2036. Payments are index linked and provide the vendor with a welcome tax free income and also contribute to a more favourable efficiency rating. Rose Cottage has a private water supply fed by an underground spring, a UV filter has been fitted. Both the solar panels and private water supply ensure Rose Cottage has low running costs, with lower energy bills and a reduced council tax contribution. Rose Cottage provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase a bright spacious family home, in beautiful rural location just a short distance from the coast. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, Hall, Shower Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Sitting RoomFirst Floor: 3 Bedrooms. Bathroom.GARDEN Rose Cottage has a beautiful cottage garden, sweeping around behind the property on two levels with steps leading to the patio area to the rear of the cottage. The garden is fenced for deer and a number of mature shrubs and trees line the boundary providing both privacy and shelter. A well maintained lawn is complimented with planted borders and a vegetable garden at the back allows for home grown produce. There is a sea view from the higher level and views over the surrounding countryside. A potting shed and greenhouse provide the workspace for growing and bringing on plants. This garden springs to life in the summer months and with an array of colourful blooms, providing an idyllic backdrop for evenings relaxing and socialising in the garden.To the front of the cottage there is a designated parking area, lawn, well, with private water supply and an area for planting within a stone wall, which was formerly a vegetable garden. OUTBUILDINGSGreenhouse (2.97m x 1.74m) of breeze block construction with windows and plastic corrugated roof.Garden Shed (2.85m x 2.62m) of breeze block construction providing storage space for garden tools and equipment, with an open fronted wood store built on to the side. SERVITUDE RIGHT OF ACCESSThere is a servitude right of access over the private road from the public road leading to Tonderghie House. DIRECTIONS In the Isle of Whithorn turn right on to Tonderghie Road and continue for approximately 1.7 miles, turn right at the junction opposite 3 Cutcloy Cottages, continue for approximately 0.1 miles and Rose Cottage is on your left. POST CODE DG8 8JA WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: sway.employ.buying