Applegarth

Harbour Road, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9EL

Offers Over £350,000

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  • Newton Stewart 7.2 miles Stranraer 26.5 miles Dumfries 54.4 miles
  • POST CODE
  • DG8 9EL
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  • Offers Over £350,000
  • 3 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms
  • Cellar/Store including Wine Cellar & Work Room
  • Attic Rooms
  • Garage and Garden Shed
  • Garden
  • Parking

SITUATIONApplegarth, a category C listed building, is situated in Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown. Occupying a prominent location at the top of Harbour Road, where the road joins South Main Street, providing views over the town of Wigtown, and Wigtown Bay beyond.Wigtown is a very popular town especially 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 cafés as well as Scotland’s southernmost distillery 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 which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels, restaurants and a modern distillery. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits, sports and wildlife. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. The Galloway Forest Park offers superb walking opportunities and is home to Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, where phenomenal views of the night sky can be enjoyed.Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. There are a number of local nature reserves perfect for watching local wildlife and birds including the RSPB Crook of Baldoon, less than 4 miles from Applegarth, and Wood of Cree near Newton Stewart. 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, 54.4 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 58 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 90 and 124 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 68 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 66 miles north.DESCRIPTIONApplegarth is a commanding property within the town. Built in 1814, much of the original character and charm has been retained. Above the front door there is a lowered cill window with a wrought-iron Juliette balcony, with working shutters on the windows throughout the property.The main entrance opens in to the bright and spacious hallway with the ornate spindle and balustrade staircase leading to the first floor. On the ground floor doors open to the music room, sitting room and rear hallway. The solid wooden flooring continues from the hall in to the music room, a room which could be utilised as a living room, library or office, depending on the needs and requirements of the new owner. Double doors open directly in to the garden room adjacent, a room for relaxing and dining, with beautiful garden views.The sitting room, a double aspect room, is flooded with natural light and benefits from large windows with views over the garden to Wigtown Bay, and on a clear day the Lake District can be seen in the distance. A multi-fuel stove set in the fireplace provides an attractive focal point within the sitting room, providing extra warmth when required. A large store cupboard completes the hall. The door adjacent opens to the rear hall, with access to the breakfast room, shower room and cellar. The shower room has an abundance of storage space with a number of fitted cupboards, one housing an immersion tank, and a vertical radiator.The breakfast room provides a tasteful ‘nod‘ to years gone by, with the original servant’s bells still mounted on the wall. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs and a Trianco boiler with a Parkinson Cowan gas cooker are fitted in to the workspace.The kitchen adjacent provides the best of both worlds, recently refurbished with modern units and cooking facilities with the original fireplace and range still in situ. A Bosch induction hob, space oven and microwave completes the integrated appliances, and a Velux window compliments the room from above.Steps lead down from the rear hall to a room used for work with a roof light, power and storage space, continuing on to a wine cellar and door opening directly to the garden. The main cellar is primarily used for storage.The first floor landing opens to three bedrooms, a study/fourth bedroom and a bathroom. The master bedroom and bedroom 2 are double aspect rooms, with extensive views over Wigtown Bay towards the Lake District. All three bedrooms have wash hand basins, the master bedroom has a wash hand basin and vanity unit. The fourth bedroom is currently used as study.The second floor opens to two attic rooms and both rooms have additional storage in the eaves.Applegarth provides a charming period property in a prominent village location offering many desirable attributes. Making the ideal family home or second home providing an ideal base within the town and to local amenities.ACCOMMODATIONLower Ground Floor: Cellar/Store, Wine Cellar, Work RoomGround Floor: Music Room, Living Room, Garden Room, Sitting Room, Shower Room, Breakfast Room, KitchenFirst Floor: Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bathroom, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4/StudySecond Floor: 2 Attic RoomsGARAGE (7.43 x 2.70)Of breeze block construction, with window and double doors opening on to South Main Street.GARDEN (AND GROUNDS)Applegarth has two separate gardens, a secluded garden accessed from the Garden Room, with lawn, borders and a patio, and a second south facing walled garden with a timber shed (4.63m x 2.72m). Both gardens have a variety of mature shrubs and trees, and provide an array of colour throughout the summer months.