KirkeochKirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4TJ
Offers Over £250,000
SITUATION Kirkeoch sits just off the B727 west of Kirkcudbright, which follows along the Dee Estuary. Kirkcudbright is famous as Scotland’s Artists’ Town and its well-known connections to The Glasgow Boys. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, 3 churches, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, two veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis court, bowling green, as well as a primary and secondary schools. The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops and other services, and is designated Dumfries and Galloway’s ‘Food Town’. The regional capital of Dumfries offers a wider range of shops, retail outlets and services including the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary and the Crichton Campus providing further education courses. Communications to the area are very good, with railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway is accessible at Moffat and Lockerbie, allowing easy access north and south. Regular flights to parts of the UK and Ireland as well as continental Europe depart from Prestwick Airport, which is 58 miles drive to the north. Both Glasgow and Edinburgh with their international airports are around two hours’ drive. Regular ferry services to Northern Ireland operate with Stena Link and P & O from Cairnryan around 51 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.DESCRIPTION Kirkeoch is a former farmhouse sitting at the front of what was once Kirkeoch farm steading. (The steading is now converted into three residential units in separate ownership.) Renovated by the current owner’s family in the early 1970’s, the house sits elevated above the road which a generous garden to the front and breathtaking views of the Dee Estuary can be enjoyed. With a dining kitchen and a spacious reception room plus sun porch and office, and three bedrooms upstairs, Kirkeoch represents an opportunity for a buyer to create a wonderful family home in a sought after area. Whilst a degree of modernisation and upgrading is now required, the property is not listed and could be altered and extended to make the very most of the view, subject to obtaining necessary planning consent. With oil fired central heating and double glazing, the house is already liveable so renovations could be carried out in situ if so desired.The garden has much scope to be developed to include new areas of planting and outdoor seating areas, again to make the most of the views. Parking is currently to the immediate front of the house and at the backdoor, but could be developed further down the garden to allow for extending the house to the front. There is vehicle access round the house.ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Hall. Dining Kitchen. Boot Room with WC. Sitting Room. Sun Porch. Office. Store (accessed externally)First Floor: Landing. Bathroom. Bedroom 1. Bedroom 2. Bedroom 3GARDENThe garden is mainly to the front of the property. The private access road serving the properties at Kirkeoch opens into theformer farmyard behind, with a grassed area immediately to the rear of the house. Parking for 2-3 cars can be taken to the front of the house leading off the road, as well as on the concrete apron at the back door. The front garden has recently been largely cleared, leaving an almost blank canvas for a keen gardener to create their own vision of the perfect garden, and there is much scope for making the most of the view over the Estuary. The Store to the rear of the house houses the boiler, but has plenty of room for use as a garden store as well. SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)Water - Presently Private but to be added to MainsElectricity - Mains Drainage - Septic tank Tenure - Freehold Heating - Oil CH Council Tax- Band EEPC - F28BROADBAND & MOBILEThere is cable broadband available to the house. There is mobile signal.FLOODINGThere is no specific risk of flooding at the property according to SEPA.Flood risk maps can be viewed here : https://map.sepa.org.uk/floodmapsACCESSThere is a right of access to and round the property over the private road and yard leading from the B727. Maintenance is shared according to user.