Cathkin

Kirkinner, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9AL

Offers Over £260,000

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  • A charming bungalow in a small rural village, within walking distance of local amenities and less than 3 miles from Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown.
  • 2 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms
  • Bathroom. Shower Room. Utility Room.
  • Solar Panels. Garage. Low maintenance garden. Extensive off road parking
  • POST CODE DG8 9AL
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SITUATION Cathkin is situated on the edge of Braehead, a small hamlet which you pass through to enter Kirkinner from the north side. Kirkinner is a small rural village in Wigtownshire with a primary school, shop & post office, small play park, village hall, sports hall and bowling green. Kilsture Forest is nearby for woodland walks and the harbour village of Garlieston and Rigg Bay are less than five miles from ideal for coastal walks, fishing or boating activities. Cathkin is also close to other ports and harbours on the peninsular, there is a regular bus service from Newton Stewart through Kirkinner and a popular destination is the Isle of Whithorn, a harbour village where fishing boats sail in to and out of regularly. Wigtown, Scotland’s National Book Town, is just under three miles from Cathkin, and hosts an annual book festival in late September and 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, various denomination churches, supermarket, a number of smaller shops, a golf club and Scotland’s southernmost whisky distillery is in nearby Bladnoch. Newton Stewart, a more commercial town, is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills, it has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, a bank and a post office which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports, Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, situated approximately 12.5 miles from Cathkin, is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails and has a number of designated walks. The Galloway Forest Park is one of the best places in Britain to enjoy the night sky, the Galloway International Dark Sky Park is committed to protecting dark skies by controlling light pollution. DESCRIPTION Cathkin is a charming well-proportioned three bedroom bungalow within walking distance of local amenities, including Kirkinner Primary School. The bright and spacious open plan kitchen/dining room benefits from a breakfast bar, and provides that much sought after open plan family/social gathering space. Also suitable for under counter storage on the kitchen side and room for dining or more informal seating on the other. There is suitable space for a dining table and chairs and again provides an ideal adaptable space. Additional storage is provided in the fitted cupboard beneath the alcove in the dining area. The utility room adjacent opens directly out to the garden behind and to the integral garage next door, this room has an additional sink and drainer, fitted shelves and space and plumbing for white goods.The sitting room benefits from a double aspect flooding the room with natural light, with a new electric fire set in to the fire surround, providing additional heat when required. Alternatively the fireplace would accommodate a wood burner, to suit the needs and requirements of the new owner. All three double bedrooms have fitted wardrobes with sliding doors, and there is further storage in fitted cupboards in the hall. There is currently a shower room and bathroom, there is an option to convert the bathroom in to a fourth bedroom, or to make one of the bedrooms en-suite. Cathkin sits under a tiled roof, double glazed throughout and central heating is provided by an Alpha gas boiler housed in the utility room. The boiler was installed in May 2022 and accompanied by a seven year warranty. This property benefits from low energy costs, with 16 solar panels fitted on the roof facing south generating electricity which is fed back in to the national grid, producing regular payments from Scottish Power. Cathkin is situated below the level of the road, a hedge provides privacy and the driveway has space for more than one vehicle, and there is additional parking space in the garage. A deceptively spacious property on one level providing many desirable attributes in attractive village location. GARAGE (7.10m x 3.5m)Of breeze block construction, with concrete floor, rear window, work bench and shelving, mains power and light. The garage houses the generation meter for the solar panels and the mains electricity meter. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Entrance Vestibule, open plan Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility Room, Bedroom 2, Shower Room, Bathroom, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 1, Sitting Room. GARDEN The garden to the front is laid to lawn with a laurel hedge, rhododendrons and other specimen trees/shrubs forming the boundary to the footpath. Gravel paths lead to the garden behind, with two timber sheds, patio and seating area, lawn and two gravelled areas.DIRECTIONS From Newton Stewart, take the exit on the Wigtown Road roundabout signposted for the A714, Wigtown, follow the road for approximately 5.3 miles then turn right, on to the B7005 for approximately 1.7 miles. At the roundabout in Bladnoch take the second exit on to the A714 for 1.2 miles, continuing in to Braehead, Cathkin is one of the last houses situated on the left before you enter Kirkinner. The property name is on a sign attached to the wooden fence by the road. POST CODE DG8 9AL WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: support.titles.homing