Southfield

South Main Street, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, DG8 9EH

Offers Over £340,000

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • An elegant Georgian townhouse in Scotland’s National Book Town, with generous outbuildings and walled garden
  • 2 reception rooms.
  • 5-6 bedrooms.
  • Bright and spacious kitchen.
  • Recently redecorated throughout
  • Views over Wigtown Square & Bay

SITUATION Southfield is situated in the heart of Scotland’s National Book Town, Wigtown. Wigtown has a primary school, church, post office, supermarket, several smaller shops and cafés and many bookshops. Down the road in Bladnoch is Scotland’s southernmost whisky distillery. Between the end of September and beginning of October, Wigtown hosts its internationally renowned annual book festival and the town becomes a hub of activity. Other smaller events run during the spring and early summer. The town is also located within the UNESCO Galloway and Southern Ayrshire Biosphere. The house is just a short walk to the Wigtown Harbour with views across the Solway Firth.Newton Stewart is a market town on the River Cree known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. Newton Stewart has primary schools, the Douglas Ewart Secondary School, a leisure centre, cinema, additional supermarkets, and a larger range of shops, businesses, hotels and restaurants. In addition to being within the Biosphere, the area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. The Galloway Forest Park offers superb walking, mountain biking and is home to Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, where phenomenal views of the night sky can be enjoyed. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre, approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart, is part of the 7 Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area.Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 26 miles from Wigtown and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains to Edinburgh run from Lockerbie 67 miles east, and on the fast train south, London is just 4 hours from Lockerbie. 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.DESCRIPTION Southfield stands prominently within the town, with Georgian pediment and columns enhancing the front door entrance directly from South Main Street. The hall leads through to a cloakroom, which opens to the walled garden at the rear and double doors open in to the main hall and elegant staircase, connecting the two levels above. The kitchen is a bright and spacious room with natural light flooding in through from the garden behind and a Clearview stove set in to the original open fireplace adds additional warmth when required. A number of original features have been retained in the kitchen, the original wooden beams, including an upright beam and the floor tiles, they combine tastefully with a new more modern and practical kitchen with electric range cooker. In contrast the imposing dining room/snug adjacent overlooks South Main Street and is the perfect place to entertain guests, with a ‘Dowling Stoves’ firebox adding both warmth and a focal point to the room.A bedroom with en-suite shower room completes the ground floor, this room benefits from two windows and is ideal for visiting friends and family. The first floor landing opens to two bedrooms and a family bathroom, all with high ceilings and tastefully decorated, again beautifully done to combine both the modern feel whilst preserving the property features of its period. The sitting room has two windows, with shutters, overlooking the garden and beyond to Wigtown Bay, an open fire and solid wooden floor. A sizable shelved linen cupboard sits between the sitting room and the smaller of the two bedrooms. The principal bedroom looks out over Wigtown Square, forming a bright and spacious room with a black cast iron fire place, book shelves and space for additional furniture allowing flexibility in how the space be best utilised. Three attic rooms on the top floor provide additional bedroom accommodation, work from home offices, hobby spaces or storage with views across the town square and Wigtown Bay. In addition steps lead down from the kitchen to a store room/cellar below. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Enclosed Entrance Hall. Hallway. Bedroom 1 with En Suite. Formal Dining Room/Snug. Store Cupboard. Dining Kitchen. Under stairs Store.First Floor: Landing. Sitting Room. Principal Bedroom. Bedroom 3. Family Bathroom. Linen StoreSecond Floor: Landing. Attic Room 1. Bedroom 4/Attic Room 2/Bedroom 5. Attic Room 3/Bedroom 6 (accessible from both Landing and Room 2)OUTBUILDINGSSouthfield outbuildings encapsulate the history surrounding this property, the first building, extending out behind the kitchen, was a former laundry room, some of the equipment is still in situ, in addition there are two Belfast style sinks, and space and plumbing for white goods. The Worcester boiler for the oil fire central heating is also housed in this room. The remaining stone outbuildings provide an abundance of storage space for garden tools and equipment, and could be suitable for development to a separate self-catering unit, retail space or incorporation in to the main house, with all the relevant permissions in place. GARDEN The walled garden at Southfield offers a private and peaceful place to relax as you meander through the different sections of the beautiful garden, which has recently been landscaped. The first of three sections begins with a red sandstone flagged courtyard leading from the entrance hall and Kitchen doors and past the attached single storey outbuildings, A wrought iron gate leads through to the lawn section which is ideal for children to play in but also is bordered by attractive shrubs with climbing roses and clematis scrambling through established fruit trees, Buddleia globosa, different varieties of bamboo, and hardy perennial geraniums provide a variety of height and colours year round. Beyond this section, a trellis arch leads to raised beds, more established shrubs leading to a small apple orchard beyond. The walled garden is completely secure and previous occupants kept free ranging chickens and ducks, in the final section with a decorative chicken coup still in situ. DIRECTIONS From the A75 roundabout at Newton Stewart, take the exit marked Wigtown onto the A714. Follow this road all the way to the town. On entering Wigtown follow the road all the way down to the town centre. You will come to a junction at the square. Turn onto North Main Street and follow the square around onto South Main Street opposite. Southfield is just opposite the top of the small park. Parking is available on the street.POST CODE DG8 9EH WHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: settled.toner.eager