The Thorn

Main Street, Twynholm, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, DG6 4NT

Offers Over £410,000

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  • Attractive period home in appealing edge of village location.
  • A beautiful family home providing: 3 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms. Sun room.
  • Extensive garden grounds. Detached garage.
  • Acreage 1.06 acres.
  • The village provides a primary school, church, garage/filling station, hotel, & bus route.

SITUATION The Thorn sits in an attractive site on the edge of the village of Twynholm which provides a primary school, church, garage/filling station, hotel/pub and is on major bus routes being immediately accessible to the A75 euro-route. Just outside Twynholm is The Cocoa Bean, a tourist attraction chocolate factory including both indoor and outdoor children’s play areas. A wider range of amenities and services are available in the nearby towns of Kirkcudbright, Gatehouse of Fleet and Castle Douglas. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright, also known as Scotland’s ‘Artists’ Town’ , is very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a range of festivities and events including an annual Arts and Crafts Trail, Jazz Festival and a popular farmers market which runs throughout the year. The town provides a range of services including two small supermarkets and individual specialist shops, parish church, museum, library, doctor’s surgery, optician, bank, veterinary practices, swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling green and primary and secondary schools. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful riverside walks plus the renowned ‘blue-flag’ marina providing excellent sailing facilities. 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 and railway station.The Southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits such as shooting and stalking and trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs. There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes together with nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres. The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park and affords astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with a newly opened Observatory. For golf enthusiasts there are several courses within a short driving distance including Championship course at Southerness on the picturesque Solway Coast. 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. Prestwick Airport is within easy reach and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports with their international flights are around two hours drive. A daily ferry service to Northern Ireland operates with Stena Link from Cairnryan around 50 miles to the west, close to Stranraer.DESCRIPTION The Thorn provides a beautiful family home over two levels. Dating from the 1920s, the property sits with prominence in an attractive and extensive edge of village site. On the ground floor The Thorn boasts a large living/dining area, opened up via an archway, providing flexible reception and entertaining space for family and friends. Beyond is the Sun Room which provides a relaxing space to look out over the surrounding farmland and do some wildlife spotting, where a deer is a common visitor. A further Snug provides a more intimate reception space. Beyond is the Kitchen/Breakfast room with Utility room/Pantry adjacent and W.C. & Shower room beyond. The Kitchen provides the hub of the home with a Rangemaster (gas hob and double electric fan oven) at its heart with a range of fitted floor and wall units and space for appliances. The kitchen is supported by the additional space of the adjoining Utility room. The Snug could easily adapt to a further bedroom, should a bedroom be required on the ground floor. Occupying the first floor is a Master bedroom including an en-suite shower room, a further two bedrooms of generous proportions, a dedicated Office and modern fitted Bathroom with a separate shower. The Thorn offers flexibility of layout and could be adapted to suit the buyers specific needs. The property is served with Gas Central Heating and is fully double glazed throughout. It further benefits from roof mounted solar panels that provide quarterly payments by way of periodic meter readings. Also fitted externally is an Electric Vehicle Charging Point. A detached Garage/Workshop sits adjacent to the property with an up and over door as well as a door to the rear. A further shed and cellar, annexed to the house, offer additional storage space. A Summer House and deck provide a beautiful spot within the grounds to relax and enjoy the garden and its surroundings. The grounds are extensive with additional land being purchased in 2008 providing circa 1 acre allowing ample space for the new buyer to adapt to their specific requirements. The Thorn offers many desirable attributes and has been very well maintained by the current owner during their tenure. ACCOMMODATION Ground Floor: Front Porch. Staircase Hall. Living Room. Dining Room. Sun Room. Snug. Kitchen. Utility Room. W.C. Shower Room. First Floor:Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room. Office. Bathroom with separate Shower. Two Bedrooms. GARAGE (3.2M X 5.2M)Up and Over door with pedestrian door to access from side.GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) The garden grounds extend to about 1 acre in all and are over various areas laid to lawn partnered with mature planting of a range of shrubs and small trees. A summerhouse with decking provides a beautiful garden retreat and a lower patio area an ideal place to dine al fresco and entertain family and friends. Beyond the patio, a large vegetable plot, Green House and Garden Shed are to be found. The grounds extending to the north could provide a small paddock, further space to ‘grow your own’ etc.