Galloway Cottage & Wigtown Cottage

Glenturk, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, DG8 9TF

Offers Over £375,000

0.48 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 5

  • A rare opportunity to purchase 2 semi-detached residential properties offering the potential to live in one and let out the other, provide multigenerational living or reconfigure to provide one spacious family home, in a stunning rural setting.
  • Galloway Cottage
  • 1 reception room
  • 3 bedrooms (2 with en-suite shower rooms)
  • Spacious family home/holiday let
  • 2 sets of French doors opening to the patio
  • Stunning views of the Galloway Hills
  • Oil heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • Wigtown Cottage
  • 1 reception room
  • 2 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom & shower room
  • Family home/holiday let
  • Air source heating with ground floor underfloor heating
  • Bi-fold doors and French doors opening to two patio areas.
  • Shared outbuilding (9.78m x 4.92m) and extensive parking.

SITUATION Galloway Cottage & Wigtown Cottage are situated adjacent to the A714, at Glenturk Farm, less than two miles from Scotland’s National Book Town Wigtown, with the stunning Galloway Hills providing the backdrop. Wigtown has a primary school, church, post office, supermarket, several smaller shops and cafes 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 65 miles east, and on the fast train south, London is just 4 hours from Lockerbie. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 52.5 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 86 and 130 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie and Kilmarnock, 65 miles north. DESCRIPTION A barn conversion at Glenturk Farm formed Galloway Cottage & Wigtown Cottage and the build was completed in 2007. Initially both cottages were holiday lets, and more recently one has been a residential home and the other a long term let. These properties offer a great deal of flexibility in their layouts and the best of both worlds in their rural situation, within minutes of both Wigtown and Newton Stewart. Galloway Cottage opens directly in to the open plan layout, a triple aspect sitting room, kitchen and dining area with a full height window framing the Galloway Hills. The kitchen has a roof light, again adding more natural light and an electric oven and hob provide cooking facilities. French doors open out to the patio, providing an extension to the kitchen over the summer months with the option to dine alfresco throughout the day. Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has fitted wardrobes, this room could be utilised as a work from home office, depending on the needs and requirements of the new owner, this room also has a roof light and French doors opening out to the patio. The family bathroom adjacent has both a bath and double shower. A fitted cupboard between bedroom 1 and the family bathroom is where it might be possible to interconnect both properties forming one spacious home, with relevant planning permission and consents in place. Stairs lead to the first floor, bedroom 2 has a full height window opening up the views, with a Juliette balcony, fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom 2 has fitted wardrobes, a roof light over the bed and an en-suite shower room. Oil fired central heating and ground floor heating are powered by a Grant boiler, situated in the shared outbuilding. Wigtown Cottage again offers a well-lit open plan layout, with a modern high gloss kitchen and bi-fold doors opening from the sitting room out to the patio at ground floor level. A Neff induction hob, microwave, oven and grill with slide & hide door provide cooking facilities and there is an integrated dishwasher and space for a full height fridge/freezer. A WC cloakroom/utility room has space and plumbing for a washing machine/tumble dryer and a fitted cupboard adjacent houses the controls for the heating system. Stairs lead to the first floor and bedroom 1 benefits from French doors opening out to a separate elevated patio, with a seating area to enjoy the early morning light or evening stars. Fitted wardrobes provide an abundance of storage space and a roof light above the bed allows additional natural light to flow in. A en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath completes this room. Bedroom 2, currently utilised as an office, has an en-suite shower room, fitted wardrobes and access to the loft with an element of floored space. Air source heating was installed in Wigtown Cottage approximately 12 months ago, keeping the energy costs at an affordable level. Both these properties have shared use of an outbuilding and extensive parking area. Outbuilding (9.78m x 4.92m)Of stone construction with a lean-to box profile roof, concrete floor, power and shelving. ACCOMMODATION Galloway Cottage: Ground Floor: Open plan Kitchen/ Dining/ Sitting Room, Bedroom1, Bathroom First Floor: Bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room and Bedroom 3 with en-suite shower room.Wigtown Cottage:Ground Floor: WC Cloakroom/Utility Room, open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting RoomFirst Floor: Bedroom 1 with en-suite bathroom and bedroom 2 with en-suite shower room.GARDEN (AND GROUNDS) Galloway Cottage & Wigtown Cottage share the area highlighted on the site plan, this low maintenance area consists of lawn, individual patios and parking space and the shared outbuilding.DIRECTIONS From Newton Stewart roundabout take the first exit on to the A714, signed Wigtown and follow the road for approximately 4.8 miles, Turn right at Glenturk Farmhouse then first left on to the road leading up towards Galloway Cottage and Wigtown Cottage. 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