5 bedroom detached house for saleBarone, 54 Main Street, DG7 3UW
- Remarkably Spacious
- Ideal large family home
- Potential for Bed & Breakfast
In the heart of the community of Dalry, Barone is a spacious, period detached former home of the bird artist, Donald Watson. It affords any purchaser a wealth of opportunities to take advantage of the spacious living accommodation throughout. This property would be ideally suited to a number of uses including a large family home, bed and breakfast or indeed a small boutique hotel (subject to the necessary consents). Although in need of renovation, it is easy to envisage this property as an exciting project for any purchaser. Not only does the house itself offer great potential but the large garden to the rear gives ample scope for the garden ground to be landscaped and laid to many uses. There is ample off-road vehicular parking for example, patio area for al-fresco dining, a summerhouse perhaps - the space could accommodate it all. If a more manicured garden was preferred, that would also be a possibility as it is relatively flat although overgrown at present.
Dalry is an attractive village with wide streets and it has an active community. There is a good village store and post office, and the Clachan Inn and Lochinvar Hotel provide bar and restaurant facilities. There is a garage and petrol station, primary and secondary school which take pupils up to fourth year. Dalry has its scenic Church of Scotland and nearby New Galloway has a Scottish Episcopal Church and a modern Medical Practice. Dalry lies in the Glenkens which is well served by activities based at the CatStrand in New Galloway, bringing community and arts facilities to the area. Dalry is served by public transport and is well sited to easily reach by car various surrounding areas - East through Moniaive to Thornhill and the Nithsdale valley, South to Castle Douglas (which is the main shopping centre about 20 minutes away), West to Newton Stewart and North to the larger centre of Ayr with its nearby Prestwick airport. The area is ideal for walking and generally all rural pursuits.
Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the spacious accommodation and potential this property brings to the market.
CLOAKROOM 18'02" X 4'06" (5.54m x 1.38m)
HALLWAY At axis 38'11" X 21'10" (11.89m x 6.68m)
Two telephone points. Two electric Dimplex heaters. Double glazed panoramic windows overlooking garden ground and rear door leading out to garden by way of external stairs. Access to all ground floor accommodation. Fitted carpet. Ceiling mounted lights. Sweeping stairs to first floor
OFFICE 12'01" X 11'04" (3.46m x 3.70m)
Spacious room with shelving laid on. Door to cloakroom if required (not presently used).
RECEPTION ROOM 1 16'03" X 12'10" (4.96m x 3.92m)
T.V. point. Fitted carpet. Double glazed window to front. Stone open fireplace with tiled plinth.
RECEPTION ROOM 2 17'07" X 16'04" (5.37m x 4.98m)
Impressive open fireplace with tiled hearth and tiled plinth. Fitted carpets. Telephone point. Two double glazed windows to front. Wall mounted radiator. Pendant light. Wall mounted Dimplex electric heater. Recessed shelving. Access to back hall.
KITCHEN 10'02" X 8'11" (3.11m x 2.73m)
Compact Kitchen with outlook to rear. White UPVC double glazed window. Overhead Velux. Pendant light. White fitted work units with marble effect work-surface. Plumbed for washing machine. Gives access to rear garden through back door with step access down to garden. Tile effect floor covering.
Gives access to pantry, kitchen, utility and reception room 2. From the rear outside door, an external stairway leads down to the rear garden.
PANTRY 10'01" X 5'01" (3.10m x 1.56m)
Tile effect floor covering. Shelving and drawer and cupboard storage laid on. UPVC white double glazed window to front. Pendant light.
UTILITY ROOM 16'03" X 9'01" (4.98m x 2.78m)
Tile effect floor covering. Pendant light. Oil fired boiler. Access to W.C. and under-stair cupboard. Stairs First Floor accommodation. Wall mounted radiator. Storage cupboard housing water tank.
W.C. 5'05" X 3'09" (1.67m x 1.16m)
Usual bathroom fitments. White wash hand basin and matching pedestal. Wall mounted radiator. Tile effect floor covering. Houses electric meters and fuse box. Central ceiling light fitment. UPVC double glazed window autumn frosted window to rear.
HALLWAY At axis and including landing 48'02" X 14'04" (14.69m x 4.39m)
Gives access to all upstairs accommodation. Four Velux windows giving ample natural light. Into eaves cupboards. Pleasant, wide, open stairway with bannister laid on. Fitted beige carpet. Wall mounted radiator. Hatch access to loft.
WATSON'S STUDY / BEDROOM 1
17'03" (into eaves) X 13'07" (5.27m x 4.16m)
Formerly the artist Donald Watson's Study, this room is of good size and gives outlook to the front and rear through UPVC double glazed windows. Fitted carpets. Wall mounted radiator. Pendant light.
BEDROOM 2 13'01" X 12'01" (3.99m x 3.07m)
Beige fitted carpet. Pendant light. UPVC double glazed window to front of property.
BEDROOM 3 12'03" X 14'05" (3.74m x 4.40m)
Beige fitted carpet. Pendant light. Wall mounted Dimplex electric heater. Telephone point. White UPVC double glazed window to front.
BEDROOM 4 SINGLE/DRESSING ROOM
10'11" X 6'01" (3.34m x 1.87m)
Beige fitted carpet. Unique triangular double glazed window, front facing. Ceiling light. Hatch access to loft.
BATHROOM 9'01" X 5'09" (2.78m x 1.77m)
Usual Bathroom fitments. White corner wash hand basin and matching pedestal and bath. Tile effect floor covering. White UPVC double glazed window to rear. Wall mounted radiator. Wall mounted Dimplex heater. Central ceiling light.
BEDROOM 5 11'03" X 9'01" (3.45m x 2.77m)
White UPVC double glazed windows to front and to side (port window). Central pendant light. Beige fitted carpet.
BASEMENT 82'0" X 19'8" (25m x 6m)
(perimeter) at longest and widest
The basement/cellar area is substantial and mirrors the footprint of the house. It is split up into different rooms (formerly used for storage) and also houses a coal cellar and a WC. It can be accessed externally from the rear of the property by two entrances and offers excellent additional usable space for storage or possible further conversion to accommodation (subject to the various consents).
The Front Garden at Barone is both welcoming and compact. Separated from Main Street by box hedging, the Front Garden is laid to mature plantation and gives a welcoming entrance through an iron arch laid to flowering roses, before leading by paved pathway to the impressive Entrance. Oil tank.
Further on up Main Street there is a vehicle access leading off Main Street to the side of the property. It is intended to be shared by Barone and adjacent ground being retained by the present sellers.
The rear garden at present is overgrown but that there is scope for many uses. If entirely cleared there would be good views from the house over the countryside beyond.
GENERAL & MISCELLANEOUS
An area of garden ground is being retained by the present sellers of Barone. Its intended use is as a memorial community garden in remembrance of the artist, Donald Watson who together with his family, resided for many years at Barone. There will be a shared access leading from Main Street to give rear garden and vehicular access to the owners of Barone and access to the community garden to be retained by the present sellers.
There is presently a colony of honey bees in the roof space towards the west of the property which is believed to have been in place for twenty years or more. The Sellers have had the colony inspected by a local bee expert who has advised there is no means of the bees accessing the interior of the property. Their access is from the outside roof area only.
The Council Tax Band relating to this property is E.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is F.
The agents assume that the subjects are served by mains water, mains electricity and mains drainage but no guarantee can be given at this stage. Oil fired central heating supplemented by electric storage heaters.
Subject to negotiation.
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