3 bedroom residential development for sale

Tundergarth,DG11

Under Offer £67,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A rare opportunity to acquire a former cottage or bothy, with expired planning consent to construct a pleasant three bedroom house although the vendor has enquired about renewal, which was positive and is considering a new application. The former cottage is situated in an elevated and very rural situation with open views over the Water of Milk to the hills beyond and close to extensive areas of open hill and forestry which are ideal for walking, cycling and country pursuits.

This building is of a traditional stone construction and will have ample garden extending to approximately 0.38 acres (0.157 hectares) to include a fine Scots Pine tree, a burn along one boundary and a right of way for access along a farm road which leads to a nearby steading. We understand mains water is on site with mains electricity available nearby and the proposed accommodation includes on the ground floor; entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen, shower room and study and on the first floor three bedrooms and a bathroom.


GUIDE PRICE: 67,000

SITUATION
This property is situated in a very rural location between Lockerbie in Annandale and Langholm in Eskdale. The building sits above the valley of the Water of Milk which is a tributary of the River Annan, with access on to a quiet minor road. On the hill to the rear, is the site of what was Craighousesteads Roman Fort and much wildlife is seen around the property to include buzzards and pheasants etc. Most required facilities are available in the town of Lockerbie (approx. 10 miles) where there is also access to the railway network and the A74(M) Motorway. For a wider range of amenities and facilities, Dumfries and the City of Carlisle are readily accessible from Lockerbie by car. To the east lies the attractive town of Langholm and to the north the Eskdalemuir forest where there are extensive areas of hill and open access forestry rising up to around 500 metres above sea level.

DIRECTIONS
When travelling from the south on the A74(M), the property can be accessed from Junction 20 at Eaglesfield or junction 18 at Lockerbie. From the centre of Lockerbie take the B7068 road towards Langholm and proceed through Tundergarth and Bankshill. Take the left turning by the bridge signposted towards Corrie and Westerkirk and right again signposted to Westerkirk and Eskdalemuir. Follow this road for just under 1.5 miles and the right turning to Craighousesteads and the property will be seen signposted on the right. Proceed along the access road, over the bridge and up the hill, for approximately 350 metres and the cottage will be seen on your right. If approaching from Eaglesfield take the turning to Waterbeck and follow the B722 to the "T" junction with the B7068. Turn left and take the right turning at Paddockhole Bridge and follow the directions as above. The location of the property is shown on the Location Plans.

SERVICES
We understand mains water has been brought onto the site and purchasers should confirm for themselves the adequacy and presence of this supply for their purposes by consultation with Scottish Water. Mains electricity is available nearby and interested parties should again make their own enquiries.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Dumfries & Galloway Council, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DE. Tel: 03033 333000.

COUNCIL TAX
The property will need to be assessed for council tax purposes on completion of the development.

PLANNING
Planning permission was obtained dated the 27th March 2013 for "alterations and extension to derelict building to bring it back in to use as a dwelling house, erection of detached garage, installation of soak away system and temporary site of caravan". More detail of this consent is available by email from the selling agents or at Dumfries & Galloway Planning Office/website using reference number 09/P/4/0459 and 13/P/4/0005. This consent has now expired but following enquiry to the planning authority it should be able to be renewed and the vendors are considering a new application..

POSTAL ADDRESS
This property does not at present have a post code but the nearby farmsteading is DG11 2QL.

POSSESSION
Vacant possession of the property will be given upon completion of the sale which will be by agreement.

SOLICITORS
Stevenson & Johnstone, 38 High Street, Langholm, DG13 0JH. Tel: 013873 80428, for the attention of Kenneth Hill.

OFFERS
Offers for the property should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C & D Rural, 17/19 High Street, Longtown, Carlisle CA6 5UA. Those parties wishing to be informed of a closing date for offers, should notify the selling agents of their interest, as soon as possible, to ensure they are contacted. The Vendor and selling agents, however, reserve the right to sell privately and without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.

VIEWING
At anytime during daylight hours whilst in possession of these sale particulars. Can all visitors please respect the privacy and livestock of the nearby farm steading.

ACCOMMODATION

Building
36'4" x 19'2" (11.1m x 5.85m) being gross external measurements. A stone built building with some brick infill and a fallen slate roof. Internally it is arranged in one room with a former stone fireplace to one end and last used for stock/agricultural purposes.

Proposed Accommodation
This traditional stone building is to be extended and raised in height to create a first floor within the roof space with skylights and a gable window. Extracts from the plans are shown within these details and the accommodation will briefly comprise; entrance hall, study, shower room, sitting room, kitchen and kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. On the first floor; three bedrooms, an airing cupboard and family bathroom.

Externally there will be a new gravelled driveway with a parking and turning area and the consent allows for the erection of a detached garage although this is not shown on the plans.

There is a good sized garden area and the planning allows for tree planting in the southern corner adjoining the existing Scots Pine which is to be retained.

Boundaries
It will be the purchaser's responsibility to maintain the recently erected boundary around the property.

Access
The access road is part tarmac and part stone and includes a bridge over the river. After the river the track slopes uphill to the building. The property has a right of way along the access road subject to shared maintenance agreement on an according to user basis, with the nearby farmsteading, to which the surrounding land belongs.

Burdens and Matters of Title
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all reservations,wayleaves, servitudes, rights of way and other matters, whether public or private and constituted in the titles or not.





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  • Lockerbie (6.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Lockerbie (6.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

C & D Rural, Carlisle

Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY

01228 738014 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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