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Newton Stewart Youth Hostel, Millcroft Road, Minigaff, Newton Stewart, DG8

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Property Description

Key features

  • Listed former school
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen & laundry room
  • 4 spacious dormitories/bedrooms
  • Common room
  • Self-contained1 bed apartment
  • Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Listed former school in prime location


Minigaff is a pleasant residential area on the edge of the market town of Newton Stewart which is located in the neck of the Whithorn peninsula with Luce Bay to the west and Wigtown Bay to the east, both joining the Solway Firth.

Dumfries and Galloway is one of the few remaining genuinely rural areas of Great Britain and enjoys a mild Gulf Stream climate along the coast. The nearby countryside combines rolling grass farmland, spectacular coastline and magnificent forests. The Galloway Forest Park, the UK's first Dark Sky Park, offers spectacular stellar viewing on a clear night. Farming, forestry and tourism are the main occupations.

There are many opportunities for country sports in the area including salmon fishing on the Rivers Cree and Bladnoch. The coastline offers excellent opportunities for sailing and sea fishing.

Newton Stewart is a small market town with a wide range of local shops, professional services and primary/secondary schooling. Dumfries and Castle Douglas to the east have a wide variety of additional services and Stranraer to the west has a ferry terminal to Northern Ireland.


Newton Stewart Youth Hostel is a former school built circa 1900 with whin rubble and red sandstone dressings, overhanging eaves and slate roof. It is listed Category C, together with its boundary walls and gatepiers. Currently used as a youth hostel, it comprises reception area, dining room, common room, kitchen, laundry room and four spacious dormitories served by two shower rooms and four wcs.

Within the grounds of the property there is separate manager's accommodation which comprises living room, bedroom, bathroom and kitchen facility.

The former playground forms a large area of hard standing to the front and sides of the property with mainly lawned gardens to the rear.

Square Footage: 2,265 sq ft


Entering Newton Stewart on the A75 from Dumfries, turn right at the roundabout onto the A714 Wigtown Road. Continue into Albert Street and turn right onto the B7079 New Galloway Road. Turn first left into Millcroft Road and continue along Millcroft Road with the Youth Hostel on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
15 April 2013


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