5 bedroom detached house for saleCorvisel House & Cottage, Wigtown Road, Newton Stewart, DG8
- An outstanding example of a Regency country house.
- Built by a notable retired Admiral who fought at Trafalgar.
- Edge of town location, far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.
- 2 Reception Rooms. 6 Bedrooms (One with Dressing Room).
- Basement Rooms with potential to convert into accommodation
- Separate Cottage with 2 Bedrooms
- Large Garage. Walled Garden. Woodland.
Corvisel House on the outskirts of Newton Stewart was built in 1829 for John McKerlie (1774 - 1848). Rear Admiral John McKerlie was born in Glenluce and had a notable career in the Royal Navy including taking part in the battle of Trafalgar. After 1813 he returned to his native Galloway and married Harriet, daughter of James Stewart of Cairnsmore House. It was during this period that Corvisel House was constructed as his residence from where he served as a local magistrate and operated commercial vessels from the port of Garlieston, fourteen miles to the south.
Corvisel House, the walled garden boundary walls and gatepiers are listed buildings Category B. Of particular note are the double steps down to the basement at the rear of the house. The walled garden has fruit trees including apple, plum, pear and fig; box hedges; gravel paths; sundial; three store sheds built into the wall. At the front and side of the house, there are lawns, shrubs and trees. Included in the sale is a small wood with a burn running through it. Corvisel Cottage dates from the 18th century and was converted in the 1960s by a local architect for the current owners. A large garage is adjacent.
Newton Stewart is a market town with a good range of individual shops, primary and secondary schools, library, museum, churches, banks, post office, hotels, tea-rooms, cinema, leisure centre, bowling green, health centre and a local hospital with a minor injuries unit. It is known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of recreational and sporting pursuits. There are several fine gardens open to the public such as Logan Botanic Gardens, Glenwhan and Castle Kennedy. Nearby Wigtown Scotland's Book Town and hosts the annual Book Festival. Sporting opportunities include trout and salmon fishing, shooting and stalking. There are many beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches including Monreith, Mossyard and Sandgreen, while hill walking and cycling are popular activities. For golf enthusiasts, there are fine 18 hole courses at Newton Stewart and Stranraer - the later designed by James Braid.
Newton Stewart is located about 71 miles from the M74 motorway network by road and 80 miles from Glasgow, 85 miles from Carlisle and 125 miles from Edinburgh. There are railway stations at Barrhill, Stranraer, Dumfries and Lockerbie and the nearest airport is Prestwick. Regular bus services stop in Newton Stewart including coaches to Ireland and London. Ferry services to Northern Ireland can be found at the port of Cairnryan, 27 miles away.
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