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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Langholm, Dumfriesshire, DG13

Under Offer £199,000

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Tenure: Freehold

A most attractive two bedroom detached cottage plus summerhouse/chalet with lovely views over the River Esk. The pleasant gardens have a useful workshop and extend to the top of the river bank and high above the river itself. Skipper's Cottage is conveniently situated in a rural location approximately one mile from Langholm town centre with extensive riverside, woodland and hill walks nearby and an ideal location for fishing. This traditional cottage has central heating and a cast iron multi fuel stove with comfortable accommodation retaining many original features and comprising living room, dining room/garden room, kitchen, bathroom, utility room and two bedrooms. To the outside there is a workshop and ample parking. EPC = E.

This is an attractive rural situation sitting high above the River Esk and less than a mile from the centre of Langholm. Langholm is an attractive town of largely stone built houses in a picturesque setting on both banks of the River Esk with the back drop of Whita Hill and the Monument. The town is situated in Eskdale, Dumfriesshire, in the Scottish border country and at the junction of three rivers which are surrounded by extensive areas of hill and forest. Langholm is an excellent location for walking, cycling and country pursuits and has a good range of amenities to include a supermarket, the Buccleuch Centre Theatre and Junior and Secondary Schools, with most required facilities available in the nearby City of Carlisle. In addition Edinburgh is approximately 70 miles away via the A7 tourist route.

From Junction 44 of the M6 at Carlisle proceed north on the A7 through Longtown and Canonbie towards Langholm. Just before entering the town of Langholm, the A7 crosses the River Esk on Skipper's Bridge. The cottage is situated around 100 metres from Skipper's Bridge on the Carlisle side as for the location plan.

The property has mains water and electricity with an oil fired central heating system to radiators throughout the principal accommodation plus a multi fuel cast iron stove in the living room. There is sewerage to a private sewerage tank for which an annual payment is made. The windows are a mixture of PVC double glazing, timber double glazing, secondary glazing and single glazing.

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

The property is in council tax band C.


Fitted carpets are included in the sale and other items may be negotiable.

Early vacant possession available on completion which will be by agreement.

To be confirmed.

Offers for the property should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C & D Rural, Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown CA6 5LY. 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.

Strictly by appointment only with the selling agents on 01228 792299 with viewing only available at weekends.

The property is a traditional stone and slate built single storey detached cottage, probably in the region of 200 years old, with later extensions to the side and rear. The accommodation briefly comprises;

Dining/Garden Room 3.25m x 3.17m with PVC double glazed windows, laminate floor, radiator and sliding door to the porch.

2.3m x 1.08m with a UPVC entrance door and Eurostar oil fired combi boiler.

With timber front entrance door, radiator, electric meter box and hatch to a part boarded loft.

Living Room
3.85m x 4.43m having a multi fuel stove recessed into an original fireplace, radiator and exposed ceiling timbers.

3.99m x 2.26m incorporating a pantry, with attractive fitted wall and base kitchen unit, integral wine rack, a 1.5 bowl ceramic sink, integrated fridge and freezer, built-in double oven and four ring ceramic hob.

2.92m 1.51m having a three piece bathroom suite comprising a panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. with shower over the bath. There is a radiator and pine panelled walls.

Utility Room
With a 1 bowl stainless steel sink, mixer tap, single drainer, plumbing for a washing machine, radiator, wall cabinet and tiled floor.

3.01m x 2.98m with radiator.

3.48m x 4.22m with radiator.

The property has pedestrian access from the public road at the front to a small lawned garden plus a vehicular access from the south along a short stoned road over which there is a right of way leading to the property and to a good sized parking and turning area. There are attractive mature gardens with pavier patio, external power sockets and views over the river. The property is set adjacent to the River Esk but high above and the vendors inform us that the property has never been flooded due to the height, which will be appreciated on viewing.

Summer House
3.7m x 3.7m measured internally and being an extremely pleasant timber chalet building with excellent views over the river, a veranda to the front and terrace leading round to the side. The building is set on concrete and brick foundations and has electric sockets and light, timber double glazing, shelving and potential for numerous uses.

3.44m x 1.98m with power sockets and light and a fixed bench

Close to the property on the River Esk, there is a renowned sea and trout holding pool known as Skipper's Pool. As a resident in the area, the owner of the property may be entitled to a 50% discount on the fishing licence for the river and 75% of if aged 65 or over. For a reasonable payment the owner can therefore fish for sea trout and salmon on the bank adjoining the cottage in an excellent holding pool. Steps lead down to the river from the north east corner of the garden.

A copy of the Home Report is available from our website or by email or can be accessed using the following link.

Note some photographs were taken in an earlier season.

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