4 bedroom detached house for saleWaterside, Crossmichael, Castle Douglas, DG7
- Located at the southern part of Loch Ken, with loch views and the surrounding picturesque countryside.
- Close to Crossmichael village with thriving community, small public house, church, primary school, shop.
- 2 Reception Rooms. Stunning and spacious Sun Room with wonderful views.
- Master Bedroom En-Suite. 3 further Bedrooms. Utility. Study. Kitchen.
- Well maintained garden. Paddock. Stables. In all about 2.5 acres.
Waterside is a beautifully located detached property enjoying open rural outlook and views towards Loch Ken. The original 2 storey house is believed to be about 140 years old. The property was substantially extended about 28 years ago with a two storey extension to the side including a striking Sun Room and first floor living area with stunning far reaching views. Waterside really does enjoy the best of both worlds with a beautifully private and secluded spot yet only a short distance to the nearest town. Sitting within about 2.5 acres with a combination of landscaped garden, paddock and a range of outbuildings Waterside is the ideal lifestyle property.
Crossmichael is a thriving community at the Southern tip of Loch Ken, with a small marina and moorings ideal for the water sport or fishing enthusiasts. The village is one of a number of peaceful villages on the Ken which provides a small hotel, church, village hall, primary school and a popular village shop.
The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotlands Food Town and has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods, and services. There are both primary and secondary schools in the town along with supermarkets, cottage hospital, health services, veterinary services and a livestock market, small theatre, park with boating lake, as well as Castle Douglas golf course. The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is also known as Scotlands Artists Town, also very popular with tourists, particularly in the summer months with a varying range of festivities and events.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes in the Galloway Forest Park. The nearest of these is Dalbeattie Forest with its extensive network of specialist cycle paths, bridal ways and footpaths. There are varied sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the championship course at Southerness, and several other courses nearby, including the 9 hole courses at Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, and New Galloway. Barend sits in countryside with little or no light pollution and just a short distance from the edge of the Dark Skies Park in the Galloway Forest Park, the first such designated outside of the USA. Spectacular night skies are visible both here and at in the Park. A few miles away lies Loch Ken, which has a popular sailing centre with a number of water sports and activities available. The Solway coast is also popular with sailors, with both Kippford and Kirkcudbright having safe moorings. The National Trust for Scotland has a wonderful garden and house at Threave Estate, which provides training for a number of horticulture students each year, with a modern Visitor Centre providing an excellent café and shop. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local Artists Town with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are very good. There is a main line railway station in Dumfries and also Lockerbie providing excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network can be reached in about an hour and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport which is about one hours drive to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports can be reached in around two hours.
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