4 bedroom detached house for saleWhithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8
- Smallholding with 5 acres of land
- Large Workshop
- Store rooms
- Outbuildings with conversion potential
- Stone built farmhouse in walk in condition
- Council Tax inclusive of water charge
The smallholding contains a four bedroom farmhouse with extensive outbuildings and 5 acres of ground. The subjects of sale benefit from views to both the Galloway hills and the sea. On clear days, Cumbria can be seen across the water. The property sits on its own and benefits from a great degree of privacy, yet lies only a mile from town.
The Town of Whithorn, also a Royal Burgh, lies in the Machars of Galloway, some 17miles from Newton Stewart, as afore mentioned, the smallholding is a mile outside of Whithorn.
The accomodation formed over two levels comprises :-
Ground Floor :- Entrance/ sun porch, Family room, Lounge, Dining Kitchen, Bathroom, Rear Porch.
First Floor :- Four Double Bedrooms, Cloakroom/wc.
Entry to the property is via the sun porch, this leads onto the family room, which has a woodburning stove.
The farmhouse kitchen has a multi fuel range, providing cooking, hot water and central heating. The property also has night storage heaters fitted as a secondary option.
There is a built in Bosch double oven and Dishwasher and a hotpoint electric hob. There is also a built in under counter fridge. The kitchen has a walk in pantry.
A second identical cupboard of equal size to the pantry, houses the hot water cylinder, the washing machine and the tumble dryer.
The rear porch, accessed off the kitchen, opens onto the courtyard and is of a size to easily accommodate a chest freezer, with ample room for outdoor gear.
The bathroom benefits from seperate bath and shower, with wetroom floor and is fully tiled.
The lounge has a tiled fireplace, feature Georgian arch and laminate flooring.
Upstairs are four good sized bedrooms and cloakroom/wc. The master bedroom has a walk in wardrobe, further upstairs storage is built into the eaves.
The property was completely re-roofed , re wired, strapped, lined and insulated in 2004.
Landline and broadband are provided by BT.
External :- 5 Acres of ground, split into paddocks, mostly at the front of the property with the smaller land parcel to the rear. Also at the front of the property is a large area of garden ground bordered by dry stone dyke.
Behind the property lies a gated courtyard with two stores, large workshop, and garage, all attached from the house, lying on one side of the courtyard.
Across the courtyard, opposite the house, is a very large L shaped steading, this building is derelict, and may be suitable for conversion or reinstatement, subject to the appropriate permissions and consents. Local planning have previously indicated they would look favourably on conversion plans. Behind the steading building is the smaller land parcel.
There is a further lean to (in poor condition) and garage attached to the steading building, accessable from the drive. The farm track\drive belongs to the property.
Whithorn benefits from a doctors surgery, veterinary surgery, library, primary school, post office, pharmacy, grocers, newsagents, general store and a Cafe.
It is also home to the Whithorn Story Museum, Whithorn itself being regarded as the Cradle of Christianity in Scotland, where St Ninian built the first Christian church in AD390's. There have been various archeological digs in the area, currently an Iron Age roundhouse is under construction near to Whithorn Priory. The area is well visited and of great historical and archeological interest, George Street being designated an outstanding conservation area.
Wigtown, some 10 miles from the property, is Scotland’s Book Town. It hosts an annual Book Festival and various other events throughout the year, including a Farmers market.
Newton Stewart has further amenities including a cinema, banks, library, primary and secondary schools, leisure centre, doctors, dentists, hospital with small injuries unit and health centre along with a good variety shops and cafes. Newton Stewart is the Gateway to the Galloway Hills and good forestry walks are close by. The region is well known for it's easy pace of life, and it's milder micro climate, warmed by the gulf stream.
Stamp Duty in Scotland has been replaced by Land and Buildings Transaction Tax as of April 2015. For example, a property purchased for £270,000 would be liable to pay £3100 LBTT Tax.
** Purchasers should check the LBTT Tax rates themselves. The above is for illustration purposes only. England and Northern Ireland are subject to different rates.
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