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Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright

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Added on 12/08/2021
Yopa, Scotland
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Key features

  • Extended Cottage
  • Three or Four Double Bedrooms
  • Two or Three Reception Rooms
  • Original Features
  • Huge Multi- Aspect Lounge
  • Two Bathrooms and Two Kitchens
  • Double Garage and Workshop
  • Woodland with River, Bridge and Waterfall
  • Walking Distance to Beach

Property description

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This delightful extensive cottage comes with seven acres and has its own wind turbine available for separate purchase. It has been extended twice over the years to create a spacious three to four bedroom family home. The flexible accommodation layout can be reconfigured to suit any modern living and working arrangements and could be divided to create separate lettable holiday accommodation. The cottage is set in its own grounds with woodland, pasture, river, bridge and a waterfall. Port Mary is less than two miles from the historic Dundrennan Abbey where Mary Queen of Scots spent her last night in Scotland in 1568 before fleeing across the Solway to Maryport. The accommodation currently features an extensive triple aspect reception room, a formal dining room, three double bedrooms, one with en-suite and two kitchen/utility rooms, large, detached garage/workshop and one acre of gardens and a further six acres of land. Ideally suited to families, professionals and retirees who are keen gardeners, this property would make a fabulous home providing a delightful comfortable and cosy base from which to explore the picturesque surroundings. Fibre broadband is also available. Viewing essential to appreciate all this property has to offer.



The property benefits from the energy generated by its own wind turbine (available for separate purchase) and a mixture of oil fired and electric central heating and double glazing throughout. There is a working fireplace with a multi-fuel burner as well as a further decorative feature stone fireplace. From the front door, the welcoming entrance hallway provides access firstly to the original cottage part of the property where there are two double bedrooms, one double aspect and the other with exposed  fireplace, both with ample space for wardrobes. The hallway also features the exposed original stone fireplace, not currently in use. There is a family bathroom off the hallway with a four-piece bathroom suite including a walk-in electric shower. The formal dining room has its own decorative stone working fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove. From the dining room, French doors open onto the garden courtyard and there is also access to the first of two kitchen areas. This one comprises a range of wood fronted base and wall units with tiled worktops and contrasting splashback, single sink bowl and drainer, electric cooker, dishwasher and washing machine included in the sale. The rear hallway then leads to a cloakroom with toilet and wash hand basin, utility room/office, master bedroom with en-suite and the extensive lounge to the rear of the property. The utility room/diner also provides a study area and is double aspect with views of the spectacular garden. It has a range of kitchen units, worktops, electric oven and hob, single bowl sink and drainer and plumbing for washing machine. The master bedroom has built-in mirror wardrobes and a five-piece en-suite bathroom including a walk-in shower and jacuzzi bath. The sumptuous reception room concludes the internal accommodation with triple aspect views and patio doors leading to the extensive outside space surrounding the property.  

Finishing off outside, the property benefits from an extensive private enclosed landscaped garden on one side of around an acre with the remaining six acres of pasture and woodland, with land either side of the river running through the property with bridge across and waterfall forming the far boundary with gated access to Netherlaw Wood. The unique micro climate provides ideal conditions for a number of rare species of plants as well as a range of thriving fruit trees. Immediately adjacent to the cottage is a courtyard boasting a gravel wild flower garden. The large detached garage and workshop has space for multiple vehicles as well as storage. The gated driveway provides additional parking. The boundaries of the property are denoted by dry stone walls, timber fencing and hedges.


The nearest primary school and pre-school nursery provision are at Kirkcudbright Primary with the nearest secondary school Kirkcudbright Academy (7 miles). The village of Dundrennan has its own tea-room and village hall available for community use. The historic monument of Dundrennan Abbey dates back to 1142. A wide range of individual shops, supermarkets, restaurants, pubs, hotels, offices, doctors and dentists is available in Kirkcudbright, the Artists’ town, along with the newly refurbished Kirkcudbright Galleries arts centre with its own coffee shop and exhibitions, celebrating the town’s links with the renowned Glasgow Boys (and female artists such as Jessie M King) artists’ colony. Kirkcudbright is a picturesque harbour town situated on the River Dee, surrounded by glorious coastline with holiday centres at Brighouse Bay, Borgue, Sandgreen and Auchenlarie with spectacular sunsets and views of the Murray Isles. Historic Kirkcudbright hosts annual arts festivals, summer activities programme, its own Tattoo with Ceilidh, jazz and traditional music events and the Kirkcudbrightshire County Show. It boasts a cookery school and award winning dining experiences including The Auld Alliance and Selkirk Arms Hotel, while Castle Douglas, the region’s Food Town is 15 miles away. A Dark Space Plantarium is due to open in the town centre during 2021. The planetarium has been developed by Kirkcudbright Development Trust transforming the old Johnston School building and will open once coronavirus restrictions allow. The state-of-the-art visitor attraction will ‘inform and educate people of all ages celebrating the majesty and infinity of space, the wonders of science and the magic of the nearby Dark Skies Park.’

A broader range of amenities, plus a university campus and a brand new, state- of-the-art, hospital are available in the regional capital of Dumfries, some 26 miles away. The South West of Scotland is well-known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There are good hill walking opportunities in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along the newly-designated cycle routes, as well as the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes in the Galloway Forest Park. There are varied sporting opportunities such 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 Kirkcudbright, Cally Palace, Castle Douglas, Dalbeattie, and New Galloway. Beautiful Loch Ken 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's Broughton House is in Kirkcudbright as well as the wonderful garden and house at Threave Estate which provides training for a number of horticulture students each year and a modern Visitor Centre with an excellent café and shop. The picturesque town of Gatehouse of Fleet is 15 miles away, set in a recognised National Scenic Area on the edge of the magnificent Galloway Forest Park, Scotland’s first Dark Skies Park. Communications within the area are very good. There is a mainline railway station in Dumfries and 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 just over 60 miles away to the North. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports can be reached in around two hours. The is a direct rail service from Carlisle to Manchester Airport. 


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Dundrennan, Kirkcudbright


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