The Old Smithy, Balmaclellan

Guide Price
Reduced on 29/09/2020
Williamson & Henry, Kirkcudbright

Key features

  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Wetroom
  • Double Glazing
  • Electric Heating
  • Private Parking
  • Chain Free
  • Village
  • Period Features
  • Stone Built
  • Village Location

Property description

Semi-detached, 4 bedroom, former Old Smithy with character, charm and space in abundance. Property capable of sub division to form two properties (subject to Local Authority consents). Large gardens to rear. Off road parking. Electric heating. Double glazing throughout.

The Old Smithy is spacious semi-detached four bedroom property with an interesting history and plenty of character, charm and period features. Formerly the villages Old Smithy with cottage attached, it is one property but could easily be sub divided in to two separate properties again (subject to Local Authority Consent) providing a “granny annex” or a rental property for a purchaser.

The two distinct areas of the Old Smithy are the former Smithy workshop with accommodation above and the former cottage with accommodation at ground and first floor level. There is well proportioned and spacious accommodation throughout with a good balance between reception / living room and sleeping accommodation. This is complimented by a good size rear garden with includes a lawned orchard areas. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the space and potential this property offers.

Balmaclellan is an interesting village, quietly placed off the Kenbridge – Corsock Road so is convenient for the main A713 running between Ayr and Castle Douglas. The main local centre of Castle Douglas is little more than 20 minutes by car. Dumfries and Ayr are similarly easily accessible. Within this area of the Glenkens, New Galloway is less than 2 miles and Dalry is about 3.1 miles and between them they have a reasonable range of local services including general grocery shops , hotels and restaurant facilities . Dalry has a senior and primary school and New Galloway a primary school. New Galloway has a nine-hole golf course and a modern medical practice and the purpose built “CatStrand” of the Glenkens Community Arts Trust initiative offers an excellent range of community activity and artistic and musical performances.

Balmaclellan itself has an excellent shop, ‘The Smiddy’ multi-purpose community hub, and is visited by a mobile Bank and Post Office. There is a Post Office in nearby New Galloway. The Village Hall in Balmaclellan enjoys a number of community activities. The Kenbridge Hotel on the A713 is easily walkable. The surrounding area offers excellent walking and other rural pursuits


The spacious internal accommodation is compliments by a large rear garden set out in two areas. The first, directly behind the house, is mainly laid to lawn with mature planted beds, bushes and trees backing on to agricultural fields. There are seating areas and areas of gravel immediately behind the house perfect for alfresco dining or morning coffee. Access is given to the front of the property round the side over graveled driveway with space for two cars parked off road. Integral lean to shed is attached to the kitchen. It would be ideal for conversion (subject to Local Authority Consent) to enlarge the kitchen and provide a dining area or sun room.

The second part of the garden is laid to lawned orchard with a large vegetable plot and mature bushes and trees to the perimeter. Garden shed.


5.03m x 1.88m

Welcoming entrance hall. Gives access to Dining room, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, and to first floor accommodation via stairwell. Under stair storage. Electric Storage Heater.

Dining Room

3.48m x 4.66m

Elegant dining room with character and period features including original stone wall painted white. Inset wall storage. Feature fireplace with stove and wooden mantel. Window to front with attractive wooden shutters. Wooden floor.

Bedroom 1

3.26m x 4.7m

Spacious double bedroom with feature tiled fire hearth with wooden mantel and electric effect wood burner. Double Glazed sash and case window with attractive wooden shutters and an outlook to front of property. Wall mounted electric heater. Inset display recess. Decorative pendent light. Fitted carpet. Access to wet room. Could serve are a second sitting room, library or office as preferred. Electric Storage Heater


4.58m x 5.17m

Spacious kitchen with ample room for dining. Neutral coloured work surfaces, wooden cupboards and storage cupboard laid out on three sides. Access from entrance hallway, back hallway, to the back door and W.C. Ceiling mounted clothes pulley. Tiled floor. Electric Aga. Pendent light.


1.57m x 1.5m

Window to rear. Wash hand basin and matching pedestal. Tiled floor. Usual bathroom fitments

Back Hall

3.29m x 1.68m

Velux above. Fitted bookshelves

Living Room

5.66m x 5.29m

Generously proportioned living room which was once the working Smithy workshop. Stunning feature sandstone hearth with double door opening wood burner. Two wall recess which used to house the Smithy bellows. French door access to rear garden. Pendent light. Windows to side. Open arch access to library. 2 Wall mounted electric heaters. Wall mounted air source heat pump unit. Wooden staircase to first floor accommodation. Fitted carpet. Two Electric Storage Heaters


4.02m x 3.42m

Window outlook to front and side. Formerly the carriage entrance for the Smithy. Wooden floor. Access to wet room. Wall mounted book shelving. Pendent light.

Wet Room

1.38m x 3.34m

Wet room with accessibility shower cubicle. Hand rails laid on. White wash hand basin set in vanity unit with storage below. Wall mounted mirror and side lights. Shaver points. Usual bathroom fitments. W.C. pedestal. Ceiling inset spot lights. Linoleum floor cover. Access to bedroom 1 and library

Bedroom 2 (Left)

4.55m x 3.28m

Double bedroom with outlook to front of property. Ceiling light. Wall mounted heater. Tartan check fitted carpet. Dormer sash and case window to front.

Bedroom 3

4.44m x 4.46m

Well-proportioned double bedroom with window outlook to front of property. Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. Wall mounted heater


3.92m x 2.72m

Good size family bathroom with white wash hand basin and matching pedestal. Usual bathroom fitments. Free standing heated towel rail. Built-in corner and wall storage. Dimplex fan heater. Shaver point. Fitted carpet. Velux window.


4.58m x 2.38m

Access from entrance hallway via a carpeted stairwell with wall fitted hand rail. L-shape landing giving access to two double bedrooms, storeroom and bathroom. Wall mounted heater. Two Velux windows. Two points of access to eaves. Fitted carpet

Store Room

1.92m x 2.03m

Perfect as a storage or sewing room. Velux window. Wooden floor. Wall mounted shelving.


1.69m x 1.85m

Access from the living room by wooden staircase. Gives access to bedroom 4, office/playroom and bathroom. Linen Cupboard.

Bedroom 4

4.68m x 4.28m

Spacious double bedroom with panoramic outlook to open countryside and Rhinns of Kells with Velux window outlook to side of property. 4 has large fitted cupboards for clothes hanging. Pendent light. Wooden floor

Office / Play Room

2.86m x 2.72m

The perfect space for an office, playroom or dressing room to compliment the bedroom. Large Velux window


3.01m x 2.63m

Good size bathroom with Velux window outlook to front. Corner bath with over bath shower. Ceiling mounted fan and light fitment. White wash hand basin with matching pedestal. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Storage/airing cupboard. Wooden floor. Tiled walls.



The Old Smithy, Balmaclellan

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