3 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Stable HouseBorgue,DG6 4TP

Guide Price £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Property
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Public Rooms
  • Games Room
  • Double Glazed
  • Large Garden
  • Woodland Garden
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Solar Panels for Heating the water (during summer months)
  • Development Potential of Barn

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Old Stable House is a delightful two storey family home, converted from an outbuilding approximately 30 years ago. The accommodation is currently laid out with three double bedrooms, and extensive public rooms including: main Living Room; Kitchen/Diner; separate Dining Room; Study; and Games Room. If further bedrooms were required, both the Study and Dining Room would lend themselves to use as ground floor bedrooms and, indeed, the Dining Room already has pipe work in place to allow en-suite facilities to be installed if being used as a bedroom.

The property would also lend itself to use as a 'Bed & Breakfast', or possibly with part of the accommodation being converted to one or more separate holiday properties. There is access from the exterior to the rear Hallway which leads to the Games Room, and the Barn is joined to the house at this point. Therefore if the Barn was converted to form bedrooms for guests or for 'granny flat', these could be accessed through this separate entrance.

The harbour town of Kirkcudbright is known as "Scotland's Artist Town" and was particularly popular with the Colourists (many of whom lived in Kirkcudbright) around 1900. It is a very active, friendly community, and most visitors to the town are surprised at the variety and number of activities and events being held. The town benefits from primary and secondary schools (with an excellent reputation), Health Centre and Cottage Hospital, Dentist, a wide variety of local shops (including two butchers, fishmonger, etc), library, swimming pool, golf course, and marina.

The surrounding country is well known for its variety of beautiful scenery, and within easy reach there are many sandy beaches and rocky coves on the coast. The inland scenery is equally dramatic, with magnificent hills, glens and lochs.


ENTRANCE PORCH 7'0" X 7'0" (2.12m x 2.12m)
The large Entrance Porch has double UPVC doors opening from the exterior with glazed panels to either side. There are coat hooks, tiled floor, power points and downlighters. An inner UPVC double glazed door opens to,

This part of the house has been added by the present owners and consists of the Entrance Porch, Hallway with hardwood floor, Dining Room and Utility Room. This newer part of the hall has a radiator with thermostatic control, beech floor, mains smoke alarm. Door off opens to,

DINING ROOM/BEDROOM 15'0" X 8'1" (4.59m x 2.47m)
Currently used as a Dining Room this room was constructed so that it could be used as a downstairs bedroom if preferred and there is plumbing to the back corner of the room for an en-suite shower to be installed if desired. Beech floor to match the Hall, UPVC front facing window with ventilation strip, radiator with thermostatic control, six double power points. A door from this room gives direct access to the garage.

UTILITY ROOM 11'7" X 7'11" (max) (3.55m x 2.43m)
Fully fitted with floor and wall units the Utility Room is more spacious than many kitchens! There is a built in Belfast sink with mixer tap set beneath the UPVC double glazed window. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Radiator with thermostatic control. Vinyl floor. Clothes pulley to ceiling, six downlighters, four double power points in addition to separate wiring for washing machine and tumble dryer.
Continuing through to the older part of the house, one reaches a carpeted area of Hall which has stairs off to the First Floor accommodation, radiator with thermostatic control and shelved under stairs cupboard. Straight ahead is the,

DINING KITCHEN 18'4" X 10'10" (5.60m x 3.31m)
The Kitchen part of the room is fully fitted with floor and wall units in white with a grey granite effect worktop. There is a built in Neff Double Oven and Grill, built in Schott Ceran ceramic four burner hob with cooker hood over, generous sink with mixer tap and space for a wide fridge freezer. All splash backs and the window ledge are finished to match the work surfaces. Firebird oil central heating boiler, space for a fridge, space and plumbing for a dishwasher.
The Kitchen part of the room is well lit through a generous window and a further window adds natural light to the Dining part of the room, from where there is also a UPVC door with large glazed panel leading to the garden. The Dining Area has a good sized radiator with thermostatic control, full height walk in cupboard with shelving. The whole room has a pine floor and there is lighting from down lighters, with work surface lighting to kitchen surfaces.

STUDY/DINING ROOM 14'4" X 10'10" (4.39m x 3.32m)
Currently used as a Study, this room could easily be used as a Dining Room or downstairs Bedroom if preferred. Double glazed window, two built in cupboards each with double doors and shelved, radiator with thermostatic control, further shelved alcove, carpet, curtains, cornicing and central ceiling rose.

DOWNSTAIRS W.C. 8'5" X 4'4" (max) (2.58m x 1.33m)
Containing W.C. and wash hand basin. There is a deep shelved alcove, radiator with thermostatic control, vinyl floor, and mirror and light over the wash hand basin.

SITTING ROOM 20'1" X 14'3" (6.14m x 4.34m)
The spacious Sitting Room has a Clearview multi fuel stove set in a brick surround over a tiled hearth as a winter focal point. For much of the year, the focal point will be the garden which is easily appreciated through the large patio door with matching panels to either side, making the room very bright and enhancing the feeling of space in what is a generous room anyway. There are two radiators, each with thermostatic controls, numerous power points and ornate cornicing with two central ceiling roses. Carpet and curtains. A door from the rear of the Sitting Room opens to.

REAR HALL 10'1" X 7'6" (3.08m x 2.30m)
This Rear Hall can be accessed from the exterior through the rear porch and would be particularly useful if purchasers wanted to run a 'Bed & Breakfast' or form a separate holiday accommodation (see opening paragraphs). This Hall has wood paneling, two radiators with thermostatic controls and stairs off to the Games Room. Under stairs cupboard, wooden floor. A fifteen pane glazed door leads from this Hall to

REAR PORCH 10'7" X 3'11" (3.23m x 1.21m)
Another generous Porch with coat hooks, downlighters, tiled floor and studded wooden door to the exterior.

GAMES ROOM 36'0" X 14'11" (11.04m x 4.56m)
Accessed by stairs leading from the Rear Hall, the Games Room is actually built above the garage and previously housed a full sized snooker table! This is a lovely bright room with four windows in each end wall, a window in each side wall and two good sized Velux windows to the roof. The walls are finished in natural stone with exposed beams to the roof. There is a generous radiator with thermostatic control though heat can also be provided from the Clearview multi fuel stove.

From the older part of the Main Hall a carpeted stair (well lit through a generous window with outlook to the garden) leads to the.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING 13'11" X 5'7" (4.25m x 1.72m)
The Landing enjoys natural light from a window on the stairs and there is a further window in the opposite wall, each with wide window ledges. Hatch over giving access to attic space. At the top of the stairs to the left is

DOUBLE BEDROOM 14'3" X 11'0" (4.36m x 3.38m)
Enjoying natural light from windows in two of the walls, this Double Bedroom has a partially coombed ceiling, which adds to the character, and an extensive built in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rails, which also houses the factory lagged hot water cylinder. Radiator with thermostatic control, wide window ledges, carpet, curtains.

MASTER BEDROOM 20'02 X 14'0" (max) (6.11m x 4.29m)
The entrance to the Master Bedroom has built in cupboards down one side with shelving and hanging rails, followed by a door opening to the En-Suite. The Bedroom itself benefits from windows in opposite walls, and enjoys excellent views across the garden and the neighbouring grounds of Senwick House. Radiator with thermostatic control, carpet, curtains, partially coombed ceiling.

EN-SUITE 8'1" X 7'8" (2.46m x 2.34m)
Finished to a high specification, the En-Suite has a corner bath fitted with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin with mixer tap set in vanity unit, dual flush W.C., and bidet. Tiled floor and fully tiled walls. Radiator with thermostatic control and chrome electric towel rail. Mirrored cabinet over the wash hand basin with integral down lighter. Extractor fan.

DOUBLE BEDROOM 13'11" X 12'9" (4.26m x 3.89m)
Currently used as a spare room. This Bedroom enjoys a good outlook to the garden through the two UPVC windows with wide window ledge, radiator with thermostatic control, partially coombed ceiling, carpet, curtains.

SHOWER ROOM 8'5" X 6'11" (2.58m x 2.12m)
A very generous shower cabinet fitted with Mira Event mixer shower, W.C. and wash hand basin, both in white. Twin windows with outlook to the garden. Fully tiled shower surround, vinyl floor, radiator with thermostatic control, electric towel rail.


There is a good sized garage accessible from the driveway. This benefits from electric light and running water, there is also a door in the side allowing access through to the Dining Room.

Attached to the main house is a stone built barn with pitched and slated roof. There is natural light from four windows and it also has a toilet at one end. The Barn provides useful external storage space, and has possible conversion potential.

To the front of the property there is an area of garden mainly laid to grass on the opposite side of the driveway. To the left of the garage a gate leads through from the drive to a very sheltered gravelled courtyard suitable for growing plants that enjoy shelter from the wind, or for sitting out on windier days. The studded wooden door leading to the rear porch is accessed from this area.

The main Garden can be reached through a gate further down the drive, from the door leading from the Kitchen/Diner or from the patio doors leading from the Sitting Room. There is also a right of vehicular access from the public road to the garden through the neighbours property for occasional use, such as removing garden waste. Adjacent to and level with the Sitting Room is a good sized patio area. Steps lead down from here to the main garden which is largely laid to grass. There is a chicken coop, barbeque area and a covered storage area, all situated along the South West boundary. Interspersed in the grass are well established shrubs and there are bedding areas.

Further from the house, to the South East of the garden and adjacent to the public road, is a woodland garden with a variety of mature trees, rhododendrons and in the Spring, snowdrops and daffodils.

The Council Tax Band relating to this property is F.

The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is C.

The agents assume that the subjects are served by mains water, mains electricity and septic tank drainage but no guarantee can be given at this stage. There is oil central heating. The property also has 2 solar panels which are capable of heating the water during the summer months.

Subject to negotiation.

A home report has been prepared for this property and can be obtained by contacting One Survey on 0141 338 6222 or by simply logging on to www.onesurvey.org

General enquiries regarding this property, or arrangements to view, should be made through the Selling Agents, Messrs Williamson & Henry, at their Property Office, 3 St Cuthbert Street, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DJ (Tel: 01557 331049), , with whom Offers (in the appropriate Scottish form) should be lodged.

For the benefit of Solicitors, the DX Number is 580813, Kirkcudbright, the Legal Post Number is LP-1 Kirkcudbright and the Fax Number is 01557 332057.

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Nearest station

  • Workington (24.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Williamson & Henry, Kirkcudbright

3 St. Cuthbert Street Kirkcudbright DG6 4DJ

01557 621000 Local call rate

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