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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14

Under Offer £130,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

A most attractive rural property extending to around 2.52 acres (1.02 hectares) comprising a two bedroom house in need of full refurbishment, buildings and grazing land. This is a very quiet and elevated situation away from neighbours with views as far as the Lakeland Fells and accessed via a long stone surfaced access road. Subject to consents there is potential for extension and conversion and the premises could readily be made suitable for equestrian, kennel or similar use. Up to 2 or 3 acres of additional adjoining grazing land may be made available by further negotiation. Most amenities are available locally in Langholm, Canonbie or Longtown with many required facilities in the City of Carlisle. EPC = G.

Howgillcleuch is situated in a very quiet rural setting away from other housing. At around 145m above sea level there are excellent views to the south over open countryside as far as the Lake District Fells, and to the north-west towards Whita Hill and the monument which is situated above Langholm. The house is on a long agricultural and forestry access road and surrounded by agricultural land but is accessible to local services in Canonbie, Longtown and Gretna or amenities in the City of Carlisle, where there is also access to the M6 Motorway and mainline trains. There are extensive areas of open access forest with much wildlife nearby for walking, cycling, riding and country pursuits.

For directions from Longtown, which lies on the A7 north of Junction 44 of the M6 at Carlisle, follow the A7 north past the turnings for Canonbie and take a right turn signposted to Claygate and The Hollows. Follow this road to a "T" junction where you turn left into the village of Claygate and then right signposted to Penton. Follow this road for approximately 0.7 miles and take a left turning alongside a sign to nearby properties called The Orchard and Barrascroft. Follow this road to the end of the tarmac surface at The Hill and continue straight onto a stone surfaced road which runs between the forest and agricultural land. This stone surfaced access road is approximately 0.9 miles long to the property and includes a gate. Please note that this road is uneven in places and is passable by most cars with care but is not suitable at present for cars with low ground clearance. Please ensure that the gate is left closed.

The property has mains electricity, a mains water supply and private sewerage tank. (Home Report says private water but our clients inform us that this is a mistake and we understand it will be corrected). The vendors have submitted an enquiry to BT regarding the status of the landline but no response as yet although the line is in situ and clients beleive there should be no major issues reconnecting. The property is part PVC double glazed and has radiators in the principal accommodation, which appear to be serviced from a back boiler on the living room open fire, but no warranty is given regarding the heating system or any other equipment within the property.

Dumfries & Galloway Council, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DE. Tel: 03033 333000

Following enquiry to the Assessor's Office website we understand the property is in council tax band A.

The buyers will be granted a right of way for agricultural and residential purposes along the access road shown on the 'Access Plan'. The vendors will be responsible for maintenance of the track however the liability for payment will be on a per - user basis between the vendors and the purchasers. This is not a firm commitment but as a guide only, under normal circumstances the buyer's contribution between A and B on the access plan would be around 40% and between B and C around 80% although if the vendor undertook some heavier work in the woodland area their liability would increase. The access road presently goes through Howgillcleuch Steading but the vendors will not retain an access through.

Early vacant possession with no chain is available for this property.

The vendors will retain the mineral rights and shooting rights, but shooting rights will not be exercised by the vendors over the property.

Anderson Strathern, Rutland Court, Edinburgh, EH3 8EY. Tel: 0131 270 7700. F.A.O. John Mitchell.

DG14 0RZ.

Strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agents on 01228 792299.

Offers for the property should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C & D Rural, Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle CA6 5LY. Those parties wishing to be informed of a closing date for offers, should notify the selling agents of their interest, as soon as possible, to ensure they are contacted. The Vendor and selling agents, however, reserve the right to sell privately and without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer. Our clients, the Buccleuch Estates Limited, use a standard offer for residential property sales and the selling agents are able to email copies of the Standard Offer and explanatory notes to interested parties or to their solicitor on request.

We understand the house was last occupied in 2007 and the accommodation briefly comprises;

Front door to entrance porch with door to entrance hall having a hatch to attic rooms with skylights but no easy access available.

4.53m x 4.88m max with radiator, boarded up fireplace and an open view to the front.

3.8m x 2.81m with radiator.

Living/Dining Room
5.23m x 4.5m max with radiator, tiled fireplace, original ceiling hooks and open view to the front as far as the Lakeland Fells.

Inner Hall
Leading to bathroom and utility;

2.44m x 1.93m having a bath, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. plus radiator.

1.92m x 1.44m with plumbing for a washing machine.

3.54m x 2m having fitted wall and base kitchen units, a single drainer stainless steel sink and work surface.

Separate W.C./Cloakroom
2.14m x 1.09m with cupboards, work surface, single drainer sink and W.C.

The access road to this property is around 0.9 miles long and stone surfaced leading to a gate into the property with a drive that leads to a courtyard which has become largely grassed over. Around the courtyard is the house, two detached stone buildings and a later timber pole barn adjoining the larger of the buildings. There are garden areas, paddocks or fields which are not fenced internally and some attractive large mature trees. The external boundaries of the property are fenced with stockproof fencing and the future maintenance of the boundary fence will be the liability of the purchaser.

The following buildings with approximate internal measurements include;

a) A detached single storey stone and slate building providing a former byre and a loose box or store 5.5m x 4.7m and 5.6m x 2.2m.

b) A stone and slate built barn 5.64m x 8m presently having 4 timber stables and an adjoining garage 2.7m x 5.2m with loft storage over.

c) A lean-to on the above barn providing loose box/store 6.4m x 2.6m and loose box 3.4m x 6.2m.

d) A pole barn adjoining the rear of the stone barn with approximate measurements 14m x 14.5m

Additional Land
The vendor will consider the inclusion of up to around 3.3 acres (1.34 ha) of additional grazing land by further negotiation. This land would be on the north side of the property as shown hatched on the sale plan and it would be the purchaser's responsibility to fence the additional land with stockproof fencing and for its future maintenance..

Home Report
A copy of the Home Report is available by email on request or can be downloaded from the websites we use or via the following internet link and an extract from the Energy Performance Certificate graph is shown below.

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21 September 2016

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