6 bedroom terraced house for saleThe Old Post Office, 68 George Street, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, DG8
- A handsome B Listed Georgian house with vehicular pend, formerly the town Post Office.
- Ground Floor forms the main former Post Office hall, Ante Room, corridor and store cupboard.
- The first and attic floors form a 3 bedroom apartment with modern kitchen and bathroom, with 3 spacious attic rooms above (attic rooms require refurbishment)
- The derelict coach house and stables have previously had planning consent for conversion into two small dwellings, since lapsed, however could be re-applied for.
- The Royal Burgh of Whithorn is famously known for its early links to Christianity in Scotland.
- Whithorn has many facilities including primary school, doctors surgery, cafe, small shops, vets, and the port Isle of Whithorn
The Old Post Office sits in the main street (George Street) in the small town of Whithor, and is the only building in the town to boast its own vehicular pend. The pend leads through to a courtyard in front of the former coach house and stables, now derelict. The ground floor of the building was run by the current owners for 30 years as the Post Office, until it moved to another location within the village. The ground floor is still largely laid out as the Post Office hall, complete with counter, and an ante room which was formerly the sorting office. A corridor leads to a connecting door to the flat above, and to an external door to the courtyard.
Whithorn, which is a Royal Burgh, is famous as the 'Cradle of Christianity in Scotland', being the place St Ninian arrived at some time in the AD390's after studying in Rome, and built the first Christian church in Scotland. It thrived in the following centuries as a place for pilgrimage, many pilgrims arriving by sea at the nearby port of Isle of Whithorn. A major archeological project began in the 1980's, and is now run by The Whithorn Trust. The Trust was set up to explore the archaeology and history of Whithorn, and to examine its role in the evolution of Christianity in Scotland.
Today Whithorn is an attractive village with local amenities including grocers, café, pharmacy, primary school, veterinary surgery, and doctors' surgery. Newton Stewart, 17 miles north offers a wider range of shops and offices, including a leisure centre, secondary school and two supermarkets. Wigtown, Scotland's Book Town, around 10 miles north, holds the annual Wigtown Book Festival, and is home to many bookshops and cafes, with the famous Bladnoch Distillery located just outside the town.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of the sporting and recreational pursuits. It is because of this mild climate that the area is so attractive to gardeners and there are several gardens open to the public nearby, such as Glenwhan Gardens, Logan Botanic Gardens, and Castle Kennedy Gardens. Newton Stewart is known as the gateway to the Galloway Hills, popular with hillwalkers. There is an annual walking festival based in Newton Stewart each May, covering 28 walks in 7 days. There are cycling opportunities along some of the numerous designated cycle routes in the area, as well as the cycle routes of the Seven Stanes mountain bike tracks including the well known centre at Kirroughtree. The Galloway Forest Park has been awarded Dark Skies status, the first such location outside of the USA, where visitors can marvel at the breath taking clarity of the night skies. In addition there are several sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing in the region's numerous rivers and lochs. There are many beautiful stretches of coastline and beaches, including Auchenmalg and Monreith near Port William, Mossyard and Sandgreen near Gatehouse of Fleet. For golf enthusiasts there is an 18 hole courses at both Newton Stewart with spectacular views, and a superb 18 hole course at Stranraer designed by 5 times Open champion James Braid.
Dumfries and Galloway was voted holiday destination of the year 2015/16 by BBC Countryfile Magazine. Readers listed tranquil forests, astonishing wildlife and wonderful beaches, lochs and streams as some of the attributes which attract people to this area.
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