4 bedroom detached house for sale

Kirk House, Girthon, DG7 2DW

Sold STCM £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Benefits from Quarterly Domestic RHI Payments until 2022
  • 4 kw Wood Burning Stove
  • Open Fireplace
  • Partial Double Glazing
  • Rural Location
  • Potential Secondary Income
  • Large Garden

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Kirk House is a traditional detached country house set in the heart of Galloway within a small hamlet community, of stone under slate roof within good sized yet easily manageable garden grounds. The house is well-proportioned and offers scope for a variety of purposes with potential for a secondary income. It is currently used as a seasonal bed and breakfast with separate two room self-catering apartment.

The property benefits from an energy efficient wood pellet boiler heating system, benefiting from
quarterly Domestic RHI payments, complemented by a 4kw wood burning stove, restored open fireplace and partial double glazing.

Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Sitting Room/Dining Room, Drawing Room, Inner Hall
Kitchen, Self-Contained Apartment with Living/Sleeping, Area, Kitchen & Shower Room

First Floor: Landing, 4 Bedrooms, 2 with en-suite Shower Rooms, Family Bathroom

Outside: Gardens, Stone built detached Double Garage, Stone built Log/Coal Store, Round Wooden Yurt/Summerhouse, Polytunnel

Kirk House stands in a stunning position with superb views all round towards the nearby coast and Galloway hills. Well situated, the house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and grounds with ample parking, attached double garage and store plus a separate stone built log/coal store. There is also a round wooden yurt/ summerhouse in the grounds, a small orchard, fenced henhouse and run, plus a beautifully planted walled garden complete with 15 foot polytunnel and productive vegetable and fruit garden.

Kirk House is a listed building, category B and was once the manse to the neighbouring historic Girthon Kirk, now a ruin. The house offers spacious accommodation over two floors. The current owner has undertaken a programme of upgrading and refurbishment in the house and garden over the past 5 years, including the creation of an integral two room apartment and the installation of an efficient wood pellet boiler under the Domestic RHI scheme which will continue to provide an income of £900 per quarter for several years to come. Further details on
request.

A thriving letting and bed and breakfast business has been built up during that time with many returning customers who enjoy the peace of the house, its views, the beautiful garden and pleasant surroundings. There is still much more potential to upgrade and develop the business further, through the conversion of the garage and outbuildings, subject to planning permission.

LOCATION
Girthon is a small hamlet approximately ? mile south of the A75 Gretna to Stranraer Euro-route on the Sandgreen road. It is 2? miles from Gatehouse of Fleet which is well-served with primary school, chemist, post-office, Spar shop, golf course and doctor's surgery. The esteemed Cally Palace Hotel is nearby as well as several public houses and hotels located in Gatehouse, including the Murray Arms, The Masonic Arms and the Bank of Fleet. The "Artists' Town" of Kirkcudbright is 10 miles distant and the thriving market town of Castle Douglas is 16 miles.

GROUND FLOOR:

ENTRANCE PORCH 10'2" x 7'6" (3.1m x 2.3m)
Glazed porch with tiled floor and cloak rail. Radiator. Glazed double French doors to sitting room. Telephone point.

SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM 14'9" x 11'6" (4.5m x 3.7m)
Beautiful carved wood fire surround with 4kw wood-burning stove. Fitted carpet. Two radiators. Two windows with fine views beyond the pretty white cottages of Girthon to the hills beyond. Glass panelled door to downstairs hall and access to stairs and along passage to kitchen and rear entrance hall. Further panelled door, currently obscured by dresser, also leads to rear entrance hall. Glass panelled door to drawing room.

DRAWING ROOM 14'9 x 11'6" (4.5m x 3.5m)
Newly restored stone fireplace with original glazed tiles and open fireplace. Two windows with aspect to the north and south. Fitted carpet. Radiator. Shelved recess.

INNER HALL
Understairs cupboard. Electric meters. Radiator. Half-glazed rear entrance door. Door to kitchen and to WC/utility. Also door to self-contained apartment.

WC/UTILITY 6' 2" x 3'
WC, handwashbasin and the washing machine is plumbed in here. It is also a store/larder.

KITCHEN 11'10" x 11'9" (3.62m x 3.59m)
Tiled ceramic floor. Range of floor and wall units including double oven, pull-out larder, double gas hob, integral fridge and dishwasher. Three large sash windows with stunning views to north and west. Central heating and hot water programmer.

SELF-CONTAINED APARMENT:
Living/Sleeping Area 14'5" x 9'6" (4.41m x 2.9m)
Windows to north and south. Radiator. TV point. Glazed panel door to kitchen.

Apartment Kitchen 11'2" x 9'10" (3.4m x 3.0m)
Newly fitted with quality kitchen units, electric touch hob, washing machine, fridge and freezer. Double velux window. Door to shower room.

Apartment Shower
With Mira shower, WC and wash hand basin.

FIRST FLOOR:
Elegant pitch pine stairway with landing. Cupboard with loft access and hot water tank.

BEDROOM 1 16'2" x 12'4" (4.92m x 3.75m)
Double ensuite L-shaped room with two recently fitted double glazed windows enjoying superb views to east over the walled garden and west towards the Galloway hills. Radiator. TV point.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Shower with WC and hand basin.

BEDROOM 2 14'5" x 9'8" (4.38m x 2.95m)
Currently furnished as a twin room with double fitted wardrobe/linen store. Window to south with views to Girthon Kirk. Exposed beamed ceiling. TV point. Vanity basin. Radiator.

BEDROOM 3 11'9" x 11'0" (3.59m x 3.34m)
Double ensuite room with secondary glazed windows to west and south. TV point. Radiator.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Shower, WC and wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Window.

BEDROOM 4 11'0" x 9'10" (3.37m x 3.0m)
Vanity unit with shaver point and light. Window with views over Girthon to the north.
Built-in single wardrobe. Radiator. TV point.

FAMILY BATHROOM 10'2" x 7'6" (3.1m x 2.3m)
Traditional white bathroom suite including cast iron bath, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. The bathroom would benefit from modernisation.

OUTSIDE:

DOUBLE GARAGE
Stone built double garage with adjoining store housing the wood-pellet boiler. The boiler was newly installed in 2015 under the government RHI scheme. It provides heating and hot water. Power and light. Wrought iron gates to rear garden.

STONE COAL/LOG STORE
Front Garden
Tarmac drive leads through wrought iron gates to front door with gravelled parking area to west of house with charming blue yurt/studio. Stunning views to west and to Fleet bay in the distance. Lawn and mature shrubbery. Seating area with trellis windbreak.

Walled Garden
The walled garden is surrounded by a traditional stone dyke. The garden within is beautifully laid out with herbaceous borders and rose beds, paths, a lavender hedge, trellis and many colourful and unusual plants. Beyond the trellis is a wellstocked fruit and vegetable garden and productive 15 foot polytunnel.

Rear Garden
Fine views to the north and across to the pretty white cottages of Girthon. Gentle banks on two sides surround a lawned area, well planted with a small orchard, ornamental shrubs and underplanted with a magnificent show of daffodils in the spring.


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