A beautiful home by the river in Kirkcudbright has been made available for purchase.
Presented by Galbraith, Moatwell occupies a prime position overlooking the River Dee in the ‘Old’ High Street, and is a delightful category B listed Townhouse which dates back to at least the late 18th century in its present form.
It is one of only two houses in the street to have direct estuary frontage.
The house and garden have recently undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment and provide a spacious and comfortable family home in an enviable and much sought after location.
The house retains many original features including sash windows and working shutters to many of the rooms, fireplaces and ornate plasterwork. The house has been re-roofed, re-wired and re-plumbed and kitchen and bathrooms have been replaced.
There is a large adjoining garage with access to the street and garden, and a vaulted store below.
The house is arranged over three floors, with the ground floor having the principal living space. The Drawing Room and the Kitchen both have exceptional views over the garden and estuary.
The peaceful enclosed private garden at Moatwell is situated to the west of the house, and the sea wall forms the boundary.
The garden room which sits overlooking the garden and the estuary has also been renovated. It has been fully insulated and has large double glazed doors and windows, fibre broadband and a woodburning stove. The tranquil riverside setting makes this an ideal all year round artist’s studio or home office.
Immediately adjacent and down from the kitchen door as the garden store, tool store, potting shed and garden WC.
The garage has doors to the High Street and to the garden. Below the garage, with separate access, there is a stone vaulted store and a path leading back to the High Street. The Garage houses the boiler room, with pressurised hot water storage and 2x zoned boiler heating the lower ground and upper floors.
Kirkcudbright, Scotland’s Artists Town, sits beside the estuary of the River Dee on the coast of the Solway Firth. Between 1850 and 1950 the Town was established as an artists colony with people being attracted by the quality of the light.
The town provides a range of services including: supermarkets, independent specialist shops and galleries, a primary and secondary school, health centre, tennis, sailing and golf clubs as well as many other amenities. The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful riverside walks as well as a renowned “blue-flag” marina providing excellent sailing and motor boat facilities.
The nearby market town of Castle Douglas also has a good range of shops, and other services, and is designated Scotland’s Food Town. The regional capital of Dumfries, about 27 miles, has a broader range of shops, retail outlets and services.
The southwest of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of its recreational and sporting pursuits. A wide variety of beaches, coastal paths and beautiful walks are within easy reach of the property.
There are water sports and sailing on nearby Loch Ken as well as on the Solway, along with excellent hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along some of the numerous cycle routes, as well as a nationally renowned network of mountain biking routes in the hills and forest parks making up the Seven Stanes centres.
The Galloway Forest Park well known for its beauty and tranquillity is also recognised as Britain’s First Dark Sky Park, and provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars with an Observatory. For golf enthusiasts, as well as the 18 hole course in the town, there are several courses within a short driving distance.
Communications to the area are very good. There are railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, and the M74 motorway is about 50 miles. Regular flights to continental Europe departing from Prestwick Airport, which is 65 miles to the north. Both Edinburgh and Glasgow with their international airports are about 110 miles.
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The agents will consider offers over £850,000.