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Simply Irresistible: Picture perfect cottage in Scottish market town

All the symmetry has me like...but it really had me at the blue door!

Property Photos Courtesy of Yopa
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Imagine waking up in a quaint Scottish market town, nestled in the rolling hills of the countryside. As you step outside, you're greeted by the crisp morning air, the sounds of birdsong and the distant murmur of the town's inhabitants starting their day. The narrow streets are lined with traditional stone buildings, each with their own unique character and history. You stroll down to the local bakery, where the scent of freshly baked bread and pastries fills the air. The friendly shopkeeper greets you warmly, and you chat with other locals as you make your purchases. As you wander through the town, you notice the bustling activity of the weekly market, where farmers and artisans have set up their stalls, selling their wares and chatting with customers. Later, you settle in at a cozy cafe, sipping on a hot drink as you watch the world go by. In a Scottish market town, life moves at a slower pace, offering a peaceful and charming way of life that is both welcoming and enchanting.

Description Courtesy of the Listing Agent

This charming stone cottage located in the historic town of Whithorn offers a deceptively spacious living space that has been sympathetically refurbished to an exceptionally high standard. The semi-detached traditional double-fronted property comprises a cosy lounge with a wood-burning stove, a generous kitchen/diner, and a guest cloakroom on the ground floor. On the upper floor, there are three double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite washroom, and a family bathroom.


This property has been successfully run as a holiday rental, providing a considerable and regular income. The flexible accommodation layout could be configured to suit any modern living arrangements, making it ideally suited to families, professionals, first-time buyers, retirees, or buy-to-let investors. The cottage would make an ideal permanent or holiday home, providing a cosy base from which to explore the nearby unspoilt coast and countryside of Wigtownshire.


Bruce Street is a peaceful residential Lane of a small number of individual character properties close to Whithorn Priory just off the famous wide main street of the historic town of Whithorn.


The ground floor accommodation comprises a welcoming entrance vestibule opening onto the hallway providing access to the lounge to the left and spacious kitchen/diner on the right with guest cloakroom and rear access to the courtyard garden and utility/boiler room at the back.

On the split level upper floor there are three spacious individually designed bedroom rooms and family bathroom. The main bedroom offers en-suite facilities comprising a wash hand basin and toilet. The current accommodation layout is fully flexible offering potential for reconfiguration to suit alternative living arrangements including a home office, study or studio. This cosy lounge boasts a feature stone fireplace with slate hearth and wood- burning stove inset and views to the front of the property. The spacious kitchen/diner comprises a range of fitted wall and base cabinets with wooden work surfaces. There is an electric range cooker with extractor hood, a stainless steel sink and drainer unit offering scenic rural views, an integrated dish washer and space for free standing fridge freezer as well as a work island/breakfast bar and separate dining area providing ample space for everyday family dining as well as more formal entertaining. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for additional appliances in the utility store to the rear of the property which also houses the boiler. The downstairs guest cloakroom to the rear of the ground floor has a toilet and pedestal wash hand basin. On the upper floor all three delightful bedrooms are generous doubles with outstanding views. The main bedroom has an ensuite wash room with wash hand basin and toilet. The upstairs family bathroom comprises a three-piece white suite with bath and mains mixer shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and toilet.

Finishing off outside, the property benefits from a private enclosed courtyard garden/patio area to the side with access from both the front and rear of the house, providing both a sun terrace and outdoor dining opportunities. The property boundary is formed by a stone, brick and drystone walls. On-street parking is available in front of the property and also in the town centre public parking area a few strides away.


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The Details

Asking £155,000

3 Beds | 2+ Baths

Location: Whithorn, Scotland

Source: Yopa Scotland


Location & About the Area



TRANSPORT, SCHOOLS & AMENITIES

There is a primary school and pre-school nursery in Whithorn. The nearest secondary school is Douglas Ewart High School in Newton Stewart (17 miles) with school transport available. Whithorn is a Royal Burgh about 10 miles south of Wigtown, the county town of Wigtownshire. Whithorn was the location of the first recorded Christian church in Scotland, built by Saint Ninian around 397 ad. The Isle of Whithorn (3 miles) is a popular coastal tourist destination. Every year sees a pilgrimage to nearby St Ninian's Cave and you can learn the story of the town at Whithorn Priory & Museum. Whithorn's town centre retains its street plan from the Middle Ages with a wide market square and long garden plots. Many kings and queens journeyed to this small town, over the centuries. A few miles away, the Isle of Whithorn enjoys a picturesque seaside setting and down by the harbour is St Ninian's chapel. As well as visiting the area’s historical sites you can enjoy cycling through the Machars area on marked cycle routes, walking, fishing, golf and bird watching. There are opportunities for eating out and shopping at both locations. Whithorn is also a recognised unesco Biosphere community. Whithorn has a range of local convenience stores, cafes, restaurants, pubs and hotels and is on the local bus route. The surrounding area offers a wide range of country pursuits including sailing, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, bird watching and numerous coastal and woodland walks. Wigtown the Book Town’s annual literary festival attracts celebrity authors and international visitors. Stranraer is the hub for the largely rural area of Wigtownshire offering a wide variety of shops including major supermarket chains, services and businesses which provide visitors and local people alike with friendly, personal service. There is a leisure centre with swimming pool, gym and cinema. There is a good choice of cafes, bars and restaurants as well as the lovely marina undergoing redevelopment. The region is renowned for its outdoor pursuits, beaches, leisure facilities, social events, festivals and history. Some of the quieter country roads are popular for walkers and cyclists, and there is golf on local courses in Stranraer, Portpatrick, Wigtown, Monreith and Newton Stewart. The coastline to the south of the region offers excellent sailing and sea fishing, and there are safe anchorages at Port William and the Isle of Whithorn. The popular Logan Botanic Garden is short drive away and attracts many visitors annually as an outpost of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. There are a number of world famous craft distilleries in the area including Bladnoch, at over 200 years old, one of the oldest whisky distilleries in Scotland. Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Girvan (47 miles), Ayr (60 miles) and Dumfries (64 miles). The M77, linking the area to Glasgow and central Scotland is also accessed at Ayr. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 63 miles) and Glasgow (about 100 miles). Prestwick has regular flights to an increasing number of international destinations. Cairnryan lies about 34 miles away and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.Dumfries town centre offers several major supermarkets, popular High Street shops, shopping centre, schooling, college and university campus (with satellite campus in Stranraer), a range of bistros and medical facilities. A brand new state of the art regional hospital is situated just off the A75 on the outskirts of town.


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