Bobbin Mill Cottage benefits from an excellent position at the end of Victoria Street. The ground to the rear slopes down towards the Mill on the Fleet Visitor Centre and most of the rooms at the rear of the house enjoy fine views across the Fleet Valley to the Galloway Hills. There are very few houses in Gatehouse which enjoy such an open outlook and yet are within easy walking distance of the amenities of the town.
The layout of the house is well thought out and viewers will be surprised at the generous dimensions of many of the rooms. Whilst perfectly functional, some features are dated and we expect that many purchasers will choose to modernise and redecorate to their own taste – this expectation is reflected in the asking price.
The house benefits from gas central heating throughout, and has uPVC double glazing with the windows facing towards the street incorporating integral astragals in keeping with the character of the cottage. Many radiators have thermostatic controls, and wide window ledges are a feature of the property.
All carpets and fitted floor coverings together with all curtains and other window coverings are included in the sale. Many other items are available by separate negotiation also if desired.
Gatehouse of Fleet is an active community and benefits from many local amenities, such as a primary school, shops, solicitors and accountants offices, hotels, library and Health Centre. Within the wider area, there are many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves within easy reach, and equally dramatic inland scenery, with magnificent hills, glens, and lochs.
Within Gatehouse there are active sports clubs (for example bowling, snooker and golf) and a wide variety of outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the area, including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling and hill walking.
HALL 5.27m x 1.91m (17’3” X 6’3”)
An exterior door with double glazed panel above opens to the hall which has stairs leading to the basement and to the first floor. There is natural light from a door at the rear of the hall opening to the sun porch. Carpet. Curtains. Radiator with thermostatic control. Coat hooks.
DINING/KITCHEN 5.17m x 4.39m (16’11” x 14’4”)
This is a generous and well proportioned dining/kitchen with ample space for the kitchen and for dining also, particularly as there is a separate utility room. The kitchen area is fitted with floor and wall units with pine doors and a laminate work surface. There is a one and a half drainer sink with mixer tap set beneath the window which enjoys an outlook over the back garden and the roof of the Mill on the Fleet to Rutherford Monument on Trusty’s Hill beyond Gatehouse. The dining area has an integral bench along two walls and ample space for a table and chairs. There is also a full height walk-in shelved pantry and further full height built-in shelved cupboards to one side of this with the doors matching the kitchen. In addition to the generous window over the kitchen sink there is a further window to the street providing natural light to the dining area. There are two radiators, the one to the kitchen area having a thermostatic control. Carpet to the dining area and “flotex” type flooring to the kitchen area. Electric cooker point with cooker hood over. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Net curtains to both windows, curtains to the front facing window.
UTILITY ROOM 3.38m x 2.44m (11’1” x 8’0”)
Situated between the kitchen/diner and the garage, the utility room has space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, a further sink with mixer tap, shelving and built-in units, and space for a fridge/freezer. There is a further double glazed exterior door from the utility room giving access to Victoria Street, and doors off the utility room lead to the garage and the downstairs bathroom. Vinyl floor. Roller blind to door.
DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM 2.10m x 1.95m (6’10” x 6’4”)
Corner bath with mixer taps, W.C. and wash hand basin both in white, and corner shower cabinet fitted with Triton Rapide 4 plus electric shower. Obscure glazed uPVC window facing towards the rear. Radiator with thermostatic control. Vinyl floor. Curtains.
DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM (REAR) 3.71m x 2.50m (12’1” x 8’2”)
A well lit room with windows in two of the walls, one of which enjoys the outlook towards Rutherford Monument. There is a full height built-in wardrobe with areas for hanging clothes and shelving. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Curtains.
DOWNSTAIRS BEDROOM (FRONT) 3.64m x 2.51m (11’11” x 8’2”)
With front facing uPVC window with integral astragals. Built-in wardrobe with hanging area and shelving. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Net curtains. Curtains.
REAR SUN PORCH 3.01m x 1.36m (9’10” x 4’5”)
Accessed from the rear of the hall, this sun porch has a solid wall to half height with glazed panels above and a corrugated plastic pitched roof. There is a uPVC double glazed exterior door giving access to the rear garden.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
A carpeted stair leads from the hall to a first floor landing which has two front facing windows with wide window ledges.
SITTING ROOM 5.12m x 4.59m (16’9” X 15’0”)
Benefiting from excellent natural light with windows in three walls. Good views across the River Fleet to the surrounding hills. The spacious sitting room has a flame effect gas fire set over polished stone hearth with wooden mantel over. Radiator with thermostatic control and wall lights. There is an alcove to one corner. Carpet. Curtains.
MASTER BEDROOM (REAR) 4.40m x 4.10m (14’4” x 13’5”)
This room again enjoys the excellent outlook across the Fleet Valley to the hills beyond Gatehouse, and has a good view of the mill wheel for the Mill on the Fleet. There are extensive built-in wardrobes. Radiator beneath the window. Carpet. Curtains. Wash hand basin to one corner and a door beside this leads through to:
DRESSING ROOM 2.0m x 1.51m (6’6” x 4’11”)
These dimensions do not include the full height built-in shelved cupboard. The dressing room again has a window giving an outlook to the rear. Carpet. Curtains. A further door from the dressing room leads to:
BATHROOM 2.84m x 2.27m (9’3” x 7’5”)
With corner Jacuzzi bath, wash hand basin and W.C. all plum coloured. There is also a corner shower cabinet fitted with a Mira Sport electric shower. Rear facing obscure glazed window. Carpet. Curtains. Radiator with thermostatic control. Electric towel rail. A second door from the bathroom leads through to the other bedroom and therefore the bathroom can effectively be en-suite to either bedroom.
DOUBLE BEDROOM (FRONT) 4.85m x 3.20m (15’10 x 10’5”)
Two front facing uPVC windows. Radiator with thermostatic control. Hatch over to attic space. Carpet. Curtains. Wash hand basin with electric light with shaver point and mirror over. Full height built-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving.
A door in the hall conceals a staircase leading down to the basement level.
BASEMENT 5.77m x 5.04m (18’11” x 16’6”)
As the ground slopes away from the street down towards the River of Fleet, at the rear of the house the basement is close to ground level and the basement enjoys natural light from a window. The central heating boiler and hot water storage tank are situated here. The basement benefits from electric light and power, has a concrete floor and white-washed walls, and has the potential for a wide variety of uses. A door from the rear of the basement opens to a:
BASEMENT PORCH 1.52m x 1.21m (4’11” x 3’11”)
This space doubles as a tool shed and an exterior door leads from the basement porch to five stairs leading up to the rear garden.
INTEGRAL GARAGE 5.47m x 2.60m (17’11” x 8’6”)
The integral garage can be accessed via an electric powered door from Victoria Street and there is also a door leading from the garage directly through to the utility room. The garage is partially shelved and there is sufficient space for parking a car as well as for a freezer at the rear. The garage benefits from electric power and light.
To the right of Bobbin Mill Cottage as viewed from the street is an area of hard standing for the use of Bobbin Mill Cottage, and the main garden is accessed through a short fence beyond this. It is mainly laid to grass with well established conifers and other perennials and slopes down towards the Mill on the Fleet. The garden can also be accessed directly from the sun porch or from the basement porch. Immediately to the rear of the sun porch is a patio area suitable for alfresco dining.
The Council Tax Band relating to this property is E.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is E.
The agents assume that the subjects are served by mains water, mains electricity, mains gas and mains drainage but no guarantee can be given at this stage.
Subject to negotiation.