Tardis Cottage is a former steading, converted to form residential accommodation within the last 10 years. This allows the accommodation to combine the character and feel of a traditional stone built property (there are exposed feature stones in several of the rooms), and yet at the same time the property benefits from the amenities and energy efficiency of a recently built property. Built on split levels to make the most of the natural location on a slope, “Dr. Who”, fans will appreciate that the name “Tardis Cottage” is apt, as there is a surprising amount of space. The property benefits from oil fired underfloor heating throughout with individual thermostatic controls to all rooms; television aerial points on the walls of all rooms (most are currently hidden behind pictures); a choice of electric or calor gas cooking points for cooking in the kitchen, which has many built-in appliances; a separate utility room; and en-suite facilities to two of the bedrooms. Bespoke Oak handmade internals doors throughout.
All carpets and fitted floor coverings together with all window blinds are included in the sale. Other items, such as free standing appliances, may be available also depending upon where the sellers are moving to.
Auchencairn itself is a delightful Galloway village close to Auchencairn Bay, an inlet of the Solway Firth, located approximately 10 miles east of Kirkcudbright and 7 miles west of Dalbeattie. The village itself has a range of local facilities including Primary School, garage, convenience store and Post Office, Church, award winning community garden and bowling green. The well renowned Balcary Bay Hotel is within walking distance.
Nearby Castle Douglas is a thriving Galloway market town lying approximately 18 miles south-west of Dumfries and enjoys an enviable range of shops, restaurants and other facilities in a town now promoted and known as the “Food Town”.
The south-west of Scotland is a genuinely rural area with its gentle rolling landscape, mild climate and dramatic coastline. The area has a good range of sporting and outdoor activities, with opportunities to take shooting in the area, fishing on the nearby rivers and of course golf. The Solway Coast is also a popular yachting destination enjoying excellent facilities at Kirkcudbright and nearby Kippford. The very popular “7 Stanes” forest cycle pathway is also close by in the town of Dalbeattie, some 8 miles from Auchencairn.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE 2.16m x 1.97m (7’01” x 6’05”)
Exterior door incorporating letterbox with opening glazed panel to upper part. Tiled floor. Cloaks cupboard housing electric meters and RCD board. White washed walls finished with exposed stone features.
HALL 3.74m x 3.34m (12’03” x 10’11”)
Quarry tiled floor to match the entrance porch. Boiler cupboard housing the Worcester Greenstar Camray 12/18 oil central heating boiler with shelving and space for storage of vacuum cleaner, etc. Stairs to lower floor.
W.C. 1.80m x 1.27m (5’10” x 4’02”)
The above dimensions do not include the full height built-in shelved storage behind sliding doors with shelf above. Dual flush W.C. and wash hand basin both in white. Velux window. Quarry tiled floor to match the hall. Mirror over wash hand basin. The built-in shelved storage was originally designed as a shower area and there are still shower fittings and wall paneling if purchasers wish to use it as such.
SITTING ROOM 7.90m x 5.27m (25’11” x 17’03”)
The split level sitting room is a lovely bright space. The upper part of the room has a front facing uPVC window with integral astragals and also a side facing window. The lower part of the room enjoys excellent natural light with large glazed ceiling panels catching fine views past the Church spire to the surrounding countryside.
In the upper part of the room there is a Clearview Multi Fuel Stove set over a tiled hearth with granite stone above.
The lower part of the room provides a further sitting area and is accessed down two steps. Oak flooring throughout. Pleated blind to front facing window.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 5.81m x 4.06m (19’00” x 13’03”)
The very spacious kitchen/dining room benefits from generous natural light through double patio doors opening to the front with glazed panels to either side. The kitchen area is fully fitted with floor and wall units in cream with dark quartz work surfaces extending along the whole of one wall and with further floor units to another wall. These units incorporate a built-in dishwasher, built-in fridge and built-in freezer and there is space for a cooker with cooker hood over. The Rangemaster cooker may be available by separate negotiation. Tiled floor. Vertical blinds to window. There is ample space for a good sized dining table also. To one corner near the dining area is a full height built-in shelved cupboard. Brick effect splash backs to work surfaces. Work surface lighting. Recessed halogen spotlights to ceiling. Partially coombed ceiling with good ceiling height. A door off the kitchen opens to:
UTILITY ROOM 3.69m x 1.90m (12’01” x 6’02”)
With coombed ceiling, the utility room has built-in units which conceal the tumble dryer (included in the sale), and with space for washing machine (not included). There is also additional space for a further freezer, fridge, etc. The hot water tank is situated here, and is a pressurised system, allowing good showers to be enjoyed. Tiled floor to match the kitchen. Extractor fan.
A carpeted stair leads down from the hall at the upper level to the lower level.
LOWER HALL 3.55m x 2.34m (11’07” x 7’08”)
With a velux window over, the lower hall is well lit. There is a built-in cupboard under the stairs with coat hooks, shelf, electric light, and plentiful storage space. The lower hall is carpeted to match the stairs.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 4.89m x 4.10m (16’04” x 13’05”)
This is a lovely bright room with almost the whole of one wall being glazed from floor to ceiling, and the glazing incorporates opening panels and a door. The high sloped ceiling adds to the character of this room and enhances the feeling of space. This room could also be used as an additional living room/guest bedroom with sofa bed if preferred. This room has:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 1.98m x 1.82m (6’06” x 5’11”)
Dual flush W.C., pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, and corner shower cabinet fitted with a Mira Excel shower and Respatex wall panels to both walls. Mirror over wash hand basin, glazed shelf to side, extractor fan, tiled floor, towel rail.
BEDROOM/STUDY 3.57m x 2.73m (11’08” X 8’11”)
Currently fitted as a study, this room incorporates floor and wall storage, but could easily be used as a bedroom if preferred. Velux window and window with outlook to garden.
BATHROOM 3.02m x 1.95m (9’10” x 6’04”)
With bath and wash hand basin, both fitted with mixer taps, and dual flush W.C. There is also a shower cabinet with Respatex wall panels and folding door fitted with a Mira Excel mixer shower. Tiled floor, tall storage cupboard with sliding mirrored door. Further mirror over wash hand basin, towel rails. Extractor fan.
MASTER BEDROOM 4.46m x 4.12m (14’07” x 13’06”)
The lovely bright master bedroom has a window with outlook across the rear garden to surrounding countryside and a velux window also. Carpet. Roller blind to window.
DRESSING ROOM 2.05m x 1.02m (6’08” x 3’04”)
A door off the master bedroom opens to this space which has ample built-in cupboards with hanging rails and shelving for storage of clothes and a space between suitable for dressing if preferred
The Council Tax Band relating to this property is a Band E
The agents assume that the subjects are served by mains water, mains electricity, and mains drainage but no guarantee can be given at this stage.