A rare opportunity to acquire a substantial family home in a much sought after coastal location which has been owned by the current proprietor since 1979 and which would now benefit from a degree of refurbishment and upgrading to return it to its former splendour.
Templecroft is believed to have been built in the late 1920s by the notable local Architect, WA MacKinnell who had been commissioned to design a number of other neighbouring properties in The Stell hamlet whilst cleverly retaining and developing the prime site for himself. Set in very good sized mature garden grounds with a south facing aspect, facing opposite the turn of the Dee estuary looking across to the town’s harbour and straight down the estuary to the Ross Island. WA MacKinnell himself also designed a number of notable buildings within Kirkcudbright including the Cochran Hall and an extension to the Johnston School.
Templecroft is tucked away on the outskirts of a thriving harbour town in a tranquil corner of southwest Scotland renowned for its stunning scenery. Kirkcudbright itself is of historic, architectural and artistic interest with its ancient High Street, museum and numerous galleries, maintaining the flourishing colony of artists and craft workers which has led to it being called the “Artists’ Town”, which has been further enhanced by the recent development and opening of a brand new gallery of national significance, Kirkcudbright Galleries.
Kirkcudbright enjoys a wide variety of mainly family owned shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants, whilst offering a wide range of facilities, including its own golf course, marina, swimming pool and an active summer festivities programme, including its own jazz festival and tattoo.
The southwest of Scotland is a genuinely rural area with its gentle rolling landscape, mild climate and dramatic coastline with a good range of outdoor activities easily available for those interested in hill walking, bird watching, fishing, mountain biking, water sports and, of course, golf.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Kirkcudbright follow the A755 across the concrete bridge and beyond the 30mph signs turn left following the B727 coast road to The Stell. About 200 yards along this road Templecroft sits up on the right hand side.
6’10” x 5’2” (2.10m x 1.60m)
Single glazed entrance door with single glazed side screen and curved window light above. Painted brick tiled floor. Glazed entrance door to L-shaped hallway. Two internal glazed windows, one to hallway and one to living room.
10’3” x 4’11” (3.13m x 1.51m)
3’10” x 3’5” (1.18m x 1.06m)
L-shaped. Radiator. Internal window to porch. Wall mounted Danfoss thermostat.
10’0” x 9’10” (3.05m x 3.02m)
Arched ceiling. Single glazed Georgian style windows to front. Single glazed Georgian style to rear. Wooden wall panelling. Radiator. Red brick open fireplace with wooden over mantel. Door to garage.
6’5” x 4’7” (1.96m x 1.40m)
Single glazed windows to rear. WC and wash hand basin. Coat hooks.
OPEN PLAN DINING KITCHEN
14’0” x 12’0” (4.27m x 3.67m)
Fitted wall and floor units with onyx effect work surfaces. Built-in Neff double oven and grill. Built-in Philips microwave. LEC fridge. Built-in Philips ceramic hob with controller beneath. Stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with single drainer. Single glazed Georgian style window to rear with roller blind. Open beamed ceiling. Telephone point.
11’5” x 10’0” (3.51m x 3.07m)
Radiator with thermostatic valve. Single glazed Georgian style windows to rear. Trianco floor mounted oil fired boiler. Wooden beamed ceilings. High level built-in cupboard. Understairs storage cupboard. TV point.
4’7” x 3’4” (1.03m x 1.41m)
Fitted shelving. Single glazed window to rear.
13’5” x 8’10” (4.09m x 2.71m)
Twin enamelled Belfast sinks. Double glazed windows to side with roller blind. Fitted wall and floor units with onyx effect work surface. Franco Belge solid fuel floor mounted stove with central heating controller to switch between solid fuel and oil heating. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Vented for tumble dryer. Wall mounted electric switchgear. Factory insulated hot water tank.
16’0” x 11’6” (4.89m x 3.52m)
uPVC double glazed Georgian style windows to front with magnificent outlook towards the marina and down the estuary to Ross Island. Single glazed windows to side. Red brick feature open fireplace with recessed shelving and concrete plinth. Part beamed ceilings. Radiator. Sliding glazed doors to living room.
16’2” in the main widening to 20’3” into fireplace x 14’6”widening to 18’5” into bay window
(4.94m widening to 6.19m x 4.43m widening to 5.63m)
Part beamed ceiling. uPVC curved double glazed bay window to front with magnificent outlook. Further uPVC double glazed window to front. Internal single glazed window to front entrance porch. Recess featuring red brick fireplace with extensive red brick hearth, wooden over mantel and book shelving with doorway shelved press and secret passageway to first floor level. Two radiators. TV point. Staircase off living room leading to first floor level with door to kitchen.
Carpeted staircase with wood panelling and rope handrail. Radiator.
22’3” x 7’4” (6.79m x 2.25m)
Radiator with thermostatic valve. Dark varnished wooden balustrade. Access hatch to loft. Smoke alarm.
10’1” x 8’11” (3.08m x 2.72m)
Single glazed windows to rear. Traditional bath, WC and wash hand basin. Built-in shelved cupboard. Towel radiator. Further radiator with thermostatic valve. Wall mounted Sun House radiant heater. Access hatch to loft.
5’6” x 2’11” (1.68m x 0.89m)
Wood panelling. Single glazed window to front. Shelved cupboard with sliding doors.
6’1” x 5’7” (1.86m x 1.71m)
Secret trapdoor hatch to downstairs.
16’3” x 10’9” (4.95m x 3.29m)
Four single glazed Georgian style windows to front with magnificent outlook. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Wash hand basin. Mirror shaver light. Small recessed fireplace with brick surround. Part coombed ceilings. Picture rail.
11’10” x 11’6” (3.62m x 3.53m)
Three single glazed Georgian style windows to front with excellent outlook down estuary. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Picture rail. Door to built-in cupboard in side eave with hanging rail. Small tiled recessed fireplace and tiled hearth. Wall light.
MASTER BEDROOM with ensuite
22’0” at longest x 14’0” at widest narrowing to 7’9”
(6.71m at longest x 4.29m at widest narrowing to 2.37m)
With triple aspect. Single glazed Georgian style windows to front, side and rear. Radiator. Picture rail. Telephone point. Part coombed ceiling. TV point.
8’10” x 5’2” (2.70m x 1.59m)
Single glazed window to rear. Coloured suite of bath, WC and wash hand basin. Shower curtain and rail. Roller blind. Shaver light. Fitted mirror. Fully tiled around bath. Gainsborough Royale shower. Radiator.
13’1” x 10’1” at widest (3.99m x 3.07m at widest)
Three single glazed windows to rear. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Wash hand basin with glass splash back. Strip light. Recessed fireplace with painted brick surround and hearth. Picture rail.
Extensive gardens extending to approximately 1.325 acres within a south facing site accessed from extensive granite chipped and gravelled driveways. The property itself sits in a slightly elevated location overlooking a sunken lawn with curved embankment planted with daffodils and a mix of mature shrubs and trees rising up to the front of the house via brick steps. To the side of the house there is a slabbed patio with dwarf brick wall. Further lawned areas to side and rear planted with a range of rhododendrons, shrubs and trees and incorporating a vegetable garden. To the rear there is an extensive woodland garden laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees including conifers and cherry trees. Greenhouse (in need of renovation). Log store and kennels (in need of renovation). At the immediate rear there is a gravelled driveway and box hedge demarcating the woodland garden leading to the carport.
Set under profile box roof sheeting with oil tank and log store. Two outside water taps.
COAL & LOG STORE
9’10” x 4’4” (3.00m x 1.34m)
Separate breeze block built coal and log store with coal bunker, concrete floor, corrugated roof. Glazed access door to carport.
9’9” x 6’10” (3.00m x 2.10m)
Wooden garden shed with pitched felted roof (in need of renovation).
19’7” at longest x 10’2” at widest (5.98m at longest x 3.12m at widest)
Pedestrian access door from study. Concrete floor. Garador up and over garage door. Access hatch to loft. Fitted shelving. Power and light.
The Council Tax Band relating to this property is G.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE RATING
The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is a Band F
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.
Subject to negotiation.