Whilst a lovely large family home, the layout of the accommodation is versatile, as the upper level can be used totally separately from the garden level if preferred. The Old Tannery would be well suited for those who wanted to offer guest accommodation to others (bed and breakfast or a holiday let), or perhaps for those with an older relative, who could live on the garden level (and as independently as suited) whilst younger family members occupied the upper level. Those with very young grandchildren may also appreciate the fact they could still get a good night’s sleep when family came to stay!
The former tannery building was converted to residential accommodation in the late 1960s and early 1970s. There are low window ledges allowing the lovely outlook to be best enjoyed, and given the location of the property, privacy is not an issue. The present layout of the accommodation, with the main living room on the upper level, allows the views to be best enjoyed, though the dining room on the garden level could easily be used as a main living room if preferred.
The area of ground for sale extends beyond the garden wall closest to the river, as additional areas have been purchased, and reference is made to the plan. These areas have been left close to their natural condition as a wildlife habitat at present, but could be incorporated to form part of the main garden if desired.
All fitted carpets and fitted floor coverings together with all curtains and other window coverings are included in the sale, as are all appliances remaining in the property at the date of entry, though no warranty is given as to their condition. There is uPVC double glazing throughout and gas central heating. It is anticipated that purchasers will wish to modernise and redecorate to their own tastes, and this expectation is reflected in both the Home Report valuation and the asking price.
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 4.48m x 2.28m (14’08 x 7’05”)
Concrete steps with a paved patio area at the top lead to a hardwood exterior door with three glazed panels to the upper part. The hall has stairs leading down to ground floor accommodation at garden level, uPVC window, and good sized radiator. Carpet. Curtains.
LIVING ROOM 7.80m x 4.23m (25’07” x 13’10”)
This is a lovely room with picture window enjoying the exceptional outlook over the garden and across the River Fleet to Rutherford Monument and Trusty’s Hill. A low level window seat extends along the whole of the length of this window, and there is further natural light to this part of the room, well suited as a sitting area, through a uPVC double glazed window in the other exterior wall, which has a large radiator beneath and wide window ledge. Carpet. Roller blinds and curtains to all windows.
The room is partially separated from the dining part of the room by a wall extending to half width which incorporates an fireplace with gas connection and has shelving. The dining area has a further window with low level sill, further bookshelves to the dividing wall, and radiator with thermostatic control.
KITCHEN 4.27m x 2.29m (14’00” x 7’06)
The kitchen can be accessed from the hall or directly from the dining area. It has two uPVC double glazed windows and is fitted with older units incorporating a Bosch four burner electric hob with cooker hood, Bosch double electric oven, one and a half drainer sink beneath the window, and space for dishwasher and fridge. Vinyl floor. Roller blind.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 3.37m x 3.05m (11’00” x 10’00”)
Again enjoying the outlook over the garden to Rutherford Monument through a window with a low ledge. There is a built-in double wardrobe behind sliding doors with hanging rail and shelved cupboards above to the full height of the room. To one corner there is a further built-in shelved cupboard. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Curtains. Roller blind.
MASTER BEDROOM 6.52m x 3.50m (21’04” x 11’05”)
A very spacious double room with windows to both ends, one of which enjoys the outlook over the garden. There are two sets of built-in double wardrobes behind sliding doors with shelved cupboards above to the full height of the room. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Curtains. Low level window sill to the window with outlook over the garden. This room is immediately adjacent to the shower room, and it is thought that it may be possible to form en-suite facilities if desired using that part of the room furthest from the garden and incorporating the built-in double wardrobe at that end.
SHOWER ROOM 2.43m x 1.88m (7’11” x 6’01”)
Fitted with white W.C. and wash hand basin. There is an easy access shower area of generous dimensions fitted with a mixer shower and incorporating grab rails, and the whole of the walls to the shower area are finished with waterproof wall panels, which extend along the wall to the side. The remaining walls are tiled to half height. Window with roller blind. Vinyl floor. Electric towel rail. Extractor fan.
REAR CORRIDOR 4.86m x 0.99m (15’11” x 3’03”)
There are two full height cupboards behind sliding doors off the corridor, one shelved and the one to the side housing the heating duct from the boiler. A hatch over this corridor leads to an attic space extending for 15.49m (50’09”) for the width of the house. The attic is floored to the centre and has a sarked pitched roof to either side, with the areas to each side being insulated. Accessed by a pull down Ramsay ladder and with electric light. Water storage tank.
DINING ROOM 6.37m x 4.55m (20’10” x 14’10”)
The stairs from the first floor lead down to this large room which has windows in two walls and a uPVC exterior door with glazed panel to the side giving access directly to the garden. Currently used as a dining room, this room would lend itself to use as a further sitting room if preferred.
SHOWER ROOM 4.18m X 1.62m (13’08” X 5’03”)
With W.C., wash hand basin, and shower cubicle to one end fitted with a mixer shower and with wall panelling to all walls in the showering area. Higher level obscure glazed window incorporating an extractor fan. Electric towel rail. Radiator with thermostatic control. Light incorporating shaver point over the wash hand basin. Full height built-in shelved cupboard to one side of the area leading towards the shower and shorter built-in shelved cupboard between the wash hand basin and the shower. Vinyl floor.
KITCHEN 3.61m x 3.02m (11’10” x 9’11”)
Window with outlook to the garden. Older units incorporating a Belfast sink. Radiator with thermostatic control. Deep (1metre or 3feet 3inches) full height built-in cupboard with shelving and providing ample room for storage.
HALL 3.71m x 2.29m (12’01” x 7’06”)
This downstairs hall is accessed from a uPVC exterior door with glazed panel to the side leading from the garden. There is an area of entrance porch which has a cupboard housing the electric meters to the right, shelving to the side, and stone floor. The hallway itself has a vinyl floor.
BEDROOM (Front) 4.62m x 2.98m (15’01” x 9’09”)
More recently used as a living room, this front bedroom has an arch shaped window enjoying the lovely outlook to the garden and with the low window ledge beneath incorporating a window seat. Shelving to one corner. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Curtains.
BEDROOM (Rear) 4.57m x 2.83m (14’11” x 9’03”)
Window with wide window ledge in the end wall. Built-in wardrobe incorporating hanging rail and with shelf over. Carpet. Curtains.
A graveled drive leads to a very extensive graveled area providing ample parking. There is also a:
DOUBLE GARAGE 5.64m x 4.98m (18’06” x 16’03”)
With concrete walls, concrete floor and corrugated concrete roof, which has an “up and over door” and two windows to the side. To one side of the garage there is also a:
GREENHOUSE 4.05m x 2.33m (13’03” x 7’07”)
The brick built greenhouse has glazed panels to the upper part and pitched polycarbonate roof. It is in need of general repair.
The garden is a real attraction, with carefully thought out hard landscaping. A real feature of the garden is the burn running down the centre with moisture loving plants to either side. Much of the rest of the garden is laid to grass with daffodils evident in the spring. There are rhododendrons and other bushes interspersed in the grass area, and well established flower beds, and rockeries to other parts of the garden.