A beautifully presented detached stone cottage in a woodland setting in the heart of Galloway

Balminnoch Kennels Cottage, Kirkcowan

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Balminnoch Kennels Cottage, Kirkcowan

Offers over £200,000

Key Features

  • Rural Woodland Setting
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • Well presented
  • Satellite Broadband
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Double Glazing
  • Driveway
  • Fireplace / Stove
  • Garden, Private
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Modern
  • Neutral Decor
  • Oil Fired Central Heating
  • Private Parking
  • Rural
  • Shed/Summer House
  • Stone Built
  • Traditional
  • Wood / Laminate Floors


Balminnoch Kennels Cottage is a charming detached country cottage which is tucked away in a quiet location accessed along a forest drive through mature woodlands.

Originally converted around 30 years ago to a dwelling house from the former Kennels of Balminnoch House by a previous owner who extend the small original stone building with a full length extension to the rear this ‘chocolate box cottage’ has been sympathetically modernised throughout and is sure to suit a number of different buyers
The cottage is set within a beautiful location and is ideal for those looking for peace and tranquillity without being too far away from local amenities makes this delightful home an ideal “Woodland Hideaway”. It is also in an ideal location for those keen on outdoor sports such as fishing, shooting, hill walking and mountain biking trails. Loch Heron and Loch Ronald themselves are a short walk away from the property and provide good coarse fishing, and for the keen Salmon angler the Rivers Cree, Bladnoch and Luce are a short distance away Located approximately 12 miles from the town of Newton Stewart (to the east) and 18 miles from Stranraer (to the west).

Entered via a UPVC double glazed door from the front garden which leads into a spacious and light Kitchen / Dining / living area which taken together, combine to give a large bright living area some 25’ by 10’.

KITCHEN/DINING AREA 17’ x 10’ (5.22m x 3.04m)
This bright spacious Kitchen benefits from an abundance of natural light from the uPVC double glazed picture window to side. A number of fitted Shaker style cream floor and wall units with black marble-effect laminate work surfaces provide ample storage and preparation space. Gas Cooker (working off bottled gas) Lighting under wall cabinets.

Tiled splash-backs and white ceramic one and a half bowl sink. Space for fridge/freezer and plumbing for washing machine. Tiled slate floor. Recessed ceiling spotlights. Space for dining table and chairs. . Radiator with thermostatic valve. Fine feature stone chimney breast separates the kitchen and sitting room areas.

SITTING ROOM 18’ x 10’ (5.52m x 3.04m)
This spacious and cosy sitting room is full of character with an open ceiling with beamed details and exposed stone wall with painted tongue and groove panelling on the remaining walls. There feature stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Slate tiled floor. UPVC double glazed window to the front. UPVC
double glazed door leading out to the front garden and patio area.

Wood-effect laminate flooring with exposed stone wall to one side and floor to ceiling painted tongue and groove cladding on the remaining wall with doorways leading off both bedrooms and bathroom.

BEDROOM 1 10’2” x 10’1” (3.10m x 3.10m)
Bright rear facing double bedroom with UPVC double glazed picture window. Curtain Pole. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Exposed stone wall.

BATHROOM 8’ x 6’ (2.57m x 1.83m)
Good sized family bathroom with suite of W.C; sink and bath with electric Mira Power Shower above. Painted tongue and groove panelling on remaining walls. Tiled splashback around the bath to ceiling. UPVC double glazed window to rear. Radiator with thermostatic valve. Stone-effect laminate flooring.

MASTER BEDROOM 12’ x 10’3” (3.88m x 3.10m)
Bright and airy bedroom with uPVC double glazed door to the side. UPVC double glazed window to the rear with curtain pole and curtains above. Built-in storage cupboard. Wood-effect laminate flooring. Exposed stone wall. Radiator with thermostatic valve.

There is a large area of garden ground (approximately 1/3 of an acre) adding to this charming woodland “hideaway”. Immediately to the front of the property is a good sized gravel parking area providing ample parking for a number of cars. The delightful patio area to the front provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining or bird watching! A path leads around to the rear of the cottage with a useful lean-to / storage area to the side.

KETER SHED 11’ x 7.5’

The Council Tax Band relating to this property is B.

Coming along the A75 take the turning sign posted Three Lochs Caravan Park and follow the signs until you reach the Caravan Park. Not long after the Caravan Park there is a new house on the right hand side and immediately beyond that is a set of stone gated pillars suggesting a mansion house entrance.

The former mansion house at Balminnoch has long since been removed, but to reach Balminnoch Kennels Cottage and the adjacent property of Balminnoch Cottage turn off the public highway at the new house and follow the driveway through the wooded policies of the old mansion house until you reach a clearing, where to the left is sited
the larger property of Balminnoch Cottage and then to the right is Balminnoch Kennels Cottage.

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The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is band D  it should be noted that the property benefits from reduced electricity rates via the Local Energy Discount scheme from both Kilgallioch and Glenchamber windfarms

The subjects are served by a septic tank situated within the grounds. There is mains electricity. There is a shared private water supply. Oil Fired central heating. Satellite Broadband. BT Landline. However while the agents believe the foregoing to be the position, no guarantee at this stage can be given until local searches are obtained

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