Galloway cottage in need of general modernisation and upgrading in beautiful setting and with 10.6 acres of land (4.3 hectares)

Holm Mill, Balmaclellan

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Holm Mill, Balmaclellan

Closing Date:
Offers over £250,000
Castle Douglas

Key Features

  • Rural Location
  • 10.6 Acres
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Grazing Land
  • Period Features
  • Rural
  • Solid Fuel Central Heating
  • Stone Built
  • Traditional


Galloway cottage in need of general modernisation and upgrading in beautiful setting and with 10.6 acres of land (4.3 hectares)

Holm Mill is a traditional Galloway cottage retaining many original features and now in general need of modernisation and upgrading. It enjoys a superb rural setting with a high degree of privacy, situated in the “elbow” of the river that will originally have powered the mill. The property has the benefit of being set in approximately 10.6 acres (4.3 hectares) of land, with plenty of space for outbuildings.

All furniture and other contents remaining in the house on the date of entry will be included in the sale. The Sellers plan to remove a few items prior to the date of entry which will include the display cabinet in the hall, the oval table in the sitting room, and the small step ladder in the store Balmaclellan is an interesting village, quietly placed off the Kenbridge – Corsock Road so is convenient for the main A713 running between Ayr and Castle Douglas. The main
local centre of Castle Douglas is little more than 20 minutes by car. Dumfries and Ayr are similarly easily accessible. New Galloway is less than 2 miles from Balmaclellan and Dalry is less than four miles from Holm Mill. Between them they have a reasonable range of local services including general grocery shops, hotels and restaurants. Dalry has a senior and primary school and New Galloway a primary school. New Galloway has a nine-hole golf course, a modern medical practice and the purpose built “CatStrand” of the Glenkens Community Arts Trust initiative offers an excellent range of community activity and artistic and musical performances.

Balmaclellan itself has an excellent shop and is visited by a mobile Bank and Post Office.  There is a Post Office in nearby New Galloway. The Village Hall in Balmaclellan enjoys a number of community activities. The surrounding area offers excellent walking and other rural pursuits.

The title to Holm Mill includes the land on both sides of the access track used to approach the property. Parallel with the access track on the right is a burn and the land as far as the burn is owned with the fields to the left also in the ownership of Holm Mill. See plan. At Holm Mill itself there is an area of hardstanding adjacent to the property suitable for parking several cars.

The area of hardstanding and the door that is generally used is really at the “back” of the property. The front of the property faces west and is reached by a stone pathway leading down the side of the property and then continuing along the “front” of the house. The  garden is situated on this side of the house and there is a variety of planting, with daffodils in the spring, crocuses, a variety of mature trees, and a fruit growing area. There are drystone dykes surrounding much of the garden. There are also a series of outbuildings generally in poor repair including two greenhouses

Rear Hall
(14.2ft x 3.4ft)
From the parking area, a uPVC exterior door with obscure glazed panel to the upper part opens to the hall. There is a uPVC double glazed window to the side, rose tiled floor, and coat hooks. A door opens to:-
(8.2ft x 6.6ft)
Enamel bath with mixer shower, wash hand basin and W.C. all in white. Rose tiled floor. Obscure glazed uPVC window. Radiator. Tiled surround to bath with tiles extending to half height right round the room
Dining Room / Second Living Room
(15.2ft x 10.6ft)
uPVC window. Solid fuel fired Rayburn. Wooden beams to ceiling. Vinyl floor. Curtains. Built-in shelving to one corner. Radiator. A door from one corner of this room opens to
(10.3ft x 8.1ft)
Two uPVC double glazed windows. Sink in built-in unit beneath one of windows. Rose tiled floor. Radiator. A further door from the dining room leads through to:-
Front Hall
(15.1ft x 6.9ft)
Stairs to first floor accommodation with cupboard underneath stairs which is partially shelved. Exterior uPVC double glazed door (of restricted head height) with obscure glazed panels to the upper part. A further door from this front hall leads to:-
Living Room
(14.8ft x 11.2ft)
uPVC double glazed windows to two walls. Open fire set over a stone hearth with stone surround and wooden mantel over. Wooden beams to ceiling. Radiator. Carpet. Curtains.
Utility Room
(12.8ft x 9ft)
Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, and work surfaces. Concrete floor. Electric power and light. Solid Fuel Stove which heats the radiators in the property. A door leads through to:-
Store Room
(12.7ft x 7.8ft)
Two stairs lead down to this room from the utility. This room is partially shelved, has a concrete floor and uPVC double glazed window. Another door leads through from this room to:
Fuel Store
(14ft x 13.2ft)
uPVC double glazed window. Exterior door. Concrete floor. Space for storing coal and wood. Electric power and light
Single Bedroom
(11.2ft x 7ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. Skylight window. Further single glazed window in the end wall with deep window ledge. Radiator. A door off this room opens to:-
Further Single Bedroom
(11.3ft x 7.1ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. Dormer window with outlook over garden. Hanging space behind curtain to one side of window. Radiator. Carpet. Curtains.
(6.8ft x 5.9ft)
This “L” shaped room has a skylight window, partially coombed ceiling and is suited as a study/computer room
Main Bedroom
(15.4ft x 10.6ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. uPVC double glazed dormer window with outlook to garden. Built-in cupboard to one side of window housing the hot water cylinder. Storage area to other side. Carpet. Curtains
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