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Mid Terraced Town House in the heart of Kirkcudbright

Sassoon House, 3 High Street

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Sassoon House, 3 High Street

Closing Date:
Guide Price £400,000

Key Features

  • Central Location
  • Beautifully Presented
  • Original Floor Boards and Features
  • Category B Listed
  • Chain Free
  • Double Glazing
  • Enclosed / Walled Garden
  • Gas Central Heating
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • Neutral Decor
  • On Street Parking
  • Patio
  • Period Features
  • Town
  • Wide Doors
  • Wood / Laminate Floors


Sassoon House is a delightful Grade B Listed Georgian Townhouse built around 1720, with sections of the house thought to date from the 1600s, located on High Street: Kirkcudbright’s favoured address. From 1926 the property was owned by the well regarded artist, David Sassoon, who raised his family in the house, living there until 1965.
The accommodation is well suited as a very generous family home over three floors with a spacious and dry basement benefitting from electric light and power. In previous ownership it was used as a Bed & Breakfast establishment, and the accommodation lends itself easily to this use. The sitting room and dining room on the ground floor are suitable for use by guests whilst the owners can use the sitting room at first floor level and dining room linked to the kitchen.

The property presents as being in excellent decorative order. There are many features in keeping with the age and character of the house such as the wooden bannisters, wooden shutters to many windows, dado rails, coving and internal doors. The majority of the windows are sash and case double glazed units, and the property benefits from gas central heating. The internal accommodation is complemented by the rear garden which has been professionally landscaped to create a beautiful garden that is easily maintained.
Kirkcudbright is an attractive harbour town situated on the banks of the River Dee. The town itself is of historic and architectural interest with its ancient High Street, Tollbooth Arts Centre, Stewart Museum and numerous galleries. Long frequented by artists, Kirkcudbright was home to the renowned artist, EA Hornell, one of the “Glasgow Boys”. This tradition is maintained today by a flourishing colony of painters and craft workers which has led to Kirkcudbright being named the “Artists’ Town”

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


Rear Garden

The rear garden has been professionally landscaped and is both delightful and easily maintained. Most of it is finished in paved slate and there are integral raised bedding areas, some with cedar wood surround and some with natural stone. Nearest the house there are three acers planted in a gravel bed and there is a variety of planting in the raised beds. To the opposite end of the garden two steps lead up to a raised area catching light later in the day and suitable for al fresco dining – easily accessed through the double doors at the end of the dining room. At lower level there is also a built-in bench with integral storage beneath. Outside tap. Despite the central location in the town the rear
garden enjoys a good degree of privacy

(6.5ft x 3.9ft)
A traditional hardwood door incorporating letter box and spyhole with fanlight over opens to the entrance porch. Mosaic tiled floor. Cupboard at higher level housing the electric meters and RCD board. Burglar alarm controls. Inner door with glazed panel opens to:
(29.1ft x 7ft)
Stairs to the first floor. Carpet. Radiator with thermostatic control.
Living Room
(17.4ft x 16.2ft)
Double glazed sash and case window with working wooden shutters. Wooden venetian blind. Window seat with storage beneath. Cast iron stove effect gas fire set over a quarry tiled hearth with wooden mantel over. Alcoves enhance the character of the room. Two radiators with thermostatic controls. Stripped wooden floor. Double doors open through to the dining room
Dining Room
(16.7ft x 12.3ft)
A double glazed sash and case window benefits from the outlook to the rear garden. Wooden shutters. Built-in book shelving to two walls with shelved cupboards to the lower part. Cast iron fireplace set over a marble hearth with marble surround and decorative wooden mantel over. To one side of this is a full height built-in shelved cupboard. Wood panelling to dado rail. Radiator with thermostatic control. Stripped wood floor to match the sitting room, which can be made open to this room through the double doors.
(5ft x 3.1ft)
With W.C. and wash hand basin. Obscure glazed sash and case window with roller blind. Rose floor tiles.
(15.9ft x 10.1ft)
Two shallow steps lead down from the hall to the kitchen. The central feature of the kitchen is a long island incorporating the Zanussi six burner gas hob set in the stainless steel work top with Smeg cooker hood over. There are cupboards with dark walnut doors beneath this for storage, and an integral fridge. Beneath the window (roller blind) is a double Belfast sink with extendable mixer tap over set in a slate work surface. Further kitchen units beneath and to one side of the sink and a Smeg dishwasher to the other side. Samsung American style fridge/freezer and further built-in units with slate work surfaces to the corner beyond these. AEG integral single oven and grill. There is also a gas Aga with storage cupboards to either side. Tiled floor. Halogen spot lights. The kitchen is open to
Dining Area
(13.9ft x 7.6ft)
The dining area is well lit through twin double glazed patio doors opening to the rear patio making al fresco dining an easy option if desired. There is further light from a velux window over in the partially coombed ceiling and a wall cupboard to match the units in the kitchen. Light oak floor. Radiator with thermostatic control. Door to rear garden.
Master Bedroom
(17.5ft x 11ft)
Two steps lead down from the half landing to the master bedroom. A spacious bedroom with stripped wood floor enjoying good natural light and an outlook over the rear garden through three windows each with roller blinds. Radiator with thermostatic control.
Master Bedroom (Ensuite)
(9ft x 4.4ft)
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM 2.73m x 1.35m (8’11” x 4’4”) The above dimensions do not include the very generous shower cabinet which extends across the whole of one end wall, has tiled walls, glazed screen with glazed door and mixer shower. Wash hand basin set in vanity unit with mirror over incorporating integral lights and shaver point to the side. Dual flush W.C. set in further vanity unit with built-in storage. Sash and case window with roller blind. Tiled floor.
Main Sitting Room
(20.7ft x 16ft)
This generously proportioned first floor sitting room enjoys excellent natural light through two double glazed sash and case windows with an outlook over High Street. There is a wrought iron fireplace over a stone hearth with marble surround and mantel over. To one side of this is a curved display alcove. Wooden shutters to both windows. Stripped wooden floor. Two radiators with thermostatic controls. Picture rail. Coving. Dado rail.
Double Bedroom 1
(15.7ft x 12.5ft)
Double glazed sash and case window enjoying an outlook to Maclellan’s Castle and the Parish Church with wooden shutters and with wide window ledge. Storage beneath window ledge. To one corner of the room built-in cupboards house the insulated hot water cylinder and provide storage space with further storage above. A further full height built-in cupboard houses the Worcester Greenstar 40Cdi Classic Regular Condensing boiler. There are slatted shelves beneath this. Radiator with thermostatic control. NB There was previously an en-suite in part of this room which has been removed by the present owner.
Double Bedroom 2
(17.3ft x 8.7ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. Dormer window with uPVC double glazed window enjoying the view of Maclellan’s Castle and down Castle Gardens to Castle Street, the Parish Church, and the Barrhill Woods. Radiator with thermostatic control. Stripped wooden floor. Recessed halogen spotlights. Exposed wooden beams
Double Bedroom with Ensuite Shower Room
(13.4ft x 12.8ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. View of the dee estuary through the velux window with integral blackout blind. Stripped wooden floor. Double doors to storage in the eaves. Radiator with thermostatic control. Recessed halogen spotlights
Ensuite Shower Room
(8.6ft x 2.6ft)
Shower cabinet with mixer shower: tiled walls and glazed door. W.C. and wash hand basin both in white. Partially coombed ceiling. Tiled splash back to wash hand basin with mirror and light over incorporating shaver point. Vinyl floor. Extractor fan
(9.1ft x 6.9ft)
Partially coombed ceiling. Velux window enjoying the outlook to the Dee estuary and the Marina with integral blind. Roll top bath. Mixer tap with shower attachment. Tiled surround to bath and tiled floor. Wash hand basin with mixer tap set in vanity unit with storage beneath. Corner dual flush W.C. Integral storage cupboards to the wall beneath the window. Mirror over wash hand basin.
Basement W.C
(5.3ft x 3.9ft)
Curved stone wash hand basin with mixer tap over set in a beech work surface and with storage beneath. Recessed halogen light, extractor fan, mirror over wash hand basin, dual flush W.C., vinyl floor.
Basement Area
BASEMENT A door from the hallway opens to a carpeted stair leading down to basement level, which provides extremely useful additional space comprising: REAR AREA 5.84m x 2.57m (19’2” x 8’5) This area has restricted head height of approximately 1.69m (5’6”). There are two built-in cupboards behind twin louvred doors. Further louvred doors to the side opening to additional cupboard area. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also:
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