Semi-detached, 4 bedroom, former Old Smithy with character, charm and space in abundance. Property capable of sub division to form two properties (subject to Local Authority consents). Large gardens to rear. Off road parking. Electric heating. Double glazing throughout.
The Old Smithy is spacious semi-detached four bedroom property with an interesting history and plenty of character, charm and period features. Formerly the villages Old Smithy with cottage attached, it is one property but could easily be sub divided in to two separate properties again (subject to Local Authority Consent) providing a “granny annex” or a rental property for a purchaser.
The two distinct areas of the Old Smithy are the former Smithy workshop with accommodation above and the former cottage with accommodation at ground and first floor level. There is well proportioned and spacious accommodation throughout with a good balance between reception / living room and sleeping accommodation. This is complimented by a good size rear garden with includes a lawned orchard areas. Viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the space and potential this property offers.
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. Within this area of the Glenkens, New Galloway is less than 2 miles and Dalry is about 3.1 miles and between them they have a reasonable range of local services including general grocery shops , hotels and restaurant facilities . Dalry has a senior and primary school and New Galloway a primary school. New Galloway has a nine-hole golf course and 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, ‘The Smiddy’ multi-purpose community hub, 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 Kenbridge Hotel on the A713 is easily walkable. The surrounding area offers excellent walking and other rural pursuits
The spacious internal accommodation is compliments by a large rear garden set out in two areas. The first, directly behind the house, is mainly laid to lawn with mature planted beds, bushes and trees backing on to agricultural fields. There are seating areas and areas of gravel immediately behind the house perfect for alfresco dining or morning coffee. Access is given to the front of the property round the side over graveled driveway with space for two cars parked off road. Integral lean to shed is attached to the kitchen. It would be ideal for conversion (subject to Local Authority Consent) to enlarge the kitchen and provide a dining area or sun room.
The second part of the garden is laid to lawned orchard with a large vegetable plot and mature bushes and trees to the perimeter. Garden shed.