Detached home in tranquil setting enjoying fine views across the River Fleet.
The Old Tannery enjoys an excellent tranquil location, tucked away at the end of Hannay Street and Boatgreen, benefiting from fine views across the River Fleet to surrounding countryside, and yet also convenient for the shops and other amenities of Gatehouse, which are within walking distance. 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.
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.
Viewers should note that the area beyond the wall nearest the river is also owned and included in the sale, and reference is made to the plan. Viewers should also note that a narrow area of ground is owned on the northeast side of the house (i.e. The right hand side of the house when facing the main door to the upper level). This allows ease of maintenance of this side of the house.