A delightful granite cottage, surprisingly bright and spacious, tastefully converted from “The Old Reading Room” in recent years.
Torr Cottage is situated towards the north end of New Galloway’s High Street with an open outlook across the High Street to the park. The Glenkens, scenically, is a delightful area and New Galloway at its heart used to be the smallest “Royal Burgh” in Scotland. That focus, and indication of civic pride, may explain why it has a surprising range of immediately local facilities for such a small town – there is a challenging 9-hole Golf Course affording magnificent views, hotels, an excellent Tea Room, a Post Office and community run modern General Store, a Medical Practice, two Churches (Church of Scotland and Scottish Episcopalian), a well-regarded Primary School with a Secondary School three miles away at Dalry, and a modern and dynamic Community & Arts Centre at The CatStrand. A whole range of rural pursuits are easily obtainable nearby, with the emphasis on walking, cycling, water sports and fishing.
Set in a scenic rural location, many larger centres are easily accessible – Ayr is about 1 hour north, Dumfries about 45 minutes east, Castle Douglas about 20 minutes south, Newton Stewart about 30 minutes west and the Artist Town of Kirkcudbright about 30 minutes south.
Converted from the public reading room, Torr Cottage is a fine building, granite faced under a slate roof. Now converted tastefully to a spacious dwelling house, it is detached and set in a small, charming and easily managed garden. There is no garage but there is unrestricted street parking and in addition, the property benefits from having immediate access to the adjacent free of charge small car park by way of a pedestrian gate from the rear.
The property has uPVC double-glazed window units and oil fired central heating on the ground floor and an electric panel heater upstairs.
Ideal as a comfortable and spacious permanent dwelling or as a holiday home, it would be particularly suitable for those looking for accessible ground floor accommodation.
The fitted carpets and light fitments are included.
The garden is small but very cleverly planted out for colour and interest, with the larger areas of garden ground being at the front and at the back with connecting paths along the side. The garden at the front is planted with very colourful shrubs and perennials incorporating raised beds. To the rear, since the house is “L” shaped, there is a useful area by the rear sun porch, very sheltered and sunny for sitting out. A large dense hedge gives complete shelter and privacy and there is a garden gate through an arch that opens to the car park at the rear, giving handy access. Tucked out of the way, along the north boundary is the oil storage tank.