Rural Living

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“This is our first visit to the area, we absolutely love it and want to relocate our family”

We have spent holidays here for years and have decided we want to live here permanently and find our ‘forever home’”

“We moved away to the city when we were younger but now we have our own children we want to come back and give them a more rural upbringing”

All scenarios we hear time and again at W&H Property Office.  Just a few of the many reasons people are choosing a rural lifestyle over urban living.

Science shows rural living is beneficial to our physical and mental health and although urban living does have its own benefits, the cleaner air, closeness to nature and overall ‘feel good factor’ of the countryside makes it very appealing.

We have properties listed in many of Dumfries & Galloway’s accessible rural and semi-rural areas.  All of which benefit from quality local schools with comparatively modest school rolls.  School bus services from outlying areas help make rural living possible for busy families.

Quality of life and a good work/life balance are probably the main lures of rural living.  The great outdoors and all it offers is a major pull for those considering making the move to a more rural location.  In Dumfries & Galloway you will be spoiled for choice whether you enjoy the equestrian life, play golf, like to cycle or hike, even if water sports are your thing, they can all be found in our stunning region.   Not forgetting of course our wonderful beaches which are never too far away no matter where you choose to settle.

A sense of community is another major draw for purchasers.  Our small towns and villages are extremely pro-active, organising many wonderful events throughout the year, all of which enrich the lives of those who live here as well as entertaining our many visitors.

Here at W&H we have a wide range of properties to help you fulfil your dream move to rural/semi-rural living. 

Having the scope to grow your own food, keep chickens or even have your own beehive appeal? 

Barharrow Cottage is a delightful detached two bed-roomed Galloway country cottage set in good sized garden grounds which has been painstakingly modernised and decorated to provide high quality walk in accommodation in a rural setting. Guide Price £255,000

Barlockhart Lodge is a deceptively spacious detached country cottage with stables, riding arena and paddock which has been completely transformed by the current proprietors to provide well-appointed family accommodation, finished to a high standard in the heart of the Machars and is ideally suited to the horse owner or those interested in equestrian pursuits. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating complemented by two log burners.
Guide Price £320,000

Looking for a family home closer to amenities but with all the region has to offer close by?

Aucheneilean is a unique Art Deco style four bedroomed family home which has been lovingly extended and restored by its current proprietors to give a very modern and contemporary feel. The property benefits from a fully fitted Häcker kitchen with high quality built-in appliances and is mainly glazed with Nordan energy saving high performance double/ triple-glazed timber windows, enhanced with external aluminium cladding. Guide Price £350,000

18 Holroyd Road in an impressive detached 4 bedroom property commanding an elevated position within popular residential area of Kirkcudbright. In good decorative order. Double glazing throughout. Gas central heating. Gardens front, rear and side. Integral garage and driveway. Views to Dee Estuary and surrounding countryside. Guide Price £280,000

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