Portpatrick, Stranraer, DG9 9EE
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £280,000
This small agricultural / lifestyle property offers the successful purchaser to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty and to develop the smallholding to either accommodate small scale agricultural / equestrian or indeed any other tourist based enterprise.
The property is a traditional 1½ storey southwest facing farm cottage occupying an elevated site within its own garden grounds and with open sea views.
THE FARM STEADING
To the rear of the farmhouse is a range of traditional and modern former farmbuildings, which briefly comprise:
2 traditional stone built barns
Stone built former byre
General Purpose Shed
We are of the view that some of the traditional stone buildings could well have residential development potential given that the conversion of traditional farm buildings to residential dwellings (change of use), is consistent with Dumfries & Galloway Councils present structure and local plans. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries in this respect.
The lands of Kirklauchline extend in total to about 48.36acres (19.57 hectares), to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, steading, access roads, etc. The agricultural land lies within a ring fence and is classified as LFASS and is suitable for agricultural / equestrian and sporting purposes. Contained within the area is a wildlife pond. It is noted that the agricultural land is registered with the Agricultural Food & Rural Communities – Rural Payments & Inspections Division,with a main location code of 876/0025. The lands of Kirklauchline have good minor road frontage.
PLEASE NOTE: the land at Kirklauchline has been left to revert back to nature and there is an encroachment of gorse.
This area of Southwest Scotland is noted for its spectacular coastline, which provides a vast range of opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast to include wonderful walks, game, coarse and sea fishing as well as shooting, sailing and cycling. There are numerous beaches and sandy coves within a 3 mile radius of the property and the area boasts numerous golf courses.
PLACES OF INTEREST NEARBY
Village 4 miles from Kirklauchline and where you find ” Sands of Luce” Beach stretching over 3 miles with beautiful sand and dunes. It is popular for wind surfing and water skiing. Very popular with dog walkers and walkers alike. The village has a Hotel and Restaurant open to non residents, a tea room also a well stocked village shop. Primary school with over 80 pupils enrolled. Sandhead is popular with locals and visitors alike. Ardwell Bay ( 6 miles) is another sandy beach.
CAIRGARROCH BAY ( 2 miles )
Accessed by footpath down to a very sheltered, secluded bay with beautiful rocky areas to explore. ( History – here on the cliff face in World War ll a military plane carrying wounded American servicemen and medics crashed in thick fog after being diverted killing all 22 aboard. A plaque is erected to their memory ). Morroch Bay and Sandeel Bay both on the coast and ideal for picnics/ walks, just north of Portpatrick so within 3/4 miles.
Located just over 3 miles away. Very popular village with locals and tourists alike. Spectacular views from the village and surrounding cliff tops across the sea to Ireland. Hosts a Lifeboat Week ( August ) and Folk Festival( September). Small sheltered harbour, fishing trips, small sandy beach. Plenty of cliff walks to enjoy and the ruins of Dunskey Castle. Portpatrick is at one end of the Southern Upland Way. Lovely wee shops to browse through. Several hotels and restaurants with stunning views and often specialising in locally caught sea food. Live music in several bars in summer season. 9 and 18 hole Golf courses. Primary school with over 30 pupils enrolled. Shortest crossing to Northern Ireland.
Less than 1 mile away. Previous hunting lodge now a Hotel with a Michelin Star, 10 bedrooms. 4 Star rated. Sandy beach, 30 acres of grounds. Open to non residents. Stunning views to Ireland. Food is superb! ( History – Winston Churchill held secret talks here with General Eisenhower during World War ll )
0.5 mile away. Small producer of Beers named after local landmarks.
Logan Botanic / Dunskey / Glen Whan / Castle Kennedy / Ardwell / Logan House / all within a 3 to 10 mile radius. All individual and very popular to visitors and locals.
Portpatrick as mentioned, also Stranraer golf course plus a Golf Academy at Castle Kennedy ( 10 miles )
Other places further afield include…
Mull of Galloway lighthouse and RSPB visitor centre and restaurant (20miles ) Corsewall Lighthouse hotel and restaurant( 18 miles ) open to non residents. Head north towards Ballantre to Glenapp Castle 5 Star Hotel with stunning views to Arran and beyond.
Other pastimes catered for include…
Pony trecking, fishing sea and freshwater. Curling rink in Stranraer 7.5 miles.
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