Glentrool, Newton Stewart, DG8 6TB
A UNIQUE OFF-GRID TRADITIONAL GALLOWAY COTTAGE SITUATED IN A QUIET SECLUDED LOCATION IN THE HEART OF THE GALLOWAY FOREST PARK NEAR GLENTROOL
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £150,000
Tarfessock is a unique property nestled within a quiet and secluded location in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park at Glentrool and benefits from stunning views over the surrounding woodland and countryside. Tarfessock is of traditional Galloway construction and does require full refurbishment, however, the current owners have partially rewired, installed new plumbing to include a new oil-fired boiler, installed multi-fuel stoves and partially connected a new private water supply. Tarfessock could be developed into a lovely family home with huge potential for smallscale agricultural, equestrian or tourism enterprises.
A feature of Tarfessock is the traditional farm buildings, with one having permission for alterations and change of use to a dwellinghouse. Any interested party wishing to pursue this should make their own enquiries with South Ayrshire Council in this respect. (planning ref: 17/00046/APP – https://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/planning/) The property extends in total to about 1.83 acres to include the areas occupied by the dwellinghouse, farm buildings, access tracks, etc.
THE GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS
Tarfessock is enclosed within its own grounds, in total amounting to about 1.83 acres. There are a range of traditional stone outbuildings and as mentioned earlier, one benefiting from change of use to a residential dwelling. At present, these buildings are utilised for general storage of logs, machinery, etc. and there is also a useful corrugated pole barn.
Given that the property is uninhabitable in its present condition and also that the property is being sold as a whole, there is no requirement for the sellers to produce a Home Report.
ABOUT THE AREA
Glentrool is within the Galloway Dark Sky Park (the UK’s 1st official Dark Sky Park) with the nights providing spectacular star gazing, benefitting from little light pollution and provides fantastic observation potential for the amateur astronomer. Glentrool Village benefits from a visitor centre, camping and holiday park and local pub. This is a fantastic area for walking, mountain and loch pursuits with cycling being a feature of the area with 7Stanes mountain bike trail centre.
The nearest local services can be found at the pretty conservation village of Straiton, about 12 miles distant from the property. Straiton has local village amenities and a well-regarded primary school. A wider range of services are available at Newton Stewart, which is an important market town, with the main street punctuated by a series of attractive buildings. Newton Stewart is also the hub for the large rural area of Wigtownshire and as such, offers a wide variety of shops, services and businesses, providing visitors and local people alike with a friendly, personal service. Other amenities include a modern health centre, cottage hospital, secondary schooling, cinema and a swimming pool/sports centre.
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