The cottage has been thoughtfully renovated with this work undertaken by our clients over the period 2000 to 2006. The cottage combines a traditional stone and slate exterior with a contemporary interior. The cottage is extremely well appointed and comprises mahogany external windows and doors together with Alutec cast aluminium rainwater system. The cottage is also equipped with under floor heating this by way of LPG. The interior is well finished and decorated in a neutral palette throughout.
The Big Byre affords a very spacious interior comprising : Sun Porch/Dining Area; Hallway; Kitchen; impressive Living Room with bay window with loch view and stylish spiral staircase imported from Italy; Bathroom and Sitting Room or 3rd Bedroom. Upstairs there is a large Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room and a Second Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room.
There is also an opportunity to purchase Sandmill Holiday Lodge which will comprise 6 en suite double bedrooms and kitchen/dining room. The holiday lodge is currently on the second stage of a three stage building programme. We are advised that the second stage will comprise the addition of stonework to the front elevation, finishing of block work and window sets. There is a further stone built building which is also available to purchase and which offers good development possibilities.
The Big Byre is perfectly suited to those lifestyle movers who would wish to live in wonderful rural surroundings. This corner of south west Scotland has excellent scenery, clean air, no traffic congestion and good schools. Tourism is an important part of the local economy past and future. There are two state of the art ferry ports at Cairnryan which in turn carry 3 million passengers to and from Northern Ireland annually. The harbour at Stranraer will see major re-development. The first part of this larger plan was the opening of the Marina a few years ago which has proved very popular. Details of the harbour regeneration project can be viewed by visiting Dumfries and Galloway Council’s website and follow the links for Stranraer and Loch Ryan Regeneration. The district will benefit greatly from this substantial re-development by way of increasing the flow of visitors to the area.
There is an abundance of attractions in the locality such as Castle Kennedy Gardens, Dunskey Estate and Ardwell Estate. The district boasts superb golf courses at Creachmore on the outskirts of Stranraer, Dunskey, Portpatrick and County near Glenluce. The pretty village of Portpatrick sits on the rugged Galloway coast. The village has a plethora of restaurants and bars, a harbour and is the starting point of the Southern Upland Way. The Galloway Forest Park, which was awarded the prestigious designation of the first Dark Sky Park in the UK is within driving distance. There are beautiful coastal walks, stone circles and ancient ruins and an RSPB reserve to visit.
Offers around £235,000