A quirky cottage that is sure to delight

A 200-year-old cottage in Scotland’s smallest Royal Burgh is our latest Property of the Week.

Brae Cottage is thought to date back to the 1820s
Brae Cottage is thought to date back to the 1820s

Brae Cottage is thought to have origins dating back 1820, occupying a quiet, central location within the village of New Galloway.

It is on the market for offers over £135,000 from Threave Rural.

Located on Back Street, off Wylie’s Brae, the property is of traditional stone construction set under a slated roof.

The lounge is found on the first floor

It would benefit from some cosmetic upgrading, but at present offers quirky accommodation over two floors.

Entering from the front entrance hallway gives access to the kitchen with a range of floor and wall units, built-in electric oven & hob, plumbed for automatic washing machine, double aspect windows.

There is also a bathroom and a double bedroom, as well as a staircase to the upper level.

A dining dining room/office can be accessed externally from the side entrance. In the past this has been utilised as a music room, and also offers access to get upstairs.

On the first floor is a lounge with views over the village and countryside, featuring a Dowling wood burning stove set on a stone hearth.

There are also another two double bedrooms.

The current layout is such that it lends itself to reconfiguring the living space to suit a variety of buyers.

A useful outbuilding with loft above makes up the footprint of the property and is currently utilised for storage.

Outside the garden grounds are made up of lawns, mature shrubs, fruit and vegetable patches.

Recently the grounds have become overgrown but could easily be reinstated or indeed provide a blank canvas.

For those working from home, Brae Cottage benefits from a high-speed internet connection.

New Galloway itself offers two hotels, a tearoom, community shop, medical practice, nine-hole golf course, a primary school, and the Catstrand visitor centre.

Secondary edcuation can be found in St Johns Town of Dalry or Castle Douglas where there is also a more extensive range of services.

For more information visit www.threaverural.co.uk/property/brae-cottage or call 01556 453453.