Secluded cottage offers opportunity to live off-grid

A secluded off-grid cottage in the heart of Galloway Forest Park is our Property of the Week.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 8th April 2021, 12:13 pm
Tarfessock is nestled in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park
Tarfessock is nestled in the heart of the Galloway Forest Park

Tarfessock is a unique property nestled within a quiet location near Glentrool and benefits from stunning views over the surrounding woodland and countryside.

The cottage is of traditional construction set under a slate roof with the accommodation arranged over two floors.

The property requires full refurbishment so while the current owners were working towards a three-bedroomed home, it could lend itself to different configurations.

The cottage needs a full refurbishment

They partially rewired, installed new plumbing to include a new oil-fired boiler, installed multi-fuel stoves and partially connected a new private water supply.

At present the lay-out on the ground floor features a front entrance porch, kitchen, two bathrooms, living room, dining room, central hallway, sitting room and a bedroom.

Upstairs can be found two more bedrooms and a bathroom.

Tarfessock could be developed into a lovely family home with huge potential for smallscale agricultural, equestrian or tourism enterprises.

The property is located five miles from the village of Glentrool

It has private water and drainage, partially connected solar panels (not fixed), backup generator, multi-fuel stoves and telephone line.

Tarfessock is enclosed within its own grounds, in total amounting to about 1.83 acres.

There are a range of traditional stone outbuildings, one of which benefits from planning permission for 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.

Glentrool Village itself is located about five miles from the property and benefits from a visitor centre, camping and holiday park and local pub

The nearest local services, including a primary school, can be found in the village of Straiton, about 12 miles distant from the property. A wider range of services are available in Newton Stewart.

Tarfessock is on the market for offers over £150,000 from Threave Rural.

For more information visit or call 01556 453453.