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Polgown is a remotely located detached two bedroom house nestled into the hillside in the Southern Uplands of Dumfries and Galloway. (There is an extra bedroom in the annex known as Dunploddin). Its position on the north side of the glen and facing to the south east allows it to receive full sunlight most of the day.The location guarantees tranquility combined with an amazing range of wildlife including barn owls, curlews, oystercatchers and even the occasional otter.
A small stream trickles alongside both properties. Built of stone around 1890 and under a slate roof originally being a shepherds house with its adjacent large barn. The nearest neighbours are 1 ½ miles away and further up the glen the road gradually diminishes into a huge forested area. Despite this sense of remoteness the motorway is only 35 miles away when travelling north to the M76 and 50 miles to the south and the M6. The postman delivers daily and Tescos will deliver your groceries.
The owners of Polgown successfully used the house as a holiday let and for their own holidays for five years. Following this Polgown provided a family home whilst the conversion of part of the barn was carried out and now provides further separate holiday accommodation finished to a very high standard. At the same time the grounds of Polgown were increased in size and securely fenced to enclose stock and family pets. The cesspit was replaced with a much larger and up to date unit to take account of the increased accommodation. The private spring fed water supply to the house had already been improved with new supply piping and new tanks at collection point and within the house roof.Polgown
On two stories Polgown has two large bedrooms each 12ft by 15ft both with superb views down the glen. The bathroom is also upstairs.
Downstairs two similarly sized rooms provide a double aspect lounge and a dining room with a kitchen behind.
All the front windows and the one side window are double glazed units replaced about ten years ago and practically indistinguishable from the original wood sash windows but with vastly improved insulation.
Television and internet are provided by satellite dishes tucked out of the way at the back of the barn.
This separate unit came into existence in September 2009. It is a conversion of part of a 70ft barn set at right angles to Polgown and provides two storey accommodation of a high standard and is currently used for holiday letting. Upstairs a single large bedroom provides good views up and down the glen. There is a double and a single bed together with a bath. A spiral staircase leads downstairs to a similarly sized room which provides living accommodation with an excellent kitchen, dining and lounge areas. A bathroom has been created from the original piggery to provide the shower and wash basin again to a high standard.
Heating is by Calor gas and all windows and external doors are double glazed. The front windows of Polgown look across the stream and down the glen. Television is from the sky dish.
Further up the barn from Dunploddin is a storage area behind a sliding door. This has been used as a workshop but could easily be used as a garage with storage above. Still further up is a drying room and outdoor clothes store for guests with two dog runs also within. Beyond is another storage or utility area.
The front garden of Polgown is securely fenced and is laid mainly to grass with some rose bushes and leads in turn to a much large side garden in part retained by a very attractive dry stone wall dyke. There is a large 18ft by 8ft storage shed and close by a further gate leading to the enclosed hillside from which excellent views up and down the valley can be obtained. Within this area is a further enclosure and animal house originally used for pygmy goats.
The area of the dog proof gardens amount to around 2/3rds of an acre but without another house in view it really provides a true sense of peace and isolation away from the stresses of modern life.
Polgown and Dunploddin are reached by a well maintained tarmac single track road that serves only two further properties up the glen.
The properties have the potential to revenue as holiday let properties or any new owner may wish to permanently occupy Polgown as we did and benefit from the rental accrued from letting Dunploddin or indeed occupy Dunploddin itself. If desired, planning consent is in place and without time limit, to extend Polgown to provide a substantially improved family home.
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