Archbald Moffatt House, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway, B Listed.
Offers in excess of £215,000
This delightful two storey and attics vernacular townhouse in Moffat was built by Archbald Moffatt in
1751. Natural, breathable, traditional materials have been used throughout the build and restoration to
date: hot mix lime, NHL, clay and lime plasters, clay paints, linseed oil paints (by Holkham Hall /
Allback). All windows were made by hand in hardwood in 2011 with handblown glass by Norgrove
Studios. The house was built originally as an L Plan, thatched and with a turnpike stair in the re-
entrant angle from ground to attic floor. House research, history and original copperplate deeds dating
from 23rd February 1751 are available. Signature of Archbald Moffatt copied from the deeds is
painted in the fanlight above the front door. All C18th antiques (furniture, lights, four poster beds,
hobgrates) valued by Bonhams at £23,000 are also available for sale. Reclaimed stone, Allbeck
linseed oil paints and Jaga low H2O DBE radiators for the entire house (worth £5,000) are included in
the sale. The original site was 12 Falls of ground which included the properties to either side, one at
the time being a byre the other Archbald Moffatt's single-story weaving shop now built up as a
matching two storey house, the garden is now divided.
The townhouse is close to all amenities, restaurants, hotels, with free parking on the street outside. It
features in the Historic Town Trail and the Moffat Conservation Area Character Appraisal and
Management Plan (CACAMP). Moffat an outstanding conservation town is one mile from Junction
15 of M74 motorway, 44 miles north of Carlisle and 50 miles south of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The
house has been partially and lovingly restored over the past 10 years. The project is as yet incomplete
therefore offers the buyer the opportunity to make their mark as the next custodian of this lovely
historic building. All external and internal joinery is painted with breathable linseed oil paint from
Holkham Hall / Allback. All windows on the outside are painted in Holkham Hall 'Holkham Green.'
Full Planning permission and Listed Building Consent was granted 10 th May 2019 for 3 years to
demolish the C19th stairwell, ground floor bathroom and re-instate the turnpike stair from ground to
attic floor. The drawings were prepared by Groves- Raines, Conservation Architects, Edinburgh.
All original window openings and sashes with handblown glass for this last phase of works are
already in place. Ground Floor
Entrance Hallway, C18th iron hanging porch lantern, twin arm wall light, stone flag floor,
Aquamarijn eco-paint to ceiling and plaster cornice, Earthborn clay paint to walls, Holkham Hall
linseed oil paint to joinery, rear hall, stair to first floor.
Stone flag floor, working window shutters, Aquamarijn eco paint to ceiling, wood panelling in larch
painted with Holkham Hall 'Parchment' linseed oil paint, traditional double door fold away buffet
and drinks wall cupboard painted internally with claypaint and Holkham Hall 'Dusky Pink', electric
Antiques available by separate negotiation: Early C18th Dutch bronze chandelier, George II
mahogany chest on chest, Early C18th walnut freestanding corner cabinet, C18th mahogany fretwork
wall mirror, late George II tea table, set of six Irish C18th mahogany dining chairs, mid C18th
mahogany drop leaf dining table, C18th mahogany tip up occasional table with birdcage, Early
Scottish Carron C18th cast iron hobgrate (not fitted). Study
Stone flag floor, working window shutters, dado rail, wall cupboard (former through door to weaving
shop), window to front, window to rear (originally looking to garden, presently looking into
bathroom). Joinery painted in Holkham Hall 'Parchment', Bookshelves painted in Holkham Hall
Antiques available by separate negotiation: Two similar C18th mahogany armchairs (Country
Chippendale), Swan neck C18th cast iron hobgrate (not fitted), C18th dining chair, C18th mahogany
estate cupboard, early George III mahogany bureau, mahogany desk, C18th drop leaf dining table.
Stone flag floor, hand-built cupboards, butler sink, hand-built kitchen wooden benches and table with
integrated drawers, two hand built. Working window shutters, integrated fridge freezer and
dishwasher, eye level oven, electric hob, extractor hood, Hobbit multi fuel stove with cooking plate
on top. Joinery painted in Holkham hall 'Sage' and/or waxed with Holkham Hall linseed oil wax. Hot
mix hemp lime plaster on the hard, Earthborn clay paint to walls and ceiling.
Antiques available by separate negotiation: Two C18th armchairs.
Twyford white WC and sink, freestanding roll top cast iron slipper bath with shower mixer taps,
disabled walk in shower.
Gas boiler, hot water cylinder, Electric meter, high level antique WC and mini butler sink wash hand
basin in hand-built unit, Utility area with butler sink, washing machine and tumble dryer, workshop
area, shelving and workbench. Joinery painted with Holkham Hall 'Dark blue'
Delightful cobbled and red sandstone paved garden easily maintained, with standard yew trees, box,
bushes, flowers, gooseberry bush, espalier apple, cherry, plum and pear trees.
Stairwell to first floor landing plastered on the hard with Aquamarijn eco paint and Earthborn paints
to walls and ceiling, sewer / waste water pipe for the âfuture bathroom is under the floor, high level
WC and sink on half landing, further stair to attics.
(or bedroom 1)
Wooden floor, marble fireplace, windows with working shutters to front and rear, two shelved wall
cupboards, decorative plasterwork ceiling, vintage Flemish brass ceiling six arm chandelier, some
Holkham Hall paints / oils.
Antiques available by separate negotiation: Scottish C18th cast iron hobgrate (not fitted), , a George
III pine glazed hanging corner cabinet with swan neck, George III (Pembroke) drop leaf dining table,
three C18th dining chairs.
Wooden floor, working window shutters, understairs cupboard, reeded wooden fire surround (no
grate), dado rail (bespoke) re-run but not fitted.
Antiques available by separate negotiation: a Scottish C18th mahogany four poster 4' bed with
bespoke only Tempur mattress, two Chippendale style lamp tables: One C18th the other made to
Dado rail, fireplace, wooden floor, vintage Flemish brass ceiling three arm chandelier with two
matching wall lights, working window shutters. Clay plaster finished with hot mix lime plaster,
Earthborn claypaint to walls and ceiling, Holkham Hall paints to joinery and wax to floor.
chimney was re-built in 2017 inserting liners to bedroom and kitchen fireplace below, the
stonemasons omitted a lead DPC and there has been water ingress, the chimney needs to come down
again and a lead DPC inserted. These works can be done at the same time as re-building the turnpike
stair which will entail changing the roof form and structure.
Antiques available by separate negotiation: C18th mahogany four poster 4'6' bed with Tempur
mattress, a Scottish George III mahogany chest of drawers, a George III style dressing table mirror, a
George III mahogany chest of drawers, a late George III mahogany and line inlaid dressing table
mirror. George III bedroom chair.
Box room (future bathroom)
Two Attic rooms, timber floor, restricted head height, South attic has hearth from former fireplace.
The gable and chimney head re-built in 2008, lead safe with sandstone blocks, boulders, lime mortar,
some original 1751 clay mortar and plaster still extant. North attic gable re-pointed with lime,
chimney head re-built in 2008, lead DPC.
This floor has planning permission (2019) for a dormer window overlooking the garden and ensuite.
Transport, schools & amenities: The nearest primary through secondary school is Moffat Academy.
Moffat Gym and tennis Courts are a couple of minutes' walk to the north. Moffat has a wide range of
local shops, hotels, restaurants, butchers, a petrol station, post office, doctors, dentist, bank, fire
station, hospital (minor injuries unit) historic buildings, a museum and a supermarket. There are also
various sports clubs and a local 18-hole golf club, rugby club, tennis club, nearby fishing, sailing,
mountain biking and countryside walks available. The M6 and M74 road networks are easily
accessible from Moffat and offer excellent transport links North or South. The surrounding area offers
glorious countryside and historic ruins with easy access to a beautiful coast and a multitude of
sporting and country pursuits. For a copy of the Home Report please contact Niki or email
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