MY house of the week reflects the upsurge of interest in Dumfries and Galloway – an overlooked or bypassed region that offers exceptional value for money coupled with enhanced lifestyle opportunities and property hotspots dotted all along the Solway coast.
Auchenhay Cottage, a traditional Galloway shepherd’s cottage, is a rural haven 14 miles or thereabouts from Castle Douglas and Dumfries.
Extended, upgraded and stylishly presented throughout, it occupies mature gardens bordering open countryside that include a small bothy renovated by the current owner (lighting and power included) to provide an artist’s gallery/exhibition space but suitable for a variety of uses.
Inside, the white painted cottage has accommodation over two floors – entrance porch, hall, open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, sitting room, study/fourth bedroom, utility, shower room and rear hall, plus an upstairs bathroom and three bedrooms.
Close to the villages of Corsock and Crocketford and only a few miles from the A75, Auchenhay is a peaceful retreat that could inspire an artist, writer or creative type as a permanent or holiday home.
The cottage is also close to Loch Ken’s watersport facilities – and with no light pollution, the night skies spectacular. The house is for sale with CKD Galbraith at a guide price of £245,000.