An opportunity to acquire a former cottage or bothy, with previous planning consent to construct a pleasant three bedroom house with garden. The former cottage is situated in an elevated and very rural situation with open views over the Water of Milk to the hills beyond and close to extensive areas of open hill and forestry which are ideal for walking, cycling and country pursuits.
This building is of a traditional stone construction but now dilapidated and will have ample garden extending to approximately 0.38 acres (0.157 hectares) to include a fine Scots Pine tree, a burn along one boundary and a right of way for access along a farm road which leads to a nearby steading. We understand mains water is on site with mains electricity available nearby and the proposed accommodation includes on the ground floor; entrance hall, separate W.C., open plan kitchen with dining area and living area, utility/boot room, larder and three bedrooms to include a bathroom and en-suite. On the first floor an attic wardrobe and shower room.
This property is situated in a very rural location between Lockerbie in Annandale and Langholm in Eskdale. The building sits above the valley of the Water of Milk which is a tributary of the River Annan, with access on to a quiet minor road. On the hill to the rear, is the site of what was Craighousesteads Roman Fort and much wildlife is seen around the property to include buzzards and pheasants etc. Most required facilities are available in the town of Lockerbie (approx. 10 miles) where there is also access to the railway network and the A74(M) Motorway. For a wider range of amenities and facilities, Dumfries and the City of Carlisle are readily accessible from Lockerbie by car. To the east lies the attractive town of Langholm and to the north the Eskdalemuir forest where there are extensive areas of hill and open access forestry rising up to around 500 metres above sea level.
36’4″ x 19’2″ (11.1m x 5.85m) being gross external measurements. A stone built building with some brick infill and a fallen slate roof. Internally it is arranged in one room with a former stone fireplace to one end and last used for stock/agricultural purposes. The building has deteriorated since the photograph shown on the front cover was taken.
Previously Proposed Accommodation
The previously proposed accommodation comprises an entrance hall with separate W.C., an open plan area with kitchen, dining room and living room, a utility/boot room and larder plus three bedrooms to include a bathroom and an en-suite shower room. A staircase goes to a first floor with attic wardrobe and shower room.
It will be the purchaser’s responsibility to maintain the recently erected boundary around the property.
The access road is part tarmac and part stone and includes a bridge over the river. After the river the track slopes uphill to the building. The property has a right of way along the access road subject to shared maintenance agreement on an according to user basis, with the nearby farmsteading, to which the surrounding land belongs.
Burdens and Matters of Title
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all reservations, wayleaves, servitudes, rights of way and other matters, whether public or private and constituted in the titles or not.