Shawside, Broomhillbank, Johnstonebridge, DG11 2RY
A beautifully presented two bedroom detached cottage, located in an elevated and private position within easy reach of Moffat, Lockerbie and the motorway network. The property has been modernised throughout, with the benefit of lovely gardens, outbuildings, an impressive garden ‘pod’ and extensive countryside views.
Directions: When using Sat Nav the instructions will direct you to turn left after crossing the railway bridge. Please ignore this and continue straight ahead. You will pass a white cottage with yellow lintels and then pass Broomhillbank Farm. Shawside lies just beyond Broomhillbank Farm. What3words: highlighted.chitchat.shade
Situation: The property is located in a beautiful rural setting in an elevated position, allowing tremendous views of the surrounding countryside to all sides. It sits by itself with a nearby farm and cottage for neighbours. Nearby Johnstonebridge is a small village with an excellent primary school and doctor’s surgery. It is around six miles from Lockerbie, where there is a main West Coast railway line and a number of shops and supermarkets. It is also around eight miles from the attractive tourist town of Moffat. Access to the M74 motorway is approximately five minutes away by car.
The Accommodation: Shawside is a charming detached cottage with modern fixtures and fittings and flexible living accommodation, with scope to extend further (subject to the necessary consents). The present owners have fully modernised the property, to include a new heating system, windows, re-wiring, insulation, kitchen, bathroom and general decoration.
A smart blue UPVC stable door opens directly into the lovely kitchen, which has been fitted with an excellent range of modern units and complementary worksurfaces. There is an integrated dishwasher, hob, oven and microwave, and windows on three elevations, allowing plenty of natural light in and giving far reaching views. There is a useful utility room with fitted units, plumbing for white goods and this room also houses the water treatment system for the private water supply.
The sitting room boasts a Morso wood-burning stove and double french doors that open into the large conservatory. The conservatory could be utilised as a dining space and offers views over the garden and surrounding countryside. There are two double bedrooms, both with windows to the side elevation. The bathroom has been fitted with a modern suite comprising of contemporary bath and separate shower cubicle. It is worth noting that there is underfloor heating to the bathroom.
Outside there are charming gardens to front and rear. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature borders, and to the rear of the plot is a lovely raised patio area, ideal for alfresco entertaining, with colourful flower borders.
Also within the grounds are a chicken run/shed, a timber storage shed and a large pigeon ‘loft’, which is a structure measuring approximately 44′ x 12′. This unit is currently used to house racing pigeons, but could easily be converted into additional living space, or perhaps a home office or workshop. There is a detached garage with ample workspace inside, and to the bottom of the front garden is a delightful timber pod. This insulated wooden cabin has power and light, double doors to the front and enjoys views over the countryside. Again, it could be used as additional guest accommodation, as a summer house, or perhaps even as a studio.
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a property of this type in a most beautiful setting, with excellent communication links.