A traditional Galloway farmhouse and recently converted Cheese Loft, with dramatic coastal views across the Irish Sea, has been brought to the open market through leading property consultants Galbraith.
Situated in a rural area of natural beauty on the South West of the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, Slockmill Farmhouse and Cheese Loft sits approximately 4.2 miles from the village of Drummore and 6.9 miles from Scotland’s most southerly point, the Mull of Galloway.
The property was previously the family home for Slockmill Farm and over time, the land has been sold off and the property converted to a holiday let. In recent years, the adjoining cheese loft, formerly used to store cheese made on the farm when it was still in production, has been extensively renovated and refurbished to form an additional one-bedroom residential dwelling.
Slockmill Farmhouse presents well-proportioned accommodation with two reception rooms and four bedrooms. Stunning coastal views can be enjoyed from the sitting room and three of the four bedrooms. There is an Aga in the dining room providing additional cooking facilities and extra warmth and spacious sitting room benefits from an open fire and has two windows enjoying views of the garden and coastline beyond. The outside area includes a hot tub, situated in the garden adjacent to the patio and a detached garage.
The Cheese Loft has been completely refurbished throughout to form a cosy one-bedroom accommodation, benefitting from renewable energy provided by 4kw solar panels situated on the new roof with 9.8kw storage batteries, housed in the cloakroom. This provides electricity to both the Cheese Loft and farmhouse. The triple aspect open plan kitchen/dining/living area has a multi-fuel stove allowing the living area to be a cosy space to sit and relax, and there is a door opening out directly to the patio.
Sheena Ramsay, Handling the sale for Galbraith, said: “Slockmill Farmhouse and Cheese Loft presents and exciting opportunity for those seeking a lifestyle property combining a holiday let business with rural living in a truly stunning part of Dumfries and Galloway. The current owners live in the cheese loft and let out the farmhouse, however this could be reversed. Alternatively, the cheese loft could be used as extra living space to provide additional accommodation for multi-generational living.”
The farmhouse garden is predominantly a low maintenance garden and primarily laid to lawn, with an area of gravel around the patio and hot tub, enclosed by a dry-stone wall. Part of the garden has been designated to the Cheese Loft, which is an extension of the main garden and with a patio to the side of the property.
Drummore is the most southerly village in Scotland, a quiet coastal village with a shop & post office, primary school, church, doctor’s surgery (Mull of Galloway Medical Practice), café and two hotels with restaurants, a bowling club and direct access to the beach. Fishing boats still go out from the harbour and leisure boats frequent Luce Bay. Logan Botanic Gardens, Scotland’s most exotic gardens is approximately nine miles north of the property, a variety of tropical plants flourish in the warmer climate, a result of the Gulf Stream prevalent in this part of the region.
There are excellent transport links, the port of Cairnryan, just over six miles from Stranraer has two ferry operators running passenger and freight services to Northern Ireland. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 83 miles to the east.
Slockmill Farmhouse and Cheese Loft, Drummore, Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway is for sale through Galbraith at a guide price of £510,000.