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17 Birtwhistle Street, Gatehouse of Fleet

17 Birtwhistle Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2JJ, Dumfries and Galloway
£ 115,000 / Guide Price
Property document:
Mid terraced former weavers cottage, easily managed and with lovely level garden

Birthwhistle Street dates from a time of rapid expansion in Gatehouse of Fleet, when ambitious plans were afoot to create a mill town to rival those in Lancashire and elsewhere. The houses in Birtwhistle Street, including number 17, were originally weavers cottages and the weavers would work in their individual cottages, with power being provided by a drive shaft which ran through the various properties at attic level. Now, Birtwhistle Street is a peaceful side street, but is a short walk away from the shops and other amenities of Gatehouse of Fleet.

17 Birtwhistle Street benefits from easily managed 2 bedroom accommodation, a good sized conservatory with outlook down the lovely garden, and downstairs W.C. in addition to the main bathroom upstairs.

All carpets and fitted floor coverings together with all curtains and other window coverings are included in the sale. The vast majority of the other contents can be included also if desired.

Gatehouse of Fleet is an active community and benefits from many local amenities, such as a primary school, shops, solicitors and accountants, podiatrist, hotels, library and Health Centre. Within the wider area, there are many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves within easy reach, and equally dramatic inland scenery, with magnificent hills, glens, and lochs.

In Gatehouse there are active sports clubs (for example, bowling, snooker, golf and tennis) and a wide variety of outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the area, including sailing, fishing, golf, cycling and hill walking.


ENTRANCE HALL (6”5” x 3”10”) (1.96m x 1.18m)
A hardwood exterior door incorporating a letter box opens to the tiled hall which has coat hooks and electric cupboard. There is a full height storage cupboard to one end with coat hooks and providing useful storage space and this houses the RCD board and gas meter.

LIVING ROOM (15”5” x 11”0”) (4.72m x 3.37m)
The living room has a sash and cash window facing towards Birtwhistle Street and French doors to the rear opening into the conservatory which allows the outlook down the garden to be enjoyed. There is a flame effect gas fire set over a tiled hearth with wooden mantle over. The brick surround to the gas fire extends to one side creating an area of shelf suitable for a television. There are wall lights to either side of the fire and a central ceiling light. Carpet and curtains.

KITCHEN (10”8” x 7”10”) (3.26m x 2.40m)
Fitted with floor and wall units with pine doors and a light coloured work surface. There is a single drainer sink set beneath the window which gives an outlook through the conservatory down the garden. Space for fridge/freezer and cooker with electric cooker point and cooker hood over. The appliances can be included in the sale if desired, with no warranty given as to their condition. A spiral stair from the kitchen leads to the first floor accommodation.

CONSERVATORY (14”7” x 7”0”) (4.45m x 2.14m)
With pine cladding to the walls and double glazed units along the wall giving an outlook down the garden. There are double doors to the centre of this wall allowing easy access to the patio area outside the conservatory. The conservatory is large enough to have a dining area and space for sitting also. Tiled floor. Radiator with thermostatic control. At one end of the conservatory a door opens to:

W.C. (5”9” x 3”4”) (1.76m x 1.02m)
Containing a W.C. and currently housing the washing machine. This room also contains the Worcester-Bosch combination gas central heating boiler. There is natural light from an obscure glazed window and carpet to the floor.

First Floor Accommodation
LANDING (11”2” X 7”5”) (3.41m x 2.28m)
The landing benefits from natural light with a window giving an outlook down the rear garden. There is an attractive mural painted on the wall adjacent to this window. Hatch over to attic space and radiator with thermostatic control.

BEDROOM (Left) (9”7” x 7”7”) (2.93m x 2.33m)
Front facing sash and case window. Radiator with thermostatic control. Stripped pine floor.

BEDROOM (Right) (10”2” x 9”7”) (3.10m x 2.93m)
Front facing sash and case window. Radiator with thermostatic control. Stripped pine floor. Alcove incorporating a built-in desk and shelving. Off one corner of this bedroom is a full height walk-in cupboard measuring 4”9” x 3”7” (1.46m x 1.10m). This incorporates a hanging rail and shelving and has a stripped pine floor to match the bedroom.

BATHROOM (7”2” x 4”5”) (2.19m x 1.35m)
Natural light from velux window. Incorporating wash hand basin, W.C. and bath all in white. The bathroom is fully tiled with a pine ceiling. Over the bath is a Triton T702 electric shower and there is a shower rail to the side.

There is no front garden. To the rear there is an area of patio immediately adjacent to the conservatory allowing an easy transition from the patio to the conservatory if there happens to be a passing shower. Continuing down the garden there are bedding areas surrounded by gravel, and then a paved path with gravel to either side winds down through areas of lawn to a further patio area at the rear.


The Council Tax Band relating to this property is B.

The Energy Efficiency Rating for this property is D.

The agents assume that the subjects are served by mains water, mains electricity, mains gas and mains drainage but no guarantee can be given at this stage

Base Information

Bed: 2
Bath: 1
Living Areas: 2


General Amenities
Double Glazing
Central Location
Ideal Investment Property
Close To Amenieties
Ideal Holiday Let
Property document:
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