From Kirkcudbright take the road towards Gatehouse and a 1/3 of a mile after leaving the town take the right turn signposted “Twynholm”. This road is known as “the beeches”, and towards the end of it you will reach an avenue of beech trees at the end of which there is a crossroads. Take the left turn signposted “Twynholm”. Continue to the next crossroads where you will see the school on the opposite side of the junction to the left. Continue straight ahead onto Arden Road and along Arden Road for half a mile. Millflat is on the right side of the road.
Arden Road continues to the A75 and, of course, it is possible to reach Millflat by turning off the A75 directly onto Arden Road. That said, there are no signs on the A75 at this junction indicating that one is turning for Twynholm though, of course, this has the advantage of limiting traffic use of Arden Road.
Millflat is a spacious bungalow, cleverly designed with all main living rooms facing south and enjoying a lovely outlook over the front garden to pasture. With its spacious sitting room and large dining room, there is ample living accommodation, but if preferred the dining room could be used as an additional bedroom giving 4 good sized bedrooms in all.
There is good storage within the house, and Millflat also benefits from 2 big outbuildings, one with stone walls. The house sits in an attractive garden, and this in turn is surrounded by pasture owned along with Millflat, preserving the privacy of the property and well suited to horses or ponies. Whilst purchasers would need to make their own enquiries of the planning authorities, it is not envisaged that there would be difficulty in obtaining permission to erect suitable stabling for horses if required.
Millflat is approximately ½ a mile from Twynholm, an active community benefiting from a Primary School, Village Shop, Garage, Village Hall and 2 Pubs/Hotels.
Further facilities are available in Kirkcudbright approximately 3½ miles away, which is an attractive harbour town situated on the banks of the River Dee. Of historic and architectural interest with its ancient High Street, Tolbooth Arts Centre, Stewartry Museum and numerous galleries. Long frequented by artists it was home to the renowned artist, EA Hornel, one of the “Glasgow Boys”. Kirkcudbright is popular with tourists attracted by the well renowned galleries and maintains a flourishing colony of artists and craft workers which has led to it being called the “Artists’ Town”. Kirkcudbright enjoys a wide variety of mainly family owned shops, pubs, hotels and restaurants whilst offering a wide range of facilities including its own golf course, marina, swimming pool and an active summer festivities programme including its own jazz festival and tattoo.
The South West of Scotland is a genuinely rural area with its gentle rolling landscape, mild climate and dramatic coastline with a good range of outdoor activities easily available for those interested in hill walking, bird watching, fishing, mountain biking, water sports and of course golf. The Solway is also a popular yachting destination with Scotland’s only Blue Flag Marina providing excellent berthing facilities.
All carpets and fitted floor coverings together with all curtains and blinds in the property are included in the sale. Fitted and freestanding appliances in the property are also included, but no warranty is given as to their condition.
FRONT PORCH (1.24m x 1.03m) (4” x 3”4”)
A uPVC exterior door with obscure glazed panels opens to the front porch which has a vinyl floor. An inner door with obscure glazed panel to the upper half opens to:
HALL (4.11m x 1.06m) (13”5” x 3”5”)
Radiator with thermostatic control. Full height cloaks cupboard with coat hooks and shelf over. Carpet.
SITTING ROOM (4.46m x 3.97m) (14.7” x 13”)
The spacious sitting room enjoys good natural light from a south facing window which enjoys a lovely outlook over the front garden to pasture beyond. There is a baxi open fire set over a polished stone hearth with stone surround and wooden mantel over, and the electric fire currently situated here is included in the sale. To one side is a shelved alcove with shelved cupboard to the lower part. Radiator with thermostatic control. Carpet. Vertical blinds. Curtain rail. Television aerial point.
KITCHEN (3.95m x 3.24m) (12”11” x 10”7”)
Fitted with floor and wall units with oak doors, which match the entrance doors to the room and to the 2 full height built-in cupboards, each of which is shelved. Single drainer sink with mixer tap, south facing window with outlook to front garden, space and plumbing for dishwasher (Zanussi Aquasave dishwasher included in the sale), electric cooker point, integral Indesit freezer, integral Baumatic larder fridge. Heater. A door off the kitchen opens to:
REAR HALL (2.38m x 0.94m) (7”9” x 3”1”)
Vinyl floor. Doors off to bedroom, W.C., airing cupboard and sun porch.
BEDROOM (2.89m x 2.46m) (9”5” x 8”)
Rear facing window, full height built-in shelved cupboard to one corner (this houses the electric meters), radiator, carpet, curtains.
W.C. (1.52m x 0.79m) (4”11” x 2”7”)
Containing W.C. and wash hand basin both in white. Obscure glazed window. Vinyl floor to match the rear hall, curtains.
AIRING CUPBOARD (1.53m x 0.93m) (5” x 3”)
Situated off the rear hall, the airing cupboard houses the factory lined hot water cylinder and has slatted shelves for airing. Central heating controls. Vinyl floor to match the rear hall.
SUN PORCH (3.43m x 1.83m) (11”3” x 5”11”)
A door from the rear hall leads to the sun porch which has uPVC units to all walls and uPVC door giving access to the exterior which is practice will be used by most as the main door. It has a pitched roof, good sized radiator (no thermostatic control), coat hooks, and also plumbing for a washing machine. Vinyl floor to match the rear hall.
DINING ROOM (3.98m x 3.95m) (13” x 12”11”)
A door from the front hall opens to the dining room, which enjoys good natural light through 2 windows facing south and west. There is an open fire over tiled hearth with tiled surround, shelved alcove to the side, radiator with thermostatic control, carpet, vertical blinds and curtains to both windows.
DOUBLE BEDROOM (3.83m x 3.51m) (12”6” x 11”6”)
Adjacent to the dining room and with a window giving an outlook to the rear of the property, this double bedroom has full height built-in cupboard behind double doors with space for hanging and shelf over, with further cupboards extending to ceiling height above. The matching free standing wardrobes and furniture are included in the sale. Radiator, carpet, curtains.
DOUBLE BEDROOM (3.54m x 3.51m) (11”7” x 11”6”)
This double bedroom is fully fitted with built-in furniture providing very extensive hanging space and storage. These units incorporate a wardrobe to one side of the bed, cupboards extending above the bed, bedside tables, dressing table, and built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving along the whole of the wall opposite the bed. Radiator with thermostatic control, carpet, curtains.
SHOWER ROOM (2.17m x 2.12m) (7”1” x 6”11”)
The fully tiled shower room is fitted with vanity units incorporating a W.C. and wash hand basin, and providing storage. There is a corner shower cabinet fitted with a Mira mixer shower. Obscure glazed rear facing window, radiator with thermostatic control, carpet, curtains.
The front garden is separated from Arden Road by a drystone dyke and adjacent to this a bedding area with a variety of shrubs and other plants runs along the width of the front garden. A path then runs parallel to the wall and then moving towards the house there is a good sized area of lawn with bedding area to the centre. A tarmacadam drive leads in from the road and the tarmacadam extends along the front of the house providing parking, and also down the side of the house to a big area of hard standing to the rear, providing extensive parking. A drystone dyke separates this area from a vegetable patch which also contains a number of fruit trees and raspberry canes.