‘The property needs substantial upgrading but offers great potential for a rebuild grand design or a refurbishment’
A doer-upper on a idyllic peninsular is on the market for £425,000. The three-bed house on St. Mary’s Isle, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, needs renovation and also has a huge agricultural building.
Isle Gardens House, dating from 1935, is surrounded by a walled garden measuring nearly two acres, which is still intact. The south-facing house gets a lot of sunlight and is surrounded by fields.
It is just outside Kirkcudbright, on the Dee Estuary and is being sold by aristocrat Sir David Hope-Dunbar of St. Mary’s Isle. Kirkcudbright is famous as Scotland’s Artists’ Town and has well-known connections to pioneering painters and designers The Glasgow Boys.
Sellers Galbraith said the house “is now in need of substantial upgrading or extending, or could be the site of a complete re-build”. It was suggested the farm building could become an office. Central heating is powered by oil, and although there is double glazing it needs replacing. The house does not have a gas connection.
The kitchen has a pantry, and a ground floor utility room also has a bathroom. It is accessed by a private drive. A spokesman for Galbraith said: “The property needs substantial upgrading but offers great potential for a rebuild grand design or a refurbishment, along with a very useful agricultural building that would offer a fantastic business opportunity.”