Part Exchange available. We are delighted to offer to the market this wonderful stone built property which dates back to the 1780’s and is reputed to even have a connection to Scotland’s most famous son ‘Rabbie Burns’ himself. According to well documented local legend and a newspaper article published in 1969, Rabbie Burns frequently stayed overnight here when it was an Inn and Coach House and it is believed he met, entertained and was inspired by a soldier and actually wrote his famous song ‘the soldiers return’ whilst staying here. He is also reputed to have written on a pane of glass on one of the bedroom windows a ‘curt’ address to Mrs Bacon the wife of the Inn Keeper and sister of Willie Stewart , immortalized in Burn’s song ‘Your welcome Willie Stewart’. Sadly, the pane of glass is long gone and only the legend remains, along with this magnificent property which retains loads of original character and masses of undeveloped potential.
Accommodation comprises: An entrance hallway leading to a spacious lounge with a tiled fireplace. Coming off this room leads out to a bright and very welcoming sun room, which offers a great place to relax and offers excellent views of the extensive garden. For formal dining occasions there is a good sized dining room with a stone-built fireplace.
The large kitchen/diner offers a great space to prepare food, with a large oil fired ‘Rayburn stove which also helps to heat the house. Although still functional It is envisaged that the new owner would seek to modernize the kitchen area with more contemporary units. There is a handy utility room with units, worktops and space for a fridge freezer and washing machine. There is WC downstairs with a family bathroom upstairs it contains a mains shower over the bath, again functional as it is it would benefit from a more modern makeover.
The home is partially double glazed and is heated by a combination of both electric storage heaters and oil fired central heating. There is off street parking with the benefit of a single garage and extensive garden space. There are 5 double bedrooms in this great property, all with ample space for free standing furniture.
Space is something this house has in large quantities and it presents a potential new owner with a multitude of development options. The building is not listed and in our opinion offers opportunity (subject to planning consent and approval) for a possible new build in the garden to the right hand side with the main house re-furbished and let out as rental holiday cottages, or a great bed and breakfast business, let the tourists come and spend a night sleeping under the same roof as the ‘Bard’ himself.
The options are many and varied and this is sure to be a popular listing for developers and people with an eye for an opportunity. Early viewing advised.
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