Torr House Cottage, Auchencairn, Castle Douglas, DG7

Torr House Cottage and Steading is situated in a private position in attractive rural surroundings off the A711 less than a mile from Auchencairn Village and from the Solway seashore.


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Torr House Cottage and Steading

GUIDE PRICE: £170,000

It is an ideal development project for conversion into one or more residential dwellings. The property is detached and of traditional stone construction with a slate roof, incorporating (on the lower level) a former stable, coach house and a two-storey granary. It is of an L shaped construction partly built into a natural escarpment. 

The upper level of part of the L shape is the cottage dwelling whose front door opens on to the “upper ground level” and garden. The property backs onto a lower small cobbled courtyard. And sits within approximately ¾ acre of surrounding garden and pasture. It has its own fenced and gated private access drive of some 250 metres to the main road.

Pre-Planning Permission for conversion of the entire property into residential use has been obtained by the vendor from the Local Council. Until last year, Torr House Cottage was let by the vendors on a Short Term Assured Tenancy with a monthly income of around £400. It is currently vacant.

Torr House Cottage (Dwelling)

  • Entrance Lobby
  • Living Room with Multi-Fuel Stove
  • Vestibule with small period fireplace
  • Fitted Kitchen/Electric Hob Cooker and Oven
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Bathroom with Airing Cupboard, Power Shower and WC
  • Oil Fired Central Heating

Torr House Cottage (Steading)

  • Former Stable (lower level)
  • Former Coach House (lower level)
  • Former Granary (two storey)

Torr House Cottage and Steading is about a mile from Auchencairn Village set in a beautiful rural landscape, about a mile from the coast, at the head of Auchencairn bay near breath-taking views over Heston Island, the Solway Firth, and the hills and mountains of the Lake District beyond. The village has a thriving community with a primary school, a shop with a Post Office, local garage, and hotel. Buses run from the village to the local towns and school buses travel to the High Schools at Kirkcudbright and Dalbeattie. Balcary Bay Hotel, just 2 miles from the village, provides both dining and accommodation in a stunning location. There are excellent local facilities in the local food town of Castle Douglas and in Dalbeattie, while the university town of Dumfries, some 19 miles distant, has a wider range of facilities, professional services, and a main line railway station

The surrounding area offers a wide range of country pursuits in outstanding surroundings, including a plethora of championship parkland and links golf courses. Southerness is a fine championship links. Other local golf courses include Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright and Colvend. The area is a popular holiday destination, especially for hiking, bird watching, angling and horse riding. For those who enjoy water sports (yachting, sailing, water skiing etc.), Loch Ken, Kippford and Kirkcudbright offer excellent facilities, including mooring. The Solway coastline, and indeed the grounds around Torr House Cottage and Steading, are havens for wildlife. Migratory wildfowl winter in the fields along the Solway coastline, and its sandy beaches. Surrounding woodlands are inhabited by deer, badgers, red squirrels and magnificent birdlife.


  • 1 mile to Auchencairn Village (shop/garage/hotel)
  • 7 miles to the local market town of Castle Douglas “foodtown”
  • 7 miles to Dalbeattie
  • 10 miles to Kirkcudbright
  • 10 miles to Kippford
  • 19 miles to Dumfries
  • 50 miles to Carlisle

Local Schools/Colleges/Universities

  • Auchencairn Primary School
  • Castle Douglas Academy
  • Kirkcudbright Academy
  • Dumfries College
  • Dumfries West of Scotland University


  • Local bus service
  • Castle Douglas: intercity coach stop/service
  • Castle Douglas: 24 hour fuel stop
  • Dumfries: rail station


  • Council Tax: Band C
  • EPC: Band F
  • Services:  Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating



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