A spectacular four-bedroom townhouse with private access to the River Dee is up for sale for £850,000.
Moatwell, in Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway, is a superb Georgian home with a stunning garden overlooking the picturesque estuary and harbour.
The B-listed house dates back to the late 18th century and has a 500-year-old barn attached, which the former owners believe was used as the town’s ballroom.
With a private garden, plush lawns, greenhouse, patio and incredible views across the river, this property is likely to be snapped up quickly.
It is one of only two houses in the historic town to overlook the water.
Inside the incredible townhouse features a reception and entertaining space and many original features such as sash windows, shutters, fireplaces and ornate plasterwork.
There is also a dining room, study, master bedroom with dressing room and en-suite and a drawing room with exceptional views over the garden and estuary.
The former owner previously told the Daily Record: “We spotted this one [house] and it immediately got our attention. It ticked all the boxes.
"We wanted a house in the country – this one is right next to a river. It has a very scenic and inspiring location.
“The light is ever-changing. It’s really powerful. We get the last of the sun. We can sit out in the garden until 11pm.”
Between 1850 and 1950, Kirkcudbright was established as an artists’ colony due to the quality of the light. It was was home to EA Hornel - one of the group known as the Glasgow Boys - from 1901.
The harbour is a main feature in the centre of the town, and there are delightful riverside walks as well as a renowned ‘blue-flag’ marina with excellent sailing.
David Corrie, a partner with Galbraith, said: “Moatwell offers the perfect blend of privacy, practicality and comfort and whilst in the heart of Kirkcudbright Old Town, it feels like a rural property given its open Estuary views from the rear of the house.
“It is rare to find such an exceptional property in such a private, waterside setting.”
Moatwell is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £850,000.