Mallabay & Cornlee Cottage

Irongray, Dumfries, DG2 9SQ


A converted barn in a delightful rural setting providing flexible living options within a 3 bedroom cottage and a 1 bedroom cottage together with approximately 2.4 acres, outdoor arena and stables. Either cottage can be used as a main residence with the second to be let as a holiday cottage. The property is situated in the attractive Nithsdale Valley and is approximately 8 miles north of Dumfries and 15 miles south of Thornhill and is offered for sale by Private Treaty.
EPC Ratings: E and C

Cornlee and Mallabay Cottages are a pair of semi-detached cottages within a converted barn which were completed in 2003. Both properties benefit from uPVC double glazing throughout. The property is accessed via a private drive and with each cottage having a dedicated gravel covered turning/ parking area. Cornlee Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage and Mallabay Cottage is a 1 bedroom cottage. The property includes approximately 2.4 acres of paddocks together with a 30m x 20m wood fibre arena and 2 loose boxes with tack room and hay store.

Planning consent 
The planning consent was amended in October 2018 to say “at any one time, one of the two residential units hereby granted planning permission (identified on the location plan as 'Mallaby' and 'Cornlee Cottage') shall be occupied for holiday use only and shall not be occupied as the sole or main residence of the occupant.” (Dumfries and Galloway Council ref 18/1187/FUL). The detail of the consent can be viewed on the Dumfries and Galloway Council website.

Trading Business 
Cornlee Cottage is currently marketed as a holiday cottage under the Arden Holiday cottages trading name. The cottage has a strong letting history and is being sold as a going concern with repeat business and a number of bookings in place for 2018. Historically both cottages have been let as holiday cottages. Accounts are available to interested parties. The website domain and e-mail address are available to the purchaser by negotiation. Further details are available on both the Arden website and Sykes Cottages website.

The larger of the 2 cottages, Cornlee cottage comprises the southern section of the former barn with a private garden and benefitting from Oil Central heating.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground floor
Kitchen/Dining/Living 5.35m x 7.42m (17’6” x 24’4”) at widest points. Accessed via patio doors from the garden this large open plan kitchen/dining/living room benefits from a modern fitted kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine, electric double oven, hob, fridge and microwave. The oil boiler is also housed in the kitchen.

The living area has a feature fireplace with an inset electric stove effect fire. 
Shower room Shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Stairs to first floor
Bedroom 1 3.20 x 3.74 (10’6" x 12’3”) A good size double bedroom with views to the front of the property and large walk-in wardrobe. 
Bedroom 2 4.11m x 1.85m (13’5” x 6’0”) Twin bedroom. 
Bedroom 3 2.47m x 2.12m (8’1” x 6’11”) A pleasant single bedroom with lovely views. 
Bathroom 2.14m x 1.88m (7’0” x 6’2”) Shower over bath, WC, Wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Externally, Cornlee Cottage has a private garden mostly laid to grass with rotary drier, gravel covered patio and garden shed.

Mallabay cottage comprises the northern section of the former barn with a private garden, gravelled parking area with shed and poly tunnel, both of which are included in the sale.

The accommodation comprises:
Ground floor
Kitchen 2.91m x 2.80m Accessed via patio doors with a modern fitted kitchen including Samsung induction hob and integrated oven. The kitchen also benefits from a large built in pantry cupboard.
Living Room 2.59m x 3.64m Cosy living room with feature fireplace and multi fuel stove. 
Conservatory A lean-to uPVC conservatory providing additional living space with electric heater and door to garden.

Stairs to first floor
Landing The landing provides an area currently used as a home office and also with the benefit of plumbing for a washing machine.
Bedroom 4.15m x 3.22m Good size double bedroom
Shower room 2.51m x 2.17m Shower cubicle with electric shower, Vanity unit and WC.

Externally to Mallabay Cottage there is a large gravel covered driveway with shed and poly tunnel, both of which are included in the sale. There is an outside tap and socket. 

In 2014 the original planning consent for Mallabay Cottage was altered to “allow it to be used as a sole or main residence for the full time employees/manager of adjoining commercial riding school/holiday let business”. Full details can be found on the Dumfries and Galloway Council Planning portal under reference 14/P/3/0466. Interested parties should make themselves comfortable with this residency consent and should make their own enquiries with the Council if any clarification is required.

The stable block provides 2 loose boxes which can also be opened up to create a large field shelter. There is a 3rd small stable/ hay or bedding store and a separate lockable tack room. The stables have an external tap and a concrete hard standing area to the front

Arena The arena is 20m x 30m with a wood fibre surface and was installed in 2015.
Grazing Paddocks The adjoining land has been split into 3 well fenced and walled paddocks and extends to approximately 0.98ha (2.42 acres).

Guide Price: £295,000