Changue Overview
42.65 Ac
Offers over £550,000

Changue FarmhousePort William, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9QU

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Outstanding coastal location
  • Fully renovated traditional Galloway Farmhouse
  • Fabulous contemporary interior
  • Smallholding for livestock or equestrian use
  • Modern steel portal framed buildings providing flexible uses
  • Barn conversion opportunity with planning permission
  • Unique "Grand Designs" development opportunity overlooking Luce Bay with unrestricted sea views

Smallholding with beautifully refurbished farmhouse and two development plots in a scenic coastal location.

About this property

  • Lot 1 - Changue Smallholding (Offers over £550,000)

    Changue farmhouse is a substantial house which has been extensively and sympathetically renovated with a large modern fitted kitchen and dining area, spacious open plan living and dining room, utility room, five bedrooms and five bathrooms (three en suite). The farmhouse was refurbished to a very high standard during 2015 – 17 by the current owners providing a modern family home. To the south of the farmhouse is the low maintenance Astroturf patio which is ideal for summer dining with a strategically placed glass balustrade to ensure shelter whilst maintaining the beautiful views. A raised grass lawn is bordered by trees providing further shelter and amenity. The adjacent traditional buildings are situated to the rear of the property in an L shape formation, offering useful additional storage and a games room. Facing east, the farmhouse has views over farmland, forestry and a pond with the stunning Luce Bay on the southern horizon.

    The farmland extending to about 37.56 acres (15.2 hectares) is a combination of grazing pasture, woodland and rough grazings which extend south on to the foreshore. The pasture land is ideally suited to the grazing of livestock or horses and maintains the overall privacy of the setting. Access to the land and farmhouse is via a private hard-core track which is shared with two other proprietors (with maintenance on a user basis).
    To the north of the farmhouse is a further traditional steading range which benefits from detailed planning consent to create a modern two bedroom home - (available to view on Dumfries and Galloway Council's planning portal ref: 17/1921/FUL). Also within Lot 1 are a pair of modern steel portal framed buildings (about 4 years old), providing approximately 930 sq. m of flexible use under cover - (planning ref: 14/P/1/0060).

    Lot 2 - Changue Bungalow Development Site (Offers over £135,000)

    The original Changue Bungalow comprises a single storey, detached dwelling with two bedrooms. It sits in an elevated south facing position with panoramic views over Luce Bay (to the south) and the surrounding farmland (to the north, east and west). The bungalow is derelict but does benefit from detailed planning consent (including a Building Warrant) to demolish the property and redevelop the site with a stunning contemporary three bedroom new build property taking advantage of the breathtaking views (planning ref: 17/1504/FUL). The land running south from the bungalow to the foreshore is included with this unique development site providing flexibility and protection to the proposed development. The site extends to 5.09 acres (2.06 hectares) in total.

    For the Whole - Offers over £685,000

Changue is a beautifully refurbished traditional Galloway Farmhouse in an unrivalled position, with enough land to ensure privacy, amenity and tranquil living.

Kay PatonProperty agent

Local information

  • Changue is situated within the Machars peninsula in Dumfries and Galloway, about 4 miles north of Port William, on the southwest coast of Scotland. The holding lies in a genuinely rural area of Scotland renowned for its picturesque countryside and dramatic coastline. The farm benefits from wonderful views across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man, often visible on clear days.
  • The nearby village of Port William provides many local amenities including a village shop with Post Office, primary school, church, village hall, playpark, tennis court and bowling green. Wigtown, approximately 13 miles east, offers further local amenities and is famed for its National Book Town status, playing host to a popular festival annually in September. Both Stranraer and Newton Stewart are approximately 20 miles from Changue and provide secondary schooling along with a good range of services including supermarkets and shops. The harbour town of Stranraer is an excellent base from which to explore the coast while the traditional market town of Newton Stewart is perfectly situated for the nearby Galloway Forest Park which covers a vast and sparsely populated landscape stretching to the north and east and is one of only four national parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status.
  • The rolling landscape, woodland and unspoilt coastline provide many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Country sports in the area include fishing for trout and salmon on a host of rivers along the Galloway coast, shooting on many local estates and for keen riders there are several local hunts.
  • The quiet country roads are popular with walkers and cyclists, and there is golf on local courses at Monreith, Wigtown and Newton Stewart. Ideally situated for Changue, the coastline offers excellent sailing and sea fishing, and there are safe anchorages at Port William and the Isle of Whithorn.
  • Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Stranraer, Barrhill (29 miles) and Dumfries. The M74, linking the north and south by road, lies about 85 miles to the east. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 74 miles) and Glasgow (about 107 miles). Cairnryan lies about 22 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = D