With three bedrooms and an idyllic rural location, this charming property is an absolute steal
If there’s one thing we love more than a cute chocolate-box cottage, it’s a bargain property, so you can imagine our excitement at stumbling across this rustic cottage in Dumfries and Galloway for a mere £5,000.
Comprising an entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms, and a shower room, the detached home is found in the idyllic Scottish village of Moniaive, where the average house price in the area comes in at £156,070.
So why the small price tag? Well, there’s no hiding the fact that the cottage needs a considerable amount of work. Judging by some of these photos, you’ll have your work cut out to whip this quaint property into shape.
Outside, the exterior gable wall needs rebuilding and the old fashioned windows are in urgent need of attention, yet the sweet white shutters and wrought iron detailing found on the facade exude curb appeal, even in their current state.
Inside, the kitchen cupboards could easily be knocked out and replaced, while the flooring is in need of a complete overhaul. Rising over the kitchen, the wooden staircase appears in good condition, although the dated floral carpet might need a rethink.
While basic, the lounge has plenty of promise – the floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace has all the makings of a charming focal point, while the stripped walls and floor offer the perfect blank canvas for you to put your stamp on.
Outside, the spacious plot also includes a small parking area in front of the property, while to the rear, the cottage backs onto undulating, green countryside.
If you’re in the market for a project and fancy getting your hands dirty, then this charming fixer-upper might be a clever investment. Given a little elbow grease, the property could easily become a characterful family dwelling, an idyllic holiday home or even a lucrative cash cow for an ambitious developer. After all, who can resist the charms of a secluded Scottish bolthole?
Before you sign on the dotted line however, we'd recommend enlisting a property surveyor to check for structural issues that could turn costly in the long run.
Fancy taking a chance on this rural bargain buy? The cottage will be auctioned with Auction House Scotland on Thursday 19th September at 2pm.
All images: Auction House Scotland
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