Page main header

Skip to main content
Close main menu
Open main menu

Property Listing Details

Property details

  • 1 reception room


  • Feudal
  • Unique Converted Boathouse With Balcony
  • 16 Acre Secluded Wild Brown Trout Fishing Loch
  • Tackle Room Below With Door Access To The Boats Mooring
  • Sympathetically Planted And Beautifully Landscaped Mixed Woodland
  • Private Off-Road Parking
  • Close To Main Motorway Networks
  • In All About 21.74 Acres (8.8 Hectares)

Listing view statistics

Last 30 days: 258 page views

Since listed: 2796 page views


The Boathouse is perched above the water’s edge of the tranquil Loch Fern, a secluded 16-acre loch surrounded by sympathetically planted woodland gardens, in all about 21.74 acres. The biodiversity of the woodland attracts a huge variety of Scottish wildlife, such as badgers, deer, otters, red squirrels, ospreys, etc, and is the perfect habitat for insects and wild flora and fauna.

This converted boat house is a truly magical place with its own balcony overlooking the loch and the stunning scenery, this unique property blends in beautifully with the landscape. The loch is home to some of the finest wild brown trout fishing in the South of Scotland, which was once stocked many years ago, but the brownies have bred and flourished naturally since.

The current owners purchased the property in 2003 and have since sympathetically extended the boathouse to provide open plan living accommodation adding a modern twist to this historical building, dated 1880. The accommodation offers open plan living space equipped with a fitted kitchen, high quality sofa bed and a modern shower room with a quirky porthole window. The open plan living area leads to the glass panelled balcony affording stunning views over the loch and surrounding countryside. The construction and standard of fittings are of an extremely high standard.

Below the living accommodation of the boathouse is a tackle room with an adjoining door leading to the mooring of the two mahogany clinker boats named Swallow and Kingfisher. The mooring has a wooden central walkway for ease of access and boarding. The tackle room oozes with nostalgia with a section of the original wood panelling showing outlines of several notable fish taken from the loch, with inscriptions from 1947 and others from 1943 and 1946. Loch Fern is currently let out on a holiday let basis attracting a variety of people from all over the world. The property has been featured twice in the Trout and Salmon publication with excellent reviews.

In all the area amounts to about 21.74 acres (8.8 hectares), with the loch occupying about 16 acres. The loch is fed by two streams with a weir system at the western edge controlling the depth. The remainder of the area is laid down to woodland walks and wildlife habitats. An Aerial photograph has been included in these particulars to give an oversite of the area. The property is contained within a land certificate (KRK1194).

The location is accessible to everything this beautiful county has to offer, from historical sites, supreme mountain biking, to challenging hill walks and some of the darkest skies in the world, the outdoor and sporting enthusiasts are extremely well-catered. Given the diverse landscape along with the proximity to the coast and local lochs, the area offers unique walks, sailing, cycling and for the golfer there is an abundance of good local courses with the region boasting no fewer than twenty-nine courses, the closest being within Dalbeattie. Dalbeattie also boasts one of the 7stanes world-class mountain biking centres.

Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Dalbeattie High School 1.8 miles
  • Dalbeattie Primary School 1.8 miles

Local map of the area

Map and Street View Map showing location of property

Local Amenities

  • Dalbeattie High School 1.8 miles
  • Dalbeattie Primary School 1.8 miles
Switch to next tab

Estimated running costs

Based on available 3rd party data

Approximate costs
per month

  • Mortgage £ p/m
  • Energy Not known
  • Home insurance Not known
  • Water Not known
  • Council tax Not known

Mortgage calculator

£ per month

How much could I borrow?

In partnership with

Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

These results are not provided by The Royal Bank of Scotland and are only indicative based on a repayment mortgage product. Repayments will be subject to the product provided and your circumstances.

The Agent

Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
20th Aug 2019 £300,000 First listed

Want an expert valuation of your home?

Book an agent valuation
Property descriptions and related information displayed on this page are marketing materials provided by Threave Rural. Zoopla does not warrant or accept any responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the property descriptions or related information provided here and they do not constitute property particulars. Please contact Threave Rural for full details and further information.