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3 bed House For Sale

Moffat, Dumfriesshire. - Asking Price £225,000

Property Description

3 bed
  • Terraced Townhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms & 2 Attic Rooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms.
  • Kitchen & Outhouse
  • B Listed
  • Enclosed Courtyard Garden.

Tenure: Freehold

Weare delighted to welcome to the market - Archbald Moffatt House, Academy Road, Moffat. A delightful mid-Eighteenth Century stone townhouse built in 1751 by Archbald Moffatt, Kirk Elder and linen weaver. It is a vernacular building, B Listed and comprises a ground, first and attic floors with an attached Outhouse and courtyard garden.
Natural, breathable, traditional and local materials have been used throughout the build and restoration to date: hot mix lime, NHL, clay and lime plasters, Earthborn clay paints, ecological breathable paints, Holkham Hall (Allback) linseed oil paints and waxes. The front door is original, the windows are hardwood, all handmade in 2011 with handblown glass by Norgrove Studios. The house was built originally as an L Plan, thatched and with a turnpike stair in the re-entrant angle which serviced ground to attic floor. House research, history and documents are available along with the original copperplate deeds dating from 23rd February 1751. Signature of the originator Archbald Moffatt is in house documents and painted in the fanlight above the front door. All C18th antiques (furniture, lights, four poster beds, hobgrates) valued by Bonhams at £23,000 are also available for sale. Reclaim, stone, clay and linseed oil paints, fittings, and other materials are on site including Jaga low H2O DBE radiators for the entire house (worth £5,000), some of which have been fitted. The original site in 1751 was 12 Falls of ground which included the properties to either side of it: one being a byre, the other a single storey weaving shop now built up as a matching two storey house, the garden is now divided.
The Townhouse is close to all amenities, restaurants, hotels, with free parking on the street outside and features in the Historic Town Trail run by Moffat Museum. Moffat is a conservation town, a mile from Junction 15 of M74 motorway, 44 miles north of Carlisle, 50 miles south of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The house has had a rolling restoration over the past 10 years, as yet incomplete it offers the buyer the opportunity to make their mark as the next custodian of this lovely historic building. An application to demolish the C19th stairwell, ground floor bathroom and re-instate the turnpike stair from ground floor to attic is in discussion but Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has not yet been applied for, all original window openings and sashes with handblown glass for this last phase of works are already in place.

Entrance Hall (10.22m x 1.16m or 33' 6 x 3' 10)
The Entrance Hall is accessed by an original wooden front door with brass furniture. 18thC iron hanging porch lantern, twin arm wall light, stone flag floor, Aquamarijn eco paint to ceiling and plaster cornice, Earthborn paint to walls, Holkham Hall linseed oil paint to joinery, rear hall, stair to first floor. There are doors leading to the Dining Room, Study/Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom and Rear Door.

Dining Room (5.28m x 3.44m or 17' 4 x 11' 3)
The Dining Room is accessed via the Entrance Hallway. Stone flag floor, working window shutters, Aquamarijn eco paint to ceiling, wood panelling in larch painted with Holkham Hall Parchment linseed oil paint, traditional double door fold away buffet, drinks wall cupboard, electric wall lights.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
Early 18thC Dutch bronze chandelier (candles), a George II Mahogany chest on chest, Early 18thC walnut freestanding corner cabinet, 18thC Mahogany fretwork wall mirror, late George II tea table, set of six 18thC Mahogany dining chairs, mid C18th mahogany drop leaf dining table, C18th Mahogany tip up occasional table with bird cage, Early Scottish Carron 18thC Cast iron hobgrate (not fitted).

Study/Lounge (4.92m x 3.63m or 16' 2 x 11' 11)
Accessed via the Entrance Hall, the Sitting Room/ Study has a Stone flag floor, working window shutters, dado rail, wall cupboard (former door to weaving shop), window to front, window to rear (originally looking to garden, presently looking into bathroom). Joinery painted in Holkham Hall parchment, Bookshelves painted in Holkham Hall dark moss green.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
Two similar 18thC Mahogany armchairs (Country Chippendale), Swan neck 18thC cast iron hobgrate (not fitted), 18thC dining chair, 18thC mahogany estate cupboard, early George III mahogany bureau, mahogany desk, 18thC drop leaf dining table.

Kitchen (4.25m x 3.66m or 13' 11 x 12' 0)
The Kitchen has a radiator, bt point, stone flag floor, handbuilt cupboards, butler sink, handbuilt kitchen table with integrated drawers, two handbuilt wooden benches. Working window shutters, integrated fridge freezer and dishwasher, eye level oven, electric hob, extractor hood, Hobbit multi fuel stove with cooking plate on top. Joinery painted in Holkham hall Sage and / or waxed with Holkham Hall linseed oil wax. Hot mix hemp lime plaster on the hard, Earthborn clay paint to walls and ceiling.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
Two 18thC armchairs

Bathroom (4.09m x 2.38m or 13' 5 x 7' 10)
Accessed via the Entrance Hall the Bathroom has a Freestanding cast iron slipper bath with shower mixer taps, disabled walk in shower, WC and sink.

Stairs to 1st floor
Stairwell to first floor landing plastered on the hard with Aquamarijn eco paint and Earthborn paints to walls and ceiling , sewer / waste water pipe for future bathroom is under the floor, high level WC on half landing, stair to attics.

Half Landing

Bedroom 1/Drawing room (3.93m x 3.31m or 12' 11 x 10' 10)
Accessed via the 1st floor landing, Bedroom 1 has a Wooden floor, marble fireplace, windows with working shutters to front and rear, two shelved wall cupboards, decorative plasterwork ceiling, vintage Flemish brass ceiling six arm chandelier, Scottish 18thC cast iron hobgrate (not fitted), some Holkham Hall paints / oils.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
Scottish wrought iron iron fire basket and accessories, mahogany and glazed hanging corner cabinet with swan neck, a late George III (Pembroke) drop leaf dining table, three 18thC dining chairs.

Bedroom 2 (4.80m x 2.92m or 15' 9 x 9' 7)
Bedroom 2 is accessed via the 1st floor landing and has a window to the front of the property with working window shutters, wooden floor, under stair cupboard, reeded wooden fire surround (no grate), dado rail (bespoke) re-run but not fitted.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
A Scottish 18thC Mahogany four poster 4 foot bed with bespoke only used once Tempur mattress, two Chippendale style lamp tables: one 18thC the other made to match.

Bedroom 3
Bedroom 3 is to the rear of the property and accessed via the 1st floor landing with Dado rail, fireplace, wooden floor, vintage Flemish brass ceiling three arm chandelier with two matching wall lights, working window shutters. Clay plaster finished with hot mix lime plaster, Earthborn clay paint to walls and ceiling, Holkham Hall paints to joinery and wax to floor.
Antiques available by separate negotiation:
18thC mahogany four poster 4'6 bed with Tempur mattress, a Scottish George III mahogany chest of drawers, a George III style dressing table mirror, a George III mahogany chest of drawers, a late George III mahogany and line inlaid dressing table mirror. George III bedroom chair, cast iron hobgrate

Box room/Study (2.16m x 1.73m or 7' 1 x 5' 8)
Accessed via the 1st floor landing, the Box room/Study has a window to the front of the property with working shutters.

Two Attic rooms, timber floor, restricted head height,
South attic has hearth from former fireplace. The gable and chimney head re-built in 2008, lead safe with sandstone blocks, boulders, lime mortar, some original 1751 clay mortar and plaster still extant.
North attic gable re-pointed with lime, chimney head re-built in 2008, lead safe.

The Outbuilding houses the Gas boiler, hot water cylinder, Electric meter, high level antique WC and mini butler sink wash hand basin in handbuilt unit, Utility area with butler sink, washing machine and tumble dryer, workshop area, shelving and workbench. Joinery painted with Holkham Hall dark blue

Delightful cobbled and red sandstone paved garden. Easily maintained, with standard yew trees, box, bushes, flowers, gooseberry bush, espalier apple, cherry, plum and pear trees.


To discuss this property please contact Mike Mason on

0141 530 4564

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