Brinkworth, an internationally renowned design consultancy, have completed the outstanding plans.
The plan involves restoring and extending the existing house, which is a handsome two-storey 19th century building constructed from local stone. Proposed accommodation includes a spacious kitchen/dining room, a separate living room with full-height glazing to the south, a main bedroom, bathroom and shower room and a study/bedroom 2 with sliding glass doors taking in the fantastic views over the tidal Solway Firth. Plans and further details can be found on the Dumfries and Galloway website Ref: 10/P/2/0396.
Many of the major works, such as the installation of water and electricity are on site and have already been completed.
The house can be found on a stunning coastal stretch of Dumfries and Galloway. To the north is the Galloway Forest Park, Britain's largest forest park, and what is described as "three hundred square miles of wild beauty".
The coastal stretch is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Legend has it that 'Queen Victoria asked Lord Carlisle what the most beautiful area in her kingdom was and he said: "Ma'am, this would be the road from Kirkudbright to Newton Stewart". She inquired what was the second most beautiful part and he said: "this would be the road from Newton Stewart to Kirkcudbright".'
Nearby towns include the popular Kircudbright Wingtown (the 'town of books') and Newton Stewart. The nearest larger town is Dumfries, which runs services to London Euston in under 3 1/2 hours. The drive to Dumfries from Carsluith takes approximately 1 hour. Glasgow and Edinburgh are also 1 1/2 and 2 hours drive away respectively. The area is well-known for its food and drinks, particularly whisky distillers and renowned smokehouses.
Kirkcudbright has recenly opened an art gallery and more informaiton can found in relation to this on kirkcudbright Galleries.