Home Report Dalbeattie
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Dalbeattie area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Dalbeattie, and wider Dumfries and Galloway council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Dalbeattie
Dalbeattie is a town in the historical county of Kirkcudbrightshire in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Dalbeattie is in a wooded valley on the Urr Water about 4 miles east of Castle Douglas and 12 miles southwest of Dumfries. The town is known as the granite town of southwest Scotland and for being the hometown of William McMaster Murdoch, the First Officer of the RMS Titanic.
The formal and planned beginnings of Dalbeattie originate in the 1780s when local landowners George Maxwell of Munches and Alexander Copeland of Kingsgrange (or Colliston) decided to encourage the development of the town. They did, and in 1797 the bridge over the Urr was built. The easier river crossing alongside the granite industry expansion encouraged more and more people come to settle in the town for work. By the 1810s there was abundant work in the grant quarries which was the driving force for the town and townspeople’s growing prosperity. As a result, many locals also began to found businesses like shops and services for the other residents. This is the beginning of Dalbeattie as we know it today.
Dalbeattie today has changed, like many Scottish towns, it doesn’t have the same focus on industry as it once did. A significant number of residents travel to Dumfries for work. The A711 road passes through the town and allows for travel northeast directly into Dumfries town centre. Residents can also drive west and join the A75 trunk road which also allows for travel to Dumfries and beyond, or further west to Newton Stewart and Stranraer. There are several regular bus routes serving the town and connecting it to Dumfries as well as the other local settlements in Dumfries and Galloway. The town has no railway station of its own in use today, the closest being in Dumfries, but the regular bus services somewhat make up for this.
In terms of amenities and things to do, Dalbeattie has a fair bit going on. The town has many independent shops and great places to eat out as well as the usual chain stores and supermarkets.
The town makes an ideal base for exploring the Colvend Coast and the region’s castles and gardens. Around Dalbeattie there’s an abundance of country walks and great opportunities for golfing, fishing and mountain biking, with the internationally renowned 7stanes Mountain Bike Trail in Dalbeattie Forest. The best place to start for walkers is the Dalbeattie Town Wood car park. Dalbeattie Forest’s mix of deciduous woodland and conifer forest creates a green link between the town and coast. Also worth a specific mention is Pretty Plantain Loch which is real gem in this quiet, easy to explore forest beside the town of Dalbeattie where ducks, birds and other wildlife can be enjoyed as well as soaring sculptures placed amongst the trees. It is also used by tourists regularly as its position is well situated for access to the Solway coast, which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in northern Cumbria.
As for local schooling then, Dalbeattie is served by Dalbeattie Primary School and Dalbeattie High School.
At July 2022, property in Dalbeattie stood at an above average Scottish value of £203,239. Though different property types in Dalbeattie have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £316,986 for detached properties, £142,650 for semi-detached, and £163,414 for terraced.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Dalbeattie property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Dalbeattie, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located at 18 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DR. This office covers the areas of Auldgirth, Annan, Bankend, Castle Douglas, Clarencefield, Closeburn, Collin, Corsock, Crocketford, Dalbeattie, Dalry, Dumfries, Dunscore, Eastriggs, Ecclefechan, Eskdalemuir, Glenluce, Gretna, Kingholm-Quay, Kirkconnel, Kirkcudbright, Langholm, Leadhills, Lochfoot, Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Moffat, Moniaive, Newton Stewart, Penpoint, Port William, Portpatrick, Sanquhar, Springholm, Stranraer, Thornhill, Twynholm, Wanlockhead, Whithorn and Wigtown, equating to postcode areas DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4, DG5, DG6, DG7, DG8, DG9, DG10, DG11, DG12, DG13, DG14 and DG16. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherds, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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