Home Report Kirkcudbright

Home Report Kirkcudbright

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 Kirkcudbright 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 Kirkcudbright, 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 Kirkcudbright

Kirkcudbright is a former royal burgh and busy fishing port in Dumfries and Galloway of roughly 3,350 residents. It lies in a sheltered position on the mouth of the River Dee and is southwest of the towns of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie, and southeast of Newton Stewart.

Kirkcudbright is a town with a lot of historic character, as can be seen by the amount and variety of old medieval, Georgian and Victorian stone buildings and dwellings, and narrow closes, which can be found throughout the town. The vast majority are well looked-after, and this gives the town quite an attractive look and feel. The town was once a bustling royal burgh and harbour/fishing port, though today it is better known as “The Artists’ Town” because of the number of visual artists and famous art pieces to be found in the town. It is known as this because of the significant number of 19th century Scottish artists that visited and stayed in the town. Thus, it is an association that stuck. So much so in fact the town’s roadside signs and logo include a representation of paint on a painter’s pallet. Painters, textile artists, embroiderers, ceramicists, photographers, etchers, print makers, sculptors, encaustic artists, willow makers and more all work in or around the town.

Many of the town’s residents work in these fields, but some also commute to the nearby towns of Dumfries, Dalbeattie, Castle Douglas and Newton Stewart. The main means of transport for residents commuting is by road, either car or bus. The A755 bisects the town east to west and the A711 does the same north to south. Both roads allow for onward connections to the main A75 trunk road. The town has no railway station of its own but there are regular bus services serving the nearby towns, with nearby Dumfries offering further means of transport to wider Scotland or the north of England. Kirkcudbright is a popular destination from Ireland by ferry, as it is just about 50 miles from the ferry terminals at Cairnryan.

In terms of amenities and things to do, Kirkcudbright has a bustling and vibrant town centre for a town of its size. you can find the usual array of independent and chain stores around, as well as some lovely cafes and eateries, but there are also many artists’ studios around too – evidence of the “Artists’ Town”.  There is an artists’ collective which has a shop in the town centre, The PA, Professional Artists Collective. Wasps (Workshop & Artists Studio Provision Scotland) occupy two linked townhouses, Canonwalls and Claverhouse, in the High Street. It is also a centre in which many artists open their studios during Spring Fling Open Studios allowing visitors access and a look behind the scenes to which they would normally not get.

There is also the Kirkcudbright Arts & Crafts Trail, a festival that takes place every summer. It hosts many other events including the Floodlit Tattoo, the Jazz Festival and of course, the magical Kirkcudbright Festival of Light.

The area around Kirkcudbright also holds many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The country roads are popular with cyclists and motorcyclists and there are plenty of walking and fishing spots practically a stone’s throw from the town centre. There are many local B&Bs, hotels, caravan and camping sites in and around the town catering for such visitors. As you can see, Kirkcudbright really is a vibrant town with something for everyone for residents and visitors alike.

As for local schooling then, Kirkcudbright is served by Kirkcudbright Primary School and Kirkcudbright Academy.

At January 2024, property in Kirkcudbright stood at an above average Scottish value of £201,881. Though different property types in Kirkcudbright have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £252,092 for detached properties, £153,286 for semi-detached, £171,800 for terraced and £87,333 for flats.

Why Use Shepherd Chartered Surveyors?

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 Kirkcudbright and wider Dumfries and Galloway council area property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Kirkcudbright, 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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