Home Report Newton Stewart

Home Report Newton Stewart

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 Newton Stewart 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 Newton Stewart, and the 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 Newton Stewart

Newton Stewart is a bustling market town and former burgh town in the historical county of Wigtownshire in Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. The town has a population of roughly 4,100 residents today, and it lies roughly 25 miles east of Stranraer, 44 miles south of Ayr, 30 miles west of Castle Douglas, and about 48 miles west of Dumfries town centre. The town is on the River Cree with most of the town to the west of the river, and is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Galloway Hills”.

The town was founded in the mid-17th century by William Stewart, the fourth and youngest son of the 2nd Earl of Galloway. Newton Stewart, or “New Town of Stewart” was granted burgh status by charter from King Charles II, allowing a weekly market and two annual fairs to be held.

Today the main local industries are agriculture, forestry, and tourism, particularly around the Galloway Forest. The town hosts a local market, and several services to support the farming industry. Many of the residents work nearby in these sectors but a portion also commute to work in Stranraer, Castle Douglas, Dumfries, and Kirkcudbright.

Transport links by road are good for residents and visitors. The A75 road runs along the southern edge of the town and offers fast easy connections to Stranraer in the west and Dumfries in the east. Public transport in and around the town and wider is by bus only, but services operate daily and frequently. The town has no railway station of its own, the closest of which can be found in Stranraer.

Newton Stewart has a multitude of amenities and attractions. There’s a great selection of independent shops, accommodation, and places to eat and drink. It is a favourite base for many outdoor enthusiasts for activities like hill walking, mountain biking and animal spotting for its proximity to Galloway Forest Park. Mountain biking though is the biggest draw and there are many internationally recognised mountain biking trails in the area, such as Glentrool, home to the famous 7 Stanes Mountain Biking Centre. It is estimated that over 800,000 tourists visit the town annually. Many fishing enthusiasts also visit for salmon and trout fishing opportunities on the River Cree surrounded by some of the best scenery in the south of Scotland. Also worth a mention are the town’s annual events; a popular Walking Festival each May and an equally popular Traditional Music Festival each July.

In terms of local education, Newton Stewart has three primary schools. These are Penninghame Primary, Minnigaff Primary and St Ninian’s RC Primary. The town has one secondary school, the Douglas Ewart High School.

At January 2024, property in Newton Stewart stood at an average value of £161,657. Though different property types in Newton Stewart have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £200,368 for detached properties, £130,556 for semi-detached, £90,667 for terraced and £65,000 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 Newton Stewart property market that nobody else can.

If you’re looking for a home report in Newton Stewart, 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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