Home Report Wigtown

Home Report Wigtown

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 Wigtown 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 Wigtown, 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 Wigtown

Wigtown is a village and former royal burgh of roughly 900 residents in Dumfries and Galloway. It lies roughly 26 miles east of Stranraer and roughly 7 miles south of Newton Stewart. Historically the town’s economy was based around agriculture and its port, but today the service industry, particularly tourism, is the largest sector of the local economy.

Wigtown is Scotland’s National Book Town, which might be surprising to hear given its size. The Wigtown Book Festival is held annually to celebrate literature and culture. It has grown to be the second largest book festival in the country, second only to the Edinburgh International Book Festival. It is also home to a wide range of independent bookshops – more than you think would be for a town of this size – and there are also plenty of places to eat out within the town and other independent retailers, catering to the influx of visitors annually.

Wigtown is also a gateway to exploring the Machars peninsula, a stretch of rolling coastline with enormous geological and animal variety and interest that attracts thousands of visitors annually. Part of this area of interest includes Wigtown Bay Local Nature Reserve, the largest Local Nature Reserve in Great Britain, where visitors can see wildlife, particularly birds all year round. The nearby River Bladnoch is also a particular draw for locals and visitors, as it can be fished for Atlantic salmon. Indeed, it has historically been well known as one of Scotland’s finest rivers producing spring fish.

As you can well see, Wigtown appears to be a small village, but it packs a punch in terms of what’s on offer in and around the surrounding area.

In terms of local education, Wigtown has two primary schools: Wigtown Primary school and Port William Primary school. The nearest secondary school is in Newton Stewart: Douglas Ewart High School.

At January 2024, property in Wigtown stood at an average value of £175,750. Though different property types in Wigtown have had different average selling prices over the last 12 months: £231,250 for detached properties, £123,750 for semi-detached, and £110,917 for terraced.

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 Wigtown property market that nobody else can.

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