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Castle Hill House, Thurso

Offers in Excess of £450,000

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Yvonne Fitzgerald and RE/MAX Premier are delighted to bring to the market this rare opportunity to purchase a 'B' listed, stunning, traditionally built stone villa, which is full of period warmth and character.

The property, which retains many original features has been sensitively adapted and upgraded to an exceptional standard, and boasts exquisite stained glass, deep moulded skirting's, high ceilings, pitch pine facings with panel doors.

This stylish Victorian villa, which is in excellent decorative order throughout, offers spacious and tastefully decorated accommodation over 3 floors.
There is a formal drawing room, traditional Oak fitted kitchen, dining room,  second reception room, library, 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of which has a Jacuzzi bath, utility and oil central heating.  A generous conservatory to the rear of the property makes a fabulous family room.

A long  tree-lined tarmac drive leads to a Caithness flagstone  off road parking area for up to 12 cars, and a stone built garage with outbuildings.
The extensive, very mature gardens are edged by established trees and hedging offering additional privacy and there are a number of well-tended and attractive lawns, with the garden grounds extending to approximately 1 acre.

Castle Hill House is a traditional former manse which stands back from the street in a prominent position but is almost hidden from view by mature trees. 
Situated on the site of the former Ormlie Castle, the property is one of only a few very substantial residences in Thurso.
It was built in 1813 by Captain John Henderson of the well-known Henderson family who gifted the building and grounds to the church in 1830.
This outstanding home also offers potential as a guesthouse bed-and-breakfast  establishment subject to necessary permissions.

Thurso, one of the two main towns of the district has shopping, professional medical and dental facilities.
From Thurso are regular bus and rail services South,  and from Wick Airport approximately 20 miles South, are scheduled air services.
The Capital of the Highlands, Inverness is approximately a two hour's drive away.

Viewing is essential to appreciate such a magnificent property,  which must be one of the finest in the County of Caithness.


Front Porch 
8' 10'' x 6' 9'' (2.7m x 2.07m)
Entering in through a hardwood front door, the beautiful porch has been fitted with original Scots pine timber. Stunning original floor tiles add character to this area of the home as well as a period style light fitting. The windows have attractive stained glass panels which add warmth and character to this charming home.

Entrance Hall 
15' 7'' x 5' 4'' (4.76m x 1.63m)
The long inviting hallway is accessed by a half etched glass, hardwood door. The decor in the hallway is traditional and in keeping with the style of such a grand home. The high ceiling has ornate cornices, with original Scots pine panelled doors to the formal rooms. A dado rail has been fitted and there are deep moulded skirting's. The hallway also benefits from a central heating radiator and telephone point.

Bedroom 4 
This large double bedroom is located to the rear elevation of this substantial home. Stylish wooden flooring adds character to this well proportioned bedroom. There are ample power points here with a central heating radiator and curtains.

Master Bedroom 
This exceptional bedroom has decorative panelling, deep moulded skirting's, built in wooden hand painted fitted wardrobes and a decorative light fitting.

Attic Room 
This is an excellent room for families with grown up children. This extensive room is neutrally decorated and has solid wooden flooring. It is a bright area of the home and benefits from ample daylight.

14' 9'' x 6' 1'' (4.5m x 1.85m)
Useful and spacious storage area with Scots pine floor to ceiling storage. Also house fully modernised for the electrics. The library provides one of the three entrances to to the massive sun room/conservatory.

Dining Room 
10' 4'' x 13' 9'' (3.15m x 4.18m)
This room is excellent for entertaining and has deep moulded skirting's, with facings and panelled doors. This bright area of the home has a ceiling cornice and a 15 pane glazed door with timber panels to each side, with entry to the sun room/conservatory. A central heating radiator has been fitted with multiple power points and decorative light fitment.

23' 0'' x 23' 0'' (7m x 7m)
The impressive conservatory/ sun room is an exceptional room, which has been built from ancient weathered Caithness dressed stone and fully lined with solid Oak flooring. This is a massive, beautiful space with Patio doors leading to the secluded garden grounds. There is a 12 kw stove as a focal point in this tastefully decorated room. Truly a remarkable space, the conservatory also has four motorised Velux windows.

Bathroom 1 
The well presented family bathroom has a three pce white bathroom suite which is in keeping with the Victorian era. The floor has been finished off with tiles in a monochrome design and there is a window to the rear elevation.

Bathroom 2 
This delightful bathroom boasts a 3pce bathroom suite with luxurious Jacuzzi bath. This is an open room with vinyl flooring and a central heating radiator.

Bedroom 1 
Large double bedroom with original hardwood flooring. This bedroom is front facing with central heating radiator and a pendent light fitting.

Bedroom 2 
An exceptionally bright bedroom with attractive wooden flooring, TV point and curtains.

Bedroom 3  
Ideally located to enjoy views over the garden grounds, this bedroom has attractive wooden panelling around the windows and decorative coving.

Formal Lounge 
17' 5'' x 15' 7'' (5.32m x 4.75m)
The formal lounge boasts an ornate Mahogany heavy carved mantle with an Italian style marble hearth as a pleasing focal point. A gas fire adds warmth to this exceptional room which has windows to the front elevation overlooking the mature gardens. This delightful room has many period features with original brass fittings, decorative ceiling rose, picture rail and moulded skirting's. This lounge has multiple power points with wall heaters and a central heating radiator.

Drawing Room 
17' 9'' x 15' 8'' (5.42m x 4.78m)
The drawing room is very much the heart of the house and has UPVC glazed windows which offer beautiful views over the expansive rolling garden grounds, down to the 3m by 3m treehouse. This comfortable, family room has a shelved alcove for display, with an ornate cornice and ceiling rose. The high ceilings with neutral decor give this room a feeling of space and like all the other rooms in this well presented home, the drawing room also has deep moulded skirting's, facings and picture rail. A Caithness Flagstone fire surround and backing features a 7kw stove, while a doorway gives access to the very large kitchen.

Inner Hall 
17' 2'' x 8' 9'' (5.23m x 2.67m)
From the front hall, through a glazed arch to the inner hall with deep moulded skirting's, facings, ceiling rose and panel doors to the kitchen, dining room and library. An under stair cupboard provides useful storage while ample power points and a central heating radiator have been installed.

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11 October 2016

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