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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Old Scrabster House , Thurso

Offers in Excess of £295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Large spacious property
  • Large garden with double garage
  • Amazing views
  • Granny flat included
  • Georgian character features
  • Historic stone property
  • Large parking area

Full description

4 beds/2 bath/2 public rooms

Yvonne Fitzgerald and RE/MAX Premier, are delighted to present to the market, this substantial Georgian manor house with magnificent sea views.

Old Scrabster House is a 'C' listed building, consisting of a 4-bedroom main house and spacious attached 'granny flat' which, if desired, can be easily incorporated into the house via the existing internal stairway to provide a 6/7 bedroom family home. Alternatively the flat can be rented out independently to provide a regular income.

Originally built in 1834 for the Bishop of Caithness on the remains of Old Scrabster Castle, the house is full of elegant Georgian character, retaining a wealth of period features including the original coving and sash and case windows throughout. Situated in a desirable and secluded location, it overlooks Scrabster harbour with sweeping views over to Orkney, yet is only a mile and a half from the town of Thurso.

The main house, which is in very good decorative order, is beautifully proportioned, and comprises an entrance lobby, hallway, living room, dining room, kitchen, master bedroom with en suite, two double bedrooms with hand wash basins, a fourth single bedroom/study, and a family bathroom.

Entrance to the house is via a stunning front door, intricately carved in a Gothic style, which leads to a spacious lobby. The hallway beyond boasts an ornate wrought-iron curved staircase leading to the first floor, with an outstanding alcove at the top landing. A delicate glass door gives access to the grand drawing room with classical pillars, a magnificent brass and marble fireplace, and sea views from all three windows.  Further doors from the hall lead to the large family kitchen, with its own built-in seating area for informal family meals, and to the bright and spacious dining room, with deep full-size drinks cupboard, and built-in corner display cabinet.

Upstairs, the original pitch pine doors have all been painted white and give access to the large master bedroom with its own en suite shower room.  Two further double bedrooms and the fourth bedroom - currently used as a study - as well as the family bathroom are located on this floor.  The bedrooms all have views over the Pentland Firth.

The separate 'granny flat' is a spacious and well-proportioned one-bedroomed apartment with light and bright rooms.  It has its own private entrance, and includes a double bedroom, lounge, kitchen, dining hall and bathroom.  The connecting staircase leads up to the main floor of the house, and can easily be closed off if the flat is let separately, or opened up if it is used as a granny flat or the rooms incorporated into the main house.

The property benefits from oil-fired central heating and secondary glazing throughout.

Access to the house from the public road is via a tree-lined driveway shared with the adjoining property, a later addition to the original house.  There is a stone-built double garage, with a private walled garden which possesses two wooden garden sheds.

The property is located a short drive from the most mainland's most northerly town, Thurso, and is in the Pennyland School catchment area.  Thurso has both rail and bus links throughout the Scottish Highlands.  Within walking distance of the property are bus routes, several restaurants and a cafe.  There are many coastal walks near to the property which is just a stone's throw from the beach.

Viewing this property is highly recommended to appreciate both the heritage Georgian features and outstanding coastal views on offer.

Please contact us direct on 01847 890826 or email - for further details or to arrange a viewing.

EPC  D61

Grand Hall 
The Grand Hall gives access to the drawing room, kitchen, dining room and stairs to the first floor landing. This beautiful hall has a double power point, picture light and wall mounted radiator. There are two storage cupboards one of which has a stair well leading to the self contained.

Dining Room 
15' 1'' x 15' 1'' (4.6m x 4.59m)
The dining room is flooded with natural light and has amazing views over looking the garden from it's sash and case windows. This stylish room boasts three picture lights, a glass front alcove with display shelves and a cupboard with shelving with in. There are central heating radiaitors and double aspect windows.

15' 1'' x 10' 4'' (4.6m x 3.14m)
This well proportioned kitchen/diner boasts ample wall and base units, a stainless steel sink, multi plug power points with a telephone connection point. There are wall mounted radiators and plenty of built in storage cupboards. a seating area has been built in and well designed to the rear of this room. The room has amazing views overlooking Scrabster Harbour from it's sash and case windows.

Drawing Room 
14' 10'' x 14' 8'' (4.51m x 4.46m)
The drawing room is South facing and over looks the beautiful garden. The focal point of this room is the stunning carved fireplace which contrasts with the built in unit. This area of the home has been carpeted and there is an attractive light fitting.

Flat Bathroom 
14' 10'' x 9' 11'' (4.51m x 3.01m)
The grand bathroom consists of WC, pedestal wash hand basin,with a bath and an electric shower over the bath. There is also a large storage cupboard which houses the oil central heating boiler and an original clothes pulley.

Flat Kitchen  
12' 8'' x 9' 6'' (3.85m x 2.89m)
The kitchen consists of multi power point and has a great mixture of wall and base units

bedroom 2 
11' 10'' x 10' 9'' (3.61m x 3.27m)
The second bedroom is generous and consists of two double power points, with storage cupboards that boast built in shelving, and hanging space. This room has a sink in with built in vanity unit. The room is carpeted and has a cental heating radiator.

7' 4'' x 8' 0'' (2.24m x 2.45m)
The study is well equipped with a built in desk. There is ample shelving here within this room which is well laid out to maximise floor space. This room has been carpeted and has a window to the rear elevation.

Bedroom 3 
15' 5'' x 15' 2'' (4.69m x 4.62m)
Another double bedroom which has built in wardrobes and separate storage cupboards with shelving. There is a vanity unit with wash hand basin with storage space. This room has 3 power points and two wall mounted radiators. This room has been carpeted and has outstanding views.

Family Bathroom 
13' 0'' x 6' 0'' (3.96m x 1.83m)
The bathroom comprises WC, bath with electiric shower a built in vanity unit with hand wash basin, cupboard, mirror and wall light. There is a wood paneled ceiling and also a heated towel rail.

Basement vestible 
7' 4'' x 3' 7'' (2.24m x 1.09m)
UPVC door leading to entrance door, stone walls, coal store.

Hall way 
7' 2'' x 8' 0'' (2.19m x 2.44m)
Hallway leading to dining area, kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom. Wall mounted radiator.

Dining area 
15' 0'' x 15' 9'' (4.57m x 4.80m)
This large dining area is of a great size, with a storage cupboard.

19' 11'' x 16' 8'' (6.06m x 5.07m)
This stunning and spacious room has a beautiful original Georgian open fire with original brass hood and a tiled hearth. There are classical pillars and beautiful coving, two power points and wall mounted radiators. The views from the windows are stunning,from one window you can see all of Thurso and Thurso east, Thurso beach,while the other window overlooks Scrabster beach and harbour and out over the Pentland Firth

Stairs to first floor landing 
The stunning original wrought iron curved staircase has been carpeted and has a recessed picture alcove, to the left of the stairwell, with an ornate mirror. This area of the home is very grand and gives access to the stairwell landing, master bedroom, 2 further bedrooms, study and bathroom. There is an unusal skylight window which gives plenty of natural light through the high ceilings which this area has. There is also a useful built in bookcase.

Bedroom 1 
20' 0'' x 15' 5'' (6.09m x 4.71m)
This beautiful large bedroom has an en suite comprising WC, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard, built in shower cubicle and ceiling vent. The bedroom also has a window seat perfect for looking out and admiring the beautiful views out to sea and towards Thurso East. There are multiple power points and two wall mounted radiators.

The outside of this property is absolutely stunning. Magnificently set in beautiful peaceful garden grounds with trees all around for privacy, there is a tree lined driveway which leads to a large parking area for numerous vehicles. To the side of this home is stone built double garage which has power and light with two wooden storage sheds. This property boasts from having a generous garden plot which is full enclosed with stone built walls. The garden grounds are well maintained with flower borders, shrubbery areas and mature trees.

Flat Bedroom  
14' 1'' x 15' 5'' (4.3m x 4.7m)
The Bedroom is a great size double, ample space for storage. Window overlooks the lawn and wall mounted radiator and multi power point access.

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30 October 2016

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