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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

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Added on Rightmove:
30 October 2016

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