Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this excellent opportunity to purchase a thriving B & B establishment in the coastal village of Castletown, approximately six miles from the busy town of Thurso. Greenland House is a longstanding guest house which enjoys repeat business and excellent reviews on Trip Advisor and Booking.com. The property is being sold as a going concern due to the current owners wishing to return South for family reasons.
This attractive property dates back to 1905 and is of stone and slate construction. It was extended at a later date to provide further accommodation and is in superb decorative order throughout.
This immaculate period property is split over 3 floors with eight bedrooms, five of which have En suites and there is a family bathroom which is accessible to the remaining three bedrooms. All of the bedrooms are well appointed with tasteful decoration throughout, with the property benefiting from many original period features. Throughout this superb dwelling there are deep skirtings, window shutters, cornicing, ceiling roses and original doors. The bed and breakfast also benefits from a well-equipped laundry/boiler room as well as a W.C on the ground floor. The guests breakfast room, dining room, lounge and library are very welcoming and the B&B benefits from a spacious well-equipped kitchen.
An additional benefit, included in the sale, is the lovely cottage where the owners currently reside and this comprises lounge, kitchen, office and two bedrooms. The Master bedroom also has an En suite and there is also a beautiful family bathroom.
Externally, there are two raised wooden decking areas, one for each house. There is also a hot tub with mature trees and flower borders, with the gardens mainly laid to lawn. There is also a large double garage and a wooden gazebo. The garden grounds are generous in size and are accessed through a private drive which has parking for numerous vehicles.
Currently the business is operating on a bed and breakfast basis but there is scope to extend the business and offer meals to both residents and non-residents due to its prominent location on the main NC500 route. Throughout the establishment is in excellent decorative order and it benefits from plenty of passing traffic due to its prominent location on the main NC 500 route which is popular for tourists.
Located in the small village of Castletown, the property is approximately six miles from the busy town of Thurso. Castletown has a primary school, a harbour, a convenience store, a takeaway, chip shop, butchers, hotel and hairdressers and is within a short drive to Dunnet where there are sandy beaches as well as Dunnet Forest. Further amenities can be found in Thurso such as supermarkets, a cinema, a swimming pool and gym whilst the Caithness General Hospital and John O Groats Airport are in Wick which is a twenty-minute car journey away. John O Groats is a short drive away and offers day excursions to Orkney as well as further amenities. The property is also close to the Castle of Mey. In Caithness there are various coastal walks, as well as a large variety of outdoor pursuits such as golf clubs, fishing lochs and surfing. The area is also a haven for wildlife with birds of prey and roe deer frequently seen here.
Greenland House - EPC D
Greenland Cottage - EPC C
Vestibule 2.08m x 3.07m
The vestibule has wooden panelling to half-height with wallpaper above and coving. There is a dropdown light fitting and Caithness flagstone flooring. A partially glazed door leads into the welcoming reception hall.
Reception Hall 4.39m x 4.41m
The reception hall is well-presented and features a beautiful glass light fitting, a ceiling rose and a fitted carpet. There are many original features such as the wrought iron balustrades and deep coving. Six-panel painted doors lead to the lounge, dining room, kitchen, W.C and laundry room. Stairs lead to the first floor. There is also a central heating radiator.
Lounge 4.89m x 4.95m
The beautifully presented lounge has dual aspect windows with curtains and features two dropdown light fittings. There is an attractive fireplace with a painted surround, a Caithness flagstone hearth and a multi-fuel stove. This room boasts wooden panels around the windows, a good quality carpet and a central heating radiator. A door leads to the library.
Library 4.81m x 3.11m
This room benefits from wooden panelling to half-height as well as a window to the side elevation. There is a central heating radiator, a pendant light fitting, a carpet and coving. A door gives access to a storage cupboard which houses the electric supply. There is also wall mounted shelving.
Breakfast Room 4.82m x 4.87m
This tastefully decorated room has walnut laminate flooring and painted walls. There is a beautiful painted carved fireplace with a tiled surround, a Caithness flagstone hearth and an electric stove. A feature within the room is the dropdown light fitting and there are dual aspect windows with curtains. This room also benefits from window shutters, deep facings and skirting. There is also a central heating radiator.
Kitchen 4.29m x 3.11m
The well-equipped kitchen has a good range of grey painted base and wall units with laminate worktops. There is a stainless steel sink and drainer, a Neff double oven, a dishwasher, an integral microwave and gas hob with space for a fridge freezer. Lighting has been built into the wall units and vinyl has been laid to the floor. There is a contemporary copper light fitting, a central heating radiator and a 15-pane painted door leads to the dining room.
Dining Room 3.68m x 3.41m
This bright room boasts double glazed doors which lead onto the decking area of the generous gardens. There are dual aspect windows with blinds, a central heating radiator and an industrial light fitting. Vinyl has been laid to the floor and a door gives access to the rear hall.
Rear Hall 2.37m x 1.44m
This room has a window with a roller blind to the side elevation and vinyl flooring. There is a pendant light fitting and built-in wall-mounted shelving. A door leads to the boiler room and a half-glazed hardwood door leads outside.
Boiler Room 2.3m x 2.15m
This room houses the central heating system for the property. There are electrical sockets, a clothes pulley and wall-mounted shelves. It also benefits from a florescent light fitting.
W.C 1.88m x 1.27m
The beautiful W.C has wooden panelling to half-height with wallpaper above. There is a flush glass light fitting, vinyl has been laid to the floor and there is a pedestal sink and basin. This room also benefits from an opaque window to the rear elevation.
Stairs to First Floor Landing
A carpeted stairwell leads onto the first-floor landing where there is a glass chandelier, smoke alarm and a central heating radiator. Six-panel painted white doors lead to the five bedrooms and bathroom.
Bedroom One 4.87m x 3.54m
This immaculately decorated double bedroom has a feature painted wall and grey fitted carpet. There is a central heating radiator, a built-in cupboard and a window with a roller blind to the side elevation. It benefits from a central heating radiator, a dropdown light fitting and a door leads into the En suite shower room.
Bedroom One En-suite Shower Room 1.11m x 2.52m
This bright room has tiled walls and benefits from a white pedestal sink, a W.C and shower enclosure with an Aquas shower unit. Vinyl has been laid to the floor, there is a shaver light, a wall-mounted mirror, an extractor fan and a chrome towel radiator.
Bedroom Two 4.41m x 4.9m
This room has dual aspect windows with curtains and benefits from a grey fitted carpet. There is a central heating radiator, a pendant light fitting and coving. The walls have been painted and a door leads into the En suite shower room.
Bedroom Two En-suite 1.08m x 2.65m
The well-presented En suite has been tiled throughout and benefits from a shower enclosure, a pedestal sink and a W.C. There is an extractor fan, a shaver light and a glass light fitting. There is also a chrome towel ladder radiator.
Bedroom Three 2.97m x 3.16m
This double room has a window to the side elevation with curtains and a new fitted carpet. The walls have been painted, there is a pedestal sink and a pendant light fitting as well as a smoke alarm. This is a bright bedroom.
Family Bathroom 1.8m x 2.1m
This spacious room benefits from wooden panelling and has been partially tiled. There is a cast iron bath with a glass screen and shower above, a central heating radiator and a wall-mounted mirror. Vinyl has been laid to the floor and there is an opaque window with a roller blind to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Four 4.88m x 4.64m
This L-shaped room is of good proportions and is in excellent decorative order. The walls have been painted, there is a fitted carpet and a pendant light fitting. It benefits from dual aspect windows with curtains and a door leads to the En suite.
Bedroom Four En-suite 1.54m x 2.95m
The En suite bathroom has a bath with a shower unit and glass screen above, as well as a white WC and a pedestal sink. There is a wall-mounted mirror, a shaver light and a chrome light fitting. This room benefits from an extractor fan, vinyl floor and a chrome towel ladder radiator. There is also a wall-mounted heater.
Bedroom Five 3.3m x 2.95m
Located to the front of this superb dwelling, this room enjoys an outlook over the gardens. There is a built-in wardrobe, a fitted carpet and a pedestal sink. There is also a central heating radiator and a pendant light fitting. The room also benefits from a generous window with curtains and blind that lets plenty of natural daylight flood through.
Stairs 3.03m x 1.32m
Stairs lead up to the second floor where there is a window to the side elevation. This area has a pendant light fitting, a smoke alarm and emergency lighting. A carpet has been laid to the floor and doors lead to three bedrooms.
Bedroom Six 4.54m x 4.84m
This family room has a built-in cupboard with shelving as well as a double wardrobe with hanging space. There are dual aspect windows with curtains, a central heating radiator and a fitted carpet. The room also benefits from a pendant light fitting and a door leads into the En suite.
Bedroom Six En-suite 1.95m x 1.12m
This En suite has been tiled from floor to ceiling and has a pedestal sink, a WC and chrome and glass shower enclosure. There are ceiling downlighters, an extractor fan and a wall-mounted mirror as well as a central heating radiator.
Bedroom Seven 2.3m x 3.06m
Currently utilised as a single room, although it could be used as a double, this bedroom has an access hatch to the loft void and painted walls. Carpet has been laid to the floor, there is a central heating radiator and a wall-mounted basin. It also benefits from a pendant light fitting and a window with curtains.
Bedroom Eight 4.83m x 4.5m
This room is of good proportions and is currently utilised as a family room. There is a shelved storage cupboard, dual aspect windows with curtains, a central heating radiator, a pendant light fitting and a grey fitted carpet. A door leads into the En suite.
Bedroom Eight En suite 1.13m x 2.69m
This bright shower room is well-presented and has been tiled from floor to ceiling. There is a white pedestal sink, a W.C and central heating radiator. Vinyl has been laid to the floor, there is a shaver light, an extractor fan and a pendant light fitting.
Greenland House Cottage (Owners Accommodation)
Greenland Cottage Hall 9.13m x 1.25m
Accessed via a UPVC door with side and glazed panel, the hallway has magnolia painted walls and oak wooden flooring. There are wall lights, an access hatch to the loft and a central heating radiator. Oak doors lead to the lounge, kitchen and family bathroom. There are also double storage cupboards.
Lounge 4.71m x 4.99m
The beautiful lounge features double patio doors with side panels to either side which lead out onto the decking area of the gardens. There is a contemporary light fitting, a window to the rear elevation with curtains, a central heating radiator and solid wooden flooring. A sliding door gives access to the kitchen and there are ample power points.
Kitchen 3.2m x 2.42m
This room has an excellent range of cream base and wall units with solid oak worktops. There is a stainless-steel sink with a mixer tap, a hob with a single oven and space for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer. The room benefits from chrome sockets, a window to the side elevation and a chrome light fitting. Oak wooden planks have been laid to the floor. Doors lead to the hall and lounge.
Office One 2.9m x 3.54m
This room is currently utilised as an office and boasts oak wooden flooring as well as mirrored fitted wardrobes. There is a five-light fitting, a central heating radiator and chrome sockets. It benefits from a window with curtains and blinds, and a wall-mounted cupboard which houses the consumer unit. A half-glazed UPVC door leads outside.
Bedroom Two 3.88m x 2.76m
This spacious room is well-presented with painted walls and oak wooden flooring. There is a built-in cupboard with hanging and shelf space and a triple light fitting. The room also benefits from a window with curtains and blinds and an oak door gives access to the Jack ‘n Jill bathroom.
Bathroom 2.72m x 2.14m
The stylish bathroom has been tiled from floor to ceiling and has a close-coupled W.C, a built-in basin and a bath with a chrome shower and glass screen above. There isa wall-mounted cupboard, a mirror and a wall light. This room also benefits from ceiling downlighters and an opaque window with blinds.
Master Bedroom 4.63m x 3.64m
This generous room has a fully glazed door which opens up into the garden grounds as well as dual aspect windows. There is a built-in cupboard with hanging and shelf space, two glass light fittings and oak laminate flooring. There is a central heating radiator and a door gives access into the En suite.
En suite 2.58m x 2.18m
The shower room is immaculately presented and has a circular basin built into a beech base unit, there is a white W.C and shower quadrant with a chrome shower. This room has been tiled from floor to ceiling, there is a white towel ladder radiator and ceiling downlighters. This room benefits from a mirrored cupboard and an opaque window with blinds.
Externally, there are two raised decking areas, one to the rear of each house. There is a hot tub and gazebo for residents, with the gardens benefiting being mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and flower borders. There is a large double garage and plenty of parking within the grounds.
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Thurso Station5.1 miles
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