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Murray House

6 beds | 6 baths | 3 receptions | Offers over £310,000


  • Well Presented
  • 6 Bedrooms with En Suites
  • Currently Run as Bed and Breakfast
  • NC500 Route
  • Period Features

Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this excellent opportunity to purchase a thriving B & B establishment in Thurso town centre.  Murray House is a popular 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 pursue other business interests.



This immaculate property split over three floors there are six letting rooms all with En Suites. There are two family rooms, three double rooms and one single room.  All of the bedrooms are well appointed with tasteful decoration throughout.  The bed and breakfast benefits from a well-equipped laundry room on the first floor.  The guests breakfast room and lounge are welcoming and the B&B benefits from a large private lounge and office as well as a spacious well-equipped kitchen.



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 none residents due to it's prominent location on the main NC500 route. The rooms consist of a single room, double rooms, triple room and a family room. Throughout the establishment, it is in excellent decorative order.  



Located in Old Thurso the B&B is just a short walk into the town centre and all its amenities.  Facilities such as supermarkets, a cinema, post office, medical practice, chemists are all located within the town as well as a good range of hotels and restaurants.  Thurso is the most Northerly town in Scotland and benefits from having good coach and rail links South.  There is an airport and hospital in Wick which is a twenty-minute driving distance away.



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Front Vestibule                1.50m x 1.65m

This area of the home has stone ceramic tiles and attractive pine lining.  There is a pendant light fitting and a storage cupboard.  There is a window which lets natural daylight flood through.  A half-glazed door leads to the inner hall.

Inner Hall                         2.88m x 2.62m

This reception area is well-presented and welcoming.  The walls have been papered and there is a fitted carpet.  Coving has been fitted to the ceiling and there is a triple light fitting and central heating radiator.   A door leads to the under stairs cloakroom and four-panel doors give access to the lounge and breakfast room.  A wide, carpeted staircase leads up to the first floor.

Lounge                            4.47m x 3.79m

This room boasts a beautiful fireplace with working coal fire.  There is a tiled cast iron surround and a Caithness flagstone hearth.  This room has deep facings and coving as well as a fitted carpet and central heating radiator.  There is a glass drop down light fitting.  A window with curtains can be found to the front elevation and an opening gives access to the office.

Office                              2.35m x 4.47m

Accessed off the lounge, this is a bright room which has a window with bespoke roman blind to the rear elevation.  A feature within the room is the original stove with Caithness flagstone hearth.  This room is well presented with a beige carpet, dado rail and flush glass light fitting.  A door leads into the kitchen.

Kitchen                           3.01m x 6.13m

This stunning room has a beautiful Oak kitchen with a generous amount of wall and base units with laminated worktops and tiling in between.  The kitchen also benefits from downlights underneath the wall units.  There is a gas five-ring hob, a Neff chimney extractor as well as a grill, single oven and a warming plate.  There is a stainless-steel sink to the side elevation below a window with a roller blind.  This room also benefits from an American style fridge/freezer.  There are ceramic floor tiles and to the rear of this beautiful room is a feature painted wall with a large breakfast bar.  A ten-panel glazed door leads out into the well-maintained garden.  This room also has an access hatch to the loft and ceiling downlighters.

Breakfast Room               3.89m x 4.76m

This open and bright room has dual aspect windows with Roman blinds.  There is a stunning fire with a cast iron tiled surround and Caithness flagstone hearth.  This room is well presented with a triple light fitting, a fitted carpet and central heating radiator.  An opening leads into the residents’ lounge.

Residents Lounge            2.50m x 4.55m

This room has original coving and deep fitted skirtings.  There is a window with blind to the rear elevation which has a built-in storage cupboard underneath.  To the front of this tastefully decorated room is an open coal fire and a central heating radiator.  The room has been carpeted and boasts a recessed alcove both for display and storage.  A glass light fitting makes this a bright reception room.

Understairs WC                           

The understairs cloakroom is bright, there is a white W.C. and sink and a large Opaque window which makes the room airy.  This room boasts a pendant light fitting and a row of coat hooks.

Stairs to First Floor

Carpeted stairs lead to a mid-landing where there is a wall light and window to the rear elevation, further steps lead up to the first floor.

First Floor Landing          4.20m x 1.21m

This area of the home is carpeted, has deep skirtings, a central heating radiator, a pendant light fitting, smoke alarm, fire alarm break-glass point, fire alarm and emergency lighting.  A fire door leads to bedrooms one, two and three and a further fire door to bedroom six and a laundry room.  Stairs lead to the second floor.

Bedroom One                 2.57m x 3.55m at widest and longest

This single room has modern wall paper with a dado rail and a wool carpet.  There is a window, with curtains, to the front elevation.  The room has a smoke alarm, pendant light fitting, TV aerial point and ample sockets.  A six-panel sliding door leads to the En suite.

En Suite One                  1.09m x 2.55m

The En suite has a white close-couple toilet and sink and benefits from a corner shower with wet wall.  Wet wall has been fitted to half height throughout and the walls have been painted.  There is laminate wood effect flooring, a pendant light fitting, and extractor fan.  Chrome accessories, a mirror and a light above the sink with shaving point complete the room.

Bedroom Two                 2.98m x 3.66m 

This lovely double bedroom is bright and airy, with a large window with curtains to the front elevation and a window with Roman blind to the side elevation. There is a wool carpet, pendant light fitting, central heating radiator, TV aerial point and ample sockets. 

En Suite Two                  1.66m x 1.57m

This En suite is well appointed with a white WC and sink and a shower with wet wall.  Wet wall has been fitted to half height throughout and the walls have been painted.  There is laminate wood effect flooring, a pendant light fitting and extractor fan.  Chrome accessories, a mirror and a light above the sink with shaving point complete the room.

Bedroom Three              2.89m x 3.67m

This double bedroom has a window with Roman blind to the side elevation.  Decorated in neutral beige wallpaper with a mid-height dado rail and matching wool carpet this room is welcoming.  There are ample electrical sockets, a pendant light fitting, TV aerial point and smoke alarm.  Doors lead to a cupboard with hanging and shelving space and to the En suite.

En Suite Three              1.55m x 2.62m

This bright bathroom has a large window with blinds to the rear elevation.  The room has wet wall to half height and painted walls.  There is a white close-couple WC and sink and a shower cubicle.  There is laminate wood effect flooring, an extractor fan, pendant light fitting and central heating radiator.

Laundry                       2.62m x 1.66m

This well-appointed room houses a hot water tank and there is open shelving for storage above a laminate worktop.  There is a window to the rear elevation above a stainless-steel sink and drainer with kitchen unit below.  There is space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.  The walls are painted white and there is commercial grade vinyl to the floor.  There is sufficient ceiling height to hang washing via the pulley system.  The room has a smoke alarm and pendant light fitting.

Bedroom Six                3.74m x 3.85m

This generous double room has a stag’s head wallpapered feature wall and a wool carpet. The modern drop-down glass light and window to the front, elevation with voiles and curtains, ensuring that this room is bright.  There is a cupboard with hanging and shelving space, original deep skirtings and cornicing, a central heating radiator, TV aerial point and smoke alarm.  A four-panel door leads to the En Suite.

En Suite Six               2.50m x 2.75m

This En suite is very generous and has a luxurious feel, featuring a P-shaped walk in shower with curved glass screen and a two shower heads as well as a double-ended bath.  Wet wall has been fitted in the shower.  Above the bath are stone tiles that co-ordinate with the stone tiling to the floor. There is a white flush to wall toilet and sink. There is an extractor fan and spotlights on the ceiling.  The room also benefits from chrome toilet accessories and a tall ladder radiator.  A large window, with blind, to the rear elevation provides plenty of natural light.

Stairs to Second Floor

Carpeted stairs lead to a mid-landing where there is a wall light and window to the rear elevation, further steps lead up to the first floor.

Second Floor Landing      2.70m x 1.00m

The second-floor landing is bright benefiting from natural light from the window on the second-floor landing as well as a Velux window.  There is a wool carpet, fire alarm break-glass point, emergency light fittings, a pendant slight fitting and an access hatch to the loft.  

Bedroom Four                4.46m x 4.84m

This large family room is decorated in modern silk wallpaper with a wool carpet.  This spacious room can easily accommodate two double beds.  This room benefits from a large Velux window giving plenty of natural light.  A door opens into to a storage cupboard and a further door opens into the En suite.

En suite Four                  1.78m x 1.66m

This bright En suite benefits from a Velux window letting natural light flood in and wet wall to all walls and laminate wood effect flooring.  There is a white flush-to-wall WC and sink and there is single recessed shower lined with wet wall.  There are chrome accessories, a mirror above the sink, a shaver point, a flush to ceiling glass light and a central heating radiator.         

Bedroom Five                4.53m x 4.84m


Located at the top of the house this is a bright, pleasant, spacious family room.  This comfortable room is of generous proportions, easily accommodates a double bed and two single beds.  There is a large Velux window, with blind and two windows to the side elevation also with blinds.  This room is decorated in neutral tones and benefits from a wool carpet.  There is a three LED spot light fitting, a central heating radiator, a smoke alarm and fire alarm.

En suite Five                  1.76m x 2.48m

This En suite is bright, benefiting from a Velux window.  It has a white flush to wall WC, built in sink and single recessed shower with wet wall.  There is wet wall fitted to all walls and laminate wood effect flooring.  There is a flush to ceiling light and central heating radiator.  The En suite is finished off with a round mirror, an electric shaving point and chrome accessories.

Garden

The attractive garden is beautifully maintained in a cottage style with lawn and immaculate flower beds.  The garden makes use Caithness stone throughout the flower beds.  The garden is enclosed by a high Caithness stone wall making it very private, there is a gazebo in one corner and a Caithness stone patio area partially enclosed by a small Caithness stone wall and a large wooden shed with ample storage space.  There is a gravel driveway with ample space for several cars to park at the rear of the house which is accessed through large, double wooden gates.


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