Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this excellent opportunity to purchase a stunning period property with outstanding views within the village of Dunbeath. This fabulous family home offers stylish and comfortable accommodation over two levels and is just ready to move in to. Within the main house is a drawing room, a lounge, a formal dining room, a utility room, a W.C, as well as a cream fitted kitchen. On the upper levels are the beautiful family bathroom, and five bedrooms, two of which have En suite shower rooms. All the rooms are spacious and bright with views towards the sea or over the scenic Scottish countryside. Adjoining the main house is the annexe, which the current owners presently use as holiday let accommodation. Due to the size of this magnificent home, there is scope to transform it back in to a B & B establishment and to reinstate the previous planning for a bungalow within the grounds for further accommodation. Internally this wonderful home has been tastefully decorated throughout and boasts a stained-glass window, wooden panels, high ceilings, an original staircase as well as ceiling roses, deep skirtings and coving. Externally the gardens have been well looked after with a patio area which is ideally located to the front of the home to make the most of the breath-taking views. There is a poly tunnel, a summer house, a generous garden shed, mature trees and flower beds. The rear garden has been mainly laid to lawn with the garden benefitting from being fully enclosed and there is gas central heating.
Dunbeath is a picturesque village on the east coast of Caithness with many amenities, including a primary school, Doctor’s surgery, a village shop, and a popular restaurant. Dunbeath is on the popular NC500 route and has excellent bus links north and south. Dunbeath is the birthplace Neil M Gunn, novelist, and its harbour celebrates his life with a statue of ‘Kenn and the Salmon’. Dunbeath also boasts the Dunbeath Strath Walk, which is a 6.5 mile walk popular with locals and tourists alike. Dunbeath is a 20-mile drive from Wick, the most northerly town on the East Coast of Caithness and is on the very popular North Coast 500 (NC500) tourist route. The town offers multiple stores such as Tesco’s, Boots, New Look, Superdrug, Argos and B&M as well as banks and a mobile post office. The house is within easy driving distance of all amenities, including the Hospital and Doctors Surgery. There are many leisure opportunities including a popular golf course, squash club and public swimming pool/gymnasium. The town also boasts an Airport with links to Aberdeen and Edinburgh and has good rail and coach services, as well as being close to ferry terminals with frequent daily services to Orkney.
Vestibule 1.99m x 1.35m
The vestibule is bright with wooden painted panel boards and two dual aspect windows. To the front of the vestibule are split glazed double doors which lead outside and there are original Victorian floor tiles. This room has a pendant light fitting and a white glazed door leads into the grand hall.
Grand Hall 7.74m x 2.25m
This room is simply stunning. There is original coving, deep skirtings and a wrought iron staircase. Carpet has been laid to the floor, and a feature within this room is the chrome and glass drop down light fitting. This room boasts views towards Dunbeath Castle, with four panel white painted doors giving access to the drawing room, sitting room, dining room and hall. There is a central heating radiator, and a carpeted stairwell leads onto the first floor.
Drawing Room 4.20m x 4.35m
This beautiful room boasts wooden panelling and has stunning views of the sea and Dunbeath Castle. There is a Tartan carpet and dual aspect windows with curtains. This room also benefits from a gas wood burning stove, with an Oak mantle, and Marble hearth. It is a spacious room which boasts high ceilings, coving, a central heating radiator and a recessed storage area. There is also a drop-down light fitting.
Sitting Room 5.54m 4.28m
The sitting room features dual aspect windows with curtains, and boasts a gas stove with an Oak Mantel, and a polished black stone hearth. It is a bright room which has high ceilings, and a modern drop-down light fitting. This stylish room, also has coving and deep skirtings. It is a generous room which also benefits from wall lights, a central heating radiator and a fitted carpet. Neutral in decoration, it is a splendid reception room.
Dining Room 2.96m x 4.37m
The views from this room are outstanding. There are two windows to the front elevation with curtains. It is a beautiful room which boasts high ceilings, coving and a ceiling rose. There is a chrome and glass drop down light fitting, wall papered walls and a tartan carpet. This tastefully decorated room also boasts a central heating radiator and has doors, which give access into the two hallways.
Second Hallway 1.68m x 2.04m
Accessed off both the dining room and the kitchen, the hallway has been carpeted and has a pendant light. Doors give access to a deep shelved pantry cupboard, the kitchen and annexe.
Kitchen 4.17m x 3.96m
The kitchen is light and bright with an excellent range of cream base and wall units with solid wooden worktops. There is a Belfast sink, a Smeg six-range gas cooker has a double oven and grill, as well as a black chimney extractor hood. Vinyl has been laid to the floor, and between the units has been tiled. There is an under-counter fridge, coving and an attractive drop-down light fitting. The kitchen also benefits from a central heating radiator, wall mounted shelving and has a window with a roller blind to the side elevation. Doors lead into three separate hallways and the utility room.
Utility Room 2.67m x 4.15m
This room has painted walls and has been partially tiled. There are cream base and wall units, a cream sink and laminate worktops. There is a space for a washing machine, a dishwasher, an American fridge freeze and a tumble dryer. The utility boasts a pendant light fitting, a useful built-in cupboard, vinyl flooring and has dual aspect windows, as well as a central heating radiator. A door leads into the W.C.
W.C 1.42m x 1.63m
This room is bright with Magnolia painted walls and vinyl flooring. There is a white pedestal sink, a W.C and an Opaque glazed window to the rear elevation.
Third Hallway 2.25m x 1.23m
Accessed off the kitchen, this hallway is bright with white painted walls and has two built in storage cupboards. There is a wall mounted light, a fitted carpet, and a window to the rear elevation. A door gives access into the grand hall.
Hall 1.24m x 2.92m plus 3.28m x 1.22m
The Annex can be accessed through an adjoining door from the main house, or from two half-glazed UPVC doors, located to both the front and rear of the property. The hallway is L-shaped with painted walls and has both vinyl, and a fitted carpet. Steps lead up towards the lounge door, where a full height window, offers views towards Dunbeath Castle. This area of the home has a pendant light fitting and wall mounted coat hooks, as well as a smoke alarm.
Lounge/Kitchen 5.06m x 4.87m
This open plan room is exceptionally bright and boasts a picture window to the front elevation, and two further windows with blinds to the side elevation. The walls have been decorated in pastel colours and there is a fitted carpet in the lounge area as well as a pendant light fitting. The kitchen is well presented with Maple base and wall units with laminate worktops. There is a freestanding fridge, a gas hob and a circular stainless-steel sink. Vinyl has been fitted to the floor, and a door leads into a further hallway. There is also a recessed storage area.
Hallway 1.01m x 4.03m
The hallway is bright with white painted walls, and a central heating radiator. There is a smoke alarm, a fitted carpet and a pendant light fitting. Doors give access to the bedroom and bathroom. A half-glazed UPVC door leads outside.
Bedroom 3.26m x 2.64m
The bedroom is well-presented and boasts a window with a Roman blind and curtains to the rear elevation. There is a fitted carpet, a central heating radiator and a pendant light fitting.
Bathroom 3.38m x 2.36m
This room is immaculate and boasts Magnolia painted walls and has been partially tiled There is a generous double shower cubicle, a white pedestal sink, a bidet, and a W.C. There is a central heating radiator, as well as a white towel ladder radiator. Vinyl has been fitted to the floor, there is a pendant light fitting, and an access hatch to the loft. The shower cubicle has been tiled and boasts a Gainsborough shower unit. Two Opaque windows can be found to the side elevation. There is also wall mounted shelving, a mirror, and an illuminated shaver point.
Stairwell and Top Landing 3.60m x 3.13m
The stairwell is carpeted and leads to the mid floor landing where a stunning stained-glass window with curtains can be found. Further steps lead onto the first-floor landing where a feature arch can be found. This area of the home has a beautiful drop-down light fitting, a central heating radiator and a smoke alarm. Four-panel painted doors give access to the bedrooms and the bathroom.
Bedroom One 4.51m x 4.26m
This beautiful room is spacious and has two windows with curtains to the side elevation. There are deep skirtings, Magnolia painted walls and a fitted carpet. The bedroom benefits from a pendant light fitting, and a door gives access into the en suite.
Bedroom One En Suite 1.19m x 2.50m
The well-presented en suite has painted walls and boasts a recessed double shower cubicle with tiling and a Mira shower unit. There is a white W.C, a pedestal sink with tiling above, and an illuminated mirror. The en suite benefits from an extractor fan, a pendant light fitting, as well as vinyl flooring.
Bedroom Two 4.49m x 4.30m
This spacious room has cream painted walls and a good quality wool fitted carpet. There is a pendant light fitting, a central heating radiator, and two dual aspect windows with curtains. This room has fantastic views and a door leads into the en suite.
Bedroom Two En suite 1.78m x 1.19m
The en suite benefits from vinyl flooring, and has a pedestal sink with tiling, and an illuminated mirror above. There is a white W.C, and a generous double shower cubicle. Within the shower enclosure has been tiled. The room also benefits from an extractor fan and a pendant light fitting.
Bedroom Three 3.32m x 2.27 m
This front facing room boasts fantastic views and has a fitted carpet. Currently used as a dressing room, there is built-in wardrobes, a central heating radiator, and a flush glass light fitting.
Bedroom Four 3.99m x 4.27m
Currently utilised as the Master Bedroom, this beautiful room is located to the front of this wonderful home. There are two generous windows with curtains, a wool fitted carpet, a central heating radiator and a pendant light fitting. Immaculately presented there is ample room to build in fitted wardrobes. It is a spacious room which boasts outstanding views.
Bedroom Five 2.94m x 4.29m
This room is spacious and neutral in decoration. The walls have been painted Magnolia. There is a fitted carpet and a pendant light fitting. Access can be found to the loft area, and there is a window to the side elevation with curtains. This room is bright and benefits from a central heating radiator as well as ample sockets.
Bathroom 2.95m x 2.26m
The stylish bathroom boasts a double glass shower cubicle with chrome controls. There is a D-shaped sink and W.C, which has been built into a white high gloss vanity unit. The unit has built in storage and laminate worktops. Throughout the bathroom the walls have been fitted with wet wall, and there is also a white towel ladder radiator. Vinyl has been fitted to the floor, there is an extractor fan, ceiling down lighters and a wall mounted light fitting.
The property is fully compliant for the new regulations relating to smoke alarms and heat detectors which comes into force in February 2022.