Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this excellent opportunity to purchase a Grade B listed church, full of character and charm in a prime location within Wick town centre.
This period building has stained glass arched windows, beautiful wooden carvings and is in very good decorative order throughout, having been recently upgraded. The present owner is currently selling the building due to relocating his business to another premises. The building is approximately 1121m2 in size and is currently utilised as a furniture showroom. There are two self-contained two bedroomed flats in the basement level, currently generating a good rental income, with the opportunity to develop another two flats alongside the other tenanted dwellings. Should the new owner choose not to develop the basement area further, it could also be used a store area.
The main showroom is generous in size extending to approximately 700m2 and over two levels. It would make an ideal family home, a B & B, a soft play centre or business centre. On the ground floor, there is a reception area with a door leading in to the main showroom. The showroom is well presented with a W.C, and a kitchen area. There is also a balcony, and many period features. Two staircases to either side give access to the first floor, and steps lead down into flat one, which could also be used as owner’s accommodation.
The second floor is carpeted, and currently used as the bedroom and furniture showroom. There is a balcony, and some stunning wooden carvings within the roof void, as well as circular, and arched stained glass windows. Further steps lead up in to the attic room which could also be utilised for further storage. Parking can be found to both the front and rear of this splendid property.
This is an excellent renovation and business opportunity that shouldn't be missed!
Situated in the centre of Wick. The Royal Burgh of Wick is 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 Tescos, Boots, New Look, Superdrug, Pets at Home, Argos and B&M as well as banks and a 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.
Showroom Entrance 3.62m x 4.13m
A two panel glazed door with a side panel gives access in to the ground floor premises. There is a fitted carpet, an understairs storage cupboard and florescent lighting. A door gives access in to the showroom and a staircase leads up on to the first floor.
Main Showroom 18.39m x 17.40m plus 7.28m x 4.26 m
The main showroom is in good condition throughout. There are carpet tiles, painted walls and wooden panelling. It is a bright showroom which has stained glass windows, and an attractive arched window to the front elevation of this magnificent building. Steps lead up to the pulpit area which is currently utilised as an office. There is also florescent lighting and original wooden panelling. A W.C, and a kitchen are both on the ground floor. Steps lead down into flat one. and a door gives access into a hallway which leads up to the first floor.
Main Stairwell and Landing 3.62m x 4.47m
A further stairwell beside the main entrance has a carpeted staircase which leads up onto the bedroom showroom. There is an arched Opaque glass window and a drop-down light fitting. Several steps lead up onto the first-floor balcony and a hardwood door gives access in to the bedroom showroom.
First Floor Showroom 19.08m x 17.46m
This showroom boasts stunning stained-glass windows and magnificent wooden carvings. The walls have been painted with wooden panelling to half height. Industrial carpet has been laid to the floor, there is florescent lighting, as well as drop down light fitments. Doors gives access into the stairwell, which lead up into the loft void.
Hallway 3.86m x 1.57m plus 1.55m x 1.42m
Steps from the ground floor showroom lead down in to the hallway. There is Oak vinyl flooring, a central heating radiator, two pendant light fittings and electrical sockets. Doors give access to the open plan lounge/diner, two bedrooms, the family bathroom, the rear vestibule, and the W.C.
Lounge/Kitchen 4.05m x 3.90m plus 3.47m x 3.50m
The open plan lounge/kitchen is of good proportions, and has wooden panelling. There is beautiful coving, a triple light fitting, and a carpet, within the lounge area. This room benefits from an arched window with blinds to the rear elevation, and three central heating radiators. The kitchen area has white base units with laminate worktops, as well as a black sink. There is a ceramic hob, a single oven, with space for a washing machine, fridge freezer and a tumble dryer. There is vinyl flooring, a smoke alarm, and ample sockets.
Bedroom One 3.11m x 5.44m
This room is of good proportions and boasts a grey fitted carpet and coving. There are two pendant light fittings, a central heating radiator and wooden panelling. An arched window can be found to the rear elevation.
Bedroom Two 3.09m x 3.81m
This room has an arched window with curtains to the rear elevation. There are Magnolia painted walls, a central heating radiator and a pendant light fitting. It is a spacious and bright room which benefits from coving and ample power points.
W.C 1.08m x 2.27m
This light and bright room has a wall mounted corner basin and a W.C. There are original wooden floorboards, a pendant light fitting and an Opaque window to the rear elevation.
Vestibule Hall 2.25m x 1.48m
Accessed via a hardwood exterior door, this area of the home has painted walls and wooden panelling to half height. There is Oak vinyl flooring and a half-glazed door leads in to the inner hall.
Shower Room 1.71m x 2.61m
This room is bright and boasts a glass double shower cubicle with a glass screen. There is a white pedestal sink, a W.C and vinyl flooring. This room benefits from two flush glass light fittings and a central heating radiator. There is also a wall mounted mirror.
Lounge/Kitchen 8.96m x 8.50m at longest and widest
This stunning apartment is accessed through a glazed door with side panels to either side, at the front of the property. It has been finished to the highest of standards with white painted walls, and grey Oak laminate flooring. There are Oak double doors which open up into a generous cupboard which has power for both a washing machine and a tumble dryer. The walls have been painted in a brilliant white, and there are chrome downlighters. Within this stylish room is the stunning Ashley Ann cream, wooden fitted kitchen, with granite half-moon breakfast bar and an integral Belfast sink. There is a ceramic hob, a single oven and freezer, as well as a half-moon granite splashback. Caithness Flagstone steps lead in to the hall, and an Oak door gives access in to the beautiful bathroom.
Bathroom 3.58m x 2.87m
This superb room boasts a double ended bath, and has a white shower quadrant, with chrome shower attachments. There is a built in W.C, and a sink which is built in to a white high gloss vanity unit. Vinyl has been fitted to the floor, and there is a contemporary chrome light fitting. An Opaque window can be found to the rear elevation, there is an extractor fan and chrome towel ladder radiator.
Hall 1.25m x 4.91m
A Caithness Flagstone step leads in to the open hall. The walls have been painted grey, there is a central heating radiator and chrome downlighters. Doors lead in to the two bedrooms and communal hallway.
Bedroom One 3.43m x 4.89m
This room has white painted walls and a grey fitted carpet. There is a chrome light fitting, a central heating radiator and ample sockets.
Bedroom Two 3.60m x 4.62m
This well-presented room has an exposed stone wall and grey fitted carpet. Immaculately finished, this generous room also benefits from a chrome tripe light fitting, a central heating radiator and wall mounted tv bracket.
Store 9.41m x 7.82m plus 5.81m x 4.77m plus 12.66m x 3.47m
The store is in within the basement and can be accessed from both the front and rear of the property. There are power points, and it could be transformed into two further dwellings, subject to planning consent. Currently the walls have original exposed stone, and Caithness Flagstone is throughout the floor. Access can be gained from a hardwood double door to the rear, and a fully glazed door to the front of this unique property.