Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this superb farm which has 22 acres of land in the village of Bower. This fantastic Eco off grid home was completed five years ago and was designed and built by the current owner to be fuel efficient with low energy costs. This attractive storey and a half villa is of block construction and benefits from having a three horse stable with a tack room, a garage, a 60 x 40 agricultural shed and both a chicken run as well as dog kennels. There is also a sand school. The land is mainly good grazing land and there is plenty of scope to diversify and install glamping pods, holiday lodges or run a riding school subject to planning consent.
Internally this attractive family home is well presented throughout and offers spacious and comfortable accommodation over two levels with outstanding scenic views. There is a spacious and bright family lounge with a cosy 12 kw multi fuel stove which is ideal for those winter nights in. The kitchen is generous in size with bespoke Beech and painted units with wooden worktops. The kitchen also boasts a Belfast double sink and a multi fuel range oven. Located off the kitchen is the family/dining room which could also be used as a bedroom. There is also a bright utility room and a beautiful shower room with underfloor heating. A further bedroom completes the ground floor accommodation. Leading up to the first-floor landing is a solid wooden staircase with built in lighting. There is plenty of storage on the top landing where there is also a built-in study area. The two upstairs bedrooms are both immaculately decorated and are of good proportions. There is also a stylish family bathroom and a generous linen cupboard.
This well-presented farmhouse has mainly plaster walls which have been very well insulated, with the heating for the property generated by multi-fuel off of the kitchen and the lounge stoves. The kitchen heats the downstairs which is all underfloor heating whilst there are radiators upstairs. The running costs of the property are low which is sure to appeal to a number of buyers.
This is a fantastic change of lifestyle opportunity for an owner occupier to work from home in an idyllic rural setting with beautiful views. All livestock and machinery are available by separate negotiation and the farm is eligible for a single farm payment. The property can be connected to the grid easily, at buyers expense if so wished.
Bower is only eight miles from the town of Thurso and eleven miles from the town of Wick and boasts its own primary school as well as a village hall. Wick is currently undergoing massive regeneration. In Wick, there is the John O 'Groats Airport with retail parks and various other amenities. The property is a mile and a half from a bus route and within easy access to both main towns in Caithness as well as links to other areas throughout the Highlands. There is a good selection of amenities in both Wick and Thurso which include a retail park, various hotels, restaurants, a cinema and swimming pool. Castletown is a short car journey away and has a convenience store, a butcher, takeaways and a medical centre.
Accessed via a UPVC door, the hallway is well-presented with magnolia painted walls and stone ceramic floor tiles. There is also walnut laminate flooring and three windows to the front elevation. There are double sockets, coving and ceiling downlighters as well as a smoke alarm. Doors lead to the lounge, kitchen, bedroom and family room.
Lounge 5.47m x 6.44m
The beautiful lounge is spacious and in good decorative order. The walls have been painted white and there is oak laminate flooring. A feature within the room is the 12Kw stove with Caithness flagstone hearth and wooden mantel. This attractive room also has coving and ceiling downlighters. There are dual aspect windows with curtains and ample USB power points. This room enjoys superb rural views.
Kitchen 5.49m x 3.8m
The kitchen is of good proportions and boasts beech full height units as well as painted base and wall units with beech worktops. There are ceramic floor tiles, a double Belfast sink and a 12Kw Condor multi-fuel range oven. There is also a freestanding LPG gas cooker with a four-ring hob, grill and oven. There is an extractor fan, ceiling downlighters and a smoke alarm. This room benefits from dual aspect windows with roller blinds. Doors lead to the family room, hall and utility room.
Utility 3.15m x 2.51m
The bright utility room has white painted walls and a ceramic tiled worktop with space for a washing machine underneath. There are built-in storage cupboards as well as a seating area. This room has coving, wall-mounted shelves and coat hooks. There is a pendant light fitting and a smoke alarm as well as double sockets. There is a window with a roller blind to the rear elevation and a split barn composite door leads outside. A door leads into the immaculate shower room.
Family Room / Dining Room/Bedroom One 2.98m x 4.01m
This bright room has feature mural walls and coving. There is a grey fitted carpet, a pendant light fitting and double sockets. Doors lead to the hall and kitchen. It is a bright reception room.
Bedroom Two 4.07m x 3m
This superb room has painted walls and a grey fitted carpet. There is a window with curtains to the rear elevation, coving and a pendant light fitting. There are double sockets and the room also benefits from plenty of open floor space.
Shower Room 2.14m x 2.5m
This beautiful room features a walk-in shower with chrome attachments and benefits from wet wall as well as wall and floor tiles. There is a pedestal sink, a W.C and chrome ceiling downlighters. This room benefits from under floor heating, chrome toiletry accessories and has coving as well as an opaque window to the rear elevation.
First Floor Landing
A carpeted stairwell with wooden treads and built-in lighting to the sides gives access to the first-floor landing where there are two built-in storage cupboards and work station. There is an access hatch to the loft, ceiling downlighters and a smoke alarm. This area of the home benefits from double sockets with USB points, a linen cupboard and a clothes pulley. Doors give access to the bathroom, Master bedroom and bedroom four and there is also a central heating radiator.
Master Bedroom 6.21m x 5.36m
The spacious Master bedroom has grey laminate flooring as well as a grey fitted carpet. There are dual aspect windows with blinds, two pendant light fittings and an access hatch to the loft. The walls have been painted and there is a central heating radiator.
Bedroom Four 5.41m x 6.01m
This beautiful room has magnolia painted walls and boasts a grey fitted carpet as well as grey laminate flooring. There are two pendant light fittings, an aerial point, double sockets and a central heating radiator. It is a spacious room which also benefits from dual aspect windows with blinds which boast panoramic scenic views.
Family Bathroom 2.24m x 4.98m
The vibrant and bright stylish bathroom is well-presented with wall tiles and vinyl flooring. There is a pedestal sink, a W.C and a bath with a wooden panel. This room benefits from a towel radiator, a storage cupboard and a wall-mounted mirror with a wall light. There are also ceiling downlighters and an extractor fan. A velux window with a blind can be found to the rear elevation.