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Inver House is a three bedroom cottage sitting in almost two acres of land on a prominent location in an area of natural beauty providing breath-taking vistas over the Moray Firth and up to the Scaraben mountains. Situated with its own lay by and good access, this property is unique in providing opportunities for business or simply for someone seeking to live the good life. This delightful cottage consists of porch, large sitting room/dining area, a large country style kitchen, three good sized bedrooms and bathroom. A back door opens out to a secluded gravelled seating area looking over the extensive grounds to the fields beyond. The property has benefitted from a complete redevelopment in the recent past including the installation of a new oil fired boiler for the central heating. The sitting room also has the benefit of solid fuel heating providing warm cosy nights during winter evenings. A major feature of this property is a second cottage adjacent to the main house which is at present used a storage area but which would easily convert either back to another cottage or could be used to extend the main house, this area would also make an excellent artist studio with the large floor space and open fireplace available. It could also enhance a garden project as a shop or café. Adjacent to this area is a fully fitted and functional workshop at present used for restoration and woodworking projects but can be converted to enhance the property as required. Next to the workshop is a garage again which could be converted as required.
The village of Dunbeath has a Primary School, Pre-school/Playgroup facilities, Church, Community Hall, Public House & Restaurant, Post Office and Shop. Dunbeath village is famous for the novelist Neil Gunn and the surrounding area and its people provided inspiration for several of his novels. The Dunbeath Heritage Centre features interesting displays on the natural and social history of the area. Beautiful walks can be taken down by the Dunbeath Strath along which there are several brochs (ancient fortified houses). The harbour has fine views looking across to Dunbeath Castle. The nearest large town is Wick some 20 miles away. There is a regular bus service to the north and south.
Fully glazed uPVC door to
Porch 2.53m x 1.76m. Semi-glazed panelled door to
Front Hallway with one double power point, one double radiator, telephone point, dado rail. Panelled door to
Bedroom 1 4.05m x 3.85m with three double power points, one double radiator telephone point, television point, picture rail.
From the Front Hallway, semi-glazed panelled door to
Lounge/Dining Room 7.91m x 4.05m with four double power points, one double radiator, television point, picture rail, cast iron fireplace on flagstone hearth with wood mantel. Semi-glazed panelled door to
Rear Hallway with one double power point, one double radiator, one smoke detector, access hatch to loft, picture rail, panelled door to large storage cupboard, with one single power point, semi-glazed panelled door to exterior. Panelled doors to
Kitchen 5.47m x 3.34m with six double power points, one double radiator, fitted base and wall units with stainless steel sink and drainer, plumbed for dishwasher, integral ceramic hob and double eye-level oven, built-in shelved alcove, panelled door to cupboard with oil-fired central heating boiler, one single power point and electrical consumer unit, wood laminate flooring.
Bedroom 2 3.48m x 3.36m with three double power points, one double radiator, dado rail.
Bedroom 3 3.33m x 2.93m with three double power points, one double radiator, window seat, wood-lined walls up to dado rail.
Bathroom 3.72m x 3.33m with WC, wash hand basin in bathroom unit with illuminated mirror, shaver point and storage units, one double radiator, plumbed for washing machine, tiled floor with carpeted area stepping up to sunken double bath with side taps, tiled splashbacks over bath and electric shower over bath, ceiling-mounted radiant heater, ceiling-mounted extractor fan, access hatch to loft.
Attached to the main property are further stone-built buildings;
A potential second house 9.33m x 4.39m currently with part stone, part wood floor, two fireplaces, exposed roof trusses and electricity supply.
A workshop 4.96m x 4.40m with wood floor, electricity supply and exposed roof trusses.
A garage 4.80m x 2.77m with exposed roof trusses.
At the front vehicular and pedestrian gates lead to a gravelled driveway with turning area and parking for several vehicles. The ground is mainly to lawns and flowerbeds divided into small parks with a large chicken plot complete with stone and timber hen house sufficient for 50 hens. Enhancing the property is a large productive “kitchen garden” with raised beds and successful composting with an area set aside for polytunnels. The present owners have been successful selling vegetables and eggs at the door which gives consideration to extending this worthwhile business of a gardening nature with village on the doorstep and passing trade from Caithness main towns and villages who take advantage of the excellent restaurant/pub only a short walk from the cottage.
There are spectacular views over farmland to the Scaraben hills, Dunbeath with its Castle and extensive sea views.
There is an external water supply at the side of the property.
This house is sold with a full oil tank and full coal box. Garden equipment and tools are negotiable including a nearly new ride on lawnmower serviced every year and a rotovator, some furnishings being antique are negotiable if interested.
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