- Converted steading
- 1,000 sq m property
- 6 bedrooms with en suite and dressing room,
- 4 Reception rooms
- Garage, workshop & store
Forsinain Steading is a 'nearly complete' project with one third being finished and the other two thirds up to first fix and is just requiring the fixtures and fittings added. All the materials are purchased and on site awaiting finishing. A project for a keen enthusiast to finish off or for an allocated price to pay a builder to finish off. The property also includes under floor heating on ground and first floor that is fired by a log fuelled boiler located in the plant room.
Caithness and Sutherland have varied scenery from cliffs, lonely moorland, remote sandy beaches and clear blue waters and superb panoramic views. There are many and various opportunities to engage with the outdoors such as fantastic river walks, hillwalking, on and off road cycling, fishing of all varieties for trout, salmon and beach and boat sea fishing. The area is well known for its surfing. The roads are great, well suited for motorcycling and enjoying being behind the wheel of a car too. The town of Thurso is approx 45 minutes away, where there are a variety of shops, including three supermarkets. The doctors surgery is at Armadale, 20 easy minutes away. A glorious and friendly place to live!
CONVERSION OF THE STEADING
The conversion of Forsinain Steading has been a 10 year labour of love and has been carried out to exacting craftsmanship. The roof has been re-slated, the stone walls repointed, original beams and doors cleaned and restored,
The dining hall is double height with a mezzanine area and walkway around. The room has exposed stone walls and Caithness flagstone floor. There are original features such as exposed beams and slit windows.
The kitchen has 4 large windows and faces east. The room has a expanse of fitted base units in red and has integrated dishwasher. The island unit has under counter fridges and a breakfast area for sitting at whilst socialising and creating meals. The other half of the kitchen is presently used as a dining area and a TV area. There are French doors leading out to the courtyard.
This amazing room is in the middle of the property and between the east wing and west wing, there are 3 large windows that are south facing onto the courtyard. The room has Caithness flagstones all of which are reclaimed from the old steading and still have the markings. There is a modern log burner and bespoke log store with wood shelf above. The high ceilings and open room has areas that will look amazing with the right furniture. There are stairs leading up to the library.
LIBRARY ON MEZZANINE
This room has been designed with a library in mind and seating on the mezzanine which overlooks the main hall.
The room also looks on to the enclosed courtyard with a door leading out to it. The room could be a games room or cosy sitting room for the bedrooms in the west wing.
The cloakroom is placed close to the exits to the garden and the utility room.
UTILITY & PLANT ROOM
A spacious utility with units and pantry cupboard space for fridges and freezers.
There are six bedrooms in this property all of which have unique features that creates individual bedrooms, all with en suites and dressing rooms.
The garden is almost an acre and surrounds the property with fencing and gates. A natural pond is to the east side of the steading. A driveway leads around to the rear of the property and has ample space for multiple cars to park . There is also access to the garage.
GARAGE, WORKSHOP & STORE
The large garage (12.0m x 4.0m (5.7m)) can hold 3 cars and has an internal door to the house. A workshop (7.5m x 4.8m) is accessed through the rear of the garage and has an exit to the courtyard. A further store has an external access and measure 3.0m x 5.0m.
A room on the ground floor leading off the main lounge and has access to the rear garden. This could also become a second kitchen serving the west wing.
A bathroom that is accessible from the hall.
The room has been called a laundry room for the moment but could have other uses.