- Detached house in rural village
- Stunning location and views
- Double Garage & Driveway
- Enclosed garden and off street parking
Property SummaryStory Makers was built circa 1900 and was extended and renovated circa 1990. It is situated in a quiet village on the north coast of Caithness. This detached 5 bedroom property is in walk-in condition and really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. The views out over the Atlantic stretch from Dunnet Head to Orkney's Old Man of Hoy, with open countryside all around. The property consists of a large kitchen/diner, porch with boot room, utility room, reception room, shower room, self-contained annexe of a bedroom and bathroom, all on the ground floor. The first floor comprises of a large lounge with a fully windowed gable wall with panoramic views out to sea, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, en-suite and dressing room. There is double glazing throughout and oil central heating. This property has been tastefully decorated in neutral tones and has solid wood internal doors throughout. Scarfskerry has recently been upgraded to superfast broadband and speeds over 80MB are regularly obtained from the house.
Story Makers would suit a family looking for the peace and tranquillity this area has to offer, with the added possibility of extra income from an Air BnB in the annexe. There is also ample outside space to build further holiday accommodation.
Scarfskerry is a coastal village located approximately 12 miles from Thurso and 9 miles from John O' Groats which is along the popular NC500 route. The local primary school is not far from Scarfskerry and a village shop and hotel can be found in the neighbouring village of Mey. The Castle of Mey and Gardens is only a mile or so away and is a major tourist attraction having belonged to the late HRH The Queen Mother, now belonging to HRH Prince Charles. Scarfskerry and Harrow harbour are within a short walking distance where seals can be regularly seen on the rocks and out to sea. Dunnet beach is 5 miles away with its golden sands and Sealife centre. Thurso is the most northerly town in the UK and offers all amenities such as doctors surgeries, supermarkets, local traders, caravan and camping site, leisure centre, library, High School and much more.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only. The Home Report is available on the Monster-Moves website.
PORCH AND BOOT ROOM (2.2m x 3.5m)
Entrance into the front porch and boot room separated by a cupboard. Glazed all around. Tiled floor.
HALLWAY (2.8m x 1.7m)
Hallway with stairs to the first floor, 1/2 glazed doors to the downstairs reception room and kitchen diner, solid door to the shower room and WC. Storage cupboard.
RECEPTION ROOM (3.4m x 4.4m)
Good sized, currently used as a playroom. Could be used as a further bedroom. South-facing window. Cupboard for storage.
SHOWER ROOM AND WC (1.7m x 2.5m)
Downstairs WC and shower. Glass bowl wash hand basin. Set in spotlights on the ceiling, decorated in light blue/green and half tongue and groove panelling.
KITCHEN/DINER (4.5m x 7.4m)
Spacious kitchen/diner, a fantastic hub for a large family. A fitted wrap around kitchen divides the open-plan room, with an amazing amount of cupboard space. Integrated fridge freezer and space for dishwasher. Wood veneer cupboard doors and granite veneer worktops and tiled splashback. A central island has a double gas hob and electric ovens, extractor hood above. Door through to utility and annexe.
The dining area can easily accommodate a very large dining table. French doors to the BBQ area in the back garden. Wood floor throughout.
UTILITY ROOM (2.3m x 2.6m)
The boiler room is located at the end of the utility room. New oil boiler installed 18 months ago. Worktop, wall unit with wine rack and tall cupboard. Door through to annexe.
ANNEX BATHROOM (1.9m x 2.3m)
Unfinished shower room. It has been lined with white wet wall and the floor is dark charcoal tiles. WC and wash hand basin is installed but not plumbed in, shower and tray are still to be installed.
ANNEXE BEDROOM (3.5m x 3.5m)
Large bedroom with a south-facing window. Plenty of space for a double bed and other furniture.
The annexe has a private entrance/exit in a small hallway that connects the utility, shower room and bedroom.
LOUNGE (4.8m x 6.5m)
A wide staircase takes you up into the generous lounge. The fully windowed gable wall has spectacular panoramic views over the Atlantic ocean, Dunnet Head and the Old Man of Hoy in Orkney. Coombed ceiling with 2 Velux windows. Fireplace with flame effect electric fire.
LANDING (7.2m x 1.3m)
Long landing with doors to bedrooms and bathroom. Coombed ceiling. Velux window.
BEDROOM 2 (3.6m x 2.9m)
Double bedroom with east-facing window, two fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors, coombed ceiling.
BATHROOM (2.0m x 2.0m)
Bath with overhead mains shower, WC and wash hand basin. Velux window.
BEDROOM 3 (3.2m x 1.9m)
Velux window with views out to the sea.
MASTER BEDROOM (3.6m x 2.8m)
Double bedroom with Velux window and coombed ceiling. Two fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors. Neutrally decorated, door through to en-suite.
EN-SUITE (2.3m x 2.6m)
Corner jacuzzi bath, vanity unit with two bowl wash hand basins. Coombed ceiling with Velux window. WC. Door through to dressing room.
DRESSING ROOM (1.9m x 3.1m)
Dressing room separating en-suite from bedroom 4. Coombed ceiling and Velux window.
BEDROOM 4 (3.1m x 3.9m)
Double bedroom with gable end window. Coombed ceiling and built-in wardrobe.
Large double garage with electric up and over doors and access through to back garden BBQ area. Great size for a workshop, the walls are double skinned, insulated and lined. There are numerous power points and lighting fixtures, a water standpoint and a small electric heater.
GARDEN AND DRIVEWAY
Garden is mainly laid to grass and wraps around the property. There is a sizeable area to the side of the property which is currently laid to hardcore. This area could be used to build a self-contained Airbnb subject to planning or re-landscaped into garden/growing/polytunnel area. There is a garden shed to the rear with electric installed. The back garden has a climbing frame and swings, laid to grass and a sheltered BBQ area which has been laid to concrete with access into the dining area.
Council Tax Band - C.
EPC Band - E.
Oil central Heating.
Gas bottles for kitchen hob.
Septic Tank, mains water.
Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Tall Fridge and Tall Freezer included in the sale.
Coming from Thurso direction, take the A836 eastwards. Stay on this road and approximately 3 miles past the village of Dunnet you will see a turnoff to the left to Scarfskerry signposted as one and a half miles. Take the turning and continue to the end of this road, take a right turn and Story Makers is the 4th House past the "Old Boatyard".
Coming from John O'Groats take the A836 westwards. Pass through the village of Mey and take the next right turn at the end of the village to Scarfskerry. Continue along this road for 2.2 miles and Story Makers is on the right, it is the first house past the turnoff for the harbour.