This 4 bedroom house nestles in the centre of the picturesque village of Tongue on the North Coast of Scotland. Originally it was the Free Church School, built circa 1820 and five years ago was completely renovated making it into a fantastic family home. Accommodation is over 2 levels comprising: open plan kitchen/dining/living room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (one en-suite), utility room and has oil central heating. Planning has previously been granted for an extension to the side of the property and there is potential to create a beautiful garden to the front.
Views from The Mission Hall stretch out across the Kyle of Tongue and Castle Bharrich, and to Ben Loyal regally standing to the south. The property is situated on a very quiet road just off the North Coast 500 main route which gives potential to run a successful B&B.
Tongue is situated 43 miles West of Thurso and 29 miles East of Durness. With picture postcard scenery all around, Tongue offers a well stocked local Shop with Post Office, Police station, Health Centre, Primary School, High School 12 miles away in the village of Farr, 2 Hotels, 2 Pubs, Youth Hostel and 24hr Fuel pumps are currently being installed. For climbing/walking enthusiasts Ben Loyal and Ben Hope are within easy reach. The Village is set on the edge of the Kyle of Tongue for which the scenery is breathtaking.
KITCHEN/LIVING AREA (4.8m x 8.4m)
The hub of the house, this large room is open plan kitchen, diner and lounge, creating a great social area for the family. A half glass pine door leads into the room from the hallway. The kitchen has cream base and wall units and solid wood worktop including a breakfast bar. There is a range cooker with 8 gas rings and electric ovens, overhead extractor hood, integrated dishwasher and a large black fridge-freezer. 3 Pendant lights hang from the ceiling above the spacious worktop space.
To the side of the kitchen is the dining area with ample space for a table to seat 6. Views out to the Kyle and Castle Bharrich.
The large lounge also has scenic views and full glass french doors open out onto decking where a hot tub and outdoor seating area are situated.
Laminate wood effect flooring throughout this room, with neutrally painted walls. Triple aspect windows. Front door to fenced part of front garden, laid to grass.
BEDROOM 4/OFFICE (3.1m x 4.1m)
Currently used as a spare room, this ground floor large double bedroom could alternatively be used as an office/craft room/playroom/another reception room. It has two windows set in a red painted feature wall, the rest of the walls are painted white. Laminate flooring and pine door.
SHOWER ROOM (2m x 1.6m)
Decor is in neutral tones with white w/c, wall mounted basin, and built in mains shower. Mains heated towel rail. Wet wall behind basin, w/c and in shower.
UTILITY (2.8m x 2.3m)
The main entrance to the property leads in to this room which houses the washing machine, tumble dryer, and sink unit. It is also currently used as a boot room.
HALLWAY (3.1m x 2.9m)
The utility leads into the hallway, pine doors to the shower room, bedroom 4 and living area. There are 2 cupboards, one under stairs. Laminate flooring and stairs to the upper floor are carpeted in beige. Pine bannisters. There is a Velux window above the stairwell.
LANDING (1m x 3m)
Coming up the stairs to the landing there is an airing cupboard at the top and pine doors to the 3 upstairs bedrooms and cloakroom. The hot water tank is situated in another cupboard. The carpet continues from the stairs throughout the upper floor.
BEDROOM 2 (3.2m x 3.6m)
To the right of the stairs is this double bedroom, with coombed ceiling and Velux window. Decor is painted blue with pine door and carpeted.
BEDROOM 3 (2.9m x 3.6m)
To the left of the stairs is this double bedroom with coombed ceiling, Velux window, decor is painted in a pale yellow, pine door and carpeted.
CLOAKROOM (1.6m x 1.4m)
White W/C and wall hung basin. Walls painted blue and white, coombed ceiling, vinyl floor.
MASTER BEDROOM (3.7m x 3.9m)
Large master bedroom decorated in painted neutral tones. 2 Velux windows with elevated views looking out over the Kyle and to Ben Loyal. Coombed ceilings and carpeted. Pine door to en-suite bathroom.
EN-SUITE BATHROOM (2.0m x 3.7m)
Neutral warm painted decor with wet wall. Free standing bath with mixer tap, large semi circular glass shower cubicle with mains shower. Mains heated towel rail. White w/c and wall hung basin. Coombed ceiling and vinyl floor.
The garden is mainly to the front and side of the property. There is access to the rear laid to gravel, where the gas bottles for the range cooker are situated and a small metal shed suitable for housing gardening equipment. The area directly in front of the house has been fenced and laid to grass with access onto the decking area where the hot tub and seating are located. The unfenced boundary extends almost to the telegraph pole on the south side and just shy of the road. This area is currently not fenced and is overgrown. There is potential to redesign this blank canvas into a stunning terraced garden and there is plenty of space to erect a workshop and/or garage.
A gravel driveway goes from the road up to in front and side of the house. There is parking for 2 cars, which could be extended if required.
Superfast Fibre Broadband available.
Property has mains drainage and water.
Oil Central Heating.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: C
Coming from Thurso on the A836 and turning into the A838 at the village continue until the sharp right hand bend, do not continue around the bend but turn left (which actually continues straight on.) The Mission Hall is located two doors down the road from Tongue Shop and is opposite the Police House. Postcode is IV27 4XF.