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The Old School House, Skelbo Muir, Dornoch IV25 3QH

£240,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: MMIV25110220KB
  • Type: Cottage
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway
  • Outside Space: Mature/Established Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • 3 Bedroom detached cottage
  • Close to Dornoch and NC500
  • Old school that has been tastefully renovated
  • Static caravan in grounds
  • Home report and floor plan on Monster Moves website

Property Summary

Monster Moves is excited to bring to the market this traditional cottage which was once the former local school. The single-story cottage has been sympathetically upgraded and along with original features, this makes a wonderful home. Built circa 1890 and extended in 1985.  The property has a central lounge, dining room, sun lounge and kitchen and two wings, one with a bedroom and bathroom and the other with 2 bedrooms and a shower room.

The property is located in the crofting community of Skelbo on the outskirts of the Royal Burgh of Dornoch on the east Sutherland coast with views across Loch Fleet and north to Ben Bhraggie. Shops, primary and secondary schools, and a range of amenities are to be found in Dornoch some three miles distant. Enhanced facilities are to be found in either Golspie or Tain.

EPC Rating - E

Council Tax Band - E

Full Details

VESTIBULE (2.0m x 1.2m)
The main entrance to the house is into the vestibule which has a coat cupboard and leads into the dining room.

DINING ROOM (4.0m x 2.4m)
The dining room has 2 windows giving lots of light to the room which has space for a large dining table and dresser. There is an opening through to the cottage kitchen.

KITCHEN (4.4m x 3.0m)
The kitchen is the centre of the home and has a fitted kitchen with ample base and wall units (cream doors with individually painted doorknobs) and wooden worktops, a breakfast bar and a blue Rayburn, that supplies hot water. There is space for a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge freezer.

LIVING ROOM (3.4m x 4.4m)
The living room is accessed from the kitchen and has dual aspect windows. The main feature is the open fireplace with free standing multi-fuel burner sitting on a stone hearth and a rustic wooden mantle above. Neutral walls and carpet.

REAR HALL (1.9m x 2.4m)
The rear hall leads to the main bedroom and bathroom and then out to the sun lounge. There is a cupboard for storing linen and shelves for hanging coats.
Access to the attic is from the rear hall and via a large hatch with a Ramsay ladder for ease. The attic extends the full length of the house and has Velux window. The attic is partially floored and has electric.

SUN LOUNGE (2.4m x 3.0m)
The sun lounge has windows on three sides and faces out to the mature south facing garden. There are downlights in the ceiling and underfloor electric heating which is controlled independently from the main central heating system.

BEDROOM 1 (4.4m x 3.0m)
Bedroom one is in the west wing, off the rear hall and is next door to the bathroom. The room has dual aspect windows and has a fitted triple wardrobe with hanging and shelf storage and a further cupboard built into the alcove. The room is neutrally decorated with white walls and plain carpet.

BATHROOM (1.9m x 1.9m)
The bathroom has a 3 piece white bathroom suite with integrated w/c and the washbasin set in a white gloss vanity unit The bath has an over the bath shower head and a grey panel. White tiling throughout the bathroom and wooden plank effect linoleum. A tall towel radiator runs off the central heating system.

BEDROOM 2 (2.3m x 3.3m)
Bedroom 2 and 3 are situated in the east wing of the house along with the shower room. Bedroom 2 is a double room with a window overlooking the south-facing garden. The room is neutrally decorated with cream walls and carpet.

BEDROOM 3 (3.4m x 2.7m)
Bedroom 3 is a double bedroom with a south-facing window overlooking the south-facing garden and has a built-in wardrobe.

SHOWER ROOM (2.6m x 2.3m3.3)
The shower room is on the same side of the house as bedrooms 2 and 3 and is a very spacious room with a large shower that comes from the mains and has wetwall in the shower cubicle. The lower part of the walls is part tiled and part painted panelling and ceramic tiles on the floor. A stainless steel towel rail heats the room.

The lawned area to the east has a static caravan with power, mains water and drainage to the septic tank. This is presently used as additional accommodation for family and friends.

The garden covers approx. 1 acre and is mainly down to grass with trees, shrubs, hedging and flower beds. The garden divides into a number of areas and is screened by trees and fencing. There is a patio area to the rear of the property, south-facing, and has mature planting in this area and a gazebo. There are gravel driveway and parking areas at either gable end of the property. The boundaries are enclosed by post and wire fencing.

Council Tax Band - E
EPC Rating - E
Total area - 119 sq. m or thereby
Carpets and blinds included in the sale
Double glazed windows throughout.
Septic tank drainage

Heading north on the A9 at the Trentham Hotel take the road directly opposite the hotel on the right. Drive down for approx. 1 mile and soon after the sign for Fourpenny Woods the property is on the right.

Property Location

Contact Office

Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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