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Royston, Stemster, Halkirk (257m2)

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This traditional stone built five bedroom semi-detached former school house is situated approximately 7 miles from Thurso with beautiful panoramic views over the surrounding open countryside.  To the rear of the property sits a stone stable block, divided into three stalls plus tack room with power, light and water, making this property ideal for keen equestrians.  The current owners have previously rented grazing land from the neighbouring farmer, which was accessed by the rear stable door.  Subject to planning permission the stable block could be converted for other uses.  The spacious accommodation comprises of conservatory, lounge, large kitchen/diner, dining room, utility room, five bedrooms, bathroom and two shower/wet rooms.  This superb property benefits from uPVC double glazing and oil central heating.  The grounds leading to the property are laid mostly to gravel and includes many established trees and shrubs, with ample parking for several vehicles.  The surrounding area is full of wildlife including small deer, which are often seen right up to the boundary, along with foxes, badgers, herons and many other birds.  Viewing is a must to appreciate this wonderful property.

The Area

Gillock is a quiet peaceful scattered area set in the centre of the County of Caithness and is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.  The wide open spaces and the abundance of flora and fauna make it the perfect place to relax.  The county has a focus on agriculture, crofting, fishing and tourism.  The county also has a unique archaeological history. Gillock is approximately 5 miles from the village of Halkirk and approximately 9 miles from Thurso which is one of the main two town in Caithness.  Halkirk is noted for its high quality of life, in particular famed for its river and loch fishing, and equestrian events which take place in the nearby indoor arena.  Basic amenities, including shops, two public houses and primary school education, are all available.  The village itself has convenient bus links to both Wick and Thurso.

Glazed uPVC door to –

Conservatory – 4.38m x 4.60m

Triple aspect.  Three double power points.   Tiled flooring.  Double glazed wooden doors to –

Lounge – 6.11m x 7.27m at widest points.  Open plan to hall and staircase to 1st floor landing.  Five double power points.  Two single power points.  Telephone connection point.   Three radiators.  Multi fuel stove set on Caithness Stone hearth with wooden surround.  Wooden flooring.  Walk in cupboard housing electric meters.

Hallway – Accessing kitchen/diner, bedrooms 1, sitting room, shower room, stairs to first floor landing.  Smoke detector.

Kitchen/diner – 9.08m x 5.18m at widest points.  Eleven double power points.  Two radiators.  Smoke detector.  Extractor fan.  Wall and base units with Belfast double sink.  Integral hob, double oven with warming drawer. Multi fuel stove set on a Caithness Stone hearth.   Exposed ceiling beams.  Tiled flooring.  Double glazed doors to garden.  Door accessing back porch.  Steel spiral staircase to –

Mezzanine floor – 3.16m x 3.33m

Double aspect.  Four double power points.  Telephone connection point.  Walk in storage cupboard.  Laminate flooring.

Rear porch – 1.14m x 1.41m

Double glazed uPVC door to rear garden.  Tiled flooring.

Bedroom 1 – 4.90m x 3.75m

Two double power points.  Two double storage cupboards.

Dining room – 6.06m x 3.42m

Two double power points.  Two single power points.  Two radiators.  Solid fuel open fireplace with Caithness stone hearth and cast-iron surround.  Walls wood panelled to 3/4 height.  Wooden flooring.  Door to –

Utility room – 2.29m x 2.57m

Two double power points.

Shower room – 2.61m x 2.81m at widest points.  WC, wall hung wash hand basin, shower area wet walled with thermostatic shower.  Extractor fan.  Wall heater.  Radiator.

Stairs to first floor landing – Accessing bedrooms 2,3,4,5, shower room, bathroom.  Radiator.  Smoke detector.  Two double storage cupboards.

Bedroom 2 – 2.99m x 4.34m

Two double power points.  Radiator.  Wash hand basin storage unit.

Bedroom 3 – 2.96m x 3.90m

Two double power points.  Two single power points.  Two double power points.  Telephone connection point. Radiator.  Two storage cupboards.

Shower room – 1.89m x 2.11m

Suite consisting of fitted WC and wash hand basin storage unit.  Shower enclosure with electric shower unit.  Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 – 3.66m x 2.90m

Three double power points.  Left access by hatch.  Radiator.

Bedroom 5 – 3.68m x 3.64m

Three double power points.  RadiatorLoft access by hatch

Bathroom – 2.23m x 3.31m

Suite consisting of WC, bath with over bath thermostatic shower.  Wash hand basin.  Radiator.  Linoleum flooring.

Stable block – 14.77m x 5.70m at widest points.

Power and lights.  Three stables and tack room.  Floored upper space.

Garden – Fully enclosed area with paddock, lawn area, Trees, shrubs, large gravelled driveway.  Oil central heating storage tank.  Clothes drying facilities.  Outdoor tap.

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