Glencarron House, 4 Coronation Street, Wick, Caithness
Offers Over £300,000
This very attractive two-story detached villa, situated in a private residential cul-de-sac within easy walking distance of the town centre, schools and the local hospital and with off-road parking for several vehicles, was designed by architect Mr G.A. Sutherland and completed in 1912. Set in 1/3 of an acre and surrounded by a mature, well-maintained walled garden, the appearance of this substantial property, built in the Victorian style, is enhanced by the use of Orkney red sandstone on the east and south facing walls.
In 1985 an architect-designed extension to the rear, and considerable upgrading within the property, created a spacious 221 square metre house comprising two reception rooms, a formal dining room/library, large dining kitchen, shower room and utility room on the ground floor. Upstairs there are five double bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor. A large area of the loft, accessed by a Ramsay ladder, has also been lined and carpeted to provide a play area/extra accommodation.
Well maintained and in very good decorative order, the high ceilings and the period features which have been retained; such as pitch pine doors and staircase, picture rails, deep skirting boards, decorative cornices and the wooden sash and casement windows; all add character to this beautiful family home.
This is a unique opportunity to purchase one of Wick’s finest period houses which has never before come on the open market, and offers in excess of £300,000 are invited. The Home Report, Solicitor’s details and viewing arrangements, which are by appointment only, may be obtained by contacting 07713433428.
The gated front garden with trees, borders, lawn and a gravelled driveway, has ample off-road parking for several cars. The back is planted with trees, borders and lawn and has brick- built outbuildings – a shed, potting shed/greenhouse and south-facing, covered patio.
Front Vestibule 2.2m x 2.3m
Attractive entrance to the property created by the stained glass, the original front door with its unusual glass panes and the Victorian floor and wall tiles.
Hall 8m x 2.5m
Spacious light-filled hallway with decorative cornices and the attractive ceiling arch which was one of the architect Mr G. A. Sutherland’s design features. Natural pitch pines doors, dado rails, skirting boards and imposing staircase, which has a mid landing and large window allowing views across the open countryside.
Sitting Room 4.7m x 4.8m (excluding the turret)
This bright, south-facing room overlooks the front garden. Enhanced by attractive period cornicing, the ceiling rose and the large sash and casement bay window, the beauty of the room is in its main feature; the unusual 3 – windowed semi-circular turret. An open coal fire is set in a reproduction cast iron and tiled fireplace. Parquet flooring surround under the fitted carpet. A wall cupboard houses the electricity meter and the controls for the burglar alarm.
Dining Room/Library 3.4m x 5.5m
Originally 2 rooms, this impressive double aspect room has been created from a small morning room and a scullery housing a 2nd staircase (up to the maid’s bedroom!). The ceiling was lowered in 1985 to allow pipe work to be concealed, spotlights installed, and cornicing, picture rails and skirting boards repaired or replaced. Shelving created housing for a large collection of books and the French polished cupboards provide storage for china, glass, cutlery and table linen.
Drawing Room 5.6m x 4.8m
Enhanced by several unusual period features such as the original wallpaper above the picture rail, the large south-facing bay window and a remarkable carved mantelpiece, this is a lovely room. An arch-paned double-glazed window overlooks the garden on the west facing side of the house, catching spectacular sunsets in autumn. The open coal fire (Baxi), antique pendant light fitting and tasteful decor help create a relaxing atmosphere in beautiful surroundings.
Shower Room 2.5m x 1.3m
Recently updated with ceramic stone wall tiles and matching vinyl flooring and fitted with a shower and electric shower unit, white W.C. and wash-hand basin. The opaque lower pane of the double-glazed sash and casement window provides privacy in this bright west-facing room.
Kitchen/Family Dining Room 9 m x 4.4m
The kitchen was designed and fitted with Poggenpohl units. The integrated appliances are good quality - De Dietrich hob and microwave, Zanussi oven, Neff cooker hood and Bosch dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Both windows are wooden double glazed sash and casement. The Karndean flooring continues through to the open plan family dining area in the extension designed by architect Mrs Lyndal Leet in 1985. Here an eye-catching metalwork arch made by local craftsman Mr Ian Sinclair, 3 double- glazed windows and a sliding door leading onto the patio and enclosed back garden, create a warm, bright room with character.
The condenser, boiler and heating control unit (run from mains gas and completely renewed in 2014, when new gas and smoke detectors were also installed) are housed in the louvered-door cupboards.
Laundry Room 1.9m x 1.5m
Fitted out with units, a stainless steel sink, shelving, pulley and with a double-glazed window and hard-wearing quarry tiled flooring this room is useful and functional.
Back door Entrance 1.4m x 1.6m
A compact area housing a built-in coat and boot cupboard, access hatch to the extension loft and doors to the utility room and kitchen and a part-glazed hardwood back door.
With the natural pitch-pine features continuing upstairs, there are doorways leading to the 5 bedrooms and Family Bathroom from the attractively designed landing.
Family Bathroom 2.4m x 3.5
Extended in 1985 by the incorporation of the top entrance to the original maid’s stair, this is a good- sized bathroom. There is a 4 piece coloured suite with the wash-hand basin, bidet and W.C. fitted into a custom –built unit on the left-hand side of the window. The bath and shower attachment are fitted on the opposite wall. The window, spotlights, large mirror and light-coloured floor-to – ceiling ceramic wall tiles and toning vinyl flooring create a light, bright room.
Bedroom 1 4.8m x 4.9m
The master bedroom with its large bay window overlooking the south-facing front garden is a bright sunny room. With plenty space for the super-king bed; it has been fitted out with quality furniture (Strachan) – a fitted dressing table and a full-length wardrobe with 8 doors, which accommodates shelving, drawers and hanging space.
Bedroom 2 4.7m x 3.4m
Also south-facing, this large room is currently used as a guest room and accommodates both a king-sized bed and a single bed with ample space for wardrobe, dressing table, bedside cabinets and an easy chair.
Bedroom 3 4.9m x 2.7m
This twin room is also fitted out with built-in Strachan furniture – 2 wardrobes with overhead storage space and a dressing table/children’s desk in the window.
Bedroom 4 3.2m x 3.3m
Facing east, the room catches the morning sun. As it was originally the maid’s bedroom, it is the smallest of the double bedrooms.
Bedroom 5 3.4m x 3.6m
This light-bright west –facing room with its king-sized bed is fitted with a full-length fitted cupboard which houses the hot water tank, wardrobe, shelving and overhead storage cupboards. A pull-down Ramsay ladder gives access to the loft above.
Loft 8.8m x 2.9m
This section of the house’s large loft area has been floored, carpeted and fitted with a Velux window and lighting to provide a play area/ spare bedroom for ‘sleep-overs’. A door near the far end opens onto a small area where the flooring has been continued over the roof beams to provide household storage space.
Energy Efficiency Rating: E
Contact: M.L. Gunn
Our Ref: CBISP-6464