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Castle Hill House, Thurso, Caithness

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Offers Over £450,000

5 bedrooms.

Castle Hill House, Thurso

Yvonne Fitzgerald and Highland Premier Properties are delighted to bring to the market this rare opportunity to purchase a ‘B’ listed, stunning, traditionally built stone villa, which is full of period warmth and character.

The property, which retains many original features has been sensitively adapted and upgraded to an exceptional standard, and boasts exquisite stained glass, deep moulded skirting’s, high ceilings, pitch pine facings with panel doors.

This stylish Georgian villa, which is in excellent decorative order throughout, offers spacious and tastefully decorated accommodation over 3 floors.

There is a formal drawing room, traditional Oak fitted kitchen, dining room, second reception room, library, 5 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one of which has a Jacuzzi bath, utility and oil central heating. A generous conservatory to the rear of the property makes a fabulous family room. The floors throughout have been fitted with solid Chestnut flooring, with the exception of one main room.

A long tree-lined tarmac drive leads to a Caithness flagstone off road parking area for up to 12 cars, and a stone built garage with outbuildings. The extensive, very mature gardens are edged by established trees and hedging offering additional privacy and there are a number of well-tended and attractive lawns, with the garden grounds extending to approximately 1 acre.

Castle Hill House is a traditional former manse which stands back from the street in a prominent position but is almost hidden from view by mature trees. Situated on the site of the former Ormlie Castle, the property is one of only a few very substantial residences in Thurso.

It was built in 1813 by Captain John Henderson of the well-known Henderson family who gifted the building and grounds to the church in 1830. This outstanding home also offers potential as a guesthouse bed-and-breakfast establishment subject to necessary permissions.

Thurso, one of the two main towns of the district has shopping, professional medical and dental facilities. From Thurso are regular bus and rail services South, and from Wick Airport approximately 20 miles South, are scheduled air services.

The Capital of the Highlands, Inverness is approximately a two hour’s drive away.

Viewing is essential to appreciate such a magnificent property, which must be one of the finest in the County of Caithness.


Energy Efficiency Rating: G

Contact: Highland Premier Properties


Phone: 01847 890826

Our Ref: CBISP-5999