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Bank House, Main Street - Price Change, Castletown, Caithness

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Offers Over £185,000

6 bedrooms.


Yvonne Fitzgerald and YOPA are delighted to bring to the market this Victorian detached villa which has many outstanding period features in the village of Castletown. This prominent villa is situated in the village centre and boasts spacious and comfortable accommodation with a large outbuilding to the rear which could be easily turned into a holiday cottage subject to the necessary planning consents. The house itself has no less than six bedrooms with a number of En suites and reception rooms. Ideally located on the NC 500 route, this property would make an excellent B & B or beautiful family home.

Throughout the property are, Victorian floor tiles, high ceilings, deep skirting’s and a beautiful wrought iron staircase. The skylight to the top landing is simply beautiful with coloured etched glass. Four panel pitched pine doors are featured within the property as well as carved cornicing, ceiling roses and alcoves.

Ideally located just an 8 mile drive from the main town of Thurso, there is everything you need nearby with a butchers, convenience store, hotels, chip shop and takeaway within walking distance. Castletown also has its own primary school and the bus stop is just a few minute’s walk away.

Accommodation comprises :

Entrance Hallway 2.15 x 1.35 m

Entering in from the bespoke front door which features stunning engraved glass, this spacious entrance boasts original Victorian floor tiles with wooden panelling. There is an alcove for display and a brass chandelier. Double part glazed doorways give entrance into the fabulous hall.

Hallway 5.39 x 2.76 m

This entrance hall is outstanding. Victorian floor tiles have been fitted throughout and the wrought iron staircase has been lovingly restored and taken back to its former glory. A large drop down pendent makes a feature statement whilst painted pitch pine doors give access to the formal lounge, dining room, drawing room/bedroom, W.C, cloakroom and kitchen. A cupboard has been fitted under the stairwell which has been carpeted and a straight flight staircase leads onto the first floor.

Formal Lounge 7 x 4.5 m

This delightful room boasts a wooden hearth with cast iron mantel and stunning bay window. This is an exceptional room which would be ideal for entertaining in or would make a grand residents lounge. To the rear of this beautiful room is a large alcove which currently houses a piano and makes a statement in this spectacular room. There is wooden panelling around the windows with a pendent light fitment and Axminster carpet. Ample sockets can be found here along with deep skirting’s and coving.

Dining Room 4.5 x 3.66 m

This charming room is spacious and can easily accommodate a large table with seating for 12 people when formal dining. There is a display alcove for ornaments and a traditional cast iron fireplace. This room boasts a high ceiling and has an outlook to the side elevation of this grand home. Wooden inset panels are under the windows and add character to this room . There is a five light pendent, fitted carpet and central heating radiator.

Second Reception Room /Master Bedroom 4.81 x 4.24 m

Currently used as a bedroom, this large room has a Beech fitted fireplace with modern electric fire. There is a large bay window to the front elevation with curtains and three drop down light fitments which make a statement when entering the room. Coving has been fitted as well as a carpet. To the rear, a door gives access to an En suite bathroom and storage room.

En Suite Bathroom 4.26 x 2.99 m

This traditional room has a white W.C, pedestal sink and Victorian style freestanding bath with shower attachment. There is non slip vinyl fitted to the floor and a walk in shower with curtain. A radiator adds warmth to this exceptional room which also wet wall, a shaver point and light fitment. A door to the back of the bathroom enters into a large storage cupboard which has been painted Magnolia and is shelved. This would make a brilliant linen room for those who would wish to run the premises as a bed and breakfast establishment.

Downstairs W.C 2.7 x 1.5m

This room has been tastefully wall papered and has vinyl flooring. There is a window to the rear elevation with a white wash hand basin and W.C.

Cloakroom 2.79 x 1.22 m

This room is a useful addition to the home. It is spacious and has a number of wall mounted coat hooks and shelving for footwear. Wallpapered with vinyl flooring, this room is airy and has a window to the rear.

Kitchen 4.03 x 4 m

This country style fitted kitchen is in keeping with the decor of the rest of the house. There is a good selection of pine and base units with laminate worktops, a stainless steel sink and drainer as well as vinyl flooring. Wet wall has been fitted between the units and there is a range cooker dishwasher and fridge freezer. This is a bright room with a window over looking the large rear garden.

Utility 2.11 x 1.52 m

The utility has been painted in a brilliant white shade and has excellent storage. Walnut vinyl has been fitted and there is a large sash and case window looking onto the generous garden plot. Plumbing has been installed and there is space for a tumble dryer and a vent through the double glazed window.

Boiler Room 2.95 x 3.16 m

The boiler room houses the large wood biomass boiler. There is a door leading outside and a small window. Both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can be found here.


The stairwell is a show stopper and has been lovingly stripped back to its original condition. The wrought iron banister has a wooden carved handrail and the stairwell has been fully carpeted. A straight flight with a turn landing leads onto a split level landing. Doorways give access to the bedrooms, lounge and bathroom.

Family Bathroom 1.24 x 2.91 m

The well appointed family bathroom has a W.C and wash hand basin. Vinyl has been fitted to the floor and there is a window to the rear elevation of the property.

Master Bedroom 3.58 x 3.94 m

This partially coombed rear facing room is bright and has a window to the rear elevation. There is a cast iron fireplace with fitted carpet and pendent light fitting. A doorway gives access to an En suite and separate dressing area.

Dressing Room 2.4 x 3.38 m

This room is carpeted with a window to the side elevation and has a central heating radiator. A hatch gives access to the loft.

Master En Suite Shower room 3.15 x 1.64 m

The shower room has a white W.C, pedestal sink and shower cubicle. A central heating radiator has been fitted and there is vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 3 4.53 x 4.05 m

This well presented room has a fireplace with insert tiled surround. Curtains dress the windows and there is a large storage cupboard as well as a fitted carpet.

Upstairs Formal Lounge 5.92 x 4.51 m

This is an exceptional room which has been wall papered with an ornate carved pine mantel. There is decorative coving, deep skirting’s and window with panelling to the front of this exquisite room. Curtains have been fitted and there are moulded facings.

Bedroom 4/Study 2.29 x 2.76 m

This room has painted walls with vinyl flooring and coving. There is an access hatch to the loft and a useful sink.

Bedroom 5 4 x 4.27 m

A rear facing bright double bedroom which boasts an En suite bathroom. This room is carpeted with ample power points, has a sash and case window and a central heating radiator.

En suite Bathroom 1.78 x 1.96m

The En suite has an alcove for toiletries and a window to the side elevation. There is a WC , sink and vinyl flooring. A heater adds warmth to this room and there is also vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 6 4.02 x 3.77 m

This carpeted room is front facing and has curtains. It is a spacious room with coving and a pendent light fitting.


The front of the property has a Caithness flagstone walkway and is low maintenance. A gate to the side of the property accesses the generous rear garden plot which is mainly laid to lawn with various outbuildings. There is a large stone built dwelling which could be turned into owners accommodation should someone wish to have a home with a lifestyle opportunity and run this property as a B & B due to its prominent location on the North Coast 500 route.

Energy Efficiency Rating: F

Contact: Yvonne


Phone: 7804471850

Our Ref: CBISP-6654