East End, 156 & 166 Armadale

Caithness, KW14 7SA

Region of £100,000

This traditional 1 and ½ storey croft house East End, Armadale which requires internal restoration is set in an area of true space and openness. The house was built in approximately 1920 and has panaoramic sea views. On the ground floor is an entrance hallway, a living room, kitchen and bathroom and on the upper floor a landing and three bedrooms thus making it an ideal family home or fabulous holiday retreat. The house is mostly double glazed  and has the original v lining through the whole of the upstairs. There are stone built outbuildings which were formerly barns and stables also included in the sale and these offer various conversion options. There are areas of garden ground to the front, rear and side of the house. The house is heated with oil fired radiators and there is also an open fire in the living room.
Croft 156 Armadale extends to 1.92ha (4.74 acres), with a small apportionment right in front of the croft house of 0.013ha (0.032 acres). Croft 166 Armadale extends to 2.02ha (4.99 acres).

Grazing Shares
Croft 156 Armadale has a 2/52 Share in the Armadale Common Grazings with a souming of 20 sheep. Croft 166 Armadale has one share in Armadale Common Grazings with a souming of 30 sheep.

Tenanted Croft Land
Both crofts and the croft house comprise tenanted croft land. It is recommended that interested purchasers consult with a solicitor experienced in crofting law concerning the acquisition of tenanted croft land.
Situated some 25 miles west of the town of Thurso and set in a beautiful landscape in the rural crofting township of Armadale this is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in  bringing this wonderful old home and its surrounding land back to life.
Armadale Bay has a lovely sheltered golden sand beach which is accessible by a path that runs down by Armadale Burn and there is parking and a picnic area by the old bridge. The rocks surrounding the bay are excellent for rock pooling and climbing. This area is abundant in opportunities for outdoor pursuits, including walking, cycling, canoeing and surfing.
There’s plenty to see and do in and around Thurso and the town is a hive of traditional shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. The town contains the main campus of North Highland College and Thurso High School. Thurso also has a railway station providing links throughout the area and the nearby port of Scrabster provides ferry services to the Orkney Islands. On the outskirts of Wick which is approximately an hour’s drive away is a Retail Park which has a Tesco, Homebase, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Pets at Home, Argos, New Look, Superdrug, Carpet Right and a Lidl. Wick also has a hospital.
The nearby villages of Melvich and Bettyhill are easily accessible by road. Primary and secondary schooling is available in nearby Farr and the Highland capital of Inverness is some 70 miles distant.
The town of Wick which is about an hour’s drive away has an airport offering daily flights to Aberdeen and Edinburgh. You can fly into Inverness Airport from many cities across the UK and from there it’s approximately 70 miles by road to Armadale. Buses and trains operate from Inverness throughout the North Highlands linking most major towns.

Property type: Croft House
Bedrooms: 3
Public rooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Glazing: Mostly Double Glazed
Parking: Yes