Modernised and extended 3 bed house with 28 acres in Lybster Scotland

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Modernised and extended 3 bed house with 28 acres in Lybster Scotland

Valley View – space to live

A fully modernised 3 bedroom home and 28 acres of land

Here’s a great opportunity to purchase space and tranquility in a beautiful part of Scotland, Caithness. Land of Big Skies, where in the night sky you can almost reach up and touch the stars.

Valley view offers extensive modern accommodation and loads of space outside. It offers rural peace and quiet, but is only a mile and a half from the main A99 road which runs up the North East coast of Scotland and is part of the famous Route 99 – one of Europe’s most stunning roadways.

It’s only about 3 miles from Lybster village which has a general store and other facilities, including golf club. The town of Wick is 12 miles and Thurso 15 miles. And a scenic 2 hour drive to Inverness airport, with Easyjet flights to London and other airports, with prices as low as £21.
SALE PRICE: £210,000
This is less than the official survey valuation of £215,000 made on 1st July, 2016. And far less than informal local estate agents’ valuations of £240,000 to £270,000.

The property is set well back from the road, with great views over the valley – a place that has seen human settlement from Neolithic times. Just up the road are the famous Grey Cairns of Camster, built about 5000 years ago.

Valley View is of considerably more recent construction than the Cairns! In fact, a lot of money has been spent on the property in recent years. The large extension to the right was completed in 2012. The property was comprehensively refurbished in June 2015 including all surfaces plastered, new bathroom, new LED lighting and much besides.

And in 2016, the old access was upgraded to to provide a superb private driveway and heavy duty bridge in place of the ford.

Valley View is in excellent “ready to drop your bags into” condition and is sold complete with brand new carpets and curtains.
An old farm access went over a ford in the burn. This was totally upgraded and a new drive to the house was built with the latest technology. Over 1500 tons of materials were used. In addition to the usual Terram geotextile, layers of premium, Tensar Triax ground stabilisation matrix were used. This is the ultimate in floating road technology and is rated for 120 years. A big plus as access tracks in the area often need constant remedial work to counteract their sinking in peat land.

The bridge over the burn was constructed as super heavy duty – in fact with over 30 tons of reinforced concrete, 4 large steel beams and hugely heavy mahogany cover beams, it’s over engineered – a good fault that allows complete peace of mind.

At 400m long and over 4m wide, with high specification bridge and three reinforced culverts, build costs would be in the region of £60,000. But the very high quality means little or no maintenance (rain water percolates though, not sitting on surface) and access for heavy vehicles. We’ve had a 38 ton lorry on it without problem!

Sitting in front of Valley View is an experience in itself. There’s a wide panorama of the whole valley in front. No sound except the call of birds and rustle of leaves in the breeze.

All the land in front is yours, right down to the public road over 400m away.

The property also stretches a long way to the rear, where Valley View adjoins the Camster Estate. This connects the property to the estate’s interesting wildlife such as deer. It’s common to see ravens (not seen in England anymore) and buzzards soaring above.

The house offers a living room, lovely kitchen with good dining area, conservatory, 2 bedrooms plus a very large 3rd bedroom/studio, utility room, lobbies and large double garage. There’s solid fuel central heating to main part of the house; electric to new. We currently use far-infrared heating panels and find them very effective and economical.

There is an entrance hall. To the left from this is a lounge of 16’ 01” x 12’ 05” (4.91m x 3.79m), with multi fuel stove with back boiler set into ornate stone fireplace with Caithness flag hearth and Celtic style surround. A large window gives great views over open landscape.

From the lounge into the kitchen diner, which at 19’ 01” x 9’ 01” (5.83m x 2.79m) offers a modern attractive kitchen and a separate dining area at the end of the room. There is a ceramic sink with mixer tap, an integrated fridge/freezer, built in 4 ring gas cooker with extractor fan above, run by bottled LPG gas. The floor is newly laid oak effect, with insulation underneath.

From the kitchen diner, there’s a very handy vestibule which is used as a utility – great place to store coats, boots and the like. From this room there is access to the conservatory. This was built a few years ago and is a premium Everest product, complete with blinds. When the sun is out, it’s a really warm place to sit – in fact the thermometer has touched about 40° at times! It’s a lovely place to sit and read the newspaper.

Going back to the entrance hallway, a double bedroom 11’ 05” x 10’ 01” (3.49m x 3.07m) is to the right, and a single bedroom 7’ 11” x 10’ 07” (3.23m x 2.42m) beside the bathroom.

The bathroom is brand new and offers a slipper bath, new WC, stylish washbasin on white gloss cupboard and a shower enclosure with electric shower unit. Water for the bath and taps is via electric heater in water tank in loft, which was newly installed in April 2016.

A corridor leads to the recently tilt part of the property. There’s a hallway, useful for shelving and display, from which there’s an attractive staircase leading up to a large room 22’ 10” x 15’ 00” (6.96m x 4.58m).
This studio room be used as a large bedroom, lounge, or would be ideal as an office to those working from home. It has an alcove with window bench, with lovely views over the countryside.

Underneath this large room, is a spacious double garage. There’s a connecting door between the garage and the hallway. The double doors are electric operated, with high spec key fob operated controls. The door have safety sensors and if a child or other person walks under whilst in operation, they automatically stop.

There are Upvc windows to front, side and a Upvc half glazed door to rear. There is ample space for the parking of 2 cars and installation of workbenches and the like.

This large garage would be ideal for conversion into an annexe, subject to planning
The property benefits from having a lot of land, to guarantee the views and to offer to pursue a wide range of outdoor activities. It extends to 28 acres sts.

The driveway runs through the middle of the land below the house and gives convenient access to parts of which would otherwise be tiring to reach over rough ground.

Along the drive is a signpost to the pond. There is a short walk from here, with wooden walkways over wet areas to the pond, which has a jetty. It’s a truly lovely place to take a chair to and relax.

There are many frogs on the property and they love bodies of water like this – also newts. It also attracts wild ducks, so there’s usually something interesting to see.
Property Price
The value of recent works to the property, to build conservatory, extension, remodelling of original, roadway, bridge, landscaping, fencing, drainage of land and other works are in the region of £170,000.
On sale for £210,000

Less than survey valuation made on 1st July, 2016 of £215,000. And far less than local estate agents’ valuations which ranged up to £270,000.

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The previous owner is a retiree who has moved into more sheltered accommodation for health reasons. He requires a purchaser who can proceed quickly.

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Number of Bedrooms 3
Type of Property House
Price - For sale 210,000
Country United Kingdom
State/Province Highland
distance: 493 Miles
Address Lybster, Scotland