Georgian wing of historic house overlooking Scrabster beach and harbour on sale for surprising price

Invest in a historic house with a view thanks to this unique, new-to-market property.

Old Scrabster House is named for its location - the coastal hamlet of Scrabster, close to Thurso in Caithness.

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The original house, which was extended in the late 1880s and divided into two separate dwellings in the mid 1900s, was built in 1834 on the site of the former Scrabster Castle.

Old Scrabster House now comprises the original Georgian, north wing of the house with its elegant façade and panoramic views over Scrabster beach and harbour to Dunnet Head and Orkney.

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The property comprises four bedrooms, two reception rooms and a spacious one-bedroom flat.

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Outside there are grounds of about 0.9 acres, which are home to a double garage, garden sheds and Caithness stone walls.

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The property is also within easy reach of Scrabster beach - ideal for summer days.

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On the market for offers over Β£260,000, sellers Galbraith describe the home and its potential: "The sellers have owned the property since shortly after it was divided and have sympathetically improved the house over the years to create a manageable family home.

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"The property retains many of its classic Georgian features with elegantly proportioned double aspect rooms filled with natural light, long sash windows, cornicing and the impressive, intricately carved front door.

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"The basement flat is bright and spacious; it can be accessed both internally and externally and, as well as providing supplementary accommodation, has been both a granny flat and a successful residential let.

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"The connecting staircase can be opened up to incorporate the basement rooms into the main house, or closed off to allow a self-contained private let."