01847 894141

Manu House, Castletown, Thurso
Offers Over £250,000

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Detached period house
  • Walk in condition
  • 2 Reception rooms
  • Original features
  • Village setting

A rare opportunity to purchase a gem of a property. This late Victorian detached 4 bedroom house has original features such as high ceilings, panelled doors, working window shutters, cornices and staircase. This appealing house is in walk in condition and is set within a large established garden. Located in Castletown village that has a primary school, shops, post office, doctor’s surgery, rural and coastal walks. The property consists on the ground floor: family room, lounge, cloakroom, bathroom, kitchen, dining room and utility room. First floor: 4 bedrooms and an en-suite. Accessed outside but attached to the property is a garage, workshop and former coal shed. The property is double glazed and has oil central heating throughout. Council tax band E and energy performance rating F. Home Report and the 360 tour, please go to our website www.pollardproperty.co.uk


13' 8'' x 10' 2'' (4.17m x 3.1m)

Enter the impressive hallway via a solid front door which has an overhead stained glass fan light. On either side of the front door is a curved tongue and groove wall and the hall floor has the original Victorian patterned tiles. A sweeping staircase with a wrought iron & wooden balustrade goes to the first floor. Victorian panelled doors access the family room and lounge, and an open cloakroom leads to the bathroom. This stunning space is full of natural light and is a striking entrance to the house.

Family Room

16' 6'' x 14' 2'' (5.04m x 4.31m)

The elegantly decorated family room is carpeted with high skirting boards, a high ceiling with original coving and a dual aspect. The tall windows are recessed and underneath each one are built-in cupboards and shelving. The view is of the garden and the side of the property making the room bright and welcoming. The fireplace has a stone surround, wooden mantel, and stone hearth. An electric fire is currently in place but there is the option to revert it an open fireplace. To one side of the hearth is a built-in louvre doored cupboard.


12' 3'' x 3' 3'' (3.73m x 1m)

The open cloakroom has a partial tongue and groove wall with coat hooks. At the end of the room is a built-in double cupboard. A fully glazed door opens into the bathroom.


8' 10'' x 6' 3'' (2.7m x 1.9m)

The large bathroom is neutrally decorated and has a vinyl floor and a tall recessed window that allows natural light and ventilation to the room. There is a white bathroom suite that consists of a bath, toilet and wash hand basin. Around the bath is a tiled splashback and above is an electric shower. The wash hand basin is beneath the window and is inset in a vanity unit with a faux marble worktop.


16' 7'' x 14' 1'' (5.05m x 4.3m)

The spacious lounge has the same original features as the family room. The tall, recessed window looks out into the garden and has space for a window seat. The flooring is both carpet and wood. There is a blocked fireplace with an electric fire but this could be reopened to a become a working fire again. A door leads into the dining room.

Dining Room

13' 9'' x 12' 0'' (4.2m x 3.65m)

Enter the dining room by going down 4 steps from the lounge. It has a tongue and groove ceiling with a ceiling hatch to the loft space. The 3 windows overlook the garden and the flooring is both wood laminate and carpet. There is a built-in cupboard with a louvre door and an archway leading to the kitchen. The large dining room has ample space for a table and seating for 6-8 people.


12' 6'' x 8' 10'' (3.8m x 2.7m)

The bright kitchen has a window looking out to the back of the property onto the gravelled driveway. It has a similar tongue and groove ceiling as the dining room to continue the decorative theme and the walls and floor are neutral. There are fitted floor and wall units with cream doors, worktop, breakfast bar and a coloured tiled splashback. An integrated extractor fan is above the standalone cooker. The cooker and under counter fridge are included in the sale. A door leads into the utility room.

Utility Room

10' 10'' x 9' 2'' (3.3m x 2.8m)

Two shallow steps go down from the kitchen into the utility room that has a vinyl floor, faux marble worktops and a stainless-steel sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine and tumbler dryer and space for a freezer. The latter being included in the sale. A frosted glass external door and 2 skylights make it a bright room.


13' 5'' x 10' 4'' (4.1m x 3.14m)

The original staircase is carpeted and leads to a large landing. The landing has a high ceiling with original Victorian decorative coving and a tall, recessed window. Beneath the window is a built-in double cupboard. Doors lead off from the landing to the 4 bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

16' 5'' x 14' 3'' (5m x 4.34m)

Bedroom 1 is a spacious carpeted double bedroom with the same beautiful Victorian cornicing as the landing and an original double height skirting board. Providing plenty of light to this delightful room are dual aspect windows, each having their original working wooden shutters. There is a built-in cupboard with louvred doors, smaller cupboards under the deep recessed windows, a built-in bookcase and a double wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. In the corner of the room is a door opening into a shower en-suite. This handy internal room is wet walled with a toilet and a glass shower cubicle with an electric shower. There is a ceiling extractor fan and vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2

13' 5'' x 6' 11'' (4.1m x 2.1m)

Bedroom 2 is an elegant double bedroom which is carpeted and has a tall, recessed window with original wooden working shutters. This a delightful, airy room has cornicing and high skirting boards.


5' 11'' x 5' 11'' (1.8m x 1.8m)

Bedroom 3

14' 3'' x 7' 5'' (4.35m x 2.25m)

At the other end of the landing are bedrooms 3 and 4. These rooms were originally one room but have been divided and had the ceilings lowered to preserve the original Victorian cornicing that is now hidden. Bedroom 3 is a single bedroom which is currently being used as an office. It is carpeted and has a tall, recessed window with shelving and original working wooden shutters.

Bedroom 4

10' 10'' x 8' 10'' (3.3m x 2.7m)

Bedroom 4 is currently being used as a single bedroom but could be changed to a small double. It is carpeted, has a tall, recessed window with working wooden shutters. Another delightful room with plenty of natural light.


22' 4'' x 11' 6'' (6.8m x 3.5m)

The garage is attached but is accessed externally from the house. It is stone built, has electricity, an up and over garage door and a single side door to the garden. Next to the garage is a former coal shed and workshop. Both have doors opening into the garden.


Outside is a large front garden that has established shrubs and lawn with a stone dyke wall around its border. A path runs along the front of the property to front door, utility room, garage, coal shed and workshop. At the rear of the property is a gravel driveway to allow for off road parking and access to the garage. A small block built shed houses the oil tank.

Included in the sale are carpets, curtains, blinds, an electric standalone cooker, under counter fridge and an upright freezer. To view this remarkable property, please call Pollard Property on 01847 894141 to arrange an appointment.

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Manu House Castletown
Thurso KW14 8TY
County: Caithness
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: PEL0000888

P: 01847 894141

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