Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this excellent opportunity to purchase this historic B listed building, which dates back to 1866, in the village of Castletown.
This most attractive stone-built dwelling, occupies a prominent position, and is of significant importance to the community and village life. Previously used as a Youth Club, this property has also been the village school, and used as a reading facility for underprivileged villagers, to help them to improve their education. It was also a refuge for fishermen, and run as a social club, being a regular entertainment facility for the villagers.
Over recent years the property has deteriorated and although work is needed done, the main structure of the building is reasonably sound. Throughout the property the accommodation extends to approximately 170m2 and comprises of a function hall with a beautiful bay window, cornicing and ceiling roses. There is a kitchen area with an original fireplace, a W.C and further function room. To the front of this dwelling there is Caithness Flagstone steps and garden ground which extends to 0.145 acres. There is scope when redeveloped to put in a mezzanine floor in the main hall to extend the existing accommodation.
Traill Hall was gifted to the village by Margaret Traill in 1866, who was the daughter of James Traill, of Rattar, who developed the flagstone industry in Caithness, exporting flagstones all around the world, and was the main employer in the village at that time.
It will be a condition of sale that the property has to be redeveloped within a reasonable timescale, to transform this property into a magnificent family home or any other use, which the Highland Council find acceptable.
Castletown is five miles from the most Northerly town of Thurso and has excellent amenities which include a post office, a butchers shop, a hairdresser, a convenience store, various takeaways as well as hotels. There is also a garage and primary school education. Coach links offer travel North and South and further facilities can be found in Thurso and Wick, which is a short car journey away.
Accommodation is as follows:
Internal Hall 3.68 × 3.5 m at longest and widest.
The hallway boasts high ceilings with coving and a window to the front elevation. There is an electric meter cupboard and doors give access to the main hall, kitchen and function room.
Main Hall 13.6 × 7.47 m
The main hall boasts original floorboards and has an attractive bay window with built in seating area. There is an exterior door which gives access to the outside garden, two storage cupboards and an original fireplace with cast iron surround. To the rear of this magnificent room are four windows, and a door gives access in to the kitchen,
Kitchen 1.05 × 3.34 m
The kitchen has solid wooden flooring, a dado rail and cornice. There is also a pendant light fitting and a fireplace. An opening gives access in to the W.C.
W.C. 1.1 × 1.83 m
This room has plumbing installed for a sink and toilet.
Function Room 5 × 8.14 m
This room has an attractive bay window to the front and built in seating areas. There is original solid wooden floorboards, a ceiling rose and coving,