Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pair of Caithness cottages to renovate

Caroline sent me this yummy pair of Highlands cottages. Caroline is in mid do-up herself, having bought a wreck I featured a year or so ago. More on that later.
Gate Cottage, in the hamlet of Noss a couple of miles form Wick in Caithness, is actually two cottages and comes with around half an acre of land.
The description isn't that clear on the current layout - the supplied floor plan looks like it may be aspirational rather than the reality, and the agent's info concentrates on the location of the cottages rather than the breakdown of rooms.

Having said that, there does appear to be a bathroom and a kitchen and the details suggest there are services available or connectable.

It's in a pretty and fairly remote location, surrounded by farms and fields and with distant sea views.
On the market via eMoov, with a guide price of £70k. More here and here.

I mentioned Caroline's project. She's renovating the cottage below, at Armadale in Caithness. This is how it looked when I saw it back in November 2015:

Caroline and her husband Mick have been busy! Here a just a few pictures from her excellent renovation project blog:

And this, should you need any incentive to go wreck hunting in the Highlands, is Armadale Bay and "Caroline's" beach: