Easter Craigs was built in 1984 on the site of an old croft house. It enjoys a pleasant rural location offering complete peace and tranquillity, this detached property offers a charming highland retreat on the outskirts of Golspie. Set in an elevated position, Easter Craigs enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views over woodland towards the Duke of Sutherland statue, and the Moray Firth. On a nice day the far reaching views go right across to the Cairngorms. The property, which has been extended over the years, provides bright and spacious accommodation laid over two floors. The ground floor comprises: Sitting room, kitchen/dining area, sun room, utility room, shower room and study/4th bedroom with a further three bedrooms and family bathroom on the first floor. Externally, the property sits in well maintained and landscaped garden grounds extending to approximately one acre. The spacious garage provides excellent parking and storage space. The views from this property are far reaching and really must be viewed to be appreciated.
The property stands in a rural location within the crofting community of Backies which lies on high land above the village of Golspie on the East Sutherland coast. Golspie is a thriving Highland community and has an excellent range of facilities including primary and secondary schools, hospital, swimming pool with fitness room, well renowned golf club and popular beach. There are also many beautiful local walks in and around Golspie. There are good road and rail links to the north and south and Inverness is approximately 53 miles away and provides all the additional facilities of an expanding city, including an airport, modern shopping centres, excellent recreational facilities and a wide selection of restaurants and hotels.
As you approach Golspie from the south, drive through the village on the A9 following the road past the exit for Dunrobin Castle grounds (on your right). Immediately after the bend, turn left under the railway bridge (sign to Backies) and follow this single track road up the hill for approximately 1km. At the T-junction turn left and follow this road until you come to another T-junction, turn right here. After approximately 100m there is a sign on the left to Backies Water Treatment Works turn sharp right up the steep road. (if you reach a cattle grid you have missed the turning). Just above the Water Treatment Works there are two tracks. Take the right one, there is a stone labelled "Easter Craigs" and follow this road for about 200m.
Entrance through glazed UPVC door into:
VESTIBULE: 2.47m x 1.57m (8'1” x 5'2”)
Tiled flooring. Ceiling light. Fitted coat hooks. Timber framed door leads into hallway.
Access is given to sitting room, kitchen/dining area, shower room and study/4th bedroom. Fitted book shelving under stairwell. Open staircase to landing. Radiator. Carpet.
SHOWER ROOM: 2.98m x 1.21m (9'8" x 3'11")
Comprising WC, wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Tiled splash back. Ladder style heated towel rail. Rear facing window fitted with roller blind. Fitted wall shelving.
LOUNGE: 6.82m x 4.21m (22'5" x 13'9")
Nicely proportioned room with attractive fireplace, set on a raised tiled hearth, with a chimney breast made of sandstone from the old croft house, making an impressive focal point. Side facing window enjoying superb uninterrupted views across the Moray Firth. Two radiators. Carpet. Double sliding doors lead to the sun room with further double sliding doors leading into the kitchen/dining area.
SUN ROOM: 4.69m x 3.38m (15'4" x 11'1")
Offering a very pleasant atmosphere for relaxing and enjoying uninterrupted views across the Moray Firth this has been a great addition to the property and enjoys a south facing aspect. Three Velux windows. Radiator.
KITCHEN/DINER: 6.37m x 3.75m (20'11" x 12'5")
This bright and spacious room can be accessed from the hall, sitting room and utility room and enjoys open views across woodland over towards Ben Bhraggie from the dining area. The kitchen comprises a generous number of wall and base units incorporating a stainless steel double sink with mixer tap and drainer. Oil fired Rayburn cooker. Tiled splash-back. Side facing window. Vinyl flooring. Recessed lighting. A breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the dining area which enjoys a patio door and picture window that leads out on to a paved balcony, ideal for relaxing and taking in the superb open views. The dining area is laid to carpet and has a drop light over the table area. Two drop lights over the breakfast bar. Two radiators.
UTILITY ROOM: 3.22m x 2.21m (11'6" x 7'2")
Accessed from the kitchen there is also an external door which leads to the rear of the property. This practical room is fitted with wall and base units and incorporates a Belfast sink. Tiled splash-back. Plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine. Space for a free standing cooker. Shelved storage cupboard with double sliding doors. Rear facing window. Vinyl flooring.
STUDY/4th BEDROOM: 3.05m x 2.86m (10' x 9'4")
This room is currently used as a study with extensive wall shelving but would also make an ideal ground floor single bedroom. Carpet. Radiator. Side facing window.
From the entrance hall an open staircase leads up to the landing.
Access to three bedrooms and family bathroom. Hatch to loft. Radiator. Wall shelving. Carpet.
BEDROOM 1: 3.89m x 2.99m (12'9" x 9'10")
Nicely proportioned and bright room with side facing window enjoying spectacular sea views across the Moray Firth towards the Cairngorms. Built-in double wardrobes with hanging rail. Radiator. Coomb ceiling. Carpet.
BEDROOM 2: 3.88m x 3.17m (12'9 " x 10'5")
Another nicely proportioned room with side facing window enjoying open views across woodland to the hills beyond. Built-in double wardrobe. Vanity wash hand basin with cupboard under. Tiled splash-back. Wall mounted mirror with LED light. Carpet.
BEDROOM 3: 3.33m x 2.91m (10'11" x 9'3")
Front facing Velux window. Door into wardrobe with hanging rail and shelving. Fitted wall shelving. Carpet. Radiator.
BATHROOM: 2.18m x 2.15m ( 7'2" x 7')
Comprising coloured WC, wash hand basin and bath. Tiled splash-back. Heated ladder style towel rail. Rear facing window with open views over woodland. Laminate flooring.
Detached garage with up and over door with timber access door to the rear. The garage has lighting and a power supply and houses the controls for the recently installed borehole.
The property benefits from a charming garden which extends to approximately one acre. The garden is very private and secluded and has been very well maintained. It has been attractively developed with a deer proof vegetable garden, a variety of trees, shrubs, bushes and flower beds all providing plenty of colour throughout the spring and summer months. There is a right of way over part of the access road which belongs to Sutherland Estates. There is also a very short section of the access road which is shared with a neighbouring property. Timber framed garden shed.