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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 reception rooms
  • Freehold


The Business
Ramscraigs Boarding Kennels was established in 2000. Ideally situated adjacent to the main A9. It has a large catchment area covering Caithness, north Sutherland and the Orkneys, all of whom when travelling by road pass by the front door. This Boarding Kennels & Grooming Parlour has two fully renovated croft houses and sundry out buildings including a four berth garage .In 2003 an extension was added to the kennels, increasing the capacity of dogs to be held at any one time to 35. This new extension consists of large pens each designed to board two 20 stone St Bernard dogs. Each pen has its own secure exercise area and, in addition to that, the dogs are exercised in a large grassed area from which they cannot escape. A grooming parlour that utilises the best of modern equipment was added to the kennels in 2005. The owners are willing to sell the Kennels and business by separate negotiation for £110K.
Tykes Cottage has been completely renovated to an exceptionally high standard, and is in excellent decorative order. Accommodation consists of lounge, kitchen, conservatory, bathroom and one bedroom. Tykes Studio flat has also been completely renovated to a high standard and consists of bedroom/lounge, kitchen and shower room. Both properties benefits from oil central heating, multi fuel stove and double glazing throughout.

The Area
The village of Dunbeath has a Primary School, Pre-school/Playgroup facilities, Church, Community Hall, Post Office and Shop. Dunbeath village is famous for the novelist Neil Gunn and the surrounding area and its people provided inspiration for several of his novels. The Dunbeath Heritage Centre features interesting displays on the natural and social history of the area. Beautiful walks can be taken down by the Dunbeath Strath along which there are several brochs (ancient fortified houses). The harbour has fine views looking across to Dunbeath Castle. The nearest large town is Wick some 20 miles away. There is a regular bus service to the north and south.

Tykes cottage (1)

Double uPVC doors to

Conservatory 5.84m x 3.41m with flagstone tile floor, five double power points, three double radiators, doorway with half-height gate to

Lounge 4.20m x 3.78m with solid oak flooring, four double power points, one double radiator, television point, three telephone points, solid fuel stove on flagstone hearth. Panelled door to

Bedroom 4.37m x 3.73m with four double power points, one double radiator, solid oak flooring, access hatch to loft, six sliding mirrored doors to built-in wardrobe.

From the Lounge, doorway to

Hallway with flagstone tiled floor, access hatch to loft, panelled door to storage cupboard. Panelled door to

Bathroom 3.11m x 1.60m with flagstone tiled floor, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower enclosure with multi-jet shower enclosure, one double radiator, double doors to built-in storage cupboard.

From the Hallway, fully glazed door to

Kitchen 4.50m x 2.60m with ceramic tiled floor, three double power points, cooker switch with single power point, one double radiator, fitted base and wall units with Belfast sink, integrated neff ceramic hob and double oven, built-in shelved storage unit, glazed door to built-in storage cupboard, walls tongue and groove clad to dado rail level. Doorway and step up to

Conservatory/Office 4.03m x 1.40m with two double power points, one double radiator, flagstone tiled floor, uPVC door to exterior.

Tykes Cottage (2)

Fully glazed uPVC door to

Bed/Sitting Room 4.56m x 3.24m with four double power points, one double radiator, telephone point, partly combed ceiling. Doorway with half-height gate to

Kitchen 3.50m x 1.81m with partly combed ceiling, flagstone tiled floor, two double power points, one double radiator, fitted base units with stainless steel sink and drainer, wall-mounted extractor fan, wall-mounted central heating boiler and central heating controller. Panelled door to

Shower Room 1.86m x 1.39m with flagstone tiled floor, partly combed ceiling, WC, one double radiator, shower enclosure with electric shower.

Kennels 13m x 19m The main building housing seventeen kennels in two bays with a large enclosed out-door run, a grooming area, kitchen, toilet and reception and quarantine areas.
4.8m x 3.6m There are also two separate domestic kennels with electricity supplies and six pens.

Garage 15.1 x 5.9 detached garage with power and light.

General At the front there is a walled garden with patio, lawn, trees, shrubs, coal bunker, tarmac drive with parking for several vehicles leading to Kennels reception area.
There is a canine memorial garden with heathers and standing stones. There are views over the Moray Firth towards the Cairngorm Mountains and views inland to the Scaraben hill range.

There is an attached lean-to workshop 4.2m x 2.3m with electricity supply.

To the rear via a second access road are located a very large four-berth garage, There is an enclosed vegetable plot with polytunnel and an enclosed secret garden featuring drystone built patio with pergola and an ornate raised pool.

Planning permission application for the extension to the kennels for a further 10 pens has been obtained, and can be requested from our offices.
Accounts can requested at viewing.


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Local Amenities

  • Dunbeath Primary School 0.1 miles
  • Lybster Primary School 8 miles

Price history

Sold prices provided by Land Registry
7th Nov 2016 £250,000 Price reduced by £35,000
4th Aug 2016 £285,000 Price reduced by £40,000
5th Feb 2016 £325,000 Price increased by £50,000
1st Feb 2016 £275,000 First listed

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