Wyvelsfield is in the coastal town of Wick in Caithness. The property is in a delightful setting, its one acre grounds enclosed by a beautiful stone wall and with views over the established, organically managed gardens. The house, which was …
Wyvelsfield is in the coastal town of Wick in Caithness. The property is in a delightful setting, its one acre grounds enclosed by a beautiful stone wall and with views over the established, organically managed gardens. The house, which was built in 1849, is now in need of some modernisation but retains its beautifully proportioned rooms and original features including flagstone walls, shuttered bay windows and intricate cornicing.
Wyvelsfield is on the route of the North Coast 500 and the owners have taken advantage of this by letting a ground floor, one bedroom wing of the house through AirBnB www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/18726096 achieving high levels of occupancy throughout the season. The potential exists to expand the holiday accommodation in the house as well as developing further accommodation within the grounds, subject to the necessary consents. The North Coast 500 www.northcoast500.com is an initiative designed to develop economic growth across the North Highlands. The route has been enormously successful, attracting tourists from all over the world bringing with them a demand for goods and services. In addition to the benefits of tourism, there is now a multimillion pound investment in Wick for the renewable energy industry which will generate income and a workforce for the foreseeable future.
This beautiful and dramatic Caithness coastline sits against a backdrop of spectacular mountain scenery, home to a wide variety of native wildlife and providing ideal hill walking and climbing. Inland is the Flows National Nature Reserve, designated for its spectacular peat and wet lands, while the River Thurso, which runs through the heart of the Reserve, is a salmon and sea trout river of great renown drawing fishermen from across the world.