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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Berstane Road, Kirkwall, Orkney Islands
Daisybank is an impressive period property which requires a degree of modernisation. However, it offers the potential purchaser a great opportunity to purchase one of Kirkwall's landmark dwellings, having been built as the St Magnus Cathedral Manse in the early 19th century. In keeping with the era of the property, Daisybank has a host of traditional features including cornicing, working window shutters, original flooring and fireplaces. The house is approached via a gated driveway. The entrance vestibule leads to the inner hallway. Both the Sitting Room and Dining Room are front facing and enjoy fine views and open aspects. Bedroom 5/study with en suite shower room, provides the flexibility of an additional bedroom or Home Office. The Dining Kitchen has an oil fired Aga, and built in pantry. There is Wc/Cloak and the the rear vestibule provides storage space and leads to the rear courtyard, garages, and walled garden.
The first floor comprises Bedroom 1 with en suite, and storage; 3 additional bedrooms; one with wash basin; Bathroom; Shower room; Linen cupboard; Additional storage; and access to attic space. A hallway from the first floor landing leads to a self contained flat. The flat has a Living Room, Bedroom, Kitchenette and Bathroom. The flat formerly had a separate entrance, and is capable of being converted back to a stand alone unit.
Kirkwall is the largest town on the mainland of Orkney and has a population of around 8,000. The town is well served with a wide range of independent shops and several chain supermarkets such as Tesco and the Co-op. There is a wide cultural scene including the annual St Magnus Festival and the Orkney Folk Festival. There is a secondary school and 2 primary schools together with a wide variety of sports being catered for at the Pickaquoy Sports Centre. There are also squash courts and an 18 hole golf course in Kirkwall and opportunities to enjoy many watersports.
Orkney is connected to the Scottish mainland by ferry services to Aberdeen, Scrabster and Gills Bay and air services to Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Generous grounds with walled garden extending to around 1.41 acres with additional land available by separate negotiation. Tractor Shed, Boiler Room, Garage and Greenhouse, Wine Storage.