7 bedroom detached house for sale

The Old Manse and The Kirk Abune-the-Hill, Swannay

Offers in Region of £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious former manse and outstanding conversion of former Kirk.
  • Former Kirk is a high quality self catering property.
  • Enjoys outstanding views.

Full description

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The Old Manse and The Kirk Abune-the-Hill are two fine period dwellings both offering a high standard of accommodation and an outstanding view, to the south, across farmland with the Loch of Hundland in the distance. The two delightful properties together with a purpose built studio, are offered for sale together. The present owners operate The Kirk Abune-the-Hill as highly successful 4 star self-catering accommodation and it is to be sold fully equipped and furnished, to sleep 8, together with it’s website. The business is a member of Visit Scotland and Orkney Tourism.

The Old Manse and The Kirk Abune-the-Hill are situated along the north coast of the West Mainland approximately 20 miles from Kirkwall with local amenities, including a primary school, post office, hotel, butcher, pharmacy and supermarket, available approximately 6 miles away in Dounby. There is also a general store 1.5 miles away at Palace, Birsay.

The Old Manse is a substantial 3 bedroom dwellinghouse completely renovated in recent years. The attractive property benefits from oil fired central heating provided by the Rayburn range in the kitchen and UPVC framed double glazed windows. The living room and dining room both have solid fuel stoves with the exposed stone surround in the dining room extending to the ceiling.

There is a modern fitted kitchen incorporating a fridge, freezer and dishwasher together with a breakfast bar and new floor coverings. There are also a study/bedroom and bathroom, with shower cubicle and bath on the ground floor. The rear vestibule has plumbing for a washing machine and doors into the kitchen and second toilet. The three bedrooms are on the first floor.

To the front there is a large patio and to the rear a walled garden, store and a workshop with insulated roof, partly insulated floor and electricity.

The Kirk Abune-the–Hill was built in 1830 and played a vital role in the communities of Birsay, Evie and the surrounding area. The kirks sympathetic renovation, completed in March 2014, from a shell to an immaculate 4 bedroom dwellinghouse features a large open plan living–dining–kitchen on the ground floor and a first floor recreation area with balcony looking down onto the ground floor living room. There are UPVC framed double glazed windows and modern air source heating together with a solid fuel stove in the recreation area.

The main bedroom upstairs has a balcony with double glass doors overlooking the downstairs living area and has a jack and jill door to the main bathroom with shower cubicle, bath and toilet. Bedroom 3 has an en-suite shower room and also a balcony with double glass doors overlooking the downstairs. The fourth bedroom is at present set up for two single beds. On the ground floor is also a utility room, shower room and a bedroom with en-suite shower.

The studio is located between the two houses and the well insulated building has electric heating, , lights power points and cushioned vinyl floor covering.

There are substantial parking areas to the rear of both the kirk and the manse and paths around both buildings.

Manse - Vestibule 
1.35m x 1.4m
UPVC framed front door with double glazed panel, 2 windows, glazed door into hall.

Manse - Hall 
3.63m x 3.17m
Radiator, stairs to first floor, doors into study, bathroom and living room.

Manse - Study 
1.92m x 3.58m
Window with working shutters, radiator, alcove.

Manse - Living room 
4.32m x 4.76m
Window, 3 radiators, solid fuel stove sits on stone hearth with stone surround, doors into dining room and kitchen.

Manse - Dining room 
3.15m x 3.4m
Window with working shutters, radiator, solid fuel stove, exposed stone wall alcove.

Manse - Kitchen 
3.5m x 5.2m
Plus 2.5m x 2.03m. 3 windows, 2 radiators, oil fired Rayburn range, modern fitted base and wall cupboards incorporating a sink, fridge and freezer, breakfast bar, built-in cupboard, door into rear vestibule.

Manse - Rear vestibule 
1.5m x 1.8m
Wooden rear door, window, plumbing for a washing machine.

Manse - Toilet 
1.85m x 1.6m
W.c., wash hand basin.

Manse - Bathroom 
2.66m x 3.6m
Window, 4 piece suite including a shower cubicle and double ended bath, radiator.

Manse - Landing 
1.23m x 3.21m
Plus 2.34m x 0.95m. Window, access to attic, radiator.

Manse - Bedroom 1 
4.3m x 4.72m
Window with working shutters, cornice, radiator, mantle piece, shelved alcove, shelved cupboard.

Manse - Bedroom 2 
3.53m x 4.76m
Window with working shutters, radiator, mantle piece, cornice.

Manse - Bedroom 3 
3.02m x 3.28m
Window with working shutters, radiator, fire place.

Kirk - Vestibule 
3.48m x 3.16m
Wooden front door with glazed panel, glazed side panel, flagstone floor, stairs to first floor, cupboard beneath staircase, glazed door into open plan living room/dining area/kitchen.

Kirk - Living room 
7.4m x 7.6m
2 large window, 2 air source heaters, exposed wooden floor, doors into utility room and shower room and bedroom.

Kirk - Dining area 
4.03m x 4.2m
Window, air source heater, exposed wooden floor, open plan into kitchen.

Kirk - Kitchen 
3.54m x 4.2m
Patio doors, windows, modern fitted base cupboards incorporating 4 ring hob, extractor fan, oven, integral dishwasher.

Kirk - Utility room 
1.86m x 3.0m
Sink, cupboard, plumbing for a washing machine, exposed wooden floor.

Kirk - Shower room 
2.3m x 3.71m
Window, shower cubicle, w.c., wash hand basin, heated towel rail.

Kirk - Bedroom 1 
3.35m x 3.85m
Window, alcove.

Kirk - Landing 
1.0m x 3.2m
Window, glazed door into first floor living room.

Kirk - Recreation room 
4.26m x 7.83m
Solid fuel stove, exposed wooden floor, doors into bathroom and bedroom.

Kirk - Bathroom 
2.9m x 3.38m
Window, 4 piece suite including a shower cubicle and bath, heated towel rail, jack & jill door into bathroom.

Kirk - Bedroom 2 
4.0m x 4.53m
Window, glazed doors onto balcony, jack & jill door into bathroom.

Kirk - Bedroom 3 
3.48m x 4.0m
Window, glazed doors onto balcony.

Kirk - En-suite 
1.2m x 2.8m
Shower cubicle, w.c., wash hand basin.

Kirk - Bedroom 4  
2.63m x 4.0m
Window.

Studio 
4.44m x 6.26m
10 foot ceiling approx., 2 windows, panel heater, UPVC framed door with double glazed panels.

Workshop 
3.5m x 7.0m
approx. Wooden door, 2 windows, lights, power points.

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31 March 2016

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  • Thurso (39.3 mi)
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  • Thurso (39.3 mi)
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