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7 bedroom detached house for sale

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

Offers in Excess of £475,000

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

The Old Manse - UNDER OFFER.
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 or individually. The present owners operate The Kirk Abune-the-Hill as highly successful 4 star self-catering accommodation, sleeping 8. The business is a member of Visit Scotland and Orkney Tourism. The Kirk Abune-the-Hill, with it’s spacious multi-purpose public spaces may also be suitable as a craft/art gallery with café, as a craft work shop with accommodation for students, as a bed & breakfast or a family home.

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.

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31 March 2016

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