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Ness Road, KW16

Key features

  • Desirable location
  • Sea views
  • Large garden
  • Historic and characterful


Harcus Property are proud to present to the market this historic, charming and characterful 'B' Listed property. Ideally situated in the south end on the outskirts of Stromness, boasting panoramic views over Stromness Bay to the front and the Golf Course to the rear with the Hoy Hills beyond.
Originally a boatyard in the 1800's, over the years it has underwent many adaptions. After the Second World War, the late Stanley Cursiter, painter, sculptor and director of the National Galleries of Scotland, converted and redesigned the building to a home and studio. The house still boasts the original staircase, which was situated on the outside in its former life as a boathouse, along with 18th Century doors shipped from Kirknewton House in Edinburgh and even some timbers from an old army hut.
Stenigar is approached by a chipped driveway flanked on either side by garden grounds, mainly laid to lawn with a wealth of mature trees, bushes and shrubs. There is also a large garage with workshop space.
Internally the house provides generous accommodation over two floors, which is ideal for entertaining, family living or as a bed and breakfast establishment. The property is entered through the vestibule with a shower room situated off here. The entrance hall boasts the original external staircase and wooden floor. The kitchen is fitted with an oil fired Rayburn, double eye level oven and a hob and has a utility room accessed from here. Also on the ground floor is a bedroom, office and a superb living room/diningroom, with a large bowed bay window to the front along with a substantial conservatory to the rear, enjoying the views to the Golf Couse with the Hoy Hills beyond. A further three generous sized double bedrooms are situated on the first floor, two with en-suite shower rooms, a bathroom, box room and a stupendous livingroom with an open fireplace and offering spectacular views to the sea from its large bowed bay window.
In addition to the main house, there is a studio apartment and two 2 bedroom self-contained apartments. The apartments have their own external access, as well as being accessed from the primary accommodation, which allows them to be utilised completely independently or used as additional accommodation for the main house.
A one bedroom cottage at the bottom of the garden is also available to purchase.
Stenigar is currently operating as a bed and breakfast establishment, with the apartments let as holiday accommodation. Situated a pleasant short walk to the picturesque heart of Stromness which boasts a wealth of independent shops and places to eat and has a regular ferry to the Scottish Mainland.


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Ness Road, KW16


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Harcus Law Ltd, Kirkwall

13 Bridge Street, St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1HR

Harcus Law Ltd, Kirkwall

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