East Manse, Lady Village, Sanday, Orkney, KW17 2BW

£185,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: MMKW17260321KA
  • Type: Detached House, Garage
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Driveway
  • Outside Space: Front & Rear Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • SOLD
  • Detached 5 bedroom property
  • Island lifestyle
  • Close to Schools and local amenities
  • Home report, floor plan and walkthrough video on Monster Moves website
  • WhatsApp/virtual viewings available

Property Summary

Monster Moves is delighted to bring this deceptively large and stylish Manse to the market. Positioned in the heart of Sanday, in Lady Village, this 5 bedroom detached property with a large garden is a rare find. The property comprises of 3 spacious reception rooms with a well designed kitchen, large dining room, study, spacious utility currently also used as a gym, family bathroom and a cosy living room with fireplace and multi-fuel stove. The property is neutrally decorated and has period features throughout. East Manse has potential to possibly lend itself as a B&B or a magnificent family home due to the size and style of this property. The house benefits from views over farmland to the sea to the North, South and East. It is positioned a short walk from the island’s community shop, the Sanday Heritage Centre, doctors surgery and a choice of beautiful sandy beaches.

East Manse, until recently the Church of Scotland Manse for Lady Parish, is recorded as having been built originally between 1814 and 1818, during the time of the Reverend William Ramage. This historic building has existed alongside and out-lived the lifespans of three sequential kirks, most recently the East Kirk which was built in 1881 and eventually demolished in the 1990’s when money could not be raised to repair the spire. Services at that time moved to a church elsewhere on Sanday, but East Manse remained in use as the residence of the incumbent minister. East Manse is recorded as having been extended in 1850 by the Reverend John Paul, who was notably responsible for the construction of what is now the livingroom and master bedroom above. The walled garden and sundial were installed by the Reverend David Calderwood, who also oversaw the construction of the East Kirk in 1881. The datestone for East Kirk can still be seen displayed among the flowerbeds of East Manse. The house was once again improved during the mid 1980’s, with the complete replacement of the roof on the main house and improvements to the single storey extension now housing the utility room, cloakroom and single garage. The building fell out of regular use in more recent years when Sanday ceased to be home to full time clergy.
East Manse has now been lovingly upgraded into a warm and comfortable family home by the present occupants. All of the house, with the exception of the utility, cloakroom and garage, has been redecorated since 2019. New carpets and laminate flooring and a new bathroom suite have been fitted. External doors and ground floor windows were replaced in 2020. A complete new economical oil-fired heating system was installed in 2019 and insulation has been added to the loft and around ground floor window recesses. The owners report the property has greatly benefited from the changes made with regard to the running costs.
Improvements to the already attractive garden are ongoing. Flowerbeds have been reinstated to complement the mature trees and shrubs in the walled front garden. Hard landscaping has been put in place to provide shelter for cuttings and young trees planted over the last year in the back garden, and to create a sheltered seating area and fire pit looking out over farmland to the sea and neighbouring island North Ronaldsay. A children’s play area has been created amongst young trees and a substantial wooden garden shed and potting shed are under construction in the back courtyard. These are timetabled to be completed prior to the completion of sale.

Although in move-in condition, this impressive building has more scope for change according to personal taste, with ample space to install both en-suites and a second family bathroom, or even to create a separate ‘granny annex’ in the single storey extension, subject to the necessary consents.
Sanday is an outer isle which is a short sea crossing or a 13 minute flight from mainland Orkney. It is currently one of the larger inhabited islands with around 550 people living there. Sanday sits on the north coast of Scotland and is famous for its sandy bays and clear seas, along with a wealth of wildlife, heritage and archaeology. Sanday has a wonderful and welcoming community spirit with regular dances and an annual show in normal circumstances. There is a junior high school, two well stocked shops, two pubs and a community hub. For the sporting enthusiasts there is a 9 hole golf course, football pitches, indoor sports hall, swimming pool and gym. There is a resident doctor and two nurses plus a garage/repair shop. During lockdown the island was self sufficient and supplies were plentiful. To the time of writing there have been no cases of coronavirus on Sanday.

Further information can be found on www.sanday.co.uk.

Full Details

ENTRANCE PORCH (2.3m x 1.0m)
East Manse offers a grand entrance hall. Neutrally decorated with a cream tiled floor and a large window which provides lots of natural light.

LIVING ROOM (4.3m x 4.7m)
Positioned to the front of the property with a large bay window. Neutrally decorated with statement cornice and cream carpet. Wooden mantle with multi fuel stove.

KITCHEN (3.9m x 4.2m)
East Manse offers a spacious kitchen with space for a dining table. Neutral decor, dual aspect windows, white wall and base units with laminate worktops. Space for a fridge freezer, cooker and a dishwasher.

DINING ROOM (4.0m x 4.2m)
The dining room is positioned to the side of the property with dual aspect windows. Neutral decor, laminate flooring along with ample space for a large dining table and freestanding furniture.

STUDY (4.6m x 3.9m)
Positioned on the ground floor level is this large study that overlooks the front of the property with neutral decor, statement cornice and fitted carpet.

Positioned alongside the kitchen is the back kitchen/utility room, with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. This room also has shelving for storage along with a cloakroom.

CLOAKROOM (0.8m x 2.5m)
Positioned alongside the back kitchen/utility room is a convenient cloakroom comprising of a pedestal sink and w/c.

A spacious bedroom with a large window over looking the front of the property. Neutral decor, carpet and cornice with ample space for freestanding furniture.

BEDROOM 2 (4.6m x 3.2m)
A spacious double bedroom with lilac decor, light grey carpet, cornice and views to the rear of the property.

BEDROOM 3 (4,3m x 4.7m)
A double room with a window sitting in an alcove. This room is neutrally decorated with carpet.

BEDROOM 4 (4.0m x 3.0m)
Spacious double bedroom with shelving situated in an alcove. The room has a carpeted floor with a large window overlooking the countryside views.

BEDROOM 5 (4.0m x 2.6m)
A spacious double bedroom with space for freestanding furniture, neutral decor, carpet and cornice.

BATHROOM (2.7m x 1.4m)
The bathroom has a 3 piece suite with a white wash basin sitting on a vanity unit, white w/c and a white electric overhead shower. There is wet wall around the shower and tiling above the wash basin. The bathroom is decorated neutrally with laminate flooring.

GARAGE (3.6m x 3.3m)
The garage is a large single garage with space for a car or bikes if needed.

A large enclosed garden which is mainly laid to lawn. Included in the sale is a newly created summer house which is soon to be complete with wooden cladding. There is a driveway with space for parking several cars.

Council Tax Band - D
EPC Rating - E
Floor space - Approx. 297sqm
Historic woodworm activity was noted on the home report. This has been treated.

Positioned in Lady Village and is clearly sign posted at the entrance to the driveway.

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Property Location

Contact Office

Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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