Karen at Monster Moves is delighted to bring this Grade B Listed Longhouse to the market. North House is situated in an elevated location in Deerness and benefits from panoramic sea views of the North Isles. Offering accommodation across two properties the Long House itself comprises of a living room with a traditional box bed, bedroom, kitchen/dining room, shower room, old kiln and a storage utility area. The annex has began being converted into a 2 bedroom extension with en-suites. Each bedroom has its own entrance and may be suitable for holiday accommodation or additional bedrooms. Oil central heating is in place in the long house, while the annex has chimney in situ for log burning stoves.
North House was saved from a derelict condition in 2013. With new roof trusses which are visible throughout along with exposed beams and a new slate roof. Built to comply with a newbuild standard although it has been restored using traditional methods such as a lime pointed finish inside and out which are in keeping of the properties natural construction.
Located on the East Mainland coast with spectacular panoramic views this property is a rare find. North House is located 12 miles from Kirkwall City centre where local amenities can be found such as the hospital, doctors surgeries, dentists, supermarkets and local shops. The airport is is approx. 8 miles from North House and the Pentland Ferry port which provides one of the main transport links to Mainland Scotland is approx. 16 miles away.
Local Primary school age children are catchment area for St Andrews Primary School and secondary age students attend Kirkwall Grammar School.
LIVING ROOM (8.1m x 3.5m)
Situated in the centre of the long house with an open fire on a stone built wall which is finished in lime stone along with exposed beams which continue to flow through the whole property. There are 4 windows in the living room, two of which look onto the spectacular sea view on offer. A traditional box bed is situated in this area along with hand crafted window shutters.
KITCHEN/DINING (7.6m x 3.5m)
Situated alongside the kiln at the end of the longhouse is a large kitchen/dining room which could also accommodate a comfortable seating area. There are double wooden doors which gain access into the old kiln. Traditional windows overlooking both sides of the property, white lime stone walls, exposed roof beams and hand crafted stone floor this room is certainly offering the traditional original features one would expect in a listed long house. The hand crafted solid wood kitchen with Belfast sink, Stanley stove and pots and pans hanging from the trusses add to the charm. There is a solid oak external door offering access in and out of the property into the kitchen area.
BEDROOM 1 (3.5m x 3.5m)
Situated to the far end of the property with dual aspect windows one of which is on the end gable looking across towards Halley beach. The bedroom has a lime brick interior wall along with a hand crafted stone floor.
SHOWER ROOM (1.3m x 2.4m)
The shower room has a lime stone interior wall along with a hand crafted stone floor. There is a white pedestal sink, w/c and mains shower.
OUTER BUILDING (5.3m x 4.0m each + en-suite)
The property offers an extension which is incomplete. This area comprises of what will be two en-suite bedsits, each with their own main entrance. The exterior is more or less complete and interior partitions are in place. There is 2 stone fireplace inserts ready for wood burning stoves to be installed. This area could lend itself to several uses with the correct permission in place.
The plot is mainly clay with some vegetable plots and fruit trees. There is off-road parking on the driveway.
EPC - F
Council Tax band - B
Heating - Oil central heating with open fire in the living room and a stove in the kitchen.
When in Deerness turn up the Halley Road. Turn right at the Greentoft Road. Take the first left, then continue until the end of the road where you will find North House.