Front of property
Rear of property
Rear of property and Stables
View West to Watsness
Garden with Foula on the horizon
Garden with view of Watsness Loch
View towards Loch of Watsness with Foula in the distance
Additional Land now included
This stone built former Manse is situated in an isolated and peaceful location with spectacular views taking in the grand panoramic scene of Foula and the Atlantic Ocean. Major renovation is required but the benefits in remodelling the interior gives scope to plan a dream home as an exciting venture and opportunity to express individuality and style. Viewing is most certainly highly recommended.
|Price:||Offers Over £35,000|
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|ACCOMMODATION:||Entrance Porch, Hallway, Sitting Room, Living Room, Kitchen, Four Bedrooms and Bathroom|
This imposing property was originally built as a Manse when the Minister travelled on horseback. The remains of the stable is situated to the rear of the property. It ceased as a Manse in about 1800 during which time various rooms were rented out to families and eventually through time only one family resided there until recent years.
Watsness is situated between Walls and Sandness the coastline of which varies from dramatic cliffs to long sea lochs, or 'voes', reaching far into a landscape of heathery hills and green crofts.
Walls is still a crofting community but also a centre of the seafood industry, with many fish and shellfish farms and inshore fishing boats. The main road west to Walls (pronounced Waas) passes through the middle of the district but, to get a feel for the area, it’s essential to head off down one of the many side roads. There’s no obvious touring route and it helps to take a good map.
Walls has amenities which include Shop/Post Office, Marina, Village Hall, Happyhansel Primary School, a Swimming Pool and a Care Home.
The voes are ideal for yachting and canoeing. Modern marinas at Walls, Aith and Skeld reserve berths for visiting sailors and the annual regattas are major social events. Like the Skeld Sheepdog Trials and the Walls Agricultural Show, these usually include a concert and dance where visitors are welcome. In summer several village halls offer Sunday teas - terrific value with home-baking and a chance to meet local people.
A favourite coastal walk is along the coast from Walls to Sandness, taking in the grand panorama of Foula and the Atlantic from Watsness, the superb cliffs and sea stacks of Deepdale, over Sandness Hill and down past the ancient water mills at Huxter to the sandy beach at Melby. Some of the best beaches among dozens in the West Mainland are Sand, Reawick, Westerwick and Culswick.
ENTRANCE PORCH - (Approx. 2.24m x 2.24m) - Entrance to the property is accessed by a concrete path with a metal handrail. Storage cupboard containing storage shelves. Skylight. Glass panelled door leads into the Hallway.
HALLWAY – (Approx. 1.16m x 2.27m)
BATHROOM – (Approx. 1.68m x 3.55m) - Window with frosted glass. Bath and toilet. Radiator.
HALLWAY – (Approx. 0.96m x 4.22m) - Carpeted stairway with wooden bannister leading to First Floor. Fuse box. Storage cupboard approx. 1m x 3m
SITTING ROOM - (Approx. 4.1m x 4.19m) - Window with view towards the Loch and onwards to Foula. Tiled fireplace. Radiator.
PORCH - (Approx. 2m x 2m)
LIVING ROOM – (Approx. 5m x 3m) - Window with view towards Foula.
KITCHEN - (Approx. 6.5m x 3.5m) - Window same aspect as other rooms towards Loch and Foula. Four double sockets at work top level. Sink and worktops. Another window looking out onto surrounding croft land. Wall hanging shelving.
LANDING – (Approx. 6m x 2m)
BEDROOM 1 - (Approx. 3.13m x 2.99m) - Large window looking onto croft land. Radiator. Two double sockets.
BEDROOM 2 - (Approx. 2.81m x 3.42m) - Window also overlooking croft land. Two Radiators. Fireplace. Wall mounted double socket.
BEDROOM 3 – (Approx. 3.7m x 3.91m) - Window looking onto the sea. Fireplace. Two radiators.
BEDROOM 4 – (Approx. 2.74m x 2.74m) - Window looking out to the sea towards Foula. Water heater. Double socket. Wooden ladder leading to the Loft area.