Karen at Monster Moves is delighted to bring this 1800's townhouse to the market. The property is located in the heart of Stromness and offers accommodation over two storeys which comprise of living room, kitchen/dining room, family room, utility room, cloakroom, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The large enclosed rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and access to the rear can be gained via a side gate from the street. The property has oil fired central heating and traditional sash and case windows throughout with secondary glazing. There is on-street parking at the front of the property.
The property was built around 200 years ago with traditional stone under a slate roof with lots of original features untouched. There are traditional fireplaces throughout the upper level in 3 of the 4 bedrooms. Grand feature staircase and tall skirting boards throughout and not to forget those high ceilings, giving the property a feeling of space and grandeur. The property was formally the local post office.
Located in the heart of Stromness in a conservation area, this property is just yards away from the local amenities including high street shops, doctors, chemist, cafes, butchers, furniture shops and supermarket. The ferry terminal is a short walk from the property which connects Orkney to the Mainland. A regular bus service operates from Stromness connecting you to other towns in Orkney. Orkney is renowned for its historical heritage, wildlife, art and jewellery to name but a few.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate this property.
Council Tax Band - D
EPC Rating - E
living room (4.4m x 4.0m)
The main living room is located to the front of the property with three large windows, allowing this to be a bright and welcoming room. Neutral decor and a modern inset electric, remote-controlled fireplace add to the ambience of this bright and spacious room. The living room was the original Post Office in years gone by, with the original doorway now a bookcase. There is ample space for sofas and freestanding furniture. The room is complete with radiator, pendant light and carpet.
Entrance hall (6.1m x 3.2m)
On entering the hallway you are welcomed into a wide-open feel space with high ceilings and period features throughout which offers a very grand feel. The hallway gives access to the living room, kitchen, family room, utility room, garden and original staircase. There are hooks at the door to store jackets. The hallway is complete with radiator, pendant light and lino flooring.
Kitchen/dining room (4.1m x 3.7m)
A neutrally decorated kitchen with fitted beach units, black laminate worktop, tiled splashback and stainless steel sink. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine in the kitchen, however, the property does have a utility room which also provides space for these white goods. Access to the oil fired boiler is located in a cupboard in the kitchen. The kitchen is complete with lino and 2 pendant lights. A 7 burner gas range cooker with electric double oven which along with the American style fridge/freezer is included in the sale.
Family room/dining room (4.1m x 2.6m)
This neutrally decorated room is located off the kitchen and provides ample space for freestanding furniture, dining table and chairs. It is currently being used as a snug. It has access from the main hallway and the kitchen. The room is complete with carpet.
Utility room (2.3m x 1.3m)
The utility room has fitted base units, worktop and a sink. There is plumbing for a washing machine.
Cloakroom (1.9m x 0.9m)
Cloakroom with white wash hand basin and WC is complete with lino flooring.
Master bedroom (4.6m x 4.0m)
The master bedroom is bright and spacious due to the double aspect windows which make the room bright and welcoming. The high ceiling, cornice and skirting boards along with a picture rail complement the room. The room is complete with an open fire set in a cast iron insert and solid wood surround.
Bedroom 2 (4.0m X 3.1m)
Bedroom 2 is located on the front of the property with a high ceiling, skirting board along with an original fireplace. There is ample space for freestanding furniture and kingsize bed.
Bedroom 3 (4.0m x 3.3m)
Bedroom 3 is located to the rear of the property, overlooking the large garden which this property has to offer. The bedroom is of a good size and has another original fireplace.
Bedroom 4 (2.0m x 2.0m)
Single bedroom, currently set up as a home office. Shelving on the wall offering ample storage.
Bathroom (4.0m x 1.7m)
The bathroom is located to the rear of the property. The 4 piece traditional white suite with matching ceramic tiles on the walls and in the shower add to the character within the house. The bathroom is complete with lino flooring. Access to the loft is gained from within this room.
Landing (4.5m x 3.2m)
The landing of this property is a light and spacious area offering access to all the bedrooms and bathroom.
The garden is all at the back of the property. With a traditional slabbed and sheltered area at the back door, with steps leading up onto the main lawned garden. The property benefits from an entrance from the street into the lower garden area.
As you enter into Stromness take the exit to Northend Road off the roundabout. Follow the road through the street, then onto Alfred Street. The property on the corner as you enter onto Alfred Street.