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Freechurch Manse
New instruction

4 beds | 3 baths | 3 receptions | Offers over £330,000


  • Period Features
  • Barn With Development Opportunity
  • Superb Home
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms

Yvonne Fitzgerald is delighted to bring to the market this stunning period home  in the idyllic location of Bower.  This superb character property retains many period features throughout  and offers family living at it's best over two levels. Featured throughout the home are Caithness Flagstone flooring, window shutters, sash and case windows, coving and high ceilings. This delightful home  is accessed through a composite door which leads into the bright vestibule. This area of the home boasts Caithness flagstone flooring and features an industrial light fitting as well as a cast iron radiator.  Oak doors give access to the well presented  dining room, the  bathroom which boasts a jacuzzi bath  and the inner hall.  The inner hallway features a splendid chandelier light fitting and an  attractive original staircase. Caithness Flagstone has been laid to the floor and Oak doors lead to the lounge and stunning kitchen, as well as another hallway.

 The tastefully decorated lounge is well presented and features a beautiful painted fireplace with a Caithness flagstone hearth and an open coal fire.  The stunning kitchen has  white shaker style units with granite worktops and a Belfast sink.  The property also  benefits from a family room and  a useful laundry room on the ground floor which also has plenty of cupboard space.  Leading up to the first floor are two separate staircases. One of which is located just beside the laundry room which leads up onto a bedroom and a W.C.  This area  of the home could be turned into a self contained annex. The other staircase is located in the main entrance hall and leads up to four wonderful double bedrooms, as well as the stunning shower room. 



 In addition to the home there is a barn and two workshops as well as a wooden bin and log store.  The barn has power and light and could be turned into an air b n b apartment or just used as another  workshop. The property is accessed via a gated entrance and opens up into a gravel driveway.  There are areas of lawn to the rear with  flower borders, raised beds,  a chicken run, mature trees and a gazebo with various seating areas. 



Bower is only eight miles from the town of Thurso and eleven miles from the town of Wick and boasts its own primary school as well as a village hall.  In Wick, there is the John O 'Groats Airport with retail parks and various other amenities. There is a bus route between both main towns of Wick and Thurso as well as links to other areas throughout the Highlands.  There is a good selection of amenities in both Wick and Thurso which include a retail park, various hotels, restaurants, a cinema and swimming pool.  Castletown is a short car journey away and has a convenience store, a butcher, takeaways and a medical centre.



History Of The Manse

The Free Church Manse was built in 1844.  The Reverend James Winter lived at the manse and took over the ministry in 1891.  He was engaged to Peter Pan creator J M Barrie’s sister Margaret. Just six months after he was ordained, and three weeks before the wedding, the Reverend James Winter was tragically killed after being thrown off his horse, which was gifted to him by the author to assist him with his ministerial work.  J M Barrie was a friend of the late Reverend and returned to Bower for his funeral where he gave a eulogy.   A transcript of the eulogy is held in the University of St Andrews.



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Vestibule            3.31m x 2.05m

Accessed via a composite door with a glazed panel, the vestibule has painted walls and a cast iron radiator.  There is Caithness flagstone flooring, coving and an industrial dropdown light fitting.  Oak doors give access to the dining room, inner hall and bathroom.

Inner Hall            2.39m x 2.61m

The hallway has feature papered walls and boasts  Caithness flagstone flooring.  There is a stunning chandelier light fitting and a cast iron radiator.  Stairs lead to the first floor and oak doors give access to the lounge, kitchen and the second hall.

Second Hallway         

The second hallway is neutral in décor with white painted walls and an understairs storage cupboard.  Caithness flagstone has been laid to the floor and there is a chrome and glass light fitting.  A door gives access to the third hall.

Lounge                 4.52m x 4.3m

The tastefully decorated lounge features a beautiful painted fireplace with a cast iron and tiled surround, a Caithness flagstone hearth and an open coal fire within.  There are original wooden floorboards, chrome sockets and dual aspect sash and case windows with curtains.  This room also benefits from a dropdown light fitting, a dado rail and two cast iron central heating radiators.

Kitchen                3.96m x 4.4m

This stunning room has white shaker style units with granite worktops and a Belfast sink.  There is a Belling range cooker with a five-ring hob, double oven, grill and warming plate,  as well as an integral dishwasher and fridge freezer.  The walls have been painted, there are chrome downlighters and two dual aspect windows with Roman blinds.  There are also chrome electrical sockets and a smoke alarm.

Dining Room      4.24m x 4.76m

The attractive dining room is well-presented and features a wood burning stove with a Caithness flagstone hearth and wooden surround.  There is a cast iron radiator and original wooden floorboards.  There are dual aspect windows with wooden shutters and coving.  The room also benefits from a recessed, shelved alcove and electrical sockets.

Bathroom            2.44m x 3.42m

This beautiful room has wooden panelling and a jacuzzi bath with a mixer tap as well as a pedestal sink and W.C.  There is a feature papered wall, coving and an  industrial light fitting.  This room benefits from a wall light, a wall-mounted mirror and a cast iron radiator.  There is also an opaque sash and case window and ceramic floor tiles.

Family Room      3.51m x 4.43m

This attractive room features Caithness flagstone flooring, a flush glass light fitting and recessed shelving.  There is a cast iron radiator, painted walls and a sash and case window.  A door gives access to the rear hall.

Rear Hall             1.04m x 1.36m

The hall has painted walls and Caithness flagstone flooring.  There are ceiling downlighters and a hardwood door leads into the store, whilst a composite  door leads outside.

The Store                     3.35m x 1.81m

This room is a great addition to the home.  There is recessed shelving, two pendant light fittings and Caithness flagstone flooring.  This room has ample power points and a window to the rear elevation.

Third Hallway            1.85m x 6.96m 

This area of the home has white painted walls and Caithness flagstone flooring with a chrome triple light fitting.  There is a recessed storage alcove and doors to the laundry room as well as to the family room.  Stairs give access to an upstairs bedroom. This area of the home could be transformed into a self contained annex. 

Laundry Room  3.71m x 1.85m

This well-presented room houses the central heating boiler.  There is a stainless-steel sink with laminate worktop and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer.  There is a pendant light fitting, electrical sockets and a window to the side elevation.

Top Landing, First Floor (Annexe Stairs)             1.81m x 1.99m

Carpeted stairs off the third hall lead up onto the landing which gives access to bedroom one and a WC.  There is a velux window and a chrome and glass light fitting.  It is a bright area of the home.

Bedroom One Annexe                   3.5m x 4.25m

This room boasts a feature papered wall and white painted walls with a contemporary light fitting.  It is a spacious room which has a cast iron radiator, original wooden floorboards and double sockets.  There is also sash and case windows with curtains to the front elevation.

W.C                         2.34m x 1.82m

This bathroom  is well-presented with white painted walls, ceiling downlighters and mosaic vinyl flooring.  There is a W.C and wall-mounted basin with the room also benefiting from an extractor fan.

Main Entrance Hall Stairs and Landing           2.65m x 2.38m

A carpeted stairwell leads up onto the first floor landing where there is a feature papered wall and a beautiful light chandelier as well as a window seat with a sash and case window with curtains and a deep storage cupboard.  Doors lead to the bedrooms and the family shower room.  An opening leads to the hall.  

Bedroom Two                   4.25m x 4.49m

This stunning room has a feature papered wall and a painted fireplace. There are  deep skirtings, coving, window shutters and original wooden flooring.  This room also benefits from a dropdown light fitting, a BT point as well as an aerial point.  There is a sash and case window with a Roman blind and ample double sockets.  This generous room enjoys an outlook over the well-maintained gardens.

Bedroom Three                4.51m x 4.11m

This beautiful bedroom has been tastefully decorated and has a feature wall with original wooden flooring.  There is a built-in wardrobe, coving and deep facings.  This superb room also has a window with wooden shutters to the front elevation.

Main House Upstairs Hallway           2.03m x 1.01m

The light and bright hallway has grey painted walls and solid wooden flooring.  There is a cast iron central heating radiator, a triple light fitting, coving and an access hatch to the loft.  White painted doors lead to the bathroom and bedroom four.

Bedroom Four                   4.22m x 4.22m

This fantastic room has triple aspect windows with wooden shutters and a feature papered wall.  There are original floorboards, electrical sockets, coving and a beautiful dropdown glass light fitting.  This room also benefits from a recessed storage cupboard and two cast iron radiators.

Shower Room                   2.35m x 3.01m

This superb room features a mirrored double shower enclosure which has been tiled,  with chrome shower attachments.  There is a W.C, a cast iron radiator and two circular basins which have been built into a vanity unit with tiling above.  Wooden flooring has been laid to the floor,  there is an extractor fan and a chrome and glass dropdown light fitting.  The shower room also benefits from  an extractor fan and an opaque sash and case window.



Barn                       8.39m x 3.6m

The barn has two contemporary industrial light fittings and double sockets.  There are two chimney openings and a window to the front elevation as well as two hardwood doors which lead outside.  This fantastic building would make a great holiday cottage or a large workshop. 

Workshop One                 4.42m x 3.59m

This building is part of the barn. It is stone built  with wall-mounted shelving and a window to the front elevation.

Workshop Two                 4.35m x 2.79m

This stone built building  is used for storage and has  wall-mounted shelves and Caithness flagstone flooring.



 Garden Grounds 

The property is accessed via a gated entrance and opens up into a gravel driveway.  There are areas of lawn to the front and rear with  flower borders, raised beds,  a chicken run, mature trees and a gazebo with various seating areas as well as a bin and log store. 

 



 



 


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