East Heddle is three double bedrooms +infant cot if needed: Price is £625-£895 per week.
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East Heddle is both our flagship property and one of the most exceptional renovations of a derelict croft certainly in Orkney but also quite possibly in the whole of Scotland. East Heddle has one master (shower) en suite queen size double bedroom, one additional queen size double bedroom and one twin bedroom.
It has a large family sized bathroom in addition to the en suite.
The story behind East Heddle goes back to the Spring of 2003 when it was purchased as a somewhat unloved though still fully furnished and recently inhabited croft. The property always offered great potential and along with the purchase of the site came a significant part of Orkney history.
By 2009 and years of site clearance the house has been re-born and should now last a further 200 years. Totally gutted and rebuilt in stone, tongue and groove pine, lime plaster and 2200 sq ft of immaculate flagstone flooring the house has been brought into the 21st century as an exquisite testimony to the past with out any compromise on modern living demands and expectations.
Externally the croft has 2200 sq ft turf roof, copper gutters, handmade sash and casement Sapele hardwood windows, hand cut stone widow sills and a beautiful extensive flagged courtyard.
Internally it has original, authentic and antique interior of extraordinary beauty. Many pieces of period furniture are restored and original to the property. Top of the range modern appliances compliment these antiques.
Environmentally the Croft was rebuilt with stone from the site and the turf roof was cut from less than 100yrds distance. The heating system is controlled by a ground source heat pump installation. Few properties anywhere could have a lower carbon footprint in construction or maintenance.
Duvets and pillows are egyptian goose down, with 400 percale cotton sheets. Panasonic Viera 32 inch Freesat TV with integrated home cinema system. Wireless broadband of course. Over half of the antique furniture is restored and original to the building. The house is situated in secluded 9.5 acres of beautiful private gardens and extended wildlife reserve.
East Heddle is utterly unique and without any significant comparison.