Originally Posted by bud16415
Welcome. Your Old Manse is a really beautiful structure. I gather the church is no longer there? Looking forward to more photos and watching your progress if you wish to share. What year was it built? How much work do you have planned?
Again welcome to the site.
It was built in 1864 and was the Manse to the Scottish Free Church. The church is no longer there, it was decommissioned and bought by a developer. however it caught fire before planning permission was granted and was demolished. Two cottages now sit on the site.
The place has not been looked after the last few years and we have had some major work to do, which has included reroofing the house and coach house. We are in the process of renovating bedrooms before looking at the stairs.
One issue we had to deal with was the barge boards and eves the original wood work has been ripped out years ago and the woodwork that was there had not been painted for a number of years. So we replace with PVC not our first choice but the reason that the original was none existence and the replacement was in bad condition is due to the harsh weather we get and the height to get to keep in good maintainance . I think we made the right decision.