Kirkwall and St Ola - Kirkwall and St Ola are the county’s main centre of population home to around 8,000. Kirkwall is an ancient royal burgh and cathedral city and it wears its history well with a magnificent cathedral, two ancient palaces and narrow winding streets and closes which play host to the historic ‘Ba game. The 21st century is here too with great transport links, schools and a university campus, a large hospital and wide range of cultural and sporting amenities.
Every June Kirkwall plays host to the revered St Magnus International arts Festival. Highland Park and Scapa distilleries both lie near the City boundaries and produce two of Scotland’s most renowned single malt whiskies.
6-12 Bridge Street is a substantial commercial property incorporating premises presently occupied by V.A.O, Orkney Souvenirs, Orkney Best Kebab and Rendall Furnishings, together with various other businesses. The property is offered for sale as a whole, offering purchasers the opportunity to expand their commercial property portfolio or invest in this sector for the first time.
1 Whitmore’s Folly is a 1 bedroom first floor flat situated close to the town centre and has views over Kirkwall harbour. Access to the flat is by a shared staircase and hallway from the front and rear of the building. There is a residents car park to the rear. Ideal for first time buyers or buy to let investors.
Kairds Gift Shop enjoys a prime town centre location and has established itself, in recent years, as the prime greetings card retailer in Orkney.
5 Main Street is a substantial 5 bedroom town house, with adjoining one bedroom cottage. The well-presented ‘B’ listed dwellinghouse offers a high standard of family accommodation on 3 floors together with a patio, walled garden and garage. The one bedroom cottage may appeal to those with an elderly relative or wishing to offer holiday accommodation.
Hollsetr is a spacious 3 bedroom detached dwelling located close to schools and the town centre. The property has a driveway, 2 garages, a potting shed, greenhouse and a well established secluded garden to the rear.
16 Broadsands Road is a spacious 3 bedroom semi-detached dwellinghouse benefitting from exterior insulation. The attractive property has a large mature garden offering off-street parking.
21 Kirklands Road is a two bedroom mid-terrace dwelling located a short distance from the town centre and schools. The property benefits from uPVC double glazed windows and doors and has a large garden to the rear. It may especially appeal to first time buyers and buy-to-let investors.
33 Royal Oak Road is a spacious 4 bedroom detached bungalow with adjoining double garage and boat house. The attractive property is situated in a popular private residential area and has a walled garden together with views to Wideford Hill.
10 Earl Sigurd Street is a well-presented 2 bedroom semi-detached bungalow. The attractive property may especially appeal to the first time buyer. There is off-street parking to the front and a well-maintained rear garden with mature trees and bushes, garden shed and summer house.
Town centre offices, treatment centre or retail premises available for long term lease. The premises include a reception area, 3 consulting rooms (each with a wash hand basin), 2 offices, kitchenette and toilet.
Westview is a substantial 2 bedroom, 2 attic room, dwelling house offering spacious family accommodation. The detached property enjoys off-street parking, views across the town to Wideford Hill and has a large walled garden.
Shoreline is an attractive 2 bedroom detached bungalow offering spacious accommodation. The well-presented property is situated close to Scapa beach and enjoys views across the neighbouring farmland towards Kirkwall. The bungalow is set in a large garden with parking on the driveway.
The Turret is a well-presented 2 bedroom semi-detached dwellinghouse. The Auld Smokehouse was tastefully renovated and converted c1998 into 2 dwellings, The Turret and The Gable-End, which are both offered for sale. The attractive property offers spacious accommodation including a study/office in the turret and a large open plan living room/dining area/kitchen on the first floor.
The Gable-End is a well-presented 2 bedroom semi-detached dwellinghouse. The Auld Smokehouse was tastefully renovated and converted c1998 into 2 dwellings, The Gable-End and The Turret, which are both offered for sale. The attractive property offers spacious accommodation including a large open plan living room/dining area/kitchen on the first floor. The property may appeal to first-time buyers or those seeking to offer holiday or long term lets. Off-street parking.
This immaculate 4 bedroom detached dwelling has sea views and is located in a much sought after residential area on the outskirts of town. 2 Watersfield Road boasts a beautiful well established and maintained garden which includes a summer house, shed, potting shed, large patio area and lawn.
16 Strombery is a spacious 3 bedroom dwellinghouse standing in ‘move in’ condition. The end-terraced property has an enclosed garden and may especially appeal to first-time buyers.
Spacious well presented 3 bedroom end terrace dwelling located in the centre of town. 54 St Catherine’s Place is tastefully decorated throughout and lies within the conservation area. There is a private garden to the rear with patio, lawn, drying line and garden shed.
Heathcote is a 3 bedroom detached bungalow which requires partial modernisation. The attractive property offers spacious accommodation and enjoys views of Wideford Hill to the rear. There is garden ground to the front and rear. It is understood that underpinning of the house may be required. Interested parties should investigate whether the property would be considered a suitable security with their lender prior to offering.
These spacious, high specification, 3 bedroom bungalows are to be erected by Stewart Henderson. The detached properties form part of a small modern development a short car journey from Kirkwall. The substantial bungalows are of Amvic (insulated concrete form) construction offering very high levels of insulation.
**Asking price is £25,000 below home report valuation** Ness House is a substantial 3 bedroom town house located in the centre of Kirkwall close to all local amenities. The spacious property benefits from a garden, parking and a garage with utility room.
The Vale is a modern, spacious, 4-5 bedroom detached dwellinghouse offering a high standard of accommodation. The attractive property has highly energy efficient air to water central heating together with solar panels and a heat recovery system. There is parking and a garden shed to one side and a large sheltered patio to the rear.
£40,000 LESS THAN HOME REPORT VALUATION 87 Victoria Street is a spacious 4 bedroom town house offering accommodation on three floors. The substantial property is ‘B’ listed and has garden ground a short distance to the rear. Interested parties should note that they will be liable for the replacement of the existing non-conforming windows to the satisfaction of the Orkney Islands Council.
Lot 1: This area of farmland includes approximately 3.4ha (8.4 acres) or thereby of grass and 4.7ha (11.6 acres) or thereby of rough grazing. OFFERS OVER £30,000 Lot 2: 1.43ha (3.5 acres) or thereby lies within the Scapa Brae settlement boundary and is allocated for housing development. OFFERS OVER £120,000 There is a maximum capacity for 8 houses. To view simply visit the land. There are no entitlements included in the sale price.
Rosevale Guest House, which has 4 en-suite guest rooms and spacious 3 bedroom owners accommodation, was modernised approximately 7 years ago to a high standard. The successful, family run business, has many returning guests and may appeal to those seeking a lifestyle change.
Avalon Guest House is a successful modern 4 star holiday accommodation provider with 5 well-appointed guest bedrooms together with spacious, high quality, 3 bedroom owners accommodation. The substantial property is set in a well-maintained garden, enjoys sea views and is situated on the outskirts of Kirkwall.
Highland Park House is a successful family run Victorian Guest House situated on the outskirts of Kirkwall with stunning views over the town towards the Bay and overlooking Highland Park Distillery. There are 8 letting rooms, most of which have en-suite facilities and owners accommodation on site.
Located a short distance from Kirkwall the Steading and lands of Garth offer an excellent opportunity for those wishing to enter the agricultural sector or to expand their existing unit. There may also be potential to erect a new dwelling house subject to the necessary planning consents. Edwin Muir, poet, lived at Garth during part of his childhood.