Orkney’s West Mainland is basically the entire mainland area lying to the west of Kirkwall & St Ola. The main centre of population is Stromness but there are a number of hamlets and villages throughout including Dounby, Finstown and Evie.
The landscape is varied with heather-clad hills and Atlantic-facing cliffscapes contrasting with some of Orkney’s richest farmland. History abounds with the Neolithic village at Skara Brae and the Standing Stones of Brodgar being of international renown.
There are excellent amenities and facilities throughout including schools, medical practices and community centres.
Palace Stores is a busy general store serving the parishioners and visitors of Birsay. The business which incorporates a sub-post office has an off-sales licence, provides homemade hot and cold snacks and has petrol pumps.
The Smithy is a well-presented modern 3 bedroom bungalow offering a high standard of accommodation. The attractive property enjoys views over the surrounding farmland with Scapa Flow and the Hoy Hills in the distance.
Craigview is a substantial 5 bedroom detached dwellinghouse which enjoys an outstanding panoramic view from its elevated position. The property has a large enclosed garden with lawn, bushes and trees and there are two garages, the larger of which extends to 6.2m x 6.2m or thereby and has an electric door.
Brekkan is a well-presented holiday cottage with excellent bookings for 2019. The attractive property is listed on www.unique-cottages.co.uk and may appeal to those wishing to enter the tourist accommodation provider business or to extend their portfolio. The quality furnishings and contents are included on the sale price.
Fursbreck enjoys a beautiful rural setting offering views across the Lochs of Harray and Stenness with the Hoy Hills in the distance. The original dwellinghouse has been partially modernised and an adjoining roofless building may offer scope for an extension subject to the necessary planning consents. There is also a former mill, garage and stores. Fursbreck also includes an idyllic wood with a burn, sluice gate, fish ladder, bushes, bulbs and grass.
Seaview offers a beautiful panoramic view from its elevated position. The property includes a 3 bedroom bungalow, which requires partial modernisation, a range of outbuildings, grass and a fenced field.
This well-established 4 star Scottish Tourist Board self catering tourist accommodation business is situated in the picturesque village of Finstown, in the heart of Mainland Orkney. Converted to an exceptional standard, within a beautiful stone built church, these three, 3 bedroom, apartments offer stylish accommodation on three floors. The business has strong bookings for 2019 with many repeat clients.
Holland House is a truly impressive 4-5 bedroom detached former manse set in a beautiful mature walled garden extending to half an acre or thereby together with a field to the rear which extends to 2 acres or thereby. There is a gated entrance into a large parking area, a detached double garage and outbuildings.
Bayview is a 2-3 bedroom cottage with garage/workshop offering an outstanding panoramic view over Scapa Flow from its elevated position. There is garden to one side of the house and two driveways off the public road.
£10,050 BELOW HOME REPORT VALUATION The Lodge is a spacious 4 bedroom dwellinghouse, full of charm and character, set in a highly desirable country location. This recently upgraded, attractive property has a mature garden and enjoys views over the surrounding farmland.
£10,000 BELOW HOME REPORT VALUATION South Palace Green is a well-presented 3 bedroom semi-detached bungalow situated in the heart of the village of Palace in Birsay close to the Earl’s Palace, a ruined 16th – century castle and a short walk to the Brough of Birsay.
This building site offers beautiful sea views to the Atlantic Ocean together with the Brough of Birsay and the Kitchener Memorial. There is planning in principle (OIC ref 19/051/PIP) to erect a dwellinghouse on the site which extends to 526m² or thereby.
This large building site is situated close to the Rendall Community Centre and enjoys views over the surrounding land towards heather clad hillsides and the sea.
The area of land is situated in the heart of Dounby village and offers excellent potential for housing development subject to the necessary planning consents.
REVISED PRICE This ruinous dwelling enjoys a beautiful shoreline location and enjoys views across the bay to Scapa Flow. The property offers an excellent opportunity, subject to the necessary planning consents, to build a new dwellinghouse upon the site.
Cedar Cottage is a delightful traditional 2 bedroom dwellinghouse situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Finstown. The property has a large well-maintained rear garden and is within walking distance of the primary school, general store and post office.
Great opportunity to acquire a large development site with fantastic views over farmland and Scapa Flow. The land lies on a main bus route approximately 1 mile from the Orphir Village which has a community primary school and public house.
The Former Birsay Community Centre has planning consent for a change of use to a shop, café and dwelling. The substantial building is presently the home of the Birsay Antique Centre and enjoys a beautiful panoramic view across farmland to the sea, Brough of Birsay and Boardhouse Loch.
These two fenced fields, 9.24 acres and 11.34 acres both extending to the public road, are offered for sale in one lot. The fields are both to grass and have water to them. There are no basic payment entitlements included in the sale. For an appointment to view contact Lows Property Department.
The Smithfield Hotel is a highly regarded and successful business situated in the heart of Dounby village. The business has been operated by the current owners since June 2011 and has an ever increasing turnover together with an excellent reputation. Accommodation and food/wet sales are all strong.
Prices range from £35,000 to £55,000 per site. Situated in the heart of Orphir village these serviced building sites offer purchasers to either build their own house or employ a builder to erect a dwellinghouse.
Ferndale is an astoundingly well-presented 4 bedroom detached dwelling house in the heart of the picturesque village of Finstown. The substantial property is set in a well -maintained mature garden and has been extensively upgraded in recent years including re-slating of the roof.
These 6 building sites enjoy beautiful views over the surrounding farmland with the sea in the distance. The sites are approximately 12 miles from Kirkwall and are on a scheduled bus route.
This former agricultural building may be suitable for converting into a dwelling subject to receiving the necessary planning consent.The interior extends to approximately 28'6" x 15'3" and the building enjoys views over farmland to the sea with Rousay in the distance. The property is presently unserviced but it is believed the mains water and electricity is close by however the purchaser will be liable for taking services to the building.