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.
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.
£5,000 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.
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 extends to over 900m² and there is planning in principle (OIC ref 18/223) to replace the existing house with a new dwelling. The site offers an outstanding view over farmland and loch of Harray from its elevated position with the Hoy Hills in the distance.
Aviedale Cottage is a substantial 5 bedroom dwellinghouse set in a large garden extending to 1.5 acres or thereby. The property enjoys an elevated position offering an outstanding panoramic sea view including many of the north isles and Kirkwall from its elevated position.
3 Palace Gardens is a well-presented semi-detached 3 bedroom bungalow situated close to the historic Earls Palace. The attractive modern bungalow is also only a short walk from the shore and the Brough of Birsay which can be viewed from the rear garden.
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.
ASKING PRICE IS £20,000 BELOW THE HOME REPORT VALUATION Ap Trow is a substantial 3 bedroom detached bungalow set in approximately 1 acre and enjoys truly outstanding panoramic views, including the Broch of Birsay, from its elevated position. The modern bungalow offers a high standard of accommodation and stands in good decorative order.
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, both extending to the public road, are offered for sale in one lot.
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.
This new spacious 4 bedroom bungalow will be finished to a high standard and, apart from floor coverings, will be in ‘move in’ condition. The dwellinghouse is situated on the outskirts of Dounby village and enjoys a beautiful view over farmland. The property is in the course of construction and is expected to be completed in May 2019.
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.