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.
Cleatonbrae requires extensive modernisation with the interior, apart from the original stone wall, having been removed. Cleatonbrae enjoys beautiful views over farmland to the sea with Papa Westray in the distance.
Park Cottage is a 2 bedroom detached bungalow sitting in a large garden. The property requires partial modernisation and enjoys a beautiful view over farmland with the loch of Harray and Hoy Hills in the distance.
This 3 bedroom dwelling, together with 2 outbuildings and an area of garden, is set in 5.3 acres or thereby. The property enjoys beautiful views over the surrounding farmland with the Hoy hills in the distance.
Scorradale House, a former Church of Scotland Manse, has been tastefully modernised in recent years creating an outstanding 4 bedroom family home with an additional 3 bedroom annexe. The property is set in 0.88 acres or thereby and commands superb views over countryside to Scapa Flow and the islands beyond.
Extending to 0.55 acres or thereby, this large building site enjoys beautiful views to the sea, Brough of Birsay, Kitchener’s Memorial and farmland.
This attractive 2 bedroom detached bungalow enjoys a beautiful view from its elevated position. The well-presented property may appeal to first time buyers or those seeking a buy-to-let or holiday accommodation.
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 November 2019.
Galeed enjoys an outstanding panoramic view, including the Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness together with the Stenness and Harray Lochs, from its elevated position. The building site will have mains water and electricity connection and there is planning consent (OIC ref 19/091/PIP) to replace the existing ruin with a new dwellinghouse. Access is from the Ireland road to the south and the land out with the building site may especially appeal to horse or other livestock owners.
Extending to 990m² or thereby this potential building site enjoys a beautiful view over farmland to the Loch of Harray with the Hoy Hills in the distance. The ground lies within an area zoned by the OIC for housing development and offers subject to the purchaser obtaining outline planning permission will be considered. To view simply visit the land.
This long established building contractors and Funeral Directors is offered for sale. Situated in the heart of Dounby village the business occupies a large site which may offer potential development opportunities. Included in the sale are two areas of ground that may be suitable for housing development subject to the necessary planning consents. OFFERS OVER £190,000 + STOCK AT VALUATION
Heatherview is a spacious 4 bedroom detached dwellinghouse enjoying views of Marwick Bay with the Kitcheners Memorial and Brough of Birsay in the distance. There is also a large workshop/garage, garden and field.
Ivy Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage set in a mature garden together with a ruinous building set in a small paddock extending, in total, to 0.5 acre or thereby. The dwellinghouse requires partial modernisation and the property enjoys beautiful views across farmland to Scapa Flow.
Easkbank comprises a spacious architect designed 3 storey dwelling together with a one bedroom adjoining cottage set in 4.3 acres or thereby. The unique property offers flexible living options which could include letting part out as either holiday or long term accommodation. Views over Stenness Loch and towards Graemsay with the Hoy hills in the distance.
Explore Orkney, which offers archaeological, spiritual, historical and wild Orkney tours, together with Stromness Taxis & Finstown Taxis are offered for sale as a going concern. The sale of these businesses may especially appeal to those wishing to offer high quality visitor experiences with an all year round income generated from the busy taxi operations.
The Bridge House is a 2 bedroom detached bungalow situated in the attractive hamlet of Palace. The property lies close to the Earl’s Palace and within walking distance of the Brough of Birsay. Approved planning consent to raise the roof, creating a first floor and 2 extra bedrooms O.I.C ref 16/246/HH expiring 29th July 2019. There is a garage and walled garden.
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. May offer potential to convert into a café with craft workshop subject to the necessary planning consents.
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.
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.
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.
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. PRICE PER SITE
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.