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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Papa Westray, Orkney, Orkney Islands, KW17

Sold STC £200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Superb views to the sea and shore access
  • Excellent lifestyle opportunity
  • Good conservation value grassland
  • In a peaceful "get away from it all" location
  • EPC exempt

Full description

Superb development opportunity including 61 acres (24.75 Ha) of farmland and foreshore in a most idyllic location on the Orkney island of Papa Westray

Vestness is a true ‘get away from it all’ property offering a stunning location. The views are uninterrupted, to the sea and the islands beyond. Both island and marine wildlife are here, undisturbed, on your doorstep or close by in the sea, as this is the only house on the southern point of Papay.
The main house is accessed via a private track which leads from the public road, along a field edge then past the outbuildings, four barns. The property consists of the main house, four barns, the surrounding farmland and foreshore. Both the house and barns are stone built. The house is single storey, with large rooms, and high combed ceilings. It is in need of refurbishment and upgrading, with internal accommodation of dining room, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and two bedrooms.
The property is in need of refurbishment and upgrading but offers great potential for a business venture or as a location for retirement or retreat. It could be run as a smallholding, and/or developed as a family tourism business with barns converted to holiday cottages or more simply, for all weather camping (subject to necessary consents). It could be developed solely for conservation and wildlife, with direct access by sea, or by air (adequate space for helicopter landing) (with necessary consents). The house has a magnificent situation, standing alone, with glorious views to the south, and east or west, from all its main rooms. The internal accommodation consists of a dining room, kitchen, lounge, bathroom and two bedrooms.
The surrounding farmland consists of a single block of south facing land of approximately 58 acres, rising from the high-water mark along the shore-line to an altitude of 20 metre above sea level. The land is all under grass with a mixture of permanent grassland and rough grazing and classified as mostly Grade 61with some Grade 42. The majority of the land is enclosed with stock-proof fencing, whilst a 4 acre field close to the main house benefits from a good stone dyke. A further 4 acres lies between the high water mark and the fenced area.

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16 May 2016

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