Plot for sale

Grahamsha, Bay Of Skaill, Sandwick

Under Offer £50,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Full planning to replace existing dwelling with new house.
  • Situated close to Skara Brae and Bay of Skaill.
  • Services to edge of site.

Full description

This site offers a rare opportunity to build a new house in a beautiful location very close to Neolithic Orkney's Skara Brae and the sweeping sands of the Bay of Skaill. There is detailed planning permission, OIC ref 12/693/AMC, to replace the existing ruinous cottage with a new 3-bedroom property, sympathetically designed to recreate the original cottage together with a modern 2-storey extension. Alternatively, purchasers can submit a planning application to vary the design, which would be considered by OIC Planning in the usual way.

The approved plans show a sensitive and contemporary design for accommodation including large full height living space including dining/kitchen area and mezzanine sitting area with sea views; 1st floor master bedroom with en-suite shower room; 2 ground floor bedrooms with 2 nearby shower/bathrooms; glazed gallery linking the old and modern structures; good size utility room. 

Mains water and electricity have been terminated at the site boundary to facilitate development. All necessary archaeological surveys are completed; structural investigations have been carried out; a robust driveway for access to the site has been construction; shipping container to support ongoing works on site. A new septic tank and treatment system is proposed to replace an old, shared tank.

To view simply visit the property, N.B. the building structure may be unsafe – please do not enter.

Buyers have the option of creating a new design to their own specifications, but may choose to use or adapt the approved design, saving time and costs. In this design, the original cottage would be rebuilt, taking advantage of the south facing aspect and well-planted garden. It would be capable of being closed off from by sliding doors to the glazed link gallery, allowing it to be used as separate accommodation – perhaps as a 'granny flat' or holiday let.

The main entrance to the new building is designed to be via glass doors at the east end of the glazed linking gallery which leads into the full height dining area, with steps up to the mezzanine living area, designed to offer good sea views across the Bay of Skaill. Further stairs lead to the private first floor master bedroom suite. Another bedroom and adjacent shower room lead from the main kitchen/dining area. The cottage and new extension diverge in plan to encompass views across the whole of the Bay of Skaill. More details of the proposed building are available on request.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
12 May 2015

Nearest station

  • Thurso (32.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest station

  • Thurso (32.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lows Solicitors, Orkney

5 Broad Street, St. Ola, Orkney, KW15 1DH

01856 496000 Local call rate

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Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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