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Old Nisthouse, Harray, KW17 2LQ

Key features

  • Substantial 4 bedroom dwellinghouse offering a high standard of family accommodation.
  • Wood pellet central heating, solid fuel store in livingroom.
  • The large garden has been managed for wildlife in particular the Orkney vole. 150 species of birds seen in and from the garden.

Property description

This substantial 4 bedroom dwelling house offers a high standard of family accommodation and enjoys beautiful views across the West Mainland towards the Hoy Hills from its elevated position.
The attractive property sits in approximately an acre of garden, which is a wildlife haven, and viewing is highly recommended.

17 solar panels (understood to be 3.9kw) with the eligibility to claim the feed-in tariff (approximately £1,600 per annum, expiring in May 2037) to be transferred to the new owner.
Wood pellet boiler provides central heating.
Wood framed double glazed windows throughout.
Morso, solid fuel stove in the spacious main living room.
Study with shelving and exposed wooden floor.
Sitting/family room.
Large kitchen with dining area, pantry, oil fired Aga and Belfast sink set in reclaimed shop unit with plumbing for a dishwasher.
Utility room with connection for a bottled gas fed cooker and plumbing for a washing machine.
A bathroom and two bedrooms on both the ground and first floors.
Entrance via a glazed porch.
Attached garage with a door into kitchen.
Greenhouse, garden shed and vegetable beds.
Lawn, trees, large shed and drying area to rear.
Large, sheltered, walled garden to front.
Copse of trees a short distance from the house is also included in the sale.

Old Nisthouse is situated a short drive, approximately 1.5 miles, from Dounby village where there is a primary school, small supermarket, doctors surgery, post office, pharmacy, butcher’s shop and hotel. The Merkister Hotel is within reasonable walking distance of the property which is about 13 miles from Kirkwall and about 8 miles from Stromness.

Glazed Porch

4.8m x 1.7m

Wooden framed with glazed panels on 3 sides incorporating a door from the garden door into the livingroom.

Living room

5.95m x 3.97m

Window, 2 radiators, Morso solid fuel stove sits on stone hearth and wooden mantle piece, 2 alcoves with cabinets, engineered wooden floor, door into study.


4m x 3.61m

Window, radiator, stairs to first floor, exposed wooden floor, picture rail, door into sitting room.

Sitting room

3.98m x 3.51m

2 windows, 2 sky lights, radiator, shelved alcove, exposed wooden ceiling, laminate flooring, doors into kitchen and utility room.


6.54m x 4m

2 windows, radiator, oil fired Aga range, 1 1/2 bowl sink set in former shop unit, dining area, pantry, exposed wooden floor, door into garage.

Utility room

3.3m x 2.42m

UPVC framed rear door with double glazed panel, window, radiator, sink, plumbing for a washing machine, pellet boiler, glazed door into rear hall.

Rear Hall

2.17m x 0.7m

Plus 3.18m x 0.95m.

Bathroom 1

2.4m x 1.73m

Window, radiator, 3 piece white suite with electric shower over bath, engineered wooden floor.

Bedroom 3

3.22m x 3.1m

Window, radiator, engineered wooden floor.

Bedroom 4

3.2m x 2.25m

Window, radiator, laminate flooring.

1st floor landing

2.25m x 2m


Bathroom 2

2.26m x 1.98m

Window, radiator, 3 piece white suite, engineered wooden floor, wood lined ceiling.

Bedroom 1

3.58m x 3.36m

Window, radiator, exposed wooden floor, 2 built-in wardrobes, built-in shelved cupboard.

Bedroom 2

3.76m x 3.08m

Window, radiator, exposed wooden floor, airing cupboard, built-in wardrobe.


5.3m x 3.9m

max. door into kitchen, glazed outer door.

Garden and view



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