Lochside is the perfect location for peace and quiet and is less than ten minutes’ drive from St Margaret’s Hope with its restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and Post Office. Kirkwall is just 30 minutes away by car and there is a regular bus service between St Margaret’s Hope, Kirkwall and Stromness. The John O’Groats passenger ferry lands at Burwick Harbour (a ten minute walk) offering day-trips to Scotland within walking distance of the house. Lochside offers the opportunity to live almost totally off-grid; already benefitting from a private water supply, there is potential for installation of a wind turbine or solar panels with the appropriate consents.
The property is a nature lover’s dream. The current owners have already amassed an impressive 131 species of birds seen in, or from, the property. Killer Whales (Orca), Risso’s Dolphins and Minke Whales are all seen regularly in the waters between Lochside and The Pentland Skerries and otters are regularly observed in the loch. The storm beaches of Burwick, where the Atlantic Grey seals have their pups and Puffins nest on the cliffs above, are a brisk stroll away from the house. This diverse and fascinating wildlife and breath-taking seascapes are all literally on the doorstep.
UPVC framed double glazing.
Oil central heating enhanced by a solid fuel stove in the living room.
Spacious kitchen/diner with patio doors to secluded decked area.
2 double bedrooms and WC on ground floor.
Master bedroom, bedroom 2 and family bathroom on first floor.
Ample storage throughout. Enclosed garden to front to lawn with bushes.
Rear garden to lawn with flower beds, bushes, trees and drying line.
Outbuildings include old cottage used as a studio with new roof and windows, greenhouse with mature fruit bushes, shed with bore hole and water treatment plant and stables.
The land is divided into paddocks and a chicken run with chicken house.
Lochside is located close to the pier for the John O’Groats passenger ferry and is only a 10 minute drive to St Margaret’s Hope with restaurants, cafes, shops, galleries and a post office. Kirkwall is a 30 minute drive away.
2.29m x 1.21m (7' 7" x 4')
Linoleum flooring, uPVC glazed outer door, meter cupboard, door to hall.
1.22m x 2.92m (4' x 9' 8")
+ 4.95m x 1.19m.
1/2 linoleum flooring, 1/2 laminate flooring, 2 radiators, 2 shelved cupboards, doors to kitchen/diner, WC and bedrooms 3 and 4.
5.39m x 4.16m (17' 11" x 13' 10")
Ceramic tile floor, window, patio doors to decked area, kitchen units with worktops above, 1 1/2 bowl sink, Cuisine Master gas range, cooker hood, Zanussi dish washer, Hisense fridge freezer, door to utility room, opening into living room, stairs to first floor.
5.09m x 5.42m (16' 11" x 18')
Laminate flooring, 2 windows, solid fuel stove set on slate hearth.
1.66m x 3.52m (5' 6" x 11' 8")
Ceramic tile floor, radiator, uPVC glazed outer door, units with worktop above, stainless steel sink, Zanussi washing machine, space for tumble dryer, shelved cupboard.
2.99m x 4.1m (9' 11" x 13' 8")
Laminate flooring, window, radiator, built in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.
Carpet, window, access to attic, access to eaves, 2 cupboards, doors to bathroom and two bedrooms.
6.89m x 2.97m (22' 11" x 9' 10")
Carpet, 2 windows, radiator, TV point, access to eaves.
4.02m x 2.96m (13' 4" x 9' 10")
Carpet, radiator, window, airing cupboard housing hot tank, access to eaves.
2.97m x 2.95m (9' 10" x 9' 10")
Ceramic tile floor, privacy glazed window, bath with shower above, shower enclosure with electric Mira shower, WC, WHB, radiator, extractor fan.
0m x 0m (0' x 0')
Enclosed garden to front laid to lawn with bushes.
Access to decked area.
Views over countryside.
Views over Liddel Loch.
Sea views towards the Pentland Skerries.
Rear garden laid to lawn with trees, flower beds and bushes and drying line.
Land is divided into paddocks and chicken run with chicken house.
6.8m x 5m (22' 8" x 16' 8")
+ 6m x 2.6m.
Mature fruit trees.
Old Cottage 'Studio'
7.4m x 3.85m (24' 8" x 12' 10")
Power and light.
New windows and door.
New roof just a few years ago.
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