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1 bed cottage, stone byres, in 2 acres with it's own beach on an Orkney island
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Sort By: For Sale Plot Area (m²): 2 acres
Private / Estate agent: Private Property Content (m³): 65
Property Type: Farm. Cottage, Land Living Area (m²): 65
Building Feature: Detached Provide With: Central Heating, Double Glazed, Fitted Kitchen
Number Of Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom Kitchen Facilities: 4 Burner Cooker, Oven, Dishwasher, Fridge, Microwave
Number Of Bathrooms: 1 Location: Eday, Orkney
Hello there

Here for sale I have an absolutely fabulous opportunity to purchase an idyllic rural property situated on the crime free Island of Eday.

A one bedroom modernised stone cottage with stone byres and other outbuildings, set in 2 acres with it's own beach and caves. All for a quarter of the price of a terrace house in 'Hammersmith'

It the last house on the north shore of Eday (so no passing traffic). Eday is one of the northern Isles of Orkney.

More in depth photos and details are on my website at

'Castles' Cottage on Eday, Orkney

'Castles' Cottage is a stone built cottage under a stone slate roof which was completely renovated in 2006 including a complete re-wire, all new plumbing and central heating. Except for the bathroom the cottage's walls and ceilings were completely re-plastered, the lounge, kitchen, hall and porch floors were tiled while the bedroom recieved a new insulated concrete floor. The cottage also had new Upvc tilt and turn windows fitted though out as well as new internal pine doors, frames, architraves and skirtings. There are lawned gardens to the front and one side of the cottage and a fenced vegetable garden to the rear approx 80ft x 45ft containing a 30ft x 14ft polytunnel frame. The cottage has mains electric, mains water and telephone connected and drainage to a private septic tank.

Accommodation at 'Castles' Cottage on Eday, Orkney
Lounge: 15’ x 12’ (4.5 x 3.6mtrs)
Feature fireplace, 2 windows, large radiator, 8 double and 1 single 13amp sockets, main phone socket, TV and Sky sockets, emergency lighting.

Kitchen: 10’ x 6’ (3 x 1.8mtrs)
Galley style with fridge, dishwasher electric oven and hob, extractor fan. ‘Turco’ oiled fired combination central heating boiler. One window. 4 double 13amp sockets (all appliances wired separately).

Bedroom: 13’ x 12’ (3.9 x 3.6mtrs) - not including built in wardrobes to one complete wall
2 windows, radiator, 5 double and 1 single 13amp sockets, telephone and TV points.

Bathroom: 10’ x 5’ (3 x 1.5mtrs.)
Bath with electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, W.C., heated towel rail, shaver socket/light.

Hallway: 10’ x 4’ (3 x 1.2mtrs)
Radiator, emergency lighting.

Porch: 9’ x 5’ (2.7 x 1.5mtrs.)
Towel radiator 2 double 13amp sockets.

N.B. All the above sizes are approximate but are certainly correct to the nearest foot (30cm).

Stone out buildings at 'Castles' on Eday, Orkney

There are several stone byres and workshops, the main ones are:
  • Stone byre under a stone slate roof, approximately 60’ x 15’ (18 x 4.5mtrs) split about 35’ byre / 25’ workshop.
  • Stone built byre under a corrugated non asbestos roof, approximately 35’ x 16’ (10.5 x 4.8mtrs) split about 25’ byre / 10’ workshop.
  • A number of small stone or timber sheds / lean tos.
'Castles' Beach
To the front of the new house is ‘Castles Beach’ which is accessible from the front of the property. It truly is a magical place loved by young and old alike with beautiful white sand, caves and clear, clear water.
I also own other properties on Eday which can be seen on my website: - www, or check out my other listings on ebay
I am willing to discuss any offers for individual parts of 'Castles' i.e. House, Cottage, Shed, or any combination
Veiwing is strictly by appointment. Please contact me, through ebay preferably, or via mobile 07967 772341

Please look at or search ebay Item number: 300715714803 to see other property I have for sale on Eday. (the titles under the main picture on the website (new house, beach, agricultural shed, etc.) are actually links to further pages and photos).

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