Bonnyvoe, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2RL

£75,000 OIRO
  • Ref: MMKW17170321KA
  • Type: House Plot, Land
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private Grounds
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • To view simply visit the plot and please close the gate after your visit.
  • Building plot 1670m2 (approx 0.5 acres)
  • Building development potential for a self build
  • Full planning permission in place
  • Stunning Panoramic sea views
  • Serviced plot with electrics, water and septic tank
  • 1 Bedroom detached house (this is adaptable)
  • Orkney Islands Council planning reference 19/366/pp

Property Summary

Situated on the island of South Ronaldsay, Orkney, the property (approx. 1670sqm, roughly 1/2 acre) has easy gated access for heavy vehicles on a hardcore track, the boundaries are clearly marked by stock fencing, and mains water and electricity are installed to the site. The private sceptic tank (suitable for up to four people) drains to a reed-bed soak-away, and the site has been mostly levelled. The site has the advantage that no spoil from construction need be removed from site as there is ample space to distribute spoil for landscaping. Bonnyvoe has full planning for a single storey dwelling, but this can be amended for different design by the new owner. The site also enjoys full 4G mobile internet, and a BT phone line runs very close to the property. Bonnyvoe overlooks Newark Bay with stunning elevated views across the North Sea from the north to the south east, with open farmland everywhere else. The headland of Grimness sits at the opposite side of the bay with Weddel Sound beyond, and in the distance Point of Ayr on Deerness and the island of Copinsay with it’s lighthouse guards the eastern approaches to the archipelago, with ships of all sizes frequently seen on the horizon. The South Ronaldsay footpath - perfect for walkers and dog owners - is about 160m from the property and gives easy access (about 5 minutes walk) to the beach. The path continues past small coves where Atlantic grey seals haul out in the late autumn to give birth to their pups, and orca, fin whale, minke and humpback whales are often glimpsed out to sea. The coast path continues on to the south of the island with spectacular views out to sea and of the cliffs and sea-stacks. The list of wildlife seen from the property is extensive, including the famous Orkney vole. A perfect home for bird enthusiasts, the birdlife includes migrants such as Bonxie or Great Skua, with the worlds biggest breeding colony of these huge birds just down the coast. In the summer, swallows and house martens swoop and dive in search of food and short-eared owls, merlins and hen harriers course the banks and fields. Curlew, oystercatchers, geese are both migrant and resident all year - the list goes on. The mid-summer sun rises over Point of Ayr, then sets in spectacular fashion over Aikers Farm on top of the brae, and the full moon rises over the eastern horizon with its misty blue cloak. The Merrie Dancers (aurora borealis) are frequent visitors as they light up the waters of Newark Bay with their surreal glow and wave hello with green and red curtains. Inspirational sunrises and sunsets are routine with the wide open sky, with flame reds and soft grey purples. This far north Polaris is nearly overhead, and meteor showers and the Great Snowy Road (Milky Way) light up the dark winter nights, while mid-summer nights are light and bright with elusive noctilucent clouds glowing in the late evening sky. To the south of the property there is a SSSI which is home to some very rare plants and a neolithic standing stone.

Full Details



SHOWER ROOM (2.8m x 1.8m)

BEDROOM (3.3m x 4.0m)

Internal floor space - Approx. 59.6sqm
Services - Electricity, water.
Septic tank with reed bed soak away.

From St. Margaret’s Hope continue south on the A961 until you see a red telephone box on your left. Turn left at the phone box, follow the road around the right sharp hand bend and continue to the very end of the track. Bonnyvoe is on the right.

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Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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