Galtyha’, Eday, Orkney, KW17 2AA

£155,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: MMKW17151020KA
  • Type: Cottage, Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway, Triple Garage
  • Outside Space: Front & Rear Garden, Mature/Established Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • 4 Bedroom detached cottage
  • Rural Island lifestyle
  • Close to ferry terminal and airport
  • Close to school and local amenities
  • Amazing panoramic views.
  • Several outbuildings/workshop

Property Summary

Galtyha is a much loved family home situated on the beautiful island of Eday.  Eday is one of the Orkney outer isles and is accessible from the Orkney mainland via a ferry which is operated by Orkney Ferries or plane which is operated by Loganair.

Eday is an island of farms, heathery hills and several sandy beaches and has a community of around 130 residents. There is a general shop, post office, primary school and a resident nurse practitioner.

Galtyha' is situated close to the ferry at Backaland and local amenities are close by.  Situated in a peaceful, elevated position with spectacular sea views. Galtyha' is a spacious 4 bedroom detached cottage with several large outbuildings and garden areas.  Thought to be around 140 years old Galtyha' was renovated in 1980 and then again in 2000 when all internal walls and floors where replaced and insulated, along with redecoration. It is thought that the extension was added on in 1993.

The property is a traditional stone built cottage with a large concrete block extension which was added in 1993. The property is all on one level with a stone wall around the front garden.  There is a private driveway with ample parking space and well maintained substantial sheds with power.

Full Details

LIVING ROOM (3.5m x 5.9m)
Situated in the original part of the cottage at the front of the property with a large window to capture the views is this traditional living room with a log burning stove in a traditional mantle. Neutral décor on the walls with a patterned carpet.

ENTRANCE HALL (4.1m x 3.2m)
Located in the side entrance of the property which is the more commonly used door for access to the property.

KITCHEN/DINING (3.7m x 4.6m)
A spacious kitchen with South facing windows and is located in the original part of the house. Containing solid wood kitchen units with laminated worktops, stainless steel sink with plumbing for a dishwasher. There is a large walk in larder cupboard which is situated just off the kitchen with shelves and space for a freezer. There is a oil fired rayburn stove in the kitchen, which is at present not in working order. When working it can supply hot water and central heating. There is also an electric emersion heater in the hot water tank. The airing cupboard is situated at the side of the stove.

UTILITY (2.9m x 2.0m)
Situated to the rear of the property with access from the hall way and views over the back garden.

BATHROOM (2.4m x 2.0m)
A three piece white bathroom suite with over head electric shower. Neutrally decorated with a Velux window.

BEDROOM 1 WITH EN-SUITE (3.4m x 4.3m)
Situated to the rear of the property with its window overlooking the side of the property is this neutrally decorated bedroom with a light brown carpet. This bedroom has an en-suite with a 3 piece bathroom suite

BEDROOM 2 (3.6m x 3.4m)
Situated to the rear of the property is this neutrally decorated double bedroom with a feature wall and a cream carpet.

BEDROOM 3 (2.7m x 2.4m)
Located to the front of the property is this neutrally decorated double bedroom with over bed fitted storage and a window seat.

BEDROOM 4/OFFICE (4.3m x 4.4m)
Located to the rear of the property, this room is currently used as a library/office. Neutrally decorated with green flooring.

HALL/OFFICE AREA (3.2m x 2.7m)
Situated in an open area with views out to the garden is this cosy area which would perhaps make a nice office or hobby area.

There are several large outbuildings, please explore these on the virtual tour.

Walled front garden with fenced in rear and side garden areas.

Heating - Oil central heating

Go to the top the road up from the ferry, turn left. Galtyha' is the second house on the left.

Virtual Tour

Property Location

Contact Office

Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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