• Sold by MM

Goltaquoy, Rapness, Westray, Orkney KW17 2DE

£255,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: MMKW17080920KA
  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Mature/Established Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold

Property Features

  • Rural Island lifestyle
  • Amazing panoramic views.
  • 2 countryside cottages with a wind turbine
  • Self catering potential
  • Home report and floor plan on Monster Moves website

Property Summary

Karen at Monster Moves is delighted to bring Goltaquoy to the market. The property comprises a traditional cottage which has been completely refurbished and extended. Also a separate one-bedroom apartment created from a converted byre. These dwelling are set in approximately half and acre of land with outbuildings, a static caravan and 11 KW wind turbine. Goltaquoy has excellent income potential with the turbine generating a gross income of almost £15,000.00 in the last year. The one-bedroom apartment and two-bedroom caravan also offer income potential from long term or holiday letting. If you are looking for a lifestyle change with the benefit of income potential then this one could be for you.
Goltaquoy is located in an elevated position with breath-taking panoramic seascape views including across to Rousay and Orkney mainland.

The Rapness ferry terminal is close by and there is good access to local amenities.

Full Details

MAIN HOUSE (120 sq m (approx))
A spacious and characterful cottage, Goltaquoy has been extended to provide more living space and to capture the spectacular views. The original cottage has been virtually doubled in size with a modern extension which complements the existing cottage – which was built in 1929. The extensive refurbishments have been ongoing since 2010. Heating is via an air to water heat pump.

LIVING ROOM (5.4m x 4.7m)
This area provides an extensive living space with large french windows and doors directed toward the spectacular views. With two walls full of windows the area is bright and airy. The ceiling is vaulted with Glulam beam and feature lighting. The flooring and joinery are oak.
There is access to an attic study space/storage from the livingroom. There is plenty of daylight provided by Velux windows.

A traditional country kitchen with solid oak floor, joinery and worktops. There is space for a freestanding Rangemaster double cooker (LPG/Electric) and space for fridge freezer and dishwasher. There is plenty of space for a dining table and sofa. The room benefits from a wood burning stove set in a traditional fire surround. The oak flooring flows beautifully in to the new extension.

BATHROOM (3.3m x 2.4m)
There is a five-piece suite including a luxury corner whirlpool bath, w/c, wash basin, bidet and large walk-in shower. The finish is part wall laminates, white tiling and laminate dry flooring. Extractor fan.

HEATING ROOM (1.6m x 2m)
This room contains a large water storage cylinder linked to heat pump and with 2No. immersion heaters. Electrical consumer unit and a drop down drying rack.

Situated on the ground floor with dual aspect windows. Part wood panelled walls and fixed shelving along with the original fireplace.

UTILITY (3.2m x 3.3m)
With fitted white wall and base units and gunmetal grey laminate worktops. There is a large sink unit and extractor fan and space and plumbing for a washing machine.


BEDROOM 2 (10.5m x 4.4m)
Situated on the upper level of the original cottage. Wood panelled and part carpeted with Velux window and providing access to a boarded storage area.

SECOND PROPERTY -THE BYRE (43 sqm (approx))
A stone built former byre, this has been converted to a one-bedroom apartment in recent years and has the potential to be let either long term of for holiday use. (Planning conditions may apply).

A vaulted ceiling with Velux window and dual aspect allows this to be a very light and airy space. Oak flooring and joinery, there is a fitted kitchen with plumbing for a dish washer and a fitted fridge/freezer. There is a ceramic sink and extract fan.

BEDROOM ONE (3.6m x 2.8m)
Double aspect with oak flooring.

BATHROOM (3.1m x 2.7m)
White three-piece suite. There is an electric shower and glazed shower panel. Plumbing is provided for a washing machine. Daylight is provided by a Velux window.

SHED (5m x 2m)
Stone built with GRP roof and fully insulated and lined. Contains the control gear for the wind-turbine, timber racking and a separate vegetable store with racking and tatty boxes.

Installed in 2012 this C&F Green Energy 11kW turbine has been regularly serviced and upgraded – and in the last year generated an income of £15,000.00 including the Feed-In-Tariff which is transferable to the new owner. Also helps to reduce electricity charges.

Approximately 25 years old – a GRP roof has been added with undersealing. There are two bedrooms plus an additional folding double bed.

The property is surrounded by the land which is a combination of grass and meadow. There is a mature walled vegetable garden.

WORKSHOP (10m x 4m)
Stone built former byre with fitted workbenches and power.

HEN HOUSE (2m x 2m)
Purposely adapted with nesting boxes and perches for 6-8 hens. Fenced enclosure with water supply.

EPC Rating - C
Council Tax Band - C
Air to water heat pump
both the Byre and static caravan have electric and plumbing
Oak joinery and flooring.

Property Location

Contact Office

Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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