Upper Serrigar, South Ronaldsay, Orkney KW17 2LR

£80,000 OIRO
  • Ref: MMKW17250221KA
  • Type: House Plot, Land
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Parking: Driveway
  • Outside Space: Private Grounds
  • Tenure: Freehold
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Property Features

  • Opportunity to build your own home.
  • Full planning permission and building warrant in place
  • Serviced plot with electrics, water and septic tank
  • Amazing panoramic views.
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  • Island lifestyle

Property Summary

Monster Moves is delighted to bring this spectacular building plot to the market. Upper Serrigar is a 0.8 acre site in an isolated location with incredible views. It is situated below Olad’s Summit view point in the connected island of South Ronaldsay, Orkney. It has planning permission and building warrant in place for a 3 bed, 3 bath house, with sedum roof and air source heat pump to further reinforce it’s eco credentials. Planning is also in place for a workshop, which could be used as stabling, and greenhouse.

The entire property affords amazing views in every direction. To the rear is a protected area of Orkney moorland, to one side there are vast skies and open vistas over farmland, giving outstanding views of the aurora borealis (Northern Lights or Merry Dancers as they are more commonly know in Orkney)

To the other side and front are panoramic views of the Scapa flow. Mainland Scotland is visible across the Pentland Firth, closer to are the islands of Swona, Hoy, Switha and Flotta. The property is located just a short walk from the South Ronaldsay coastal path and there are innumerable walks around the area. A great variety of wildlife can be seen from the site and around the locality. Shipping and fishing boats as well as the ‘Alfred’ ferry can be watched from the site.

The current occupiers have owned the property which some locals have called ‘the best view in Orkney’ a little over a year and have had to make the difficult decision to sell this plot, in it’s dream location, due to health problems. As they were planning on completing the building work themselves they have in place everything that is needed to proceed with the build. The house has been angled to maximise the outstanding views and the morning light coming into the kitchen. 500+ daffodil and crocus bulbs have been planted to the front and approximately 700 willow saplings around the perimeter of the paddock to the rear.

The site requires clearance before building begins, this could be carried out by a groundworker or builder as part of the foundation building process.

Approximately 0.3 acres is set aside as permitted building area, with the further 0.5 acres set behind and could be used as paddock or extended garden ground.

All plans, details, engineers reports and legal requirements have been completed, the deposit for the build has been paid to the kit manufacture company, Haus Architecture in Inverness, should the purchaser wish to build the property the current owners had planned.

As well as having full planning consent and building warrant, water and electricity are on site and both have been connected and a septic tank is in position. Additionally the track to the property has been professionally resurfaced and the owners will leave their 22’ caravan, if required, as this is included on the planning permission.

All of these additional works will save considerably on costs which would otherwise have been incurred in a standard plot purchase.

Further Information:

Search for 20/184/PP on the Orkney Islands Council planning portal for full plans, technical information and building warrant details.  Full planning consent expiry date: 2nd July 2023. Building warrant expiry date: 11th February 2024

www.haus.scot for further information regarding the kit.

If you have a dream build in mind, please speak to an architect, kit manufacture company and Orkney Islands council to see if your own personal dream house could be made reality in this outstanding location.

The views from this site need to be seen to be fully appreciated

Full Details


The property has an open plan kitchen/dining and living room with 4 windows allowing for plenty of natural light and breath taking views. There is a patio door leading out to the front of the property. There is also a proposed log burning stove.

BEDROOM 1 WITH EN-SUITE AND (3.6m x 2.9m (wardrobe 2.8m x 2.9m) (en-suite 2.5m x 2.9m))
Grand master suite with walk through wardrobe which leads to the en-suite. Positioned to the front of the property and benefitting from the spectacular view on offer.

BEDROOM 2 (3.6m x 2.9m)
Positioned to the front of the property benefiting from the spectacular view on offer.

BEDROOM 3 (3.1m x 2.9m)
Positioned to the side of the property with views of the countryside.

BATHROOM (1.7m x 2.1m)
Positioned to the rear of the property with space for a bath, w/c and wash basin.

UTILITY (3.3m x 2.9m)
Positioned to the rear of the property with storage cupboards and space for washing appliances. A door providing access to the rear of the property.

GARAGE & GREENHOUSE (8.0m x 6.0m & 3.0m x 6.0m)
Proposed double garage with 2 up and over doors. A separate greenhouse is situated to the side of the garage.

From St Margarets Hope proceed towards Burwick.
After approximately 3 miles you will go around a right hand bend, you will then see a wind turbine close to the left hand side of the road.
The turning is on the right at the bottom of the Brae, signposted Serrigar. If you reach Olad's mount viewpoint you have gone too far. (the property can be seen in the distance from the viewpoint to the left, looking to Swona)
Having turned right you will pass through 3 Farm yards. After the third, the turning to the plot is on the left hand side.
We respectfully ask that you do not drive past this turning as this has no vehicle access. Please drive slowly as the track is being resurfaced.

Proposed property spec
Heating - Air source heating
Plot size - Approx. 0.8 acres
Floor space - 97.20sqm.
Electric and water are connected.
Septic tank.

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Property Location

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Monster Moves Head Office
Thistle House
Main Street
KW10 6TG


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