Plot 10 Ocean View
Opposite Lairo Water, Shapinsay, Balfour, KW17

Plot 10 Ocean View, Opposite Lairo Water
Shapinsay, Balfour,KW17

Guide price:£18,000
Ends 15th August 2022 at 3PM
  • Council Tax Band:Unknown
  • Stunning sea views
  • Ideal for glamping
  • 400sq. metres site
  • Peaceful Location
  • Ideal size for a self build dwelling
  • Voted best place to live 8 years running
  • Freehold site
  • Perfect for staycation
  • Sharpinsay has Ferry access to Kirkwall
  • Pre-auction offers considered


Tenure: Freehold

Fantastic opportunity to purchase a Freehold piece of land in stunning surroundings with incredible sea views.  At around 441 sq meters the plot is the ideal size for a self build 4 bed holiday home.  All development subject to investigating and gaining necessary consents.

Plots are of a roughly rectangular shape and are on land in front of the famous Lairo water.  This is a wetland area that is renowned for a variety of bird species so the ideal spot for any walkers or bird watching enthusiasts. Location is NOT part of Green belt protected area.

Orkney has been voted many times the best place to live in the UK and has been voted the best place to live in Scotland the last 8 years running,  this is largely down to the fresh air and little to no crime on the island,  this site really does offer the perfect getaway holiday home destination, glamping, camping or retirement/investment. 

Shapinsay is one of the Orkney Islands off the north coast of mainland Scotland. There is one village on the island, Balfour, ferries sail to Kirkwall regularly from here.

With an area of 2,948 hectares (11 sq mi), Shapinsay is the 8th largest Orkney island and the 29th largest Scottish island. The highest point of Ward Hill is 64 metres (210 ft) above sea level. The east coast is composed of low cliffs and has several sea caves, including the picturesque geo at the extreme northern tip known as Geo of Ork. Elwick Bay is a sheltered anchorage on the south coast, facing the Orkney mainland; the island's largest settlement, Balfour, is at the western end of the bay. The island has several ayres, or storm beaches, which form narrow spits of shingle or sand cutting across the landward and seaward ends of shallow bays. They can sometimes cut off a body of water from the sea, forming shallow freshwater lochs known as oyces. Examples include Vasa Loch and Lairo Water. Orkney has been named Scotland's best place to live for the eighth year in a row by the Bank of Scotland Quality of Life survey 2020. High employment levels, a low crime rate, strong exam results, smaller primary class sizes and good health and happiness scores put the islands top. Low to zero crime rates Small class sizes Great education from nurseries to college.


In the event of an offer being accepted the following charges will be payable immediately:-

Buyers Fee £2,500

Deposit to the sum of 10% of the sale price subject to a minimum of £3,000

EPC rating: A. Council tax band: X, Tenure: Freehold,




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