Surrounded by farmland but just 500 yards from the beach, this comfortable cottage is perfectly located for exploring all the treasures of the Orkney Islands.. Ground Floor:
Ramp to entrance. All on the ground floor.
Living room: With wood burner, 32" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and day bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.. Electric central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and broadband included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack.. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.. This lovely, detached property enjoys an elevated and enviable setting towards the southern end of South Ronaldsay in Orkney. South Ronaldsay is one of the southern islands and is connected to the mainland by the famous Churchill Causeways. Accessed by a rough track, Egypt got its unusual name from a small stream ’The Nile’ that ran down the hill - and the locals used to say ’crossing the Nile to Egypt’! Egypt has been tastefully furnished and equipped to a very good standard and makes an excellent base for exploring the many delights Orkney has to offer.
The nearest village St Margaret’s Hope is 4 miles away and has good local amenities. The main town of Kirkwall is 30 minutes drive away where you can find a variety of shops, pubs, restaurants, museums and historical sites including the stunning St Magnus Cathedral. There are many wonderful attractions to visit in Orkney, the Neolithic settlement of Skara Brae, Maeshowe, the Ring of Brodgar and the Standing Stones of Stenness, also the Italian Chapel (built by prisoners of war), to name but a few. You can take a tour around the Highland Park and Scapa distilleries and sample their whisky!
Nature lovers will be drawn to Orkney with its pristine beaches, spectacular cliffs and marshes which are home to many species of bird and wildlife. Fishing, walking, golf, bird watching, golf and a wide variety of other actvities are all available. Take a ferry or a fligh and visit some of Orkney’s spectacular islands. Discover beautiful unspoilt beaches where you can walk for hours without meeting anyone apart from the seals. For the less energetic, sit back, relax and watch the every-changing scenery this beautiful area has to offer. In all, a visit to the Orkney Islands will be remembered with many happy memories. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 4 miles.