Grahamsha ref: UK30933

Skaill, near Stromness, Northern Highlands



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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • All En-suite 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Grahamsha is a beautiful cottage that has been extended in a modern contemporary theme, situated just a short walk from Skaill which has a falconry centre and a visitors centre.
The property is entered via a hallway with all ground floor rooms leading off, there is a bathroom and a huge bedroom with a seating area to take in the views, there is a utility room and a further twin bedroom with an en-suite shower room. There is a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room that, with stairs that lead to a glass gabled mezzanine living area with comfortable furniture and great views with the benefit of a wood burner. A few more steps lead to the master bedroom which has an en-suite shower room. Outside there is ample parking and an enclosed garden for the four legged friends.
The port town of Stromness is just a short drive away with a great selection of restaurants, pubs and many local shops selling island themed products. Kirkwall is only 16 miles way where you can enjoy numerous day trips to the adjoining islands in particular Sanday with its beautiful white sands. Closer to the cottage, a visit to the Neolithic site of Skara Brae, set right on the sea edge, must not be missed. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 7 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With twin beds and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, 42” Smart TV and seating area.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

First floor

Living room: Galleried with woodburner and 42” Smart TV.

Second floor

Bedroom 3: Galleried with kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Air source heat pump central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included.


Enclosed garden with garden furniture. Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    7 miles
  • Distance
    7 miles
  • Restaurant
    7 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    7 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    200 yards

About the local area

Grahamsha is located near the wonderful neolithic ruins of Skara Brae and Skaill House, perched on the sea edge and must not be missed. Also close by are the Standing Stones of Stenness and Ring of Brodgar, a must for any visitor to the island. Golf courses can be found nearby with the nearest at Stromness. For whisky lovers, there’s the Highland Park distillery at Kirkwall and history buffs will love the magnificent Kirkwall Cathedral and Bishop’s and Earl’s Palaces. Not forgetting a drive across Scapa Flow on the Churchill barriers which link the southern islands to the Mainland. Good ferry and air links to the islands for further exploration opportunities.

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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