Two-storey country house with acres of land hits the market for just £80,000
A TWO-STOREY house with acres of land has hit the market for just £80,000 – but there’s a very good reason for the low price.
The semi-detached property in beautiful Sanday, Orkney sits on a whopping 4.5 acres of land just minutes from peaceful Bea Loch.
It offers spectacular near-seclusion, but has a country pub just over a mile from the front door.
However, those ready to make an offer and begin living an idyllic life of bucolic bliss may want to take a close look at the listing first.
And only those with above-average DIY skills should contact the realtor.
This is because the building is currently little more than an empty stone edifice with nothing warm inside.
Even from the street outside, the scale of the work required is evident.
Gutters are peeling off the roof, while green mold reaches the walls.
The driveway outside is littered with plywood, planks of wood, and other debris.
Inside, there are no dividing walls on the ground floor and the house appears to have been used as a shed.
The ceilings have been torn – or perhaps never built – and the interior walls are stained with water and damp.
The situation is much the same on the first floor, which is just one long room filled with ladders and wooden beams.
However, ambitious buyers with both the time and plenty of cash on hand will find plenty to dream about.
In addition to the house, the owner will find two adjoining stores, a stable and the huge land.
Lows Solicitors, who are marketing the property, admitted the house needed a “deep modernization”.
However, they said it was an ‘excellent opportunity to create accommodation to buyer’s specifications’, subject to planning permission.
Sanday is home to otters and seals, as well as lapwings, curlews and oystercatchers.
The island has dozens of beautiful, unspoiled beaches, many with sand dunes and secret caves.
It is also an archaeological hotspot, with many sites of interest including cairns, brochs and burial mounds.
The Scottish house isn’t the only cheap house currently on the market that will need a little elbow grease to make it look better.
A house with a huge garden in Spalding, Lincolnshire, has gone on the market for just £10,000 – but there’s a big problem.
The property offers two reception rooms, a kitchen and three “well-proportioned” rooms.
But it will take a full renovation by an experienced builder before a family can make it their own again.
This is because it was ravaged by a terrible fire just four months ago.
And a one-bed flat in south London will cost £150,000, but it’s run down inside and out.
The walls were stripped, while the carpets were torn out. The garden is completely overgrown, with vines left untended for so long that they reach an indoor bathroom.