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West Shaird


West Shaird can very comfortably accommodate 6 people. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a toilet with wash hand basin. One bedroom has king size bed, one has twin beds and one has adult bunks. Downstairs there are two public rooms - a lounge with open coal fire and a kitchen dining room with multi fuel stove. There is also a large shower room with toilet and wash hand basin. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, electric cooker and microwave oven. Water is heated by immersion and there is oil central heating.

The rooms are spacious but the house is warm and cosy and not too big for a couple. There is generous off road parking and a large area of lawn in front of the house (ideal for ball games.) There is also a small, enclosed garden behind the house. Picnic table and garden chairs are available to help you enjoy the outdoor environment. Well behaved pets are welcomed by arrangement.


West Shaird is a detached farmhouse situated on the west side of South Ronaldsay. It was built in 1955, has beautiful sea views and you can walk to the beach in 5-10 minutes. It has oil central heating easily controlled to suit your needs.

The village of St. Margaret's Hope is 3 miles away and there you will find the a church (with soft play area), shops, cafe, hotels, post office, museum, craft shop and art gallery, playpark, tennis court, bowling green and a 9-hole golf course. The village hall, The Cromarty Hall, hosts films, dances, concerts, sales and exhibitions throughout the year. The Pentland Ferry terminal to Gills Bay in Caithness is in St. Margaret's Hope. Pentland Ferries catamaran style vessel makes several sailings across the Pentland Firth every day. Sailing time is approx. 50 minutes. The shops in the village are well stocked and there is little need to shop further afield. South Ronaldsay is ideally situated for many interesting walks, craft trails and beautiful beaches. West Shaird is the ideal base for visiting Tomb of the Eagles, Banks Tomb, Hoxa Tapestry Gallery, Hoxa Tearoom, Smithy Museum, Churchill Barriers, Italian chapel, Burwick Short Sea Crossing for foot passengers to name but a few.

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