Escape to the Country
Orkney islands are proving to be a destination of choice for families favouring a healthy and prosperous life away from cities. Recently, three independent surveys have identified Orkney as the best place to live for quality of life in the UK. Key criteria are; life expectancy, health, school performance, employment and climate.
Orkney has a low population density with high employment rates, enviably low crime rate, schools with small class sizes and good secondary school exam results creating a respected education system. Orkney with its outstanding natural scenery, rural culture, World Heritage archaeology and wildlife are internationally renowned. It boasts excellent leisure and community health facilities as well as a thriving arts culture.
The idyllic Orkney rural environment is enriched with amenities such as banks, shops, excellent schools, sports centres and facilities including a number of swimming pools, college, cinema, art galleries and a theatre. With no motorways, quiet roads, no jet-liners above or the distant rumble of trains, low crime rates and good healthcare contribute to the acknowledged quality of life.
St Margaret's Hope is a picturesque village with two general stores, a post office, a hotel, two cafés, pubs, primary school, doctors practice, keep-fit healthy living centre, nine-hole golf course, artists gallery and bowling green.
The property is situated approximately four miles from the village centre.