The farms of Bay and The Ha are two Orkney farms which have been combined and built up over three generations, in a stunning sea front location with an excellent, spacious farmhouse.

Stronsay is one of the most fertile Orkney islands and the principle enterprise on this farm has been cattle, but the land is also capable of providing good yields of barley amongst other uses.

The farmhouse is thought to date, in part, back to the 18th century and is of original Orkney stone construction. It now provides super family accommodation over two floors including the kitchen with fired Raeburn, a conservatory, bathroom, box room and sitting room. There are three bedrooms on the first floor and one on the ground floor, which is currently used as a farm office.

The farm buildings provide generous accommodation for livestock as well as potential for conversion to residential use in the case of Ha Farm.

Stronsay is one of the most fertile Orkney islands and the principle enterprise on this farm has been cattle, but the land is also capable of providing good yields of barley amongst other uses.

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Bay farm is set in an outstanding position facing south east with extensive views – the land adjoins the foreshore on both bays with storage and a launching area for a boat. The current owners regularly fish for lobsters, mackerel and other species in the bay and the sandy beach adjoining the bay is stunningly beautiful and mostly deserted.

There are also opportunities for wildfowling on the farm, and the small lochan at the north end offers duck flighting and trout fishing. The Ha is set on higher ground, looking east over the islands of Shapinsay, Rousay and Eday. Stronsay is one of the northern isles of the Orkney archipelago. It is situated approximately 15 miles from Kirkwall, Orkney’s main town. Stronsay is served by daily Ro-Ro (i.e. Roll-on, Roll-off) ferry, and by air links to Kirkwall and some of the other islands. The direct boat journey lasts one hour, 35 minutes, and the direct flight takes 8 minutes. On the island there are two general stores, a post office, hotel and craft shop. There is a resident doctor and practice nurse. The school caters for children form the ages of three to 16. Senior secondary education is provided in Kirkwall. The pupils stay in the hall of residence from Sunday to Thursday nights, and commute by ferry. Travel and accommodation are paid for by the local education authority.

There are a number of leisure pursuits available on Stronsay. The school includes a swimming pool and a fitness suite, both of which are open to the public at designated times. The local community centre possesses a full size snooker table, which is also available for hire. In the winter there are a number of social events and evening classes, and societies that meet. Sea and loch fishing, as well as shooting are possible.

Orkney is connected to the Scottish mainland by ferry services to Aberdeen, Scrabster and Gills Bay, as well as by air to all the main Scottish airports.

The guide price is offers over £450,000. For further information please telephone the owner on 01857 616 316.

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  • Steve Hill

    Is this Orkney farm property still available?
    If not, is there anythingh similar on the market?