Savills | Lot 3 - Land At Bisgeos, Westray, Orkney, KW17 2DW | Properties for sale
66 Ac(26.71 Ha)
Offers over £110,000

Lot 3 - Land At BisgeosWestray, Orkney, KW17 2DW

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Block of grazing land
  • In all, 66.20 acres
  • 59.45 acres of permanent and temporary grassland
  • Large, fenced fields
  • Striking headland location with dramatic cliff top views

Uniquely positioned island property

About this property

    In their spectacular clifftop position as Orkney's most northwestern property, Longhouse Farm and the Land at Bisgeos offer a ringfenced holding and an opportunity for a purchaser wishing to take on an existing and equipped agricultural property.
    The property is available in two lots, which are currently farmed and managed as part of a larger agricultural holding.
    Longhouse Farm included a single storey farmhouse, set alongside the farmyard providing cattle housing, feed and general storage and workshops. The farmlands extending directly from the farmyard.
    The Land at Bisgeos, adjoining Longhouse Farm, consists of grasslands on which sheep currently graze.
    The land on both lots is predominately grassland arranged in large, fenced and gated fields. The landscape, which includes grassland, heathland, wetland and cliffs, creates a diverse and unique habitat for many native and rare species, including sea otters, seals, migratory seabirds, sea eagles and puffins.
    Across the two lots, the land is classified as Class 6(2) and Class 6(3) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. The soil is of the Olrig series being Greyish brown drifts derived from Middle Old Red Sandstone flagstones and sandstones with component soil types being peaty gleys and the similarly derived Mousland Series with component soils being saline gleys.
    The property is served by a council maintained public road.

    In all, 66.20 acres (26.79 hectares) primarily of grazing land.

Local information

  • The Longhouse Farm and the Land at Bisgeos are situated on the striking Noup Head, the most northwesterly peninsula on the Isle of Westray, providing dramatic and uninterrupted clifftop views across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Known as ‘The Queen of the Isles' with good farmland, hilly moorland, magnificent cliff scenery and attractive sandy beaches, Westray lies approximately 20 miles north of Orkney Mainland and is served by both ferry services and an airport. At only 10 miles in length, Westray offers a unique island way of life for those looking for a change of pace and a new adventure or the rare opportunity to purchase and operate a viable island agricultural business.
  • With a vibrant population and reliable transport links to Mainland Orkney, Westray benefits from a range of services including convenience stores, churches, medical centre, post office and banking services alongside recreational facilities, tourist accommodation and restaurants, allowing the purchaser to become fully immersed in island life. Primary and junior schooling is available on Westray, with a Senior secondary school providing weekday pupil accommodation on Mainland Orkney.
  • Westray is the most prosperous of the North Isles, with a traditionally strong agricultural and fishing culture set alongside emerging produce and creative industries and strong visitor numbers making the Island a truly thriving place to live. Noup Head, where the property is located, extends into the Atlantic Ocean as Westray's north west peninsula, with uninterrupted, breathtaking sea views and a dramatic coastline, with the rocky cliffs of the headland home to a vast array of nesting seabirds.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Kirkwall on Mainland Orkney, take the Orkney Ferry to Westray (Rapness). From the ferry terminal take the B9066 north towards Pierowall. Once in Pierowall, take the first left hand turning past the Pierowall Hotel (sign posted Noltland Caste and Noup Head) and continue past the ruined castle before turning left at the junction. From here, after 0.5 miles, Longhouse Farmhouse, buildings and land will be on the right, with the Land at Bisgeos located just beyond. Alternatively, flights are available to Westray airport via Papa Westray.
  • EPC Exempt