Five of the best croft homes for sale in Scotland just now

If you dream of getting away from it all and wish to escape to a remote Scottish location then take a look at these Highland and Island croft homes, which are currently on the market.

Fethaland, Hooplees, Largarth and Houllsquoy

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Picture: the croft, http://www.neilrisk.com

Find total escapism in this remote croft, which has been uninhabited for almost 80 years, and is now on the market.

Located on the most northerly tip of Shetland in the village of North Roe, the sale includes a 130 hectare croft along with a large four bedroom home and four tenanted croft buildings.

This rare opportunity to completely escape comes with a price tag of offers over £595,000 with Neil Risk Solicitor and Estate Agents.

The croft land includes Fethaland, which is the north most tip of the Shetland mainland.

The property consists of five parts as follows:- 1. the family home; 2. Fethaland (owner occupied croft); 3. Hooplees (tenanted croft); 4. Largarth (tenanted croft); and 5. Houllsquoy (tenanted croft).

The seller’s preference would be to sell all units as one; however consideration will be given to selling the units separately.

Ach An Darach

Ach An Darach lies in a spectacular setting in the crofting township of Teavarran near Inverness.

The home was completed in 2014 with a design that takes advantage of the stunning views over its own land to Strathglass, Strath Cannich and Ben Wyvis.

It is highly energy efficient with income generating solar panels, excellent levels of insulation, wood burning stoves and an air source heat pump for the hot water.

Inside it has five-bedrooms and three public rooms and outside the new owners can make the most of the 12 acres of land.

Ach An Darach is on the market with Galbraith for offers over £635,000

Croft Beag

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Picture: Croft Beag, Galbraith

Croft Beag lies close to the lochside village of Carbost on the west coast of Skye.

An owner occupied croft of approximately four acres, Croft Beag is in a stunning location, on an elevated site with breath-taking views over Loch Bracadale to its small isles, the Outer Hebrides and the Macleod Tables.

The de-crofted house, which was completed in 2012, has been positioned to take advantage of the views and constructed to a high standard to minimise running costs with excellent levels of insulation.

Consisting of two bedrooms, two receptions rooms, a spacious kitchen/dining area and modern bathroom, all over one floor, Croft Beag would be an ideal first buy for a couple or somewhere to retire to.

The wood burning stove, insulation and scope to add on solar panels also make the Croft a great eco-friendly property.

The land, which comes with the Croft, includes an agricultural building with conversion potential as well as a well appointed caravan, which could be let as a holiday rental.

Croft Beag is on the market with Galbraith for offers over £290,000

Lagnagiogan

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Picture: Bell Ingram

Situated in the heart of the Isle of Iona, Lagnagiogan is a former croft house brimming with charming features and breath-taking views over the neighbouring countryside and to the Isle of Mull.

Set across two floors the property features wood panelled ceilings throughout, with an open fireplace in the sitting room and a decorative stained-glass window, which lights the staircase.

Home to the world famous Iona Abbey, one of the oldest Christian religious centres, the Isle of Iona is full of history with many visitors following in the footsteps of St Columba.

Nearby is St Oran’s Chapel and Reilig Odhrain which is reputed to be the burial place of Macbeth and 47 other kings of Scotland.

The two bedroom property is on the market with estate agents Bell Ingram’s Oban office, for sale at offers over £250,000.

 

The Isle of Iona, accessed via a regular ferry service from the Isle of Mull, is fully equipped with a well-stocked general store as well as a number of other amenities and businesses catering to the needs of locals and tourists alike.

For outdoor enthusiasts, Iona boasts first-rate walking opportunities, a variety of wildlife and beautiful, white sandy beaches.

Holm of Grimbister

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Picture: Savills

Holm of Grimbister is a small island extending to about 40 acres just off Kirkwall, Orkney, which is for sale as a whole.

There is a period cottage providing basic accommodation and a traditional L-shaped steading with conversion potential.

Although it has the feeling of isolation, the island is connected to mainland Orkney at low tide by a causeway and mains services are all connected.

The period farm cottage and traditional outbuildings offer a wealth of potential for conversion.

The house has a kitchen, sun room, living room, bedroom and bathroom.

Holm of Grimbister is on the market with Savills for offers over £300,00

 

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