Enjoying a beautiful location adjacent to an outstanding sandy beach, the farm of Salties includes a spacious 3-bedroom farmhouse and a range of traditional outbuildings together with 95 acres or thereby.
The property has a 5kw Evance wind turbine with associated feed-in-tariff payments, single farm payment entitlements and is currently in an agri-environmental scheme with annual payments.
The Farm and Lands of Salties are situated on the picturesque island of Sanday which is one of Orkney’s North Isles. The property extends to approximately 95 acres including sand dunes and the foreshore to the mean low water springs.
Salties includes part of 2 lochs, the North loch and Loch of Rummie, which are sites of special scientific interest. There is also part of a Ramsar site of national environmental importance in the form of the dunes and beach.
The spacious farmhouse has 3 double bedrooms together with an office which could be converted into a fourth bedroom. There is a large L-shaped open-plan livingroom/dining room/kitchen. The living room has a solid fuel fire and the kitchen, which has a flagstone floor, was refitted with new units, dishwasher and electric range cooker in 2018. There is a utility room with a double sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a dryer and chest freezers. The windows are all double glazed.
There is a large, mature garden including a greenhouse/garden room, ponds, trees, bushes, shrubs, a vegetable plot and a chicken run.
The substantial traditional farm buildings adjoin the garden and an access track. They include a lambing/calving shed which was completed in 2006, 2 sloping-floor byres with feed barriers, a bull byre, a workshop, 2 loose boxes, a tack room and a feed/store room. There are two stock handling areas adjoining the buildings and a further yard with ample room for parking.
The farm currently carries a flock of sheep but has formerly been used to farm pedigree and commercial cattle. The steading has the potential to be adapted to other ventures, e.g. equestrian use, market gardening, crafts or tourism enterprises.
The land is mainly to grass with several fields having previously been in barley. 96% of the land is graded Region 1, the remainder being Region 2. There is a water trough to each field and all fencing has been renewed to a high standard over the last 10 years.
The farm entitlement is included in the sale price. Current single farm payment scheme income has amounted to between £5500 and £7000 per annum for the last 10 years. The L.F.A.S.S. payments are in the region of £1000 per annum. In addition, the farm is currently in year 2 of a 5 year agri-environment scheme which provides a further income of £4300 per annum. Any incoming landowner will have the opportunity to take this scheme over for its remaining duration.
There is a 5KW turbine at Salties and this provides electricity to the house in addition to feed-in-tariff payments which have amounted to £4-5,000 per annum since installation.