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Offers in the region of £72,000

Assignation of Croft Tenancy Including Croft House, 9 Bentangaval ,

Isle of Barra , HA9 5XN

3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms
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  • House
  • Status: For Sale (NEW)
  • Area: Western Isles Area
  • Garden
  • Fireplace

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Property Description

The opportunity has arisen to purchase the assignation of the tenancy of 9 Bentangaval on the scenic Isle of Barra. The sale also includes a one and a half storey croft house which is in need of an extensive renovation programme. There are 2 bedrooms and a box room on the first floor and a further bedroom, living area, bathroom and kitchen on the ground floor. The property is located in an elevated position in the Bentangaval area and is in easy reach of local amenities.

The property comprises the tenancy of a registered croft, which includes (1) the croft house which is considered to be a permanent improvement, (2) an additional 3.762 ha (9.3 acres) of tenanted croft land, and (3) a share in the Bentangaval Common Grazings.

Castlebay, some 1 miles distant boasts both Primary and Secondary schools, Hospital, Post Office, Bank and Shops. The ferry terminal provides regular sailings between Castlebay and Oban.

The Isle of Barra also boasts the unique airport situated in the shallow bay of Traigh Mhòr which is the only one in the world where scheduled flights use the beach as a runway. The airport offers flights to Benbecula and Glasgow. A further ferry terminal with sailings to Eriskay can be found at Aird Mhòr on the North Eastern side of the island.


Crofting is a system of landholding unique to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland which is normally held on a tenancy. This may or may not include a house and farm buildings.

When looking to tenant a croft, a person must obtain the approval of the Crofting Commission www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk. The Crofting Commission’s aim is to promote the well-being of crofting communities. They will consider several points when an application is received which include the specific needs and long term interests of the community, and the skills a new tenant will bring, suitability of the new tenant in terms of their experience and plans for the croft. The suitability of the proposed tenant is of prime importance and they will be asked to give plans for the working and stocking of the croft as well as previous experience and skills which would be useful to the township. The Commission are able to refuse an assignation if they feel the proposed tenant is not suitable.

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