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Backaskaill Farm - Backaskaill Farmhouse

Sanday, Orkney Islands | Property Reference: UK32971

New Property
Grade5 Star rating
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Pets
  • Bike Store
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
  • Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Working Farm
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
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Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
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Duration days
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Call us on 0345 268 0801.

We love everything about Backaskaill Farmhouse. From its romantic coastal location to its luxurious interior finishes, it is a charming, heritage property that anyone will love to stay in for a holiday.

We love everything about Backaskaill Farmhouse. From its romantic coastal location to its luxurious interior finishes, it is a charming, heritage property that anyone will love to stay in for a holiday.

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, range with oven & hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility room/bathroon: With washing machine, toilet and shower.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

First Floor:
Living room: With multi-fuel burner and Freeview Smart TV.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With single bed (with pull-out to double or two singles).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil fired central heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair.

Enclosed garden with sitting-out areas & summerhouse. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

Backaskaill Farmhouse is a home away from home on the island of Sanday in the Orkney Islands. A three-bedroom B-listed farmhouse built in 1863, it is situated in one of the most incredible locations in Scotland. Literally a stone’s throw from a mile-long white sand beach, it boasts panoramic views from almost every room. If you make the extra effort to travel to Sanday, you’ll want to stay at Backaskaill forever. The house has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. The owners have anticipated your every need and provided lots of special touches for a luxurious stay, including a welcome hamper of local produce.
Aside from complete peace and quiet, there’s also lots to see and do across this wonderful little island. Sanday boasts outstanding wildlife on land and at sea. You can see rare birds and flora, and perhaps otters, orca, and other marine species in the crystal-clear northern waters. There is a heritage centre, craft hub, artists’ workshops, archaeological sites, independent shops, a café/pizzeria, a 9-hole golf course, an abundance of brilliant walks and great cycling routes. The 600 strong population of Sanday organise and welcome guests to numerous events throughout the year including fishing trips, an agricultural show, lectures, dances (ceilidhs), lighthouse and wildlife tours, and a lot more. Once you reach Backaskaill and unwind, you will realise what an excellent holiday choice you have made. You may even want to stay and become a part of this lovely island community!
The house itself is full of character. It makes the most of its romantic location beside the beach. On the ground floor, there is a charming and spacious kitchen/dining room, a utility/WC/shower room, and a master suite. On the first floor, the living room is cleverly placed to take in the marvellous views across the bay and has a multi-fuel burner for cosy evenings. There are two further bedrooms as well as a bathroom. The garden, to the front of the property, is fully enclosed and features a summerhouse - perfect for enjoying the sunset. However, it’s important to watch children and dogs because Backaskaill is a working farm. The Farmhouse is semi-detached with Backaskaill Cottage, and they can be booked in tandem to create a larger property. Equally the two properties are private as individual rentals. Beach 200 yards.
The owners are sports and heavy horse enthusiasts. If you want to bring your own horse/s on holiday to enjoy long, open beach and field gallops, the property has three spacious stables and grazing in paddocks and fields. These are offered free of charge on the understanding that they are left as they are found. All bedding/feeding can be supplied at cost.

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