The sale comprises 3 owned crofts with associated common grazing which can each be purchased separately or together. The three crofts form part of the sale of a total of four owned crofts and a decrofted house. The decrofted house for ½ 67 & 80 Strathy East and the associated croft are advertised in a separate listing but could also be purchased in conjunction with any or all the crofts in the current listing.
The 3 individual crofts are listed in the table below and can be viewed on the Crofting Register using the Crofting Register Numbers:
Croft Crofting Commission No. Crofting Register No. Deemed Croft Registration No.
51/74/89/123 S1306 C357 S2733 - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - UNDER OFFER
1/267/73 S1314 C359 S3014 - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - UNDER OFFER
52/79/87 S1307 C358 S2720
Deemed crofts are the common grazings associated with an owned croft that remain held in tenancy.
The areas associated with each croft are as follows:
51/74/89/123 - 6.668 hectares - CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - UNDER OFFER
52/79/87 6.40 hectares - Offers Over £75,000
½ 67/73 3.76* hectares - Offers Over £60,000
* The total area for ½ 67/73 includes 1.17 hectares of permanent apportionment obtained prior to the ownership of the land which appears on the title deed map associated with the crofts. These permanent apportionments can be viewed on the Crofting Register plan denoted as Area 1 and Area 2 tinted blue.
The location of each croft within Strathy East are provided in the associated diagrams.
- The location of the decrofted house and croft for ½ 67/80 Strathy East have been included.
The land situated in the valley running toward the river is good arable land suitable for growing a variety of crops. There is also sufficient land available with each croft to afford the opportunity to create areas of native woodland for carbon capture or carbon credits. Woodland Creation Grants which are available can provide payments of up to £3,600 per hectare for initial planting and £624 per hectare annual maintenance payment for five years with the Native Broadleaves in Northern and Western Isles Scheme.
There is a roofed dwelling house associated with ½ 67/73, but in a poor state of repair, with a roofed byre/barn to the rear. There is a second byre/barn attached to 52/79/87 with rusted corrugated sheet roofing and there are other ruinous dwelling houses and buildings located throughout the property. A crofter of a bare land croft (one without a suitable house on it already) has the right to build a house on their croft, subject to planning permission and the Scottish Governments Croft House Grant Scheme provides grants for crofters to build new homes as well as to improve and maintain the standards of crofter housing; a new house grant, and a rebuilding and improvement grant are 40% of the cost up to a maximum of £38,000 in a high priority geographical area such as Sutherland.
The traditional agricultural buildings could also benefit from funding from schemes such as the Croft Grant Scheme.
The Crofting Agricultural Grants (Scotland) Scheme provides grants for the erection and improvement of agricultural buildings and the provision of fences, hedges, walls, gates and the improvement of amenities.
The land in Strathy East has direct access to 952 hectares of open moorland associated with the Strathy East, Strathy West and Baligill Common Grazings.
The dwelling house associated with ½ 67/73 had electrical connection but is in need of extensive repairs.
In addition, the owner should be entitled to an annual compensation payment associated with the SSE Renewables Strathy North Wind farm.
Interested parties are welcome to view the crofts unaccompanied.
Any areas, measurements or distances referred to are given as a GUIDE ONLY and are NOT guaranteed. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, buyers must rely on their own enquiries.
Where any reference is made to potential uses or size, such information is given in good faith. Prospective buyers should however make their own enquiries into such matters prior to final purchase.
Any maps or plans provided are based on the Ordnance Survey and crofting commission and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents but no warranty is given as to their accuracy and the property will be sold only on the basis of the sellers title and as possessed.
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