Croft House & Assignation, 8 Garrygall, Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, HS9 5UH
8 Garrygall, Isle of Barra HS9 5UH, UK
Under Offer £70,000.00 - Croft, Land, Residential
4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Offers: Over £70,000 Are Invited

Croft House & Assignation, 8 Garrygall, Castlebay, Isle Of Barra, HS9 5UH

A croft assignation extending to 1.71 Ha (4.22 acres) or thereby (to be confirmed) on which there is a 4 bedroom croft house on the Isle of Barra.


Ground Floor: Entrance Hallway, Lounge, Inner Hallway, Kitchen, Two Bedrooms & Shower Room.

First Floor:  Landing & Two Further Bedrooms.

8 Garrygall offers the rare opportunity to purchase a croft assignation on the Isle of Barra.

The croft assignation extends to 1.71 Ha or thereby and is in two separate strips of land.

As this is a croft assignation, anyone wishing to take over the croft tenancy would require the approval of the Crofting Commission.

Located on the croft assignation is a four bedroom dwelling house that would benefit from modernisation and upgrading.


The Island of Barra forms part of the Western Isles archipelago and is the second last inhabited island other than Vatersay to which Barra is linked by a causeway completed in 1991.

The coastline of Barra is made up of rocky inlets interspersed with wonderful white sandy beaches and offers some stunning scenery not to mention rare flowers and wildlife. The island measures approximately eight miles by five miles with its main road providing a full circuit around the island.  From the main road other minor roads lead off towards the scattered townships on the island where you will find a number of small craft outlets and cafes.  The main area of population on the island is Castlebay, named after Kisimul Castle which stands on a rocky outcrop in the bay.  Castlebay is home to the main services and facilities on the island including a primary and secondary school, community centre (with swimming pool), supermarket, post office, hospital, doctors and dental surgeries as well as a number of hotels and cafes, which in the summer months are normally busy with tourists.  Castlebay is also the main ferry terminal for the island with the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry making twice daily visits in the summer time from Oban, in the winter time the ferry runs a more restricted service.  A further smaller ferry operates from Ardmhor on Barra to Eriskay and regular scheduled flights operate from Glasgow and Benbecula with the famous cockle sands being used as a runway when tides permit.

Garrygall is about a mile from the centre of Castlebay.

Croft Assignation:

The croft at 8 Garrygall represents a rare opportunity to acquire the assignation of a croft tenancy on the Isle of Barra extending to approximately 1.71 hectares on which there is a four bedroom dwelling house.

There is also a detached shed.

The croft is in two separate strips of land joined by common grazings but separated by the A888.

The croft comes with a share in the Garrygall common grazings.

Interested parties are advised to consult a solicitor specialising in Crofting Law.

The current annual rental for the croft is £10.00 (although this may be subject to review).

Further information regarding croft tenancies can be found at

Crofting Commission Number:  I0454

Croft Registration Number:  C5045


Ground Floor:

Entrance Hallway:

Accessed via a half glazed door to the front. Access to the lounge, bedroom 1 and inner hallway.  Vinyl flooring.  Size: 9’ 1” x 7’ 0” (2.78m x 2.14m)


A dual aspect room with windows to the front and side.  Multi fuel stove set in a tiled fire surround.  Fitted carpet.  Size: 13’ 7” x 9’ 1” (4.14m x 2.77m) 

Bedroom 1:

A dual aspect double room with windows to the front and side.  Fitted carpet.  Night storage heater.  Size:  12’ 10” x 9’ 1” (2.76m x 2.77m)

Inner Hallway:

Affording access to the kitchen, shower room and bedroom 2.  Stair to first floor.  Fitted carpet.  Size: 9’ 0” x 5’ 11” (2.76m x 1.80m)


Window to the rear.  Fitted with a basic range of base units.  Stainless steel sink.  Old solid fuel range.  Plumbing for washing machine.  Cupboard housing hot water tank.  Laminate flooring.  Size: 13’ 4” x 11’ 1” (4.08m x 3.39m) 

Bedroom 2:

A double room with window to the rear.  Fitted carpet.  Night storage heater.  Size:  13’ 4” x 8’ 9” (4.08m x 2.67m)

Shower Room:

Fitted with a three piece suit comprising wash hand basin, WC and corner shower fitted with an electric Briston shower.  Laminate flooring.  Window to the rear.  Size: 9’ 0” x 7’ 2” (2.76m x 2.18m)

First Floor: 


Access to bedrooms 3 and 4.  Window to the front.  Under coomb storage.  Fitted carpet.  Box dormer to the front.

Bedroom 3:

Window to the front in box dormer.  Coombed ceiling.  Fitted carpet.  Size:  14’ 1” x 13’ 3” (4.31m x 4.04m)

Bedroom 4:

A u-shaped room. Window to the front in box dormer.  Built in wardrobe.  Coombed ceiling.  Fitted carpet.  Size:  14’ 7” max x 14’ 1” max (4.45m max x 4.31m max)

Services:  Mains water and electricity.  Drainage to septic tank.

Council Tax:  Band C

Home Report Pack:  Via       Ref: HP579324      Postcode: HS9 5UH

EPC Rating:  F (32)

Viewings:  Strictly by appointment through this agency.

Directions:  Heading out of Castlebay on the A888 take the left hand turning signposted An Gleann (just before the council depot).  At the T-junction turn right and No 8 will be on your right.


These particulars are believed to be correct but no guarantee of their accuracy is given and no error or misdescription herein shall annul any sale or be made subject of compensation by either side. Neither shall these details be deemed to form any part of any contract. Prospective purchasers are advised to take legal advice on the extent and nature of the subjects they propose to acquire.

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