Find your dream home in Orkney by searching local properties listed for sale or rent.

Whether it’s a modern, eco-friendly home, an old town house or a derelict croft with redevelopment potential, there are always plenty of properties for sale in Orkney.

The local property market is relatively healthy but you have to be quick – many houses and homes are only available for a matter of weeks before they go under offer.

Most properties on the Orkney mainland tend to be family-type homes. In rural areas you could find houses with additional land on offer. This is also the case in Orkney’s islands, with a regular array of old crofts and farms appearing on the market.

Harder to find are small flats and studio apartments, but our special search tool brings together properties listed with three of the main agents in Orkney in one handy location so you won’t miss out.

If you want to build your own home in Orkney then you’ll find all the information you need regarding planning permission, building control and the local development plan on the Orkney Islands Council website.

The Orcadian newspaper sometimes features property listings and you can find houses for sale or rent on their website too.

Use our links below to search for properties for sale or rent in Orkney.

Orkney Islands Council is currently running a survey looking into housing needs and pressures across the islands. The local authority is keen to find out more from people planning a move to Orkney, so if you've considered a change of scene and have looked into housing here, you can help inform Orkney's housing plans by letting the Council know about your experiences. Find out more and take part in the survey via the OIC website. It closes on 17 February 2023.