Orkney Retreats Backaskaill Farmhouse and Cottage, Luxury beach-front self-catering accommodation ​on Sanday.

Literally a stone’s throw from a mile-long sandy beach, Backaskaill boasts panoramic views from almost every room. From its romantic coastal location to its luxurious interior finishes, it is a charming property that we're proud to offer to our guests.

​For the farmhouse, we’re aspiring to offer five-star luxury heritage service and the cottage, a four-star cosy home-from-home hide-away. Backaskaill Farmhouse is semi-detached with the cottage and they can be booked in tandem to create a larger property sleeping up to ten. Equally, the two properties are private as individual rentals.

The characterful, B-listed farmhouse has been decorated and equipped to a high standard and makes the most of its romantic location. On the ground floor is a charming kitchen/dining room with a range, a utility/WC/shower room, and a master suite. A stunning unique hallway and staircase lead to the first floor.

​The living room has panoramic views across the bay and a multi-fuel stove for cosy evenings. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom. The enclosed garden features outdoor dining and a summerhouse.

The cottage is a cosy one-bedroom traditional farm-servants’ cottage nestled in a farm steading, adjacent to a beach that feels like it’s yours and yours alone. It enjoys views across farmland and exclusive use of the back garden which is laid to lawn.

​A small, walled front garden provides a sheltered bistro-style outdoor dining area. The cottage features a well-equipped kitchen/dining room with a range, a spacious living room with an extra bed if needed, a comfortable conservatory, and a double bedroom with a shower room.

We have anticipated your every need and provided lots of special touches for a luxurious stay. It’s important to realise that Backaskaill is part of our working farm. We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful island.

Two well-behaved dogs are welcome. If you want to bring your horses to live the dream of open beach and field gallops, the property has three spacious stables and grazing in paddocks offered free of charge. Shooting holidays can be accommodated with facilities for dogs, boots, drying and hookup for your game larder.

The minimum stay is 3 nights.

  • "Ensuite bath and/or shower room(s) in self catering unit"
  • Hairdryer available
  • Television available
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking establishment
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Private parking
  • Pets accepted by arrangement
  • "Garden for resident's use"
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Short breaks available
  • Laundry facilities on site
  • Open hearth fire
  • Property on working farm/croft
  • Credit/debit cards accepted
  • bath
  • twin
  • double
  • sea views
  • Dogs welcome
  • ideal for walkers and cyclists
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Travel cot
  • High chair