A Shetland island has come to market - complete with a historic mansion, a watchtower, an organic farm - and a blue whale skeleton.

The Isle of Vaila extends to about 757 acres (306 ha) in total of which 142 acres are grazing land.

The largest property on the private island is Vaila Hall, a 17th century castellated mansion. It has four reception rooms, including the Great Hall, and six bedrooms arranged over three floors.

South West Farmer:

Vaila was the first farm in Shetland to gain organic status in 1994. Currently, the island carries a flock of 200 pure bred Shetland ewes.

There are approximately 142 acres grazings centred around the Hall and Cloudin Farmhouse to the north of the island and 581 acres of hill grazings to the south.

The northern quarter is divided by the hill dyke, separating the hill grazings, moorland and peat banks to the south from the grazings to the north.

South West Farmer:

The three bedroom farmhouse at Cloudin was built in 1894 in an Arts and Crafts style which sits above the coastline and is characterised by two adjoining byres forming a central courtyard. Built of traditional harled stone construction, the accommodation is arranged over two storeys and includes two reception rooms and three bedrooms.

One of the former byres known as the Whale House contains the skeleton of a 42ft sperm whale which was beached on the island in 2000.

South West Farmer:

Built in the 18th century, Mucklaberry Tower is a B Listed tower on the head of a long narrow peninsula that is today used as a folly with its beautiful sea views.

There is also a two bedroom Caretaker's Cottage and ashore base which has a tower, pier and slipway.

There is a range of farm sheds and ruined cottages which could be converted (with the necessary consents) for further agricultural use, further accommodation or holiday lets.

The Isle of Vaila lies in the west of the Shetland Islands archipelago, the northernmost part of the United Kingdom, comprising 100 scattered islands at the crossroads of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Vaila is separated from mainland Shetland by Vaila Sound, just a short 10 minute boat journey from the island's private shore base into a sheltered bay with a pier.

The Isle of Vaila is on the market with Savills and offers over £1,750,000 are invited.