It’s the perfect place if you’re weary of city life… and you might even be able to afford it — an uninhabited island off Scotland’s remote north-west coast is up for sale for offers over £50,000.
Càrn Deas — a 22-acre formation on the Summer Isles archipelago — has a dramatic coastline with cliffs, coves and a shingle beach.
Your only neighbours are porpoises, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and otters.
Hungry? Then you can catch and feast on seafood from mackerel, cod, pollock, coalfish and ling to lobsters, crabs and langoustines — all bountiful thanks to the warm Gulf Stream water.
Your views are to die for in a National Scenic Area, with the Outer Hebrides to the west, Coigach and Assynt mountains to the north and east and the Fannich and Torridon hills to the south.
And if you do miss the hustle and bustle of urban life, fear not — you’re just a 25-minute boat trip from the village of Achiltibuie, 1.5 miles away, which has 300 residents.
Glasgow is another five hours by car, and London, 650 miles away, will take 12 hours.
Estate agent Goldcrest Land and Forestry says Càrn Deas has ‘mystique, privacy, tranquillity and charm’, calling it ‘a remote sanctuary to the buyer seeking an escape to one of the country’s most wonderful natural wildernesses’.
Partner Fenning Welstead said: ‘The wonder of Càrn Deas lies in its natural undisturbed beauty.
‘You can truly escape from reality, take a deep breath and enjoy what nature can offer.
‘It is a lovely space to camp and live off what you’ve caught from the sea, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking or sailing by day and enjoying the huge unpolluted skies by night.’
Anyone hoping to build a mansion should move on though.
There’s only room for ‘a small cabin or bothy on Càrn Deas’ the firm says — subject to planning permission, of course.
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