Island in Scotland goes on sale for £50,000 1 month ago

Island in Scotland goes on sale for £50,000

The island is just 270 metres wide and 485 metres long

A tiny island part of Scotland's Summer Isles has been put up for sale for just £50,000.

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The uninhabited Isle of Carn Deas lies four miles off the coast of Ullapool, a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in northwest Scotland, and is a popular location for sailing, wildlife, and sea fishing.

It has been offered for sale by the Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group, which describes it as an "extremely rare opportunity to purchase a stunningly rugged and romantic Summer Isle off Scotland’s north-west coast."

But before you put in a bid because you like the sound of owning your own island, be warned - the land and forestry group selling it suggest the biggest building that can be built on the island is a small cabin.

And even this would require planning permission.

The island can be reached via a 25-minute boat journey from nearby Badentarbat Pier, near Achiltibuie village, or Old Dornie Harbour.

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Scottish Island that is up for sale for £50,000 The island is four miles off the coast and can be reached via a 25-minute boat journey (credit: Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group)

The village has a shop, post office, well-known hotel, restaurant and a primary school.

Carn Deas has a dramatic coastline of cliffs, coves, and shingle beaches and is surrounded by clear blue waters, making it an ideal location for wildlife to live and thrive.

It is part of the Summer Isles, a group of 17 now uninhabited islands off of Scotland's north west coast.

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Scottish island up for sale The island is home to some stunning scenery (credit: Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group)

Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group said: "Scotland's west coast and, in particular, the scenic waters around the Summer Isles, is renowned for the quality of its sailing and water sports.

"The long summer days and the warm current of the Gulf Stream ensure Càrn Deas’ seawaters are a rich feeding ground for seabird and aquatic life.

"There is plenty to be caught by anglers of all abilities, both from the rocks and further afield, where mackerel, cod, pollock, coalfish and ling can be found.

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"There are also lobsters, crabs and langoustines off the coast. Porpoises, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and otters are seen in the waters around the Summer Isles. Its deep, clear waters provide ideal conditions for diving and snorkelling."

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