Tiny 22-acre island in Scotland’s ‘Summer Isles’ goes on sale for bargain price of £50,000 (but good luck building anything on it)
- The uninhabited Isle of Càrn Deas measures 295 yards at its widest points and 530 yards at its longest
- It lies four miles off Ullapool’s coast in the north-west of Scotland and is a popular area for sailing and fishing
- Biggest building which can be erected would be a ‘small cabin’ — which would require planning permission
A tiny 22-acre island in Scotland’s ‘Summer Isles’ has been put up for sale for the bargain price of £50,000.
The uninhabited Isle of Càrn Deas measures just 295 yards (270 metres) at its widest points and 530 yards (485 metres) at its longest.
It lies four miles (6.4 kilometres) off Ullapool’s coast in the north-west of Scotland and is a popular area for sailing, wildlife and sea fishing.
But developers planning to make the island more habitable may run into trouble, with the land and forestry group selling it suggesting the biggest building that can be erected on the land would be a ‘small cabin’ — and even that would require planning permission.
The uninhabited 22-acre Isle of Càrn Deas in Scotland’s ‘Summer Isles’ has been put up for sale for the bargain price of £50,000
The island (pictured centre) measures just295 yards (270 metres) at its widest points and 530 yards (485 metres) at its longest
Prospective owners can reach the island via a 25-minute boat journey from nearby Badentarbat Pier, near Achiltibuie village, or Old Dornie Harbour.
The village has a shop, post office, well-known hotel, restaurant and a primary school.
Càrn Deas has a dramatic coastline with cliffs, coves, and a shingle beach and is surrounded by crystal clear waters home to a range of fish and wildlife.
The Summer Isles gained their name because they were where the local crofters used to transport their sheep for the summer grazing.
Tanera Mor was the last inhabited island of the archipelago off of Scotland’s north west coast, until the owners put it up for sale in 2014.
The group of 17 islands, set amid the breathtaking, rugged landscapes, were home to more than 100 people a little over a century ago.
They were first occupied by the Vikings and, at the end of the 19th Century, were home to 120 residents and a thriving herring industry.
A fictional island called Summer Isle was the setting for the 1973 film The Wicker Man. The cult film followed a sergeant investigating the report of a missing child and who comes across the island’s strange pagan rituals.
Prospective owners can reach the island via a 25-minute boat journey from nearby Badentarbat Pier, near Achiltibuie village, or Old Dornie Harbour
Càrn Deas has a dramatic coastline with cliffs, coves, and a shingle beach (pictured) and is surrounded by crystal clear waters
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.
‘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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