A cottage on an island which is so remote it can only be accessed by a 125ft footbridge has gone on the market for £250,000.
The house, called ‘Tigh Na Sith’, which is Gaelic for ‘House of Peace’, is situated on the western coast of Great Bernera, in the Outer Hebrides.
With a price tag of a quarter-of-a-million pounds, the three-bedroom house offers panoramic seas views of the Atlantic Ocean as well the added extra of an endless pool and sauna.
Part of the Outer Hebridean Island of Lewis, the house sits across from a sheltered lagoon and dates back to 1910, with beautiful gardens in a tranquil setting.
The house has recently been updated and extended by the current owners with a modern kitchen and bathroom and includes a ‘spa style’ relaxation suite for the ultimate recluse experience, as well as garden decking to take in the isolated views.
There are regular flights from the island to Inverness, Glasgow and Stornoway, the largest town in the Hebrides, meaning it wouldn’t be too hard to rejoin civilisation.
For those more fond of animals than humans, the island is a perfect for spotting seas bird and wildlife such as otters, deer and eagles as well as a sandy beaches.
For those looking to get away from the rat race and de-stress this property could be in the perfect location as the nearest shop is over a mile away with a daily bus to Stornoway, except on Sundays.
According to Visit Scotland, the island was once owned by a former Queen’s Herald, Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, who is said to have been the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s James Bond.
Nicky Archibald, from Galbraith Estate Agents, said: ‘This is a delightful property offering the ultimate get away from it all experience.
‘As well as a pretty house, there is a stunning health suite complete with an endless pool, sauna and gym area suitable for a running machine or exercise bike.
‘From the first floor is a lovely deck offering superb sea views. The property is surrounded by a delightful garden with a choice of ‘areas’ to sit and relax.
‘The garden is encircled by a mix of hedging and wall providing an ideal shelter for more windy days. The beach is close by.
‘Access to the property is via a small bridge enhancing the uniqueness of the location and sense of seclusion.’