Vacant Scottish Island on Sale for $70,000

  • The Isle of Càrn Deas on the west coast of Scotland is on sale for $68,900.
  • The island is uninhabited but has plenty of wildlife, including dolphins and basking sharks. 
  • It’s located 1.5 miles from the village of Achiltibuie, which has 300 residents.

The Isle of Càrn Deas on the west coast of Scotland is on the market for around $70,000 (£50,000). 

The 22-acre island is uninhabited and is just 1.5 miles from the nearest village, Achiltibuie —  which has around 300 residents, according to the Daily Record.

Càrn Deas is vacant of people but has plenty of wildlife, including porpoises, dolphins, whales, and basking sharks, according to a press release from Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group. The press release adds that the island has cliffs, coves, a shingle beach, and surrounding waters which would allow watersports such as sailing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. 

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The shingle beach.

Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group

A spokesperson for Goldcrest told Insider that the island has “no buildings at all.”

“It might be possible to build a small cabin but that would be subject to planning,” they added.

Càrn Deas is part of the Summer Isles, an island group on the west coast that got its name from local crofters who historically grazed their sheep there in the summer, the press release adds. Other islands in this group include Càrn Iar and Càrn Beag, which are also uninhabited.

The island can be reached via a 25-minute boat journey from Badentarbat Pier or Old Dornie Harbour, according to Goldcrest’s website.

“Càrn Deas is very special and offers the perfect retreat for someone looking for a place where they can go when they truly want to escape from it all,” Fenning Welstead, a founder at Goldcrest, told Insider. “There, they can enjoy their own private camping spot and immerse themselves in some of Scotland’s most beautiful surroundings.”

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