Private Scottish island with mansion, cottage, farmhouse and watchtower goes on sale

Private Scottish island with mansion, cottage, farmhouse and watchtower goes on sale

If you’ve got almost two million to spare, why not go for it. The housing market at the moment isn’t the easiest to navigate with experts predicting all sorts of trends over the next few months.

However, whilst many of us can’t go all out when it comes to our dream property, others can.

And if it were us, we would rather buy a Scottish island as we think we’d be getting more bang for our buck.

On the market for £1,750,000, the Isle of Vaila offers a rare opportunity to own your own island as well as an additional four buildings which aren’t exactly small.

Describing the island, according to Savills , 20th century English Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman said: “I can think of few nicer places in the world.”

The island located in the west of the Shetland Islands archipelago, comes with 757 acres of land in total with around 142 acres grazings as well as approximately 581 acres heathland.

The area would be a perfect place for people to come to if they’re into boating, fishing and hiking with almost seven miles of coastline and a great variety of bird life visits the island including fulmars, great skuas, kittiwakes and puffins and estuary birds such as curlews, snipe, and oyster catchers.

Other visitors include otters and orcas which are often seen playing in the turquoise waters in the surrounding Vaila, Wester and Easter Sounds.

If this isn’t dreamy enough, it doesn’t stop there with four buildings coming as part of the package deal one of which is a mansion.

According to Savills , its new owners would inherit a 17th century castellated mansion with four reception rooms and six bedrooms, a Cloudin Farmhouse with three bedrooms, a Caretaker’s Cottage with two bedrooms and an 18th century watchtower.

The B-listed tower is just one of four stunning buildings which comes with many of its original features adding to the charm.

Overall, Vaila compromises of rugged cliffs, rocky outcrops, caves and pebble beaches providing a wonderful, accessible and relaxing retreat from those wishing to escape the busy city life.

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