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Take a break on Paddy's milestone
10th February 2014
island for sale
Ailsa Craig, Ayrshire, KA26
Price £1,500,000

Ailsa Craig for Sale
Dome shaped and distinctive, the island of Ailsa Craig is thought to have been formed from the "plug" left behind from an extinct volcano and is a well known Ayrshire landmark. 220 acres in size, it boasts a ruined castle, a small two bedroomed cottage, a lighthouse built by Robert Stevenson and a quarry famous for the blue hone granite used to make curling stones. It's situated ten miles off the Ayrshire coast, approximately half way between Glasgow and Belfast, and was a haven for Catholics during the Scottish Reformation in the 16th century hence it's other name - "Paddy's milestone". In the 18th - 19th century, it was also used as a prison but now is uninhabited other than by gannets and puffins. Ailsa Craig is being sold by the Scottish peer Archibald Angus Charles Kennedy, the 8th Marquess of Ailsa, who has reduced the original asking price of £2.5 million, by a million pounds. more

Get castaway on a Lake District island
23rd of September 2013
island in the Lake District for long term lease
Derwent Island, Derwent Water, Cumbria
Price (lease) £40,000 per year

House On An Island For Sale
Here's a great opportunity to live in one of the National Trust's most unique properties as the lease has just become available. Derwent Island is a beautiful, heart shaped, seven acre retreat, set 150 yards from the Derwent Lake shoreline and just half a mile from the busy town of Keswick. Hidden amongst the woodland is an elegant Grade II listed Italianate style house built by Joseph Pocklington in the 18th century. Two motorboat launches are included for the five minute trip to the mainland as is a quad bike to get around the isle. On the mainland in the lakeside village of Portinscale, a dry dock boathouse and large garage for a car is also thrown in. The successful tenants will be shown how to look after all the important antiques, art works and furniture and will have to open up the property to visitors for five days of the year. The other 360 days they can enjoy the peace! more

An island retreat within Canterbury city walls
4th March 2013
half an island for sale
Binnewith Island, Behind Stour Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2NZ
Guide price £50,000 - £60,000

Binnewith Island For Sale
It's not often an island within a city comes on the market but Binnewith Island, a site of great local historical interest, is for sale. Situated within Canterbury city walls (and one of the last pieces of undeveloped land in the city) a group of friars were first given the island in 1224, in order to establish their chapel. The overgrown island lies between two spurs of the Great Stour River and can be accessed either via the gardens or by a footpath off Water Lane. It measures 0.47 acres (0.2 Hectares), has the remains of a dilapidated building and could be suitable for a variety of commercial or residential uses, subject to all the necessary consents being obtained. more

A Scottish island fit for a king
23rd July 2012
island for sale
Eilean Righ, Loch Craignish, Ardfern, Argyll & Bute, PA1
Offers in excess of £3,000,000

Eilean Righ Island For Sale
Eilean Righ (which translated from Gaelic means "King's Island") is approximately 240 acres of beautiful Scottish land lying in Loch Craignish in NW Scotland and boasts the remains of two Iron Age forts. The latest owner, a London-based city trader, has completely refurbished both the infrastructure and two houses (a converted four bedroom steading with planning permission to extend and a three bedroom farmhouse set around a central courtyard) to the highest standard. There's stunning scenery, private beaches and sea fishing galore - a real getaway from urban life. Despite it being private and sheltered it is within one of the most accessible coastal locations in Scotland - it's a mere 300m off the Argyll coastline and there are two slips ways and a jetty. For jet setters, there's a helicopter hanger of approx 500 sqm. It even has mains electricty and high speed broadband. more

House on an island for sale
27th February 2012
Newquay's house on an island for sale
The Island, Newquay, North Cornwall
Offers in the region of £995,000
House On An Island For Sale
Here's a great opportunity to own one of the most photographed houses in the UK because "The Island" is up for sale. The three bedroomed house, built in the 1930s, is perched on its own granite rock in Newquay, Cornwall and has to be the ultimate in living by the beach. Access to the house is via a 70ft-high footbridge - the only privately-owned suspension bridge in the country. When the tide is in the island is completely surrounded by water but when it's out, there's also direct access to the sandy beach below. The ultimate pad for a millionaire surfer who wants the ultimate in beach access from their home!

Get your hands on Barry Island's little brother
3rd August 2011
island for sale
Sully Island, near Swanbridge, Vale of Glamorgan
Guide Price £95,000

Sully Island For Sale
Fancy getting your hands on a genuine pirate island? Sully Island is a small tidal island near the hamlet of Swanbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, and is rich with history. Sully Island is classified by CCW as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The island comprises about 5.95 hectares and is home to an abundance of species of birdlife and fauna. It may not be possible to build a house on the island but as a sweetener, it is believed that whoever owns the island retains the right to commission their very own postage stamps! more

Get castaway on your own island paradise
13th June 2011
island for sale
Taransay Island, South Harris, HS3 3HR
Guide Price £2,000,000

Taransay - Castaway 2000 Island For Sale
Here's a chance to become the proud owner of the beautiful Hebridean island of Taransay, made famous by the BBC series, Castaway 2000. Set just off the island of Harris, Taransay boasts stunning scenery, sandy beaches and hill lochs and extends to approximately 3,474 acres (1,406 Ha). This uninhabited island offers you the opportunity to live the good life - there are streams and lochs jumping with trout, good sea fishing, 680 breeding ewes and stalking rights to a herd of 200 deer. Also included are the original buildings (farmhouse, school chalet and bothy) which were renovated for the TV series and then converted to holiday lets after it ended. more

No man is an island . . . own your own little kingdom in Shetland
7th February 2011
island group for sale
Out Skerries Estate, Shetland Islands
Islands For Sale In Shetland

Here's an opportunity to aquire a collection of islands standing in rugged isolation in the North Sea, nine miles to the east of the mainland Shetland Islands. The estate comprises a small archipelago of islands including Housay (West Isle) and Bruray (East Isle), the islands of Benelip and Filia and the outlying islands of Little Skerry, Muckle Skerry and Vongs. Bruray and Housay are the two main islands with the inhabitants scattered around the sheltered inner shores and the crofting townships concentrated around the harbour. The estate can be bought as a whole or in five separate lots, so if you fancy living in a beautiful, unspoilt location, in peace and tranquility why not become the new Laird of Skerries. more


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