Self-sufficient private island for sale off Scottish coast

Tanera Mor will set you back a mere £1.95 million

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Self-sufficient private island for sale off Scottish coast

A private island with its own post office and cafe is up for sale off the coast of Scotland for £1.95 million.

Tanera Mor is a 760-acre island that boasts seven miles of cliffs, coves and beaches, and stunning views of the nearby Summer Isles and Highland mountains.

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It's located 1.5 miles from the western Scottish mainland near Ullapool.

There's a main house, called the Old School House, as well as nine cottages currently run as holiday lets.

Self-sufficient private island for sale off Scottish coast

Don't have £1.95m? Don't worry, the island is being sold in three lots, with the first lot including the north end, which has three houses, the cafe, and the post office, for £700,000.

At £430,000, the second lot in the central area has two houses and the island's largest beach.

And, for £820,000, you could snap up four houses and the small islands of Eilean Mor, Eilean Beag and an unnamed tidal island, reports the Standard.

The property is being sold by Savills. The estate agent says: "Tanera Mòr is the main island of the Summer Isles archipelago, a group of rugged and exquisitely beautiful islands lying just 1.5 miles off the northwest coast of Scotland.

"Tanera Mòr has a coastline of approximately seven miles encompassing numerous cliffs, coves and beaches; innumerable perfect picnic spots interspersed with fresh water lochans; and wonderful waters in which to swim, sail and fish.

"Tanera Mòr is reached via a short boat journey from Badentarbat Pier or Old Dornie Harbour. The pier is about 1.5 miles from the charming and popular west coast village of Achiltibuie. Alternatively, a larger vessel could be moored at Ullapool which lies 24 miles by road or 12 nautical miles to the south-east."

Self-sufficient private island for sale off Scottish coast

Ullapool is the main town for the area, but Achiltibuie has a village shop, Post Office, a well-known hotel and restaurant and a primary school.

Inverness, 83 miles away, is the principal city for the region and has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport with regular flights to the south and parts of Europe and a train station with services that include an overnight sleeper service to London.

Scotland's west coast, and in particular the scenic waters around the Summer Isles, is renowned for the quality of its sailing and Tanera Mòr is an ideal base with a safe anchorage in the bay.

The long summer days and the warm current of the Gulf Stream ensure Tanera Mòr's seawaters are a rich feeding ground for fish.

There are also lobsters, crabs and langoustines off the coast. You night also spot porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks and otters in the waters around Tanera Mòr. Its deep, clear waters also provide ideal conditions for diving.

Savills adds: "Tanera Mòr has all the mystique, privacy, tranquillity and charm associated with island life. The views from the island are truly stunning and ever changing according to the weather, light and seasons."

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