House for sale on remote Scottish island accessed only by 125ft bridge

House for sale on remote Scottish island accessed only by 125ft bridge
House for sale on remote Scottish island accessed only by 125ft bridge

Fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of city life? We've found just the thing - a house that can only be accessed by a 125ft bridge.

The three-bedroom home is located on the western coast of Great Bernera, part of the Isle of Lewis, and is one of just two properties in the hamlet of Valasay, Scotland.

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According to Homes and Property, its name, Tigh Na Sith, translates to House of Peace - what could be more bucolic than that?

The house, on sale for £310,000, offers a 'spa style' relaxation suite with indoor pool and sauna, a modern kitchen and refurbished bathroom and shower room - all in a "truly idyllic setting".

According to description on Rightmove, "the detached property is surrounded by very pretty garden grounds and from the first floor is access to a large deck with panoramic views of the Atlantic. There's also an option to purchase additional land by separate negotiation".

Adjoining the Island of Harris to the South, Lewis is the largest of the Western Isles and home to the highest number of inhabitants. The town of Stornoway, the largest town in the Hebrides, has a population of approximately 8,000.

Stornoway is also home to the island's highly acclaimed secondary school, there are also primary schools, a university and hospital, as well as a wide range of shops, cafés and restaurants.

Lewis is a popular destination for holidaymakers and visitors thanks to its sandy beaches and peat moorland, which is a have for bird watchers and wildlife enthusiasts, who can spot seabirds as well as otters deer and eagles.

Other attractions include museums, art venues and a brewery, as well as famous local delicacies including Stornoway black pudding, kippers and smoked salmon.

There's also regular flights from Stornoway to Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and ferry services to other islands and the mainland.

The property is being sold through CKD Galbraith, which says its popularity is due to the fact it would make a great holiday home as well as a permanent dwelling.

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