Beautiful Scottish island property on market for under £1m

FOR the price of a swanky London flat you could own this stunning home on a private Scottish island.

The luxury property on the island of Rudh-A-Chruidh, on the west coast. Picture: SWNS
The luxury property on the island of Rudh-A-Chruidh, on the west coast. Picture: SWNS

The state-of-the-art three-bedroom property was built in 2014 and boasts a luxury kitchen and three en-suite bathrooms. 
But its selling point is that it is the only property on the picturesque tidal island of Rudh-A-Chruidh, off the north east tip of Kerrera off the west coast.

It has an asking price of £950,000, which is less than a studio flat in some parts of London.

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Last time the island went on the market in 2010 it attracted global interest with a Scottish businessman eventually winning the bidding battle.

He paid £426,000 for it when the only property was a bungalow that previously stood there. 

The tiny private island covers around four acres and has breathtaking views and is linked to the bigger isle of Kerrera by a causeway at low tide.

However, for the discernible millionaire most likely to buy Rudh-A-Chruidh, it also has the benefit of its own helipad with Glasgow Airport just 80 miles away.

Most visitors to Rudh-A-Chruidh, which is one of Scotland’s smallest inhabited islands, are likely to arrive by boat.

The current owner commissioned architect Norman Hickson to build a contemporary home which would blend into its environment but be built to an exacting standard.

Mr Hickson, who is based on the Isle of Mull, described the property as being “traditional but dynamic, with a maritime influence”.

He said: “The relationship between the building and the water was the most important consideration and I wanted the occupants to stand in the kitchen, look out of the window and feel like the building had its feet in the water.”

The house has an American beach house style with an open plan drawing room, dining area and kitchen.

The sitting room has a wood burning stove and French doors to the decked terrace, which has ocean views.