Entire Scottish island and farmhouse on the market for the same price as a one-bedroom flat in London

Find total peace and tranquility on this remote island, which is for sale as a whole and at a price that may surprise possible buyers.

Living on a Scottish isle is a dream for many people, drawn to the idea of stepping out of the mainland rat race, finding one’s own space among beautiful landscape and becoming part of a tight-knit community.

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Scotland has roughly 790 islands and homes available on them range from townhouses in well connected locations to rural properties with land and even whole islands for a real sense of being lord or lady of all you survey.

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Holm of Grimbister, located in the Bay of Firth, is a small island extending to about 40 acres just off Kirkwall, Orkney, which is for sale as a whole.

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There is a period cottage providing basic accommodation and a traditional L-shaped steading with conversion potential.

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New owners needn't worry about feeling too isolated though as the island is connected to mainland Orkney at low tide by a causeway, and mains services are all connected.

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The land is suitable for farming and the location is perfect for those that love nature as the island is home to a variety of Scottish wildlife including seals that can often be seen in the waters and nearby land.

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Jamie Watson, from sellers, Savills, says: “We have a range of potential buyers interested in buying a whole island but to see one for under £500,000 is quite rare.”

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Holm of Grimbister is on the market for offers over £300,000 with Savills.