Tanera Mòr island on sale for £1,950,000

Summer Isles island Tanera Mòr is being offered for sale either as a whole island or in three separate lots.

Summer Isles island Tanera Mòr is being offered for sale either as a whole island or in three separate lots.

The largest of the famous Summer Isles, lying off the west coast of Scotland on the Coigach peninsular, is being sold off jointly through CKD Galbraith and Savills.

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Tanera Mòr totals 760 acres and is still for sale as a whole at a guide price of £1,950,000 but to allow interested parties flexibility and to make the island available to more people, it is now also being offered in three lots.

Evelyn Channing of Savills said: “The Island, rich in heritage, has flourished under the ownership of the Wilder family who over the past 20 years undertook a woodland regeneration project and selective livestock grazing to create lush green pockets across the island which has encouraged wildlife to thrive. The breathtaking views from Tanera Mor constantly change depending on light, weather and season; it is a very special place indeed.”

Lot one, the northern area of the island, consists of 231 acres and contains the rolling pasture land of Ard-na-Goine, various cnocs and inlets and the two northern-most freshwater lochans, with a guide price of £700,000.

This lot also includes the former school house, which boasts spectacular views over the sheltered anchorage and magnificent mountains of the mainland.

It also includes the Farmhouse, Murdo’s Cottage, the island café and the renowned Summer Isles Post Office business.

Early this year the post office issued its own set of unique Summer Isles Stamps to celebrate the release of a new album by popular musician, Mairearad Green. The stamps feature four stunning photographs taken on Tanera Mòr.

Tanera Mòr is the only Scottish island to operate a year-round private postal service, but it had been lying dormant for 10 years before the Wilder Family bought the island. All letters posted on Tanera Mòr must bear two stamps: a Summer Isles stamp to carry it from Tanera to the mainland and a Royal Mail stamp for the rest of the journey.

Lot two, Tigh-an-Quay, is the central area of the island, stretching 196 acres, part of which was owned and managed by Fraser Darling in the 1940s which provided inspiration for his book ‘Island Farm’. It comes with a guide price of £430,000.

This lot includes two residencies, Tigh-an-Quay Cottage and Rowan Cottage, as well as the B-listed historic old herring curing station, which today presents significant redevelopment potential, and the stone pier which was rebuilt by Fraser Darling and his wife Bobby by hand.

Lot two also comprises the island’s largest private beach, Mol Mòr, which sits on the west coast of the island; the southern-most freshwater lochan which provides the island’s freshwater supply, and tidal island Eilean na Saille.

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The southern part of the island holds lot three and comprises 333 acres including: the tidal pool, the small islands of Eilean Mòr, Eilean Beag, and one small tidal island, with a guide price of £820,000.

There are a variety of beautiful bays and inlets with direct access to the sheltered anchorage at Garadheancal as well as the island’s highest point; Meall Mòr (124m).

There are four residences on Lot 3 which would serve as excellent holiday let properties, all with stunning views.

John Bound, Partner at CKD Galbraith, said: “The sale of Tanera Mòr offered now as a whole or in three separate lots adds an exciting dynamic to the sale of this idyllic island as it now allows a number of interested parties the chance to tap into island life.

“Each lot offers comfortable family living with some established and potential business opportunities. We believe that by offering Tanera Mòr in lots we will attract potential buyers who are looking to buy into the idyllic island lifestyle.”