An incredible private island for sale in the Summer Isles at the price of a central London parking space – Country Life

Crn Deas is a majestically beautiful private island off the north-west coast of Scotland, with a price tag that will have all of us checking our online balance and doing a few sums. Toby Keel reports.

There was a time when 50,000 could buy you a street full of houses. Even as recently as 1992, it was roughly the average cost of a house in the UK something thats almost unimaginable three decades later, especially for first-time buyers.

Of course, you can still buy properties, just about, for under 50k, if youre prepared to do a lot of work. But when you hear that number in relation to property in 2021 its generally for a parking space, or the outlandish weekly rental cost of the Mayfair mansion occupied by Adar Poonawalla, which set a record earlier this year.

So to find a 50,000 property which makes you rub your eyes in disbelief but in a good way is rare indeed. Yet thats what we have today in the form of Crn Deas, an uninhabited private island off the coast of north-west Scotland, which has just been launched to the market for offers over 50,000.

Carn Deas from the air, showing the stunning clear waters.

Its not rare to find estate agents waxing poetical, but even still the words of Goldcrest Land and Forestrys Fenning Welstead are striking: its stunningly rugged and romantic, they write. A remote sanctuary to the buyer seeking an escape to one of the countrys most wonderful natural wildernesses. Here, you can truly escape from reality, take a deep breath and enjoy what nature can offer.

That is a beautiful description for this dot on the map in the Summer Isles archipelago, which sit in the bay beyond Loch Broom, a little to the north-west of Ullapool. Sadly, the archipelago isnt named due to some devastatingly wonderful microclimate: instead, the island took their collective name thanks to the shepherds who used to bring their flocks here to graze in summer.

Crn Deas island itself is a 22-acre piece of land with beautiful views across to neighbouring Crn Iar to which it is connected by a shingle spit as well as to the mainland, with the mountains of Coigach and Assynt to the north and east, and the Fannich and Torridon hills to the south.

Accessing the island is a matter of a 25-minute boat ride from Badentarbat Pier near Achiltibuie, almost due east; or from Old Dornie Harbour to the north. You could bring your own boat and anchor off the island, and access it by dinghy. Crn Deas is sheltered both sides by neighbouring islands, which should make doing so relatively straightforward.

The sheltered, shingle beach at Carn Deas looks relatively straightforward for access via dinghy.

All that leaves is the question of what you could do with your island once it was yours. The island and all the neighbouring islands are havens for wildlife, birds and sealife. Porpoises and basking sharks are a common sight, and the waters are full of everything from mackerel and cod to lobsters and crabs. You can camp on the island and live off what you catch, enjoy swimming, snorkelling and the clearest night skies imaginable, and truly escape from modern life for a while.

Or you could spend that 50,000 on a central London parking space. Up to you really.

Carn Deas is for sale via Goldcrest for offers over 50,000 see more details and pictures.

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