Stunning cottage for sale with access by footbridge across the Atlantic

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A STUNNING cottage is for sale in such a remote location you have to take a footbridge across the Atlantic to get there.

The three-bedroom house boasts modern essentials such as a swimming pool and sauna for its modest £310,000 price tag.

But the property, on the western coast of Great Bernera, in the Outer Hebrides, can only be accessed by a 125ft footbridge across a tiny spur of the Atlantic Ocean.

The property, on the western coast of Great Bernera, in the Outer Hebrides, can only be accessed by a 125ft footbridge across a tiny spur of the Atlantic Ocean.

The owner has to park up at the end of a single track road and make the rest of the trip home using leg power.

The reward is a location in the one of the most unspoilt and naturally beautiful places in the United Kingdom.

The property is even called The House of Peace or Tigh Na Sith in gaelic, and dates from 1910.

The three-bedroom house boasts modern essentials such as a swimming pool and sauna for its modest £310,000 price tag.

One of one two properties in the hamlet of Valasay, it would take nine hours by car just to get to Glasgow, assuming a convenient ferry crossing to the mainland.

Virtual Hebrides, a photography website, confirm that Valasay is an ocean away from its neighbours.

The website states: “Valasay, a little hamlet on the Isle of Great Bernera, an island off the west coast of Lewis reached by a bridge that crosses the Atlantic.”

According to the estate agents, CKD Galbraith, the isolated property is surrounded by “pretty garden grounds”and “a deck with panoramic views of the Atlantic.”

The deck provides incredible panoramic views

The brochure reads: “Situated across a sheltered lagoon on Great Bernera – part of the Outer Hebridean Island of Lewis – Tigh Na Sith enjoys a truly idyllic setting.

“The house which dates from about 1910, has been extended by the current owners to provide very comfortable, contemporary accommodation including a delightful ‘spa style’ relaxation suite with indoor Endless Pool and sauna, modern kitchen and refurbished bathroom and shower room.”

The isolated home even features a swimming pool.

The nearest shop is just over one mile away in the village of Breaclete, according to CKD Galbraith and a daily bus service connects the village to Stornoway, except for Sunday.

The same money would currently buy a two-bed-roomed flat nine hours’ drive south in New Town, Edinburgh.

The stunning view out looking out over the Atlantic Ocean

Great Bernera or Bernera as it is typically known is situated off Lewis’ north west coast on Loch Roag and is connected to Lewis by a single lane road bridge.

According to Visit Scotland, the island was once owned by a former Queen’s Herald, Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, who is said to have been the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s, James Bond.

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