Skye “village” on sale for price of a two-bedroom London flat


AN entire “village” on Skye is up for sale for the price of a two-bedroom flat in London’s Hyde Park.

The £1.25m price tag gets the buyer five individual properties, all built from stone and with thatched roofs.

Four of the cottages are traditional-style blackhouses, rebuilt using stone from the ruins of the original, 300-year-old buildings. There is also a modern, five-bedroom home on the site.

AN entire “village” on Skye is up for sale for the price of a two-bedroom flat in London’s Hyde Park.

Mary’s Cottages in Elgol, Isle of Skye, offer incredible views of the Cuillin hills and Loch Coruisk, while the local wildlife includes puffins, otters, golden eagles, and red deer.

Between them, the properties could accommodate up to 26 people in what the sellers describe as a “Highland dream”.

The four cottages – Tigh Phadraig, Tigh Mairi, Tigh Lachie and Tigh Seonag – include under floor heating, a shower room, double glazing, oil fired stoves and vaulted ceilings whilst the bedrooms have king-sized boxed beds.

Writing in their brochure, Strutt & Parker said: “Mary’s Cottages is a fantastic lifestyle business comprising 4 traditional thatched cottages together with a 5 bedroom owners’ house.

Strutt & Parker

“This business opportunity is ideal for an entrepreneurial family or couple looking to ‘live the Highland dream’ in an absolutely stunning location, with lots of scope for personalising the business.

“Located in the village of Elgol the property is ideally situated to capitalise on everything the Isle of Skye has to offer, with daily boat trips available from the harbour into the heart of the iconic Cuillin Mountains.”

Although Elgol is suituated on one of the most southerly points of the island, it is a gateway to Loch Coruisk via a short 20 minute boat trip from the pier.

Loch Coruisk is a fresh water loch right in the heart of the horseshoe shaped Cuillin Mountains directly opposite the village.

Strutt & Parker add: “The mystical and very remote loch is reputed to be the home of a water horse, or perhaps better known as “Kelpie”, the Scots name given to a shapeshifting water spirit inhabiting the lochs and pools of Scotland.”