A RUSTIC cottage on a tiny remote Scottish island with just 60 inhabitants has gone on the market for £150,000.
The rare opportunity to live in picturesque solitude has arisen after the property on the island of Easdale in Argyll and Bute was listed for sale yesterday (THU).
The tiny island boasts breathtaking views and the new listing offers buyers the chance to live off-grid on the Slate Islands in the Inner Hebrides.
However, potential buyers will have to leave their cars behind as it’s a car free island – with no roads and apparently no street lamps.
The one bedroom property is tucked away in a sheltered location safe from the strong west coast winds and just minutes from the harbour, post office and pub.
The traditional quarryman cottage would be ideal as both a holiday home offering a scenic island escape all year round or as a permanent residence.
Traditional stone walls and rustic furnishings are rife across the idyllic property which also features an original hearth with a multi fuel stove.
Hidden upstairs in the wood cabin attic is space to sleep another two visitors.
There are also slate tiled floors and underfloor heating on the ground floor.
Estate agents Galbraith listed the property on the market for offers over £150,000 yesterday (THUR).
They said: “49 Easdale Island is a charming, one bedroom cottage full of character.
“The property is constructed from slate and stone under a slate roof.
“The cottage enjoys a lovely open aspect to the front and has been sympathetically extended in previous years, with the addition of a kitchen and bedroom.”
The delightful island covers an area of less than 10 hectares and is the smallest permanently inhabited island in the Inner Hebrides.
There is no crime on the Hebridean island and locally caught langoustine, crab, hand-dived scallops and lobsters are the regular catch of the day.
The island is known for its warm and friendly community with locals often coming together in the award-winning Puffer Bar & Restaurant.
Easdale lies about 200 metres off the Island of Seil which itself is connected to the mainland by the 200 year-old Clachan Bridge, the “Bridge over the Atlantic”.
There is no vehicular access to the Island which is served by a small ferry able to carry 10 passengers.
Children attend the nursery and primary school in Ellenabeich on the mainland and thereafter Oban High School.