Private paradise island off UK coast could be yours for the price of a posh car


A private paradise island off the UK coast is up for sale at a bargain price of £50,000.

The island, named Càrn Deas, is one of the summer isles located four miles off Ullapool’s coast in north-west Scotland and is connected to two other isles, Càrn Iar and Càrn Beag, which are also uninhabited.

It was given its name because local crofters used to graze their sheep on the land, which encompasses dramatic coastline cliffs and a shingle beach.

The 22-acre island boasts incredible scenes of crystal clear waters and landscapes including the Outer Hebrides to the west, the mountains of Coigach and Assynt to the north and east and the Fannich and Torridon hills to the south.

The surrounding waters will offer owners the opportunity to participate in water sports such as sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking right at their doorstep.

Càrn Deas is rich in flora and fauna, and home to an array of wildlife and species, including porpoises, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and otters.

The long summer days and warm current of the Gulf Stream ensure the sea waters are a rich feeding ground for seabird and aquatic life.

For those who like to fish, the island offers plenty of opportunities to snag a good catch with mackerel, cod, pollock, coalfish, ling, lobsters, crabs and langoustines lurking in their natural habitat.

Càrn Deas is accessible via a 25-minute boat ride from Badentarbat Pier or Old Dornie Harbour, which must be privately arranged.

Sailors could also anchor off Càrn Deas and access the island by dinghy and the pier is about 1.5 miles from the popular west coast village of Achiltibuie, which has a village shop, post office, hotel, restaurant and primary school.

Around 23 miles further, in the town of Ullapool, you’ll find a range of shops, a medical practice, secondary schooling and several hotels and eateries.

“The wonder of Càrn Deas lies in its natural undisturbed beauty,” said Fenning Welstead, partner at Goldcrest Land & Forestry.

“Here, you can truly escape from reality, take a deep breath and enjoy what nature can offer.

“It is a lovely space to camp and live off what you’ve caught from the sea, swimming, kayaking or sailing by day and enjoying the huge unpolluted skies by night.”

If you want to go on adventurous travels, Inverness is just 83 miles away, with regular flights to Europe and a station with services including an overnight sleeper train to London.

The island was launched to the market last week for offers over £50,000.

For those interested in putting in a bid, the closing date for offers is 15 September.