• Mullagrach Island, part of the Summer Isles, is a 35 minute boat trip away from the mainland
  • Accommodation is a tiny solar powered cabin with an outside toilet
  • Sale includes the entire 88 acre island with beaches, cliffs and caves 

A remote Scots island with a tiny log cabin to live in is for sale for just £500,000.

Mullagrach Island is the most northerly of the Summer Isles, an archipelago of 30 islands, in the mouth of Loch Broom in the Highlands.

It boasts a whopping 88.7 acres of land with a plethora of greenery, beaches, cliffs and caves to explore.

The island is two hours from the nearest city of Inverness and a 35-minute boat ride from the mainland.

Marketed by Galbraith, in the Highland capital, it was purchased by the owners 18 years ago with the view of improving and conserving its ‘sensitive’ plant species and birds including geese, kittiwakes and fulmars.

There is just one building on it offering shelter from the elements.

The wood cabin, which was made in Switzerland, comes with solar panels, box beds, a kitchen, a wood burning stove and an outside composting loo.

Although there is a rainwater collection system, drinking water comes from the bottle.

Constructed with the weather in mind, it blends into the landscape with a curved, heather-clad roof designs.

The island also has a landing stage and ground tackle for running mooring with the owners offering a boat for sale in a separate deal.

According to the listing Mullagrach is part of the island group south of the Coigach peninsula.

It says: ‘The island, which lies approximately two miles from Old Dorney Harbour, was purchased by the owners in 2006, extends to approximately 88.7 acres and comprises rough grass and heather dotted with wildflowers and a coastline of rocky beaches, sheltered coves, caves and cliffs.

‘It has been the owners’ objective to conserve and improve the wildlife and vegetation of the island and to minimize disturbance to sensitive species of flora and its birdlife including, amongst others, great skua, kittiwakes, shag, fulmars and geese.’

The listing offers a restricted number of visiting opportunities for prospective buyers adding: ‘Viewing of the island is limited due to weather conditions and means of access.

‘Either the sellers or a local fishing boat owner involved in the maintenance of the island structures will accompany viewings. These will only be accommodated for those who have formally noted interest.

‘Anyone visiting the island will need to wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear and will have to be of a level of fitness to travel by boat and climb the ladders to reach the island.

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