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‘Ultimate private getaway’: Remote Scottish island of Mullagrach on market for £500,000

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A remote island in Scotland’s Summer Isles – boasting a rugged coastline with sheltered coves, caves and cliffs to explore – has gone on the market for bids starting at £500,000.

Mullagrach is a little under 89 acres in size and is just a 35-minute boat ride from Old Dorney Harbour on the northwest Highland mainland.

Potential buyers hoping to view the island will be limited due to weather conditions and access.

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Visitors will also have to wear outdoor clothing, sturdy footwear and be fit enough to travel by boat and climb ladders to reach the island.

Mullagrach has a “low environmental” heather-clad roofed cabin, which selling agent Galbraith said “blends into the landscape”.

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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Pic: Galbraith

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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Pic: Galbraith

The cabin’s interior features a kitchen area, wood burning stove and two box beds.

Solar panels provide power and there is an outside composting toilet. There is also a rainwater collection system, but drinking water is bottled.

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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The inside of the cabin. Pic: Galbraith

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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Pic: Galbraith

Mullagrach was purchased by the owners 18 years ago with a view to conserving and improving the vegetation and wildlife.

The island is home to a number of seabirds, including great skua, kittiwakes, shag, fulmars and geese.

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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Alongside the island, Galbraith is also handling the joint sale of Mullagrach House.

The coastal property – within the hamlet of Polbain on the Coigach peninsula – can be snapped up on its own for £395,000.

For both the house and island together, the owners are looking for offers over £895,000.

Mullagrach House. Pic: Galbraith
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Mullagrach House. Pic: Galbraith

The Summer Isles and the southern coast of the Coigach peninsula form a major part of the Wester Ross Marine Protected Area.

The area boasts sandy beaches and is popular for sea kayaking, diving, sea fishing and island cruises.

Mullagrach Island. Pic: Galbraith
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Phiddy Robertson, who is handling the sale at Galbraith, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to acquire not just a lovely coastal home but also an island, offering the ultimate private getaway.

“The island is a haven for wildlife and the owners have created a small cabin, which is well equipped, to enable full enjoyment of the island with minimal impact on the abundant birdlife.

“The setting is absolutely magical and would offer a wonderful opportunity to relax and reconnect with nature.”

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