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Remote Scottish island with 6.5miles of coastline and a 17th century mansion is on the market


Pictures of the scottish island and mansion

Could this be your new home? (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Ever wanted to move away from the rat race and buy a secluded Scottish island?

Well, now is your chance.

The Shetland Island of Vaila, Scotland, is now on sale for a cool £1.75 million and it has everything you need to live a relaxed life.

Complete with rugged cliffs, caves and pebble beaches, it is located at one of the UK’s most northerly points.

However, the island is only a short 10-minute boat journey from mainland Shetland.

The island has 6.5 miles of stunning coastline, 142 acres of grazing land and 518 acres of wild heathland.

It is truly stunning (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Surrounded by water, the island attracts orcas, dolphins, otters and birds and fish such as cod, mackerel, halibut, crabs and lobsters.

But where does one live on the island?

The future lucky owner of Vaila will reside in Vaila Hall, a dramatic 17th century mansion that was originally a laird’s estate.

Live like royalty (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

At 7,480 square feet, the home has six bedrooms and four reception rooms. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the home was a grand summer residence that hosted parties for island’s residents and employees of which there were 30 in 1901.

The decor of the home is luxe (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

The new owner can continue to entertain in the Great Hall which is furnished with original 19th century pieces and comes equipped with an enormous arched stone fireplace.

Entertain guests in lavish surroundings (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

In addition to this, there is a stunning morning room, with its own grand, carved wooden fireplace, and a conservatory with stunning views of the sea.

Relax in style (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Meanwhile, the home is a decorated with full-height stained glass windows, a minstrels’ gallery and a library.

The master bedroom is located in a tower that has views of the water from every side.

The landscape is rugged (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Vaila also has a 18th century watchtower, a two-bedroom caretaker’s cottage and a three-bedroom farmhouse.

Have guests stay in the other living quarters (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Luke French, Director of Savills’ Edinburgh office says of the property: ‘At the meeting point of the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, this is a wild and beautiful part of the world.

‘The juxtaposition of the dramatic, elemental land and seascape with the exquisite craftsmanship of historic Vaila Hall makes for a quite extraordinary property.

The caretakers house (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

‘A rare prize indeed for the next owner but also one which benefits from practical forethought by the sellers, with the shore base building providing ease of access and the farming enterprise, farmhouse and cottage creating a variety of opportunities.’

Over the years, the island has been home to Norwegian Viking chiefs and Arthur Anderson, the founder of P&O shipping company.

Sunset on the island (Picture: Savills/SWNS)

Since 1993, it was inhabited by Richard Rowland and Dorota Rychlik, a couple who moved to the island from London.

Source:: Metro

      

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