This wildly romantic hill farm on the far-flung Scottish island of Lewis defines the notion of a property where you can get away from it all. The house itself has three bedrooms and an open plan kitchen/sitting room and has been rebuilt within the past twenty years – it sits in a sheltered, secluded position within the farm and has a paved terrace outside.

The hill farm itself comprises 365 acres of land with 136 acres on the mainland of Lewis, on the south side of Loch Erisort, and 229 acres on St Columba’s Island, which is separated by a short tidal causeway and can be accessed at low tide. The island itself has a fascinating history: being one of the first Christian sites in Lewis, the former church and related developments are dedicated to St Columba. Folklore refers to a monastery and orchard associated with the island, the first description of which was provided by Sir Donald Munro who travelled the isles in 1549, before the Reformation.

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Crobeag is 40 minutes’ drive from Stornoway which has an airport and good local amenities. Regular flights to the mainland depart daily and there is also a daily ferry service.

The guide price is £525,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01463 224343 or visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk.

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