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Tidal island for sale in Scotland

This Scottish tidal island just off the coast of Argyll has an impressive contemporary house and magical gardens, all in four acres

Rudh-A-Chruidh is a charming Scottish tidal island linked to Kerrera on the mainland by a causeway at low tide with an architect-designed contemporary property.

Built in 2012, this fantastic house sits above Oban Bay offering far-reaching views out across the Sound of Kerrera.  Built under a slate roof, the accommodation is formed over two levels and presented in immaculate order.

The reception porch has double doors to the main reception hallway, and the drawing room, dining room and kitchen are all laid out in an open plan design with underfloor heating, and wonderful views of the bay. The sitting room has a wood burning stove and French doors onto the substantial decked terrace.  scottish island for sale house

The kitchen also leads to a terrace and a utility room which is neatly fitted with matching units and is plumbed for a washing machine. A boot room, cloakroom/ WC also has a steam room and sauna on the ground floor. Upstairs are three en-suite bedrooms. The master suite has an impressive vaulted ceiling, dressing area and a balcony.scottish island for sale house2

A substantial basement provides excellent tractor storage. Heating is via air to water heating exchanger and the water supply is private.

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The island is characterised by its coastline, which has a combination of shingle beach and rugged rocks. The grounds extend to around four acres or thereby and are predominantly rich grassland. The island has abundant bird life: curlews and oystercatchers can regularly be seen.scottish island for sale gardens

The long summer days and the Gulf Stream ensure local seawaters are a rich feeding ground for fish. Mackerel, pollock and ling can all be caught, whilst lobsters, crabs and langoustine are also found off the coast. Porpoises, dolphins and otters are seen in the area.

The gardens have been carefully planned and include pathways, lighting and standing stones which create magical but easily maintained gardens.. The boathouse was rebuilt in 2012 and sits at the top of the pontoon. There are also two permitted swinging moorings.

Rudh-A-Chruidh sits off the north east tip of Kerrera on Scotland’s west coast and is easily accessible from Oban Harbour via private charter. A purpose built helicopter pad also allows access by air. Scotland’s west coast and in particular the Sound of Kerrera is world famous for its spectacular scenic sailing waters.

Oban offers a good range of shops and professional services as well as secondary schooling and a railway station with regular services to Glasgow and London.

The asking price is offers over £950,000. Contact Savills on 0141 376 9007 or visit

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