Country houses for sale

Incredible island homes for sale, from £275,000 to £8 million

A thatched cottage, lighthouse keeper's house and a spectacular mansion make it on to our list as we cast our net across the islands that dot the fringes of Britain to find five wonderful — albeit very different — opportunities.

Isle of Wight — £2,495,000

A former vineyard in Wellow, in the heart of the quieter western half of the Isle of Wight.

The present owners have spent six years transforming the place, and it has to be said they’ve done so beautifully.

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The purchase price includes the delightful main thatched home, but also four holiday cottages built on the site of the historic winery.

For sale with Fine & Country. See more pictures of this property.

Anglesey — £1,700,000

A lighthouse cottage in a spectacular location at the entrance to the Menai Strait, with breathtaking views towards Puffin Island, Snowdonia and of course the Trwyn Du Lighthouse.

It’s surprisingly spacious inside despite all being set on one level, with four bedrooms and plenty of living space.

The place has been entirely re-done — right down to the plumbing and wiring — to put it in great shape.

For sale with Jackson-Stops. See more pictures of this property.

Isle of Arran — £570,000

At Whiting Bay, on the eastern side of Arran, there are two properties for sale in a glorious spot with wonderful views.

Ardmhor House and Norah’s Cottage offer five bedrooms and two bedrooms respectively, and both are bursting with charm.

For sale with Arran Estate Agents. See more pictures of this property.

Isle of Man — £8,000,000

A palatial home that’s got a touch of top-end hotel glamour about it.

Half a dozen bedrooms and seven reception rooms, gardens and paddocks, and a location convenient for Douglas airport.

An indoor equestrian arena bring a wealth of possibilities for a new owner, while there is also a tennis court for sporty types.

For sale with Knight Frank. See more pictures of this property.

Isle of Colonsay — £275,000

Not the biggest house, not the prettiest… but WHAT a setting,

It’s a three-bedroom semi on the eastern side of the island, within easy walking distance from local amenities, including Calmac ferry terminal, doctors’ surgery, Post Office and shop, pantry, hotel and village hall.

For sale with Bell Ingram. See more pictures of this property.

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