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16 Utterly Remote Scottish Homes You Should Move To If You're Done With 2017

Tired of humanity? Move to a Scottish lighthouse and hang out with dolphins instead.

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This £300,000 eco-cabin is 60 miles north-west of Inverness, and sits beside the beautiful Black Water, a still, winding river that eventually flows into Loch Garve. If you move there, you'll be miles from anywhere on the remote Scoraig Peninsula, and absolutely no one will show up trying to sell you PPI. Probably.

This lighthouse in the wilds of Scotland was converted into an amazing apartment in 2013, and it's up for sale for £371,500. It's 40 miles from the nearest town, has amazing sea views, and a pod of friendly dolphins as neighbours. What more could you want?


This wee gem of a beach house is £315,000 has three bedrooms and sweeping views of the Coigach peninsula and the nearby Summer Isles. You'll be hidden away down a long, single-track road, and the nearest train station is Achnasheen, 36.6 miles away. Heaven.

What could be more private than your very own island? Two islands! These two "holms" cost £300,000 and come with a six-bedroom house, and a wind turbine so you'll be able to generate your own electricity, grow your own food, and be self-sufficient in the event of the complete and total collapse of world society.


Or, if you've got a spare £1,590,000 to spare, what about this extensive Highland estate complete with a five-bedroom detached house? Its surrounded by over 9 acres of undulating moorland, and it also comes with two pretty holiday chalets, which you can leave empty if you don't want pesky tourists invading your personal fortress of solitude.

This dreamy modernist cottage in the Highlands could be yours for £495,000. It's based on a design by renowned Scottish architect Charles Rennie Macintosh, sits in a 1.53 acre garden surrounded by trees, and your only neighbours are a herd of cows.


The Shetland Islands pretty darn northerly; they're 200 miles west of Norway. This £350,000 cottage is tucked away at the end of a private track, and sits in a pretty half-acre walled garden. It also comes with a stable, so you could buy a Shetland pony and keep it as a lawn-mowing pet.

This former lighthouse keeper's station on one of Shetland's 12 inhabited islands is just £85,000, and sits right beside Hermaness Nature Reserve, so you can spot rare birds from your balcony. It has its own launching spot for sea kayaks too so you can paddle over for a closer look at the wildlife if you fancy it, or visit one of the nearby beaches.


Cleadale is a teeny-tiny hamlet nestled beneath towering cliffs on the Isle of Eigg, famed for its amazing scenery. This bonnie wee cottage costs £230,000, and it's just four miles from Laig Bay and its famous Singing Sands. You'll feel like you're in the most secluded and hard-to-get-to place on Earth.

This fancy £575,000 home beside the Kyle of Lochalsh has views over the wild and rugged Cuillin mountains, a jagged range that rises more than 3,000 feet above sea level. Minke whales and seals pass by Crionach pretty regularly, but they're probably the only visitors who'll drop in unannounced.


"Tigh Na Sith" means "Peaceful cottage" in Gaelic, and you don't get much more peaceful than this £310,000 three-bedroomed house on the island of Great Bernea, which sits in its own sheltered lagoon on the Isle of Lewis. Oh, and if that didn't sound tranquil enough, it also has its own infinity pool and sauna. You'll never need to leave.


This £385,000 detached house has floor-to-ceiling windows so you can really appreciate the view of Loch Sunart, and the lack of other houses (and people) around you. You'll also be near the Ariundle Oakwood Nature Reserve, an ancient remnant of the Atlantic oak forest which once covered most of the west coast. Those were the days.

This £380,000 stone house looks like it escaped from the South of France, but it's actually on the shores of Loch Duich in the remote north-west of Scotland. It used to be a hotel, but you won't want to let other people stay there, so you should definitely convert it into a great big fancy private house instead. And maybe also build a moat.


This nine-bedroom working lighthouse is a bit more spacious than the one in Stoer Head, although you won't be as up close and personal with the surrounding sea life. It costs £450,000, was built in the early 1900s by a cousin of Robert Louis Stevenson, and the tower is still run by the Northern Lighthouse Board, so you don't have to change the lightbulb – they'll take care of that.

This sexy lodge on the shores of Loch Tay is nestled in 500 metres of densely wooded shoreline. It's a little bit steep at £1,500,000, but it does have a wood-burning stove and a spacious balcony where you can sit sipping whisky, dodging annoying phone calls, and ignoring stressful world events. Bliss.