It is the type of property which might appeal to those who like the quiet life, or who can do without the company of others. 

A rugged and uninhabited Scottish island has gone on the market, costing less than many properies on the mainland. 

For offers over £50,000, the buyer of Càrn Deas will become owner of a 22-acre island which is rich in birdlife and wildlife, but short on other people. 

Boasting a dramatic coastline encompassing cliffs, coves and a shingle beach, the waters surrounding the island are home to porpoises, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and otters.

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Located in the Assynt-Coigach National Scenic Area, the small island is part of the Summer Isles archipelago, so named because local crofters historically grazed their sheep there in the summer.

It is connected by a shingle spit, which is independently owned and not part of the sale, to the islands of Càrn Iar and Càrn Beag, also uninhabited.

Fenning Welstead, partner at GOLDCREST Land & Forestry, said: “The wonder of Càrn Deas lies in its natural undisturbed beauty. Here, you can truly escape from reality, take a deep breath and enjoy what nature can offer.

"It is a lovely space to camp and live off what you’ve caught from the sea, swimming, kayaking or sailing by day and enjoying the huge unpolluted skies by night.

HeraldScotland:

Càrn Deas is reached via a short (25 minute) boat journey from Badentarbat Pier or Old Dornie Harbour by private arrangement. The pier is about 1.5 miles from Achiltibuie. Sailors could anchor off Càrn Deas and access the island by dinghy.