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Hebridean Cottage Seen In BBC’S Castaway Series Comes To The Market

Galbraith is pleased to bring to the market a charming coastal cottage on the Isle of Harris linked to the BBC’s famous series Castaway in which participants attempted to build a new community from scratch.

The property, 8 Scaristavore has spectacular views over the white sands of Scarista beach and to the Isle of Taransay, where Castaway was filmed. The cottage was glimpsed in several episodes of the series and also appeared in another BBC miniseries, Crowdie and Cream, based on the memoirs of Finlay J. MacDonald, who lived in Scarista around 1930.

Phiddy Robertson of Galbraith who is handling the sale said:

8 Scaristavore is a charming traditional cottage retaining many original features including wood panelled walls, four fireplaces, antique doors and banister. The property, which is coming to the market for the first time in 15 years, has been well-maintained and offers spacious accommodation in an idyllic location within walking distance of the beautiful Scarista beach. 

Properties on the Outer Hebrides always attract significant interest from buyers due to the sense of space and superb natural beauty the isles offer. Harris is the ultimate get away from it all destination.

The property provides accommodation including a bright and airy sitting room with open fire, three double bedrooms, a well-appointed dining kitchen, bathroom and additional WC. There are energy-efficient radiators, while thick stone walls provide good insulation. Every room in the house has a sea view and there is the option to use the ground floor bedroom as an additional reception room if desired.

The grounds, which extend to approximately 0.34 acres, are laid mainly to grass enclosed by stone walls and post and wire fencing. Within the grounds is a recently constructed timber garden shed.

No 8 Scaristavore is in the scattered crofting township of Scarista on the west coast of Harris and just a short walk to the beach.

The island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides is the largest island in Scotland, renowned for its diverse landscapes, fascinating history and cultural heritage. The coastline is dotted with beaches ranging in size from the small to the 3-mile wide Luskentyre and Scarista beaches, all with stunning views over clear blue seas to the neighbouring islands of the Outer Hebrides.  

The nearby village of Northton boasts a cafe, gourmet takeaway stand and visitor centre.

Leverburgh, about six miles away, has a shop, restaurant specialising in local seafood and a primary school, while secondary schooling along with more shops and restaurants are available in Tarbert. Harris links golf course is within walking distance and Scarista House, a renowned small hotel and restaurant is a short stroll across the glebe in the picturesque former manse. 

Stornoway, about 1.5 hours’ drive away, has a wider range of shops and facilities along with its airport and mainland ferry terminal. Ferries to Skye and Uist depart from Tarbert and Leverburgh.

8 Scarista is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £275,000.