Amazing

By Alex Matthews

For £300,000 you could become king of your own Scottish islands – but you’ll have to be prepared to row to the shops.

The two islands, which together are the size of roughly nine football pitches, have stunning views of Orkney and the North Sea.

The 4.9 acre Inner Holm also comes with a six-bedroom bungalow, stone outhouses, a flagpole, and a little boat to ferry the owner between the islands and to the mainland.

All this comes at a price of just £300,000 – less than half the price of an average London home.

Pic by Lows Estate Agents/Caters News

The Holms of Stromness archipelago lies just of the coast of Stromness, Orkney.

Both the Inner and Outer Holms – which is 7.6 acres – can only be reached by foot at low tide, making them to perfect isolated getaway.

However, the owner will not be entirely alone all year round. In the summer months the islands are let for grazing, meaning they will have some nice, neighbourly cows.

Pic by Lows Estate Agents/Caters News

The main house has a large living and dining room with French doors that open out onto the garden and the water beyond.

It also boasts polished wooden floors and an impressive brick fireplace and surround to keep the occupiers cosy in the winter months,

Pic by Lows Estate Agents/Caters News

In the main house there is also a fully fitted kitchen, utility room, bath and shower room, conservatory, and four bedrooms.

Pic by Lows Estate Agents/Caters NewsThe annexe has a further living room with kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

The property is largely self-sufficient, with electricity being generated by a 6kw wind turbine.

Amazingly, the property has been on the market for over six months.

Andrew Bonner, of estate agent Lows in Orkney, said: “The property is beautiful and incredibly charming.

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“It’s in front of Stromness harbour, and you get a lovely view of it from the island.

“The previous owners offered it as holiday accommodation.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to have somewhere completely different.”