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PICTURES: Isle of Harris cottage linked by seller Galbraith to BBC Castaway series is up for sale


By Hector MacKenzie

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8 Scaristavore, Harris.
8 Scaristavore, Harris.

A COTTAGE linked to BBC's famous Castaway series in which participants attempted to build a new community from scratch is up for sale.

8 Scaristavore boasts spectacular views over the white sands of Scarista beach and to the Isle of Taransay, where Castaway was filmed.

It was the series which made Ben Fogle famous.

The cottage on the Isle of Harris was glimpsed in several episodes of the series and also appeared in another BBC mini-series, Crowdie and Cream, based on the memoirs of Finlay J. MacDonald, who lived in Scarista around 1930.

The cottage was glimpsed on the TV series Castaway on several occasions.
The cottage was glimpsed on the TV series Castaway on several occasions.

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 lounge in the cottage.
The lounge in the cottage.

The property includes "a bright and airy" sitting room with open fire, three double bedrooms, a 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.

It is around an hour and half drive from Stornoway on Lewis.

It is on the market for offers over £275,000.

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