If you've been to the Isle of Skye, part of Scotland's "Highlands and Islands," you know that it's one of the most beautiful spots at the end of the world (if the weather cooperates).
Buy the right place, in the right location, and you're in for a holiday home to beat all others. Which makes it all the more noteworthy that currently up for sale isn't a single cottage — but a collection of five.
Ergo, your own private Scottish village.
These aren't rundown spots looking for an upgrade: Instead, up for grabs are four traditional Scottish blackhouses (think thatched roof, stone walls packed with earth), plus the owner's modern, five-bed house. Each structure is newly remodeled, with "classically decorated interiors, vaulted ceilings, underfloor heating, oil stoves and Caithness slate floors."
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Plus views. You gotta see the views. And the surrounding nature: "dolphins, otters, eagles, and sharks."
Ready to move? The entire compound is now available for £1.25 million British pounds (about $1.59 million). We say it's just off-the-grid enough (Edinburgh is a six-hour drive; the island also has an airport) — and closer than New Zealand — for those looking for a bug-out destination of note.