I Want To Be Alone: Hermit Homes Under The Hammer

26 Nov

Anti-social neighbours are a ball-ache.  They interrupt your sleep, ruin your life plus they devalue your home.  So if your neighbours are getting on your door-knockers and you need to be neighbourless – take a peak at these three “Hermit Homes” being sold at auction.

Corriehichon, Inversnaid, Stirling

stirling property for sale

By just looking at this property I can feel my lungs fill with the cool, clean, crisp air of the mountains.  I can feel my tense shoulders soften and my eyes sting slightly with the moisture in the air.  I look around me and all I can see is a wealth of greenish brown peaks and troughs, an array of shades mirrored by the still lochs reflecting light across the land.

stirling property for sale

Located in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park, this four bedroom detached character cottage with a guide of £225,000 is surrounded by stunning panoramic views.

Peace.  Tranquillity.  Privacy.  Isolation.

If you want an escape and a retreat from the rat race – you’ve found it.

stirling property for sale

For more info: Countrywide Property Auctions

27B Upper Shader, Isle Of Lewis

isle of lewis property for sale

So this is a hermit home with potential – it’s a former shop which has planning permission for change of use to a dwelling with a guide price of £15,000.

You may be wondering where the Isle of Lewis is – which I can tell you, is in the Outer Hebrides.  And at this point you may also be wondering why you’d want to live there – but remember the aim is *neighbourlessness*, oh and maybe you’d like a look at the beach:

reef beach isle of lewis

But, can you imagine a place where Sunday is still Sunday?

Here on the Isle of Lewis the Sabbath is observed; Sunday is still special and not a mass retail frenzy.  It’s a place where tradition, culture and history are alive – Gaelic is spoken alongside English, and the land is used as fuel for life: peat cutting for heating homes is still a common occurrence.  And if you tire of the solitude, there is at least a daily ferry to the Scottish mainland.

For more info: Countrywide Property Auctions

 

Lloyds Cottage, Dungeness Road, Dungeness

Dungeness property for sale

If you don’t think you can afford the South Coast for your hermit retreat, then this detached timber frame cottage with a garage, storage area and a guide price of £60,000 may be just what you’re looking for.

Situated in a secluded position only a short distance from the water’s edge and with extensive views out to sea, the property is located in Dungeness – a headland on the coast of Kent which forms one of the world’s largest expanses of shingle.  Given the location is a national nature reserve it’s no surprise the area is designated as a Special Protection Area (SPA), a Special Area for Conservation (SAC), a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and is proposed as a wetland of international importance under the RAMSAR convention. 

So given the environmental significance of this area, it may surprise you to learn your nearest neighbour is:

Dungeness Nuclear Power Station!

Dungeness nuclear power station

For more info: LSH Auctions

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