Which island home would you pick: A townhouse on the Isle of Wight or a converted church on the Isle Of Skye?
- We take a look at two island properties and ask which one do you prefer?
- One property is on the Isle of Skye and the other house is on the Isle of Wight
Ever fancied escaping the rat race and living on an island? While travelling to the Caribbean may still be the dream, something closer to home may be a more realistic ambition.
We take a look at two different properties for sale on islands off the mainland of Britain.
Each property is on the market for the same price, but one is found in a more northern location on the Isle of Skye, while the other is found in a more southern destination on the Isle of Wight.
Which island home would you pick? A townhouse on the Isle of Wight or a converted church on the Isle Of Skye?
Which of the two homes for sale, listed on property website Zoopla, would you choose?
That is the question we are asking in our latest property battle series.
1. Six-bed house, Isle of Wight, £310k
The first property featured in our latest property battle series is on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
The Isle of Wight is known for its beaches and seafront promenades, including Shanklin beach and Ventnor beach, which is dotted with vintage beach huts.
On the island’s western point, there are three white chalk rocks called The Needles, which are guarded by a lighthouse.
This Grade II listed house on the Isle of Wight is being sold by estate agents Watson Bull & Porter
The six-bedroom townhouse is in the county town of Newport, slightly north of the centre of the island
The island currently has a Grade II listed house for sale, which is currently on the market for £310,000 via estate agents Watson Bull & Porter.
The terrace property has six bedrooms and is in the county town of Newport, slightly north of the centre of the island.
Dan Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘Ripe for renovation, this period home located in a prime location in the heart of Newport has all the makings of a beautiful family home.
‘With its generously proportioned interiors, it could easily be reconfigured to create large, bright rooms, that work for modern living.’
2. Five-bed house, Isle of Skye, £310k
At the other end of the mainland – off the west coast of Scotland – is a property for sale in Dunhallin, on the Isle of Skye.
The property was designed in 1829 by the architect Thomas Telford and was previously the Waternish Parish church.
The property has been divided into two properties, while retaining many original features such as the inner porch doors. It could be used as a holiday let or transformed into one large family home.
This five-bedroom property on the Isle of Skye is being sold via estate agents The Skye Property Centre
The property was designed in 1829 by the architect Thomas Telford and was previously the Waternish Parish church
There are a total of five bedrooms at the property, which is on the market for £310,000 via estate agents The Skye Property Centre.
Dunhallin is a scattered crofting community lying midway along the Waternish Peninsula.
The community is served by a number of mobile facilities, including mobile banks and library service. Portree, the capital of the island, is 24 miles away.
Mr Copley added: ‘Homes on the Isle of Skye don’t get much more charming than this.
‘A former parish church designed by renowned architect Thomas Telford, it’s today divided into two properties, but could easily be combined to create one large generous home.
‘With a host of period features and ecclesiastical windows, it has the makings of a grand design.’