Natural & Man Made
Paradise In The Distance: Tanera Mór Island For Sale (c) Peter Gamble
Last edition of the Bulletin we explored the idea of small property purchases by Unique Property Bulletin members. We also mentioned islands, and that resulted in several emails on the topic of islands for sale. So for this issue we step it up a gear, and make it a little more exotic with islands as the main Bulletin Article theme [further down this page]. But living on a small private island isn’t the almost impossible thing to manage financially as many of our readers’ emails seem to reflect. As you can read in the feature below, it is entirely possible – via some imaginative ways of structuring individual ownership, to actually afford the buy a small piece of island paradise.
Curious? Then check out this week’s Unique Property Bulletin Article later on in this webpage.
Tanera Mór Island For Sale (c) 2014 Owner’s Photograph
Britain’s Oldest Working Windmill
Outwood Windmill, Outwood Common, Outwood, Surrey, RH1 5PW
These are magnificent looking structures, and this one is Britain’s oldest working example. Built in 1665, further background information can be located on the owner’s website:-
Online Brochure & LOTS of Nice Photographs:-
Contact – Howard Cundy Agencies Tel: 01883 743400.
Outwood Windmill – Wonderful Interior Workings.
ROTOR Medium Size
Nuclear Bunker Compound
The Guard House, Bervie Brow, Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire, DD10 0TA.
We had an interesting chat with one of our readers about a “small” UKWMO ROC Nuclear Bunker coming up for sale in Wales that is scheduled to appear exclusively and soon in the Unique Property Bulletin. This is the smallest nuclear bunker in the UKWMO network. An excellent visualisation:-
We also have the current UKWMO ROC Bunker for sale at Ashwell for anyone looking to buy one of these smaller versions:-
However, we mentioned the larger, or rather medium sized REGIONAL network command bunkers – the next rank up the chain to show to our reader. So to help, we have checked our back listings of the Bulletin and located the ROTOR Nuclear Bunker Compound for sale at Inverbervie. This is included for the current Bulletin edition to show the medium sized type and style that is for sale.:-
What Lays Beneath?
ROTOR Bunker Accessed From Guard House (c) 2013 Sub Brit & Timechamber
At the time of writing the Inverbervie ROTOR Bunker Complex is still for sale [previously marketed at around £250,000].
If you have any questions on this, please feel free to contact the agents, or indeed ourselves and we shall do our best to help:-
Church & School Plans Homework
Former Church & School, Grants Lane, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4EA
An interesting property with bags of potential for conversion – subject to planning permission
Guide: £70,000 – Lot 54
Tel: 01392 366555 – Scott Gray or Katie Semmens
Unique Property Television
Unique Property Bulletin Featured Mirror House – Details: Click Here
For regular readers of Unique Property Bulletin, we would like to make sure you don’t miss two sets of television series that have many tasty morsels for the discerning buyer of unusual abodes. The first is a favourite here at the Bulletin and one we are pleased to say we have helped researchers at filling their schedule. Hosted by the ever enthusiastic George Clarke, we have the new series  of Amazing Spaces:-
Platform 5 Architects, Unit 102, 94 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL
Next on the television is an entirely new series, and fits in very well with what Bulletin readers email into us about. The new programme is presented by Charlie Luxton, and titled: Homes By The Sea:-
It might be worth mentioning for Unique Property Bulletin readers who would like to share their experiences to a wider audience, especially through the medium of television that Unique Property Bulletin is regularly contacted by researchers from the production companies commissioned to produces series such as Amazing Spaces. So if you would like to share your unique project, please feel free to:
…and we will be delighted to make the appropriate introductions.
Chapel For Penurious Price
Worthington Hall, Jasper Street, Staffordshire, ST1 3DA
This former chapel is being sold at auction with a very low guide price. The interiors often give themselves to amazing home conversions of character – subject to planning permission. If it is in your area and you buy it, please let us know how you get on.
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Contact – Allsops Auction Tel: 020 7494 3686.
Buy A Bank?
Former Derbyshire Building Society, 60 Leabrooks Road, Somercotes, Derbyshire, DE55 4HB
A Freehold Building with Planning Permission for Conversion and Extension to provide Three Self-Contained One Bedroom Flats.
Regular Bulletin readers will know how and why we like buying old banks. Especially given the current banking industry allergy to helping new businesses start-up. We have lost count of how many embryonic businesses we have had to help get established because some bank has said no. We even bought a bank – half of the reason was to make a point to the local bank manager:-
So come on – if this old building society at a bargain price and WITH planning permission for residential conversion is near to you, maybe worth a look-see…
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Contact – Allsops Auction Tel: 020 7494 3686.
Grand Old Manse In Spire
Former St Ninians Church Shore Road, Port Banantyne, Rothesay, Argyll and Bute, PA20 0LQ (c) Ian S.
Iconic landmark Gothic Style Church Building located in a prominent position on Port Bannatyne on the Island of Bute. The property retains many of its attractive original features and offers incredible potential.
Not least is the beautiful unobstructed sea view: Click Here
Contact – Miller Stewart Tel: 01369 708960.
Unique Property Competition
For this October month, the Unique Property Bulletin competition prize is for one of our more regular type of notes:-
This Is Our Modest Prize For The October Competition.
Don’t Be Cagey: “Do Well & Fear Not”
Can You Name This Unique Property ?
Waterside Pad (c) TBA
The first correct entry for the name of unique property – out of the hat – wins the prize.
PLEASE NOTE: The prize is NOT the building, just the £50 note. Sorry we haven’t reached the level of prize value that enables real buildings to be awarded to winners. Yet!
Free to enter. Just let us know have your competition answer by 31st October 2014. Email free entries to:-
Please note, each week we feature the work of a unique architect. These properties are NOT currently for sale, but are included to help inspire readers as to the talent that abounds when a good architect’s mind meets the imagination of a unique property person, and something that little bit special is created by the synergy.
The Antti Lovag Bubble House
This amazing structure is known as the Antti Lovag Bubble House. A fabulous description for such an inspirational building. Sadly, less than a month ago, Antti Lovag passed away. So if you are curious about this particular design, perhaps it might be an idea to leave contacting the folk around this brilliant architect for a few weeks to give a little time to allow for the passing.
Contact: information [at] anttilovag.org
Unique Property Bulletin Commended Architect
Try Before You Buy
The property included within the try-before-you-buy section of the Unique Property Bulletin – is NOT for sale. Our endeavour is to provide a sample, and actual experience of what it would be like to live in any particular genre of unusual abode. This specific listing is for a short-stay break. Our offering for this edition is:-
Unique Beach Island For Holidays
Towan Island, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1EA
In the general article theme of this Bulletin – as featured below – we are covering the subject of islands. By taking a holiday at Towan Island, you can definitely see if this sort of thing is for you in the long term. Though remember Towan has just the swashbuckling bridge to cross. Many islands require a boat [or helicopter] to get to. It is a good idea to factor that into your decision making process. Though personally any excuse to buy a jetrib boat is almost reason enough to buy an island!
So perhaps treat yourself and family. Take a holiday at Towan Island [or Spitbank Fort Island further into this week’s article]. Even send us an email to share how you got on…
Holiday Accommodation – £ Price Varies
Towan Island Contact – Unique Home Stays Tel: 01637 881183 [or 01637 88 1942]
[Unique Homestays are not related to Unique Property Bulletin – Just good friends]
Unique Property Bulletin Main Article
Natural & Man Made
Tanera Mór Island For Sale: Including Several Houses on the Island ! (c) 2014 Savills
This edition we are featuring islands currently for sale, or alternatively available to visit for a holiday. Islands that are made by nature and also man made. Islands for sale, and also to visit and holiday on to see if you like the lifestyle. We are also putting in a little lateral thought, and study whether something that seems impossible can be transformed into reality, and that we can make happen.
How? From experience. Where there is a will, there is a way.
This has proven to work several times in the past two decades. How might this apply to Tanera Mór Island? We think there is a way. Please read on.
Tanera Mór Island: Beautiful Harbour Bay (c) 2014 Savills
Tanera Mór Island has now been bought by a reader of Unique Property Bulletin. For folk who would like to join in his island adventure, please read our dedicated webpage:
Tanera Mór Island: Fabulous Sanctuary (c) 2014 Savills
If your interest has been piqued, you can study the island in a little more detail by clicking onto the dedicated website …
In addition to downloading the brochure prepared by Savills. The Summer Isles and many Hebridean islands are topical in some quarters just now. Indeed several islands are being featured in the current BBC documentary “Hebrides: Islands on the Edge” narrated by Ewan McGregor …
Last for this particular island for sale, perhaps read through the words of some folk who have been on the island….
Location: Isle of Tanera Mór, Summer Isles, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Wester Ross, IV26 2YN.
Guide: Click Here For Details
The Front Door To Your Private Island Home: Tanera Mór Island (c) Savills
Also Fit For A King – Or Queen !
Eilean Righ Island and Houses (c) Knight Frank.
Our second island for sale in this issue of the Bulletin was first featured at £3,000,000 in August 2012. Since then it has gently descended in guide price to £2,500,000.
This is an exceptional private island situated on the gorgeous coast line of Argyll in Loch Craignish. Loch Craignish is a quiet, sheltered and secluded sea loch. Remote, but at the same time, readily accessible by air, sea or road.
Eilean Righ Island – Helicopter Not Included (c) Knight Frank.
Eilean Righ Island – Helicopter Garage (c) Knight Frank.
Helicopter hangar of approx 500 square metres. Observatory, boat house, 2 slips ways and a jetty. Moorings. Mains electricity and high speed broadband. Private beaches & sea fishing. A renowned sailing location. In all about 260 acres.
Eilean Righ Island – House Interior (c) Knight Frank.
Eilean Righ (Kings Island) embodies everything that the ultimate Scottish Island should be. It is remarkably beautiful and surrounded by the most extraordinary land & seascapes. The island is private and sheltered yet it is within one of the most accessible coastal locations in Scotland. The infrastructure and houses have been completely refurbished to the highest standard.
Eilean Righ Island Houses (c) Knight Frank.
There are two houses on the island. One has been formed from a converted steading and currently provides excellent open space and rooms. The house contains four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Planning permission has been granted to extend. The farmhouse has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Approximately 261.39 acres (105.8 hectares)
Location: Eilean Righ Island, Loch Craignish, Ardfern, Argyll & Bute, PA31 8QS.
Tenure: Feuhold (Scottish Freehold Equivalent).
£3,000,000 now guided at £2,500,000.
Contact Knight Frank Tel: 0131 222 9600 – Mr Ran Morgan.
Online Brochure ….
King’s Island Offshore
Kings Island For Sale, Copenhagen, Denmark
We don’t normally go too far offshore from British waters, but given we just listed Eilean Righ above, it seems right to add another island of a king. This time just off of Denmark. It looks fabulous and catches the eye. Which is probably due in no small part to the handsome price tag. We do say at the Bulletin we cover properties from £10,000 to £10,000,000. This is certainly at the top end of that spectrum.
For further photographs to explore this amazing island retreat,
Guide: Euros 10,000,000 [USD Approximately $12,381,433]
Contact Vladi Private Islands: Please Click Here
Ailsa Craig Island
Ailsa Craig Island (c) 2011 Russ McLean
For Sale? On, Off, On, Off, On? The main island was on the market for sale at £2,500,000, then off the market. Then back on at £1,50,000.Then off the market. The question is will it come back up for sale and if so, how much?
So this is a heads-up for all our Bulletin readers, we are of the view that Ailsa Craig Island is still open to offers, and may very well come back up for sale.We have a place in our family’s heart for this wonderful island. Having been fortunate enough to own the Lighthouse Compound on the main foreshore several years ago [now sold].
The main island itself is still owned by the Earl of Cassilis, Marquess_of_Ailsa.
For further information, please keep an eye on:-
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Man Made Islands
Spitbank Fort, Part of Solent Forts
For A Unique Island Holiday Experience
Spitbank Fort, The Solent (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
In the original paper format Unique Property Bulletin we did cover some pretty unusual folk that came across our bows. However, the online Unique Property Bulletin is an evolution of much greater networking, and has, with the wonders of the internet, brought onto our radar some: Unique Architects; Unique People & Unique Organisations. One of which is a company called AmaZing Venues – that buys and operates many genuinely unique properties. This island fort in the Solent – that has been exquisitely restored to a very high standard – is one of them. So Unique Property Bulletin readers who would like to take a very special holiday break here are met with a fortification set on the sublime glistening Solent with what can be best described as a wonderful surprise given it’s previous use as an island defence structure – and now renovated with an inspirational and luxurious interior for holidays, weddings and special occasions:-
Spitbank Fort – A Renovated Gem In The Solent (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
Fine Dining In Beautiful Surroundings (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
Then Retire For An Evening of VIP Comfort (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
AmaZing Venues was founded by by Mr Mike Clare, and has grown this unique portfolio into a very interesting endeavour. From the outset, it is clear that the range of venues are absolutely the ones we would happily tick off of a wish list here at the Bulletin. The brilliant thing is readers from any part of our spectrum can visit and enjoy what is by any standard an extensive and full range of unique places to experience. It also has some very decent founding principles and balances one part of the organisation decently with another. The fine work/philanthropy balance being accomplished via:
At the Unique Property Bulletin it is important to feature these sort of unique people and organisations, as it allows some of our spectrum of readers who are at different stages of the “property ladder” to study and take part in the real as well as the virtual property world; to understand a little more of how things are, and how processes work. On top of which, it is very, very important to get away from the keyboard and computer from time to time, and actually go and look at some of the unusual buildings – especially if you can find the genre that really does it for you.
Spitbank Fort Landing Facility (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
Anyone who owns, rents or holidays on an island will soon understand how important a good quality landing area is. This is one of the best equipped that we have seen.
Hopefully for some readers, AmaZing Venues have a sample to suit all tastes from their broad menu of unique properties. We thoroughly recommend having a pleasant read of their website, and if the urge takes you, go visit. It is a core belief here that property eccentrics of a certain flavour [in this case, both reader, writer and all contributors of this page] can do a lot of good by sharing property details, interests, and experiences.
Over to you.
For this part of the current Bulletin we would certainly recommend you have a look at Spitbank Fort for a unique island experience to see if you like the lifestyle and whether the lifestyle likes you.
Unique Evening – Unique Place – Spitbank Fort (c) 2014 AmaZing Venues
Spitbank Fort – Historic Summary:-
Man Made Island Fort – 162 ft in diameter at base. Walls 48ft thick at base. Single gun floor.
Now: 9 Bedroom luxury exclusive use venue with sauna, hot pool, function suite, three luxury bars and sun decks.
Further details and booking, please:-
Spitbank Fort Sunset (c) 2014 Diane Sambrook