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Sanda Island off coast of Scotland available for rent for £2,000 a day

  • Privately-owned Sanda Island boasts four cottages and a natural beach where guests can spot seals
  • The 400-acre outcrop is a mile from Mull of Kintyre, which was made famous by a Sir Paul McCartney song
  • ‘Island package’ includes meals, an excursion to Northern Ireland, a fishing trip and whisky tasting

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Chris Kitching for MailOnline


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03:23 EST, 6 August 2015

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Holidaymakers who are looking for an island retreat can forget about booking a room on this rocky outcrop – they can have the entire place to themselves.

Located off Scotland’s west coast, rugged Sanda Island is available for £2,000 a night for those who have always wanted to be the lady or laird of the manor.

An ideal destination for anyone looking for privacy, the privately-owned island boasts four cottages, a natural beach where they can spot seals, cliffs and stunning sea views in every direction.

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Located off Scotland’s west coast, rugged Sanda Island is available for £2,000 a day and is ideal for those looking for privacy

Located off Scotland’s west coast, rugged Sanda Island is available for £2,000 a day and is ideal for those looking for privacy

Guests can take in 360-degree views from a lighthouse perched atop one of the highest points of the island

Guests can take in 360-degree views from a lighthouse perched atop one of the highest points of the island

The privately-owned island boasts four cottages, a natural beach, cliffs and stunning sea views in every direction

The privately-owned island boasts four cottages, a natural beach, cliffs and stunning sea views in every direction

The 400-acre outcrop is a mile from Mull of Kintyre, which was made famous by Sir Paul McCartney, who wrote a song about the picturesque peninsula where he once owned a home and recording studio.

When guests arrive at Sanda Island by helicopter or 40-minute boat ride, they are treated to a traditional welcome from a Scottish piper and then shown to their cottage.

Each bungalow comes with guaranteed sea views, underfloor heating and fireplaces to keep warm on chilly nights, with each cottage sleeping two people.

The 400-acre island is a mile from Mull of Kintyre, which was made famous by Sir Paul McCartney, who wrote a song about the peninsula

The 400-acre island is a mile from Mull of Kintyre, which was made famous by Sir Paul McCartney, who wrote a song about the peninsula

Each bungalow comes with guaranteed sea views, underfloor heating and fireplaces to keep warm on chilly nights

Each bungalow comes with guaranteed sea views, underfloor heating and fireplaces to keep warm on chilly nights

Those who aren’t interested in booking the entire outcrop can book an overnight stay in a one- or two-bedroom cottage for £185

Those who aren’t interested in booking the entire outcrop can book an overnight stay in a one- or two-bedroom cottage for £185

Sanda Island is set a mile from Mull of Kintyre, off Scotland's western coast, and 20 miles from Northern Ireland

Sanda Island is set a mile from Mull of Kintyre, off Scotland’s western coast, and 20 miles from Northern Ireland

Guests have full use of a boat, a bird observatory and the island’s restaurant, where they can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner throughout their stay.

They can also take in 360-degree views from a lighthouse perched atop one of the highest points of the island.

The rental includes an excursion to Northern Ireland, a fishing trip with a local fisherman and supervised whisky tasting.

Guests have full use of a boat, bird observatory and the island’s staffed restaurant, where they can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner

Guests have full use of a boat, bird observatory and the island’s staffed restaurant, where they can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner

The island rental includes an excursion to Northern Ireland, a fishing trip with a local fisherman and supervised whisky tasting

The island rental includes an excursion to Northern Ireland, a fishing trip with a local fisherman and supervised whisky tasting

Sanda Island has connections with the monks of Whithorn, Robert the Bruce and the powerful MacDonald clan

Sanda Island has connections with the monks of Whithorn, Robert the Bruce and the powerful MacDonald clan

When guests arrive at Sanda Island by helicopter or boat, they are treated to a traditional welcome from a Scottish piper

When guests arrive at Sanda Island by helicopter or boat, they are treated to a traditional welcome from a Scottish piper

Those who aren’t interested in booking the entire outcrop can book an overnight stay in a one- or two-bedroom cottage for £185.

Sanda is on the market with Vladi Private Islands, which said it was once a frequent rendezvous for warriors, saints and smugglers.

It said the island has connections with the monks of Whithorn, Robert the Bruce and the powerful MacDonald clan. 

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