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Rubh’a Chruidh sold again – nice profit too

I first noticed Rubh’a Chruidh for sale back in 2010, seven years ago, when I expressed my own opinion that the price tag of £430,000 was a little ambitious.

I went further, suggesting that in the market of the time, a price of something closer to £100,000 might have been more realistic, and noted that having been reported as sold, the then listing of properties online showed that the sale had not been made, and it was ‘For Sale’ again.

It seems it made its asking price back then:

Mr Hamilton, a keen sailor, fought off international interest to buy the island in 2010 for £426,000 and after demolishing the existing bungalow commissioned his new home in 2012.

Mr Hamilton, who demolished the only house on Rudh-A-Chruidh, an old bungalow, to make way for a stunning architect designed home, owned the island, which has its own helipad and boathouse, for six years.

There’s no indication in the news story about the cost of the “stunning architect designed home“, but the lucky owner clearly made a nice little profit from the sale of the island, which was on the market for offers over £950,000 and he confirmed had sold for “near enough the asking price”.

Via Farmer buys Scotland’s ‘island gem’ Rudh-A-Chruidh for £1m

I spotted the original sale back in 2010, with this pic to hand:

Rubh'a Chruidh island bungalow

Rubh’a Chruidh island bungalow as seen from the passing ferry © Peter Barr via Geograph

As noted in the news story, that bungalow has been demolished, and the new home looks like:

Viewed from the Mull ferry

Viewed from the Mull ferry

Out of interest, the monument atop the hill behind the house is for David Hutcheson, founder of the Hebridean ferries which evolved into Caledonian MacBrayne, CalMac.

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February 2, 2017 - Posted by | Civilian | , , ,

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