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Taransay Pod: Featured in Castaway TV series. Pic: © monkeypuzzle
The island made famous by the television series Castaway is up for sale.
Taransay in the Outer Hebrides is due on the market soon for offers over £2m.
The 3445 acres comprise two islands connected by a peninsula and boasts white sand beaches, rugged cliff faces and heather moorland. Inhabited until 1974 when the last family left, Taransay is used to graze sheep.
In 2000 it became home for a group of “castaways” in the hit BBC TV series. The original buildings on the island have been turned into self-catering holiday cottages.
John Bound, of property consultants CKD Galbraith which is managing the sale of Taransay, said: “If you’ve ever dreamt of owning your own island paradise then the Isle of Taransay has it all to offer. The island was put on the map when it featured in the television series Castaway which portrayed its true splendour.
“The traditional buildings provide comfortable accommodation and coupled with sporting, farming and holiday letting enterprises, Taransay offers a unique opportunity not to be repeated in a lifetime.”
The island has had a colourful history. It was the home of Celtic pagans back in 300AD and was the site of several fierce battles, such as the Massacre of Taransay in 1544 when the Morrisons of Lewis invaded.
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Island of Taransay up for sale