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Former school with four separate buildings on sale for just £45,000 but there’s a catch

A property on a Scottish Island could be the perfect place to move to if you’re looking for a new project.

Located on the stunning Isle of Harris, the former schoolhouse provides an excellent opportunity for someone looking to take on a fresh venture.

It is currently on the market for “offers in the region” of £45,000, with a closing date of October 28 at 12pm, reports Glasgow Live.

Situated in the rural location of Scalpay, the former school premises comprises of four separate buildings.

The main school building is sectioned into six main rooms, with the rooms said to benefit from timber framed double glazing with electric heating, and is served with WC facilities.

According to Ken MacDonald & Co, the “first annex previously utilised as the cafeteria and comprises an entrance hall, storage cupboard, a large dining area and kitchen with two stores.

“There are a further second and third annexe in which were not internally inspected. The premises are set within approximately 0.2ha which are laid with tarmac.

“Change of use will require Local Authority consent, interested parties will be responsible for making their own enquires with the planning department.

“The Comhairle are unable to confirm if the subjects have been subject to a decrofting direction or resumption order.”

You can check out the property and see more photos here.

Last year it was reported that you could even buy an entire Scottish Island for £50,000.

The only slight snag was that any new owner might need to get used to living in a tent, as the island has no houses on it – though it might be possible to get planning permission for a property.

The island, Càrn Deas, is one of the summer isles located four miles off Ullapool’s coast in north-west Scotland.

It is connected to two other isles, Càrn Iar and Càrn Beag, which are also uninhabited.

In the past, local crofters used to graze their sheep on the island, which has dramatic coastline cliffs and a shingle beach.

The 22-acre island is not short on views.

From the stretch of land you can see the Outer Hebrides to the west, the mountains of Coigach and Assynt to the north and east and the Fannich and Torridon hills to the south.

The surrounding waters are also good for sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking.

From Càrn Deas you can see a variety of sea creatures including porpoises, dolphins, whales, basking sharks and otters.