AN “extremely rare opportunity” to purchase an extensive tenanted croft with a boathouse close to the Knoydart Peninsula has been brought to market.

Agents Strutt and Parker noted that the croft is located in a beautiful setting to the east of Mallaig and that it lies to the entrance to Loch Nevis.

“The hill land is steep in places but provides interesting habitat and topography and offers an excellent opportunity for a purchaser to explore environmental and woodland schemes and to enjoy the natural capital of the land and surroundings,” the agent said.

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Mallaig Mhor also includes a traditional stone and slate boathouse located on the north-eastern shoreline.

The building is currently used for storage purposes although could potentially be redeveloped into a residential property.

The agent added “it has been used in the past but is currently not suitable for that purpose”.

Mallaig Mhor Bay is located at the north-eastern corner of the property and is a sheltered bay with a small, sandy beach and slipway with good access to the sea.

Strutt and Parker added: “Mallaig Mhor comprises an exceptional and extensive coastal property located at the entrance to Loch Nevis and the Knoydart Peninsula just to the east of the fishing port of Mallaig.

“The property, which is all tenanted croft, lies between a height of sea level and approximately 500m (1600ft) close to the summit of Carn a Ghobair, the summit of which is not on the property.”

The northern boundary of the 847.1-acre property comprises coastline and extends approximately 1.4 miles with attractive coastal native woodland areas and private bays.

The agent continued: “It should be noted that there is a house (the white house) located to south of the boathouse which is not included in the sale and is under separate ownership.”

The property is held as a croft tenancy and is offered for sale by way of an assignation with any sale conditional on approval by the crofting commission.

The current rent is around £100 per year which is payable to Nevis Estates.

Strutt and Parker said the croft is available at offers over £450,000.