- We pick two remote homes with impressive eco-credentials and ask which one would you choose?
- The houses are on either end of mainland UK and are currently priced between £600k and £700k. are for sale for
- The first property is on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and is accessible only by 4×4 vehicle
- The second property is on the Scottish shores of Loch Nevis and can only be reached on foot or by boat.
The idea of living off the grid has gained more appeal as homeowners seek to avoid becoming more self-sufficient during the pandemic.
Living the off-grid dream can include growing your own food and avoiding soaring energy bills with a set of solar panels, or even using your own wood to help heat your home. Relying on supplies may be involved.
Such homes are often in remote locations, surrounded by lush green open spaces – something that became highly desirable during the lockdown.
We’ve picked two off-grid homes for sale on opposite ends of mainland Britain in our latest property battle and ask, which one would you choose?
We pick two remote homes with impressive eco-credentials on either end of mainland UK and ask which one would you choose?
Helen Whiteley of property website OnTheMarket.com said: ‘Energy prices are in the headlines right now, so it’s only natural for us to consider our consumption and the way we power our homes.
These two ‘off grid’ properties, located in Mallaig, Okehampton, Devon and Loch Nevis, are wonderful examples of properties that offer a significant degree of self-sufficiency.
‘Each of these properties will be worth exploring for those seeking a lifestyle change and a more sustainable way of living because of their eco-friendly credentials.’
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The first property (pictured) is in Devon, on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, and is only accessible by 4×4 vehicle
This Off-grid property called autumn wood And it sits on the edge of Dartmoor on a third of an acre.
It has direct access to the national park and has no neighbors, making it a favorite refuge for many during the pandemic.
It has electricity generated from solar panels or generators, private aqueducts, and water supply from a natural spring over a gravity fed system. The only main service is telephone and broadband.
The property is made of wood and is heated with an oil-fired range or a multi-fuel stove with a back boiler.
Unique property Made of wood and heated with oil-fired range or multi-fuel stove with back boiler
The home has electricity generated from solar panels or generators, private drainage, and water supply from a natural spring on a gravity fed system
Rooms with a View: Distant property windows offer some far-reaching views of the surrounding Devon countryside
The property is accessed via an unmade track and a 4×4 – or vehicle with sufficient ground clearance – is required to make its way along it.
The garden includes an established and productive vegetable plot that is protected by a rabbit fence around the entire plot. There are several buildings, including a workshop and a timber-framed garage.
The Okehampton property is on the market for £600,000 and is being sold through property agents Godfrey Short & Square.
In addition to the main house there are several buildings, including a workshop and a timber garage.
Four-bedroom property in Okehampton is called Autumn Wood and on the market with a price tag of £600,000
The garden includes an established and productive vegetable plot that is protected by a rabbit fence around the entire plot
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This The off-grid property sits on approximately eight acres of land Off the coast of Loch Nevis, on the northern Morar Peninsula in Scotland.
As well as the main two-bedroom stone-framed cottage, is a two-story framed building that is self-contained with a kitchen and shower room.
Importantly, there is also additional accommodation for 24 guests spread across the five Timber Lodges, which means this is a property that has the potential to generate income.
But it is only for those with an adventurous spirit, as it can only be reached on foot or by boat, and comes with a pier and a pier.
This off-grid property is located on approximately eight acres of land on the shores of Loch Nevis on the northern Morar Peninsula in Scotland.
as well as a two-bedroom stone-built cottage, a two-storey framed building that is self-contained with a kitchen and bath room
The property is on the market for ‘offers over £700,000’ and includes this stone-cottage with comfortable living rooms
Ardintigh Bay is 47 miles from Fort William on the northwest coast of Scotland and offers stunning ocean and mountain views
The property is called Ardintigh Bay and is powered by its own hydroelectric power supply which is housed in a stone-built shed under a slate roof. Bottled gas is used for cooking and there is a private water supply and a septic tank.
The property is on the market for ‘offers in excess of £700,000’ and is being sold through Bidwells Estate Agents.
The two-bedroom property is powered by its own hydroelectric power supply which is housed in a stone-built shed under a slate roof.
Lifestyle change for family or new business? There is additional accommodation for up to 24 guests spread over five Timber Lodges