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England's 'Most Isolated Home' With No Internet Or Mains Electricity Is On The Market

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England's 'Most Isolated Home' With No Internet Or Mains Electricity Is On The Market

One of the most remote houses in England which has no mains electricity, no phone or internet signal and requires visitors to access it on foot or using a 4x4 is up for sale.

Skiddaw House - which is situated in Bassenthwaite, Keswick - is surrounded by Cumbrian moors and has no road to get there with the only route spanning three miles cross-country. Imagine trying to give directions to a delivery driver.

Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services
Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services

Up until now the six-bedroom property, built in 1829, was used as a shooting cabin and a hikers' refuge. It's currently owned by a farmed who dubbed it the 'ultimate, off-grid, escape from it all bolt-hole'.

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Anyone else just get walking into your own murder-vibes?

Well, the good news is: it could be yours. For a cool £1.5 million ($2.06m).

The house was originally built as a gamekeepers lodge and is a casual 1,550 foot up a mountain surrounded by other peaks.

Despite not having mains electricity, there are solar panels that provide power and water comes from a spring which is heated using wood-burning stoves.

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Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services
Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services
Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services
Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services

It's being sold via Mitchells Land Agency with head of the company, Andrew Wright, explaining that he thinks there will be 'a lot of interest' in the 'inspiring one-of-a-kind property'.

He explained: "To look at it, it is quite a plain property - because it is on the side of a mountain. You don't look at any other property.

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"It is an exceptionally rare opportunity to purchase somewhere as remote and peaceful as this.

"This is the only time the house has ever been sold on the open market since the property was built. It has only ever been sold before as part of a much larger farm."

Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services
Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services

Bad news is, you'd need to wait until 2027 to move in when the current youth hostel lease is up.

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That does however give prospective purchasers enough time to get some good hiking boots, a reliable 4x4 and some thermals because, let's face it, you're going to need them.

You can find out much more about the property, look at the floorplans and begin constructing your escape route over on the Mitchells Land Agency website here.

Featured Image Credit: Mitchells Land Agency and Professional Services

Topics: UK Community, Community, UK, House, Sale

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