Remote home similar to Father Ted’s house goes on sale for less than £100k

A remote home for sale in a stunning location could be yours for less than £100,000.

The property is located on the island of Yell, one of the most northerly Shetland isles, and has stunning views over the Loch of Gutcher and Bluemull Sound.

But people have been left in stitches over its similarity to the famous dwelling in the hit comedy Father Ted.

Based on the fictional Craggy Island, the dwelling was home to Catholic priests Father Ted, Dougal, Father Jack, and their housekeeper Mrs Doyle. The real property is actually in County Clare in Ireland.

Back in Shetland, the dwelling on sale has been a much-loved home to Andy Ross and his partner since they bought the house in the 1990s.

The 200-year-old property called Ferncliff boasts built-to-last architecture and oodles of Scottish remote island charm.

And interested buyers should act quickly if interested with the sale only open to offers, under the Scottish property system, until the closing date at noon on Monday, September 13.

On Facebook, the listing attracted a lot of attention, as one person asked: “My brain might be playing tricks on me but is this the house from Father Ted?”

Another quipped: “I bet Father Jack is still sat in his chair inside as part of the furniture.”

A third wrote: “Since I saw the pics, all I can think about is the music from Father Ted.”

Andy said it had been a privilege to live in the special home and he hoped the next owner would love the house as much as he had.

He said: “Social media has sort of made the house out to be a Father Ted look-alike. It is gratifying to see how many people around the planet have viewed the property.

“Of course, that is no guarantee of actually selling Ferncliff but the fact that it has garnered such interest surely proves what a lovely house in such a beautiful location it is.

“There are plenty of houses in the islands that look like mine, but Ferncliff is unique. I think that all this publicity is great, but it would be wonderful if the house went to people who loved it as much as we have done and would continue to give it life and soul.

“I have been so lucky to own Ferncliff. The house was obviously built to last by someone who knew something about making a warm, dry, comfortable and comforting place to live, and we have been very happy to be a part of that history.

“It is strange to think that, 200 years after the house was built, it still has that magic ingredient that made us buy it in the late 90s.

“I hope whoever buys it can continue to add to the story with their own touches and ideas. It is a part of the history of the isles and deserves to be lived-in and loved.”