Which island home would you pick: A townhouse on the Isle of Wight or a converted church on the Isle of Skye?

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  • We take a look at two island properties and ask which one do you prefer?
  • One property is on the Isle of Skye and the other is on the Isle of Wight

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Ever dreamed of escaping the rat race and living on an island? While traveling to the Caribbean may still be the dream, something closer to home may have a more realistic ambition.

We take a look at two different properties for sale on islands off the UK mainland.

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Each property is on the market for the same price, but one is found in a more northern location on the Isle of Skye, while the other is found in a more southern destination on the Isle of Wight.

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Which island house would you choose? A townhouse on the Isle of Wight or a converted church on the Isle of Skye?

Which of the two homes for sale listed on property website Zoopla would you choose?

That’s the question we’re asking in our latest property fight Chain.

1. Six Bed House, Isle of Wight, £310k

The first property featured in our latest Property at War series is on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.

The Isle of Wight is known for its beaches and seaside resorts, including Shanklin Beach and Ventner Beach, dotted with old beach huts.

At the western point of the island, there are three white chalk cliffs called The Needles, which are protected by a lighthouse.

This Grade II listed home on the Isle of Wight is being sold by property agents Watson Bull & Porter

This Grade II listed home on the Isle of Wight is being sold by estate agent Watson Bull & Porter

The six-bedroom townhouse is in the county town of Newport, slightly north of the center of the island

The six-bedroom townhouse is in the county town of Newport, slightly north of the center of the island

the island is currently a grade II listed house for sale, which is currently on the market for £310,000 through property agents Watson Bull & Porter.

The rooftop property has six bedrooms and is in the county town of Newport, a little north of the center of the island.

Dan Copley of Zoopla said: ‘Ripe for renovation, this period home in a prime location in the heart of Newport has all the things of a beautiful family home.

‘With its generously proportioned interiors, it can be easily reconfigured to create large, bright rooms that work for modern living.’

2. Five Bed House, Isle of Skye, £310k

At the other end of the mainland – off the west coast of Scotland – is a Property for Sale in Dunhallin, on the Isle of Skye.

The property was designed by the architect Thomas Telford in 1829 and was formerly a Waterish parish church.

The property has been divided into two properties while retaining many of the original features such as the interior porch doors. It can be used as a holiday or converted into a large family home.

This five bedroom property on the Isle of Skye is being sold through property agents Sky Property Center

This five bedroom property on the Isle of Skye is being sold through property agents Sky Property Center

The property was designed by the architect Thomas Telford in 1829 and was the first Waterish parish church.

The property was designed by the architect Thomas Telford in 1829 and was the first Waterish parish church.

The property has a total of five bedrooms, which is on the market for £310,000 through property agents The Sky Property Centre.

Dunhallin is a scattered crafting community nestled in the middle of the Waterish Peninsula.

The community is provided with a number of mobile facilities, including a mobile bank and library service. The island’s capital, Portree, is 24 miles away.

Mr Copley said: ‘Houses on the Isle of Skye don’t get more attractive than this.

‘A former parish church designed by renowned architect Thomas Telford, it is today divided into two properties, but could easily be combined to form one large eclectic house.

‘With a host of periodic features and ecclesiastical windows, it has the makings of a grand design.’

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