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ECO HOME IS A LOCAL HERO.

Byline: With Nigel Lewis

One of the UK's most environmentally sensitive but also striking homes is for sale, overlooking a beach with a fine TV and movie pedigree. Askival is a two-storey house near Mallaig, built into a Scottish rock face that overlooks Camusdarach Beach on the West Highlands' Atlantic seaboard.

Burt Lancaster The beach, which faces the islands of Rum, Eigg, Muck and Skye, is where the 1983 film Local Hero - starring Burt Lancaster - was filmed, and where the 1996 movie Breaking The Waves starring an Oscarwinning Emily Watson was shot.

Camusdarach's sandy foreshore also makes an appearance in TV series Hamish Macbeth and Monarch of the Glen. Askival is a star too. The contemporary property was designed by renowned Scottish architect Colin Smith and was voted into the Top 100 Architect Designed Houses of the Last 20 years by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

It's named after the highest mountain on Rum and is made with a steel frame and block larch cladding. It has a zinc roof and additional eco cladding.

Inside there's a bespoke kitchen, three reception rooms, an open-plan kitchen/ diner, two bedrooms, a mud room, workshop, study, car port and gardens.

The property is heated via a wood-chip burner, although there is a back-up generator.

It's for sale via Savills Glasgow (0141 222 5875) for PS550,000.

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