While it's undeniably beautiful, it's far from tropical, and not exactly the sort of sandy beached paradise you might associate with island living. Still, it's verdant, serene, and filled with wildlife -- the perfect place to live out your farm life fantasy. In terms of climate, you're looking at average temps in the high 30s during the winter, and a fairly cool summer (the average temp in August is barely 55 degrees).
The village of Walls is also only about 18 miles from the airport in Shetland's capital, where flights to and from Glasgow are easy to come by.
New weekend plans: convince a few friends to pool their funds and set up your very own escape in the Northern Atlantic.
h/t Travel & Leisure