Private island in Scotland has gone ON SALE for the same price as a London apartment
This private Scottish island is on the market for the same price as a one-bed apartment in London.
For the price of £500,000(roughly $632,000), you can have your own private island.
The uninhabited land of Inchconnachan is situated right in the middle of the Loch Lomond – a well-known tourist hotspot, as LADbible reveals.
What’s unique about this picturesque little 103-acre island is that it can only be accessed by boat. Moreover, no one has lived there for 20 years, so there won’t be any annoying neighbors around.
The only sign of buildings on Inchconnachan is the remains of a tiny timber house, presumably built in Colonial style back in the 1920s. Reports say, the property once belonged to Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran. She was an adventurous aristocrat and used the house as her holiday home. Fiona was also known as the ‘fastest thing on water’ after in 1980 she set a record of 102mph in a powerboat.
However, the new proud owner of the private island won’t have to take care of the remains of the tiny villa. Architectural plans are already in the work for building a brand new house. In fact, the lucky buyer will have the opportunity to choose from a modern four-bedroom lodge, or a one-bedroom warden’s house. A boat-house and pier are also an option.
What’s more, the island is surrounded by striking mountain views.
Its uniqueness is boosted by the fact that the land is an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. Besides, it’s also a part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
The nature of the island is even more breathtaking with its nesting ospreys, sweet otters, and stunning deer.
Cameron Ewer, head of residential Sales in the Glasgow Savills office, said:
“This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire a beautiful and completely private, yet accessible, retreat and create a wonderful new residence there. For those seeking peace and seclusion, yet wanting all that this part of Scotland has to offer in the way of nature and water-based sport and activities, this is surely the ultimate prize.”
And according to Tom Stewart-Moore, head of Farms Agency for Scotland and Northern England at Knight Frank, the island will definitely gain a significant amount of interest from buyers. Mr. Stweart-Moore said:
“To be able to build your own house on your own private island but yet in a very accessible and beautiful part of the country will be a dream for many and is likely to have global appeal.”
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