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£250,000 Private Scottish Island Provides The Perfect Escape From Lockdown

£250,000 Private Scottish Island Provides The Perfect Escape From Lockdown

If you're looking to run away from the world of coronavirus and lockdowns, and fancy a break from the hurly-burly of life in this wretched year, you could do worse than to take a look at this private island in Scotland that will set you back less than the price of a poky flat in most UK cities.

It's the Isle of Linga in The Shetlands, and - while there's not a lot going on there - you can make an offer of anything over £250,000 and potentially bag a bargain.

So, the first thing that you need to know is that there isn't a lot on this island. There's a few ruined buildings, a load of sea birds, and not a whole lot else.

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Perhaps that explains why it's been on the market for so long?

But, there's planning permission granted for development of the ruined cottages, and even permission to build a brand new one, should you so desire.

The main selling point is - well - just look at it.

Seriously, it's beautiful. Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent
Seriously, it's beautiful. Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent
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It's green, it's remote, and it's lovely. Just the place to wind down and while away the time until all of this is finished, and it could be yours for way less than you'd pay for something way less idyllic in London, Manchester or Birmingham.

The property listing reads: "A unique opportunity to buy an unspoilt 63.75 acre island located in the scenic and sheltered Vaila Sound on the west side of Shetland. Linga is located close to the Mainland with year round access possible from the local pier in the village of Walls some 500 metres away."

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See, you're not totally cut off from the world, just separated by a narrow channel of water.

Speaking of which, there's also a 20-foot aluminium work boat included in the price, how's that for value?

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Here's a map of the island. Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent
Here's a map of the island. Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent
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Of course, you'll need some essentials, and that's where this island starts to lag behind a bit, because it simply hasn't been built yet.

However, the planning will allow for a two-acre loch - that's a lake, to all the Sassenachs out there - for rearing trout, which could be a good money spinner.

It's got planning for solar panels and a windmill for power, and septic tanks to sort out the toilet facilities.

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The planning also includes permission for some 'high-end self-catering accommodation' that has been designed by 'very well respected local architect company' Richard Gibson Architects.

OK, it's a fixer-upper, but if you've got the cash... Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent
OK, it's a fixer-upper, but if you've got the cash... Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent

When it's done, and - remember - you'll have to do it, it will provide an 'unplugged, ECO friendly island where visitors could experience life as it was on a traditional Shetland croft circa 1890.'

If that sounds like your kind of lifestyle, and you're sick of the rat race. You could do worse than to make an enquiry to live in peaceful solitude, away from the rest of the world.

Featured Image Credit: Neil Risk Solicitors and Estate Agent

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