Private Island In Scotland Has Gone On Sale For Same Price As London Flat
A private island in Scotland has gone on the market for the same price as a one-bed flat in London.
Up for £500,000, Inchconnachan is uninhabited and located in the middle of the tourist hotspot of Loch Lomond.
The picturesque plot of land is only accessible by boat and no-one has lived there for 20 years.
All that remains on the island by way of properties are the remains of a timber bungalow built in Colonial style back in the 1920s.
According to reports, the property once belonged to daring aristocrat Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran, who used it as her holiday home.
Gore was known as the fastest thing on water, setting a record of 102mph in a powerboat in 1980.
But the lucky buyer won't have to put up with the decaying remains of her old place for very long, as planning consent and architectural drawings have already been obtained to replace the existing bungalow.
If the new owner wishes, they will be able to replace it with a modern four-bedroom lodge and one-bedroom warden's house, as well as a boat house and pier. Not too shabby, eh?
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But there's more.
The island is also an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation, as well as part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, and is surrounded by stunning views of mountain ranges.
And with the nesting ospreys, otters and deer on the 103-acre island, it's an animal lover's dream.
But if you think this is a little remote, you could always go for a one-bed flat in Canary Wharf overlooking the Thames, but I know which one I'd prefer.
Cameron Ewer for Savills 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."
Tom Stewart-Moore for Knight Frank said he was confident that the island would gain a lot of interest.
He 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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