A private island in the middle of Loch Lomond has gone on sale – for the price of a one-bedroom flat in London.
The uninhabited island, Inchconnachan, is only accessible by boat and no-one has lived there for 20 years.
The ruins of a timber bungalow built in Colonial style in the 1920s can still be seen.
It was once the holiday home of thrill-seeking aristocrat Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran who was at one-time the fastest woman on the water, after setting record speeds of 102mph in a powerboat in 1980.
Planning consent and detailed architectural drawings have been obtained to replace the existing bungalow with a new four-bedroom lodge and one-bedroom warden’s house, along with a boat house and pier.
The island is both an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation as well as being part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, an d is surrounded by views of mountain ranges.
Wildlife lovers could watch nesting ospreys, otters and deer on the 103-acre island, which can only be accessed by a boat from Luss, Argyll and Bute.
It is on the market for offers over £500,000 – the same price as an ultra-modern one-bedroom flat near Canary Wharf with views over the Thames.
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: “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.”