Spare £500k? Snap up this private island in Scotland

Beautiful nine-acre island in Scotland for sale

Spare £500k? Snap up this private island in Scotland

Ever fancied buying your very own private island but thought you couldn't afford it in a million years? Well, now you can make like a celebrity as one beautiful spot in Scotland is available to buy at the pretty reasonable price of £500,000.

Harbour Island is a nine-acre private island situated just off Crinan Harbour (100 miles west of Glasgow), and comes with an (albeit unmodernised) three-bedroom cottage - all for the price of a London flat.

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There's also a one-bedroom guesthouse, a boathouse, beautiful wild gardens and an array of local wildlife.

The property is on the market with Savills, and the agent says: "Crinan is a small charming west coast harbour, which forms the sea end of the Crinan Canal. The Canal opened in 1801 and stretches for nine miles, from Ardrishaig on Loch Fyne to Crinan on the Sound of Jura, and provides a shortcut from the Firth of Clyde to the Western Isles.

"There are 15 locks in the nine-mile stretch of water and every year between 2,000 and 3,000 vessels, mostly pleasure craft, use the canal.

"The surrounding area offers some of Scotland's prettiest walks, prehistoric sites in Kilmartin Glen, challenging climbing, excellent fishing and, of course, testing sailing waters."

Spare £500k? Snap up this private island in Scotland

The site adds that Crinan is not only notable for its harbour but also for the Crinan Hotel, which has "a fine reputation for its seafood and warm hospitality".

The agency continues: "Harbour Island is reached in a matter of minutes by boat from Crinan Harbour and is therefore a fantastically located private haven without being too remote.

"Its coastline is rugged with wild gardens and woodland inland all of which attract a spectacular array of wildlife and seabirds.

"The house comprises around 1000 square feet and is single storey built under a slate roof. Although in need of significant improvement, it offers flexible accommodation all on one level.

"There is a wooden outbuilding with guest room and shower room, a boathouse and slipway. The house, outbuildings and grounds are in need of significant improvement but Harbour Island offers a wonderful opportunity for a nautically-minded new owner to make their mark on this unique place."

Could it be your next home? You'll need to be quick as there's already been 'significant interest', according to Savills.

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