You can buy a private island in Loch Lomond for the price of a flat in London

Desperately saving your money in the distant hopes of one day being able to afford a home?

Considering the measly size of the flats you can find in London for the massive amounts of money you put away for a deposit, perhaps this private island is a better investment.

Yep, you can get an entire island in the middle of Loch Lomond for £500,000.

The uninhabited island of Inchconnachan has gone on sale, offering someone the chance of owning their very own island and building a home among the gorgeous greenery and wildlife.

The island is only accessible by boat and no one has lived there for 20 years, making it the perfect secluded spot for anyone who wants to get away from it all.

It was once the holiday home of Fiona Gore, the Countess of Arran who was once the fastest woman on the water, setting record speeds of 102mph in a powerboat back in 1980.

Now, the 103-acre island is home to nesting ospreys, otters and deer.

There’s a timber bungalow on the island, but as it was built in the 1920s, this is pretty rundown. Rather than trying to make do with that, planning consent has been obtained to replace the ruins with a new four-bedroom lodge and a one-bedroom warden’s house, along with a boat house and a pier.

As well as looking dreamy, Inchconnachan is an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation thanks to its rich wildlife, and is part of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

If you fancy packing your things and moving to the island, you have a chance of buying it if you can make an offer over £500,000.

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.’

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