Located just off the south coast of Scotland, the island of Barlocco is up for sale at a price of over £150,000 ($190,000).
“There is still a very romantic feeling about owning your own private Scottish island, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy peace and quiet in the most beautiful scenery in the area,” said Galbraith’s Aaron Edgar Group, the selling agent.
It is unlikely that the person who will buy it will be a commuter. The nearest town is approximately six miles away and the nearest railway station is Dumfries, an hour away by bus. London and Edinburgh are over 350 and 100 miles away respectively.
With lush green grass and cliffs stretching down to the sea, the island is about 25 acres in size, but there are no buildings on it, just a flood pond that provides water for livestock and wildlife during the winter months. according to CNN.
No one has ever applied for permission to build on the island, according to the listing, so it would be up to the buyer to investigate development possibilities with local authorities.
At low tide, the island can be reached on foot, by tractor or quad bike. As for the rest of the time, there’s a shingle beach where boats can be moored – “the perfect base for exploring the island, taking part in a swim in the cool water… and enjoying a waterside picnic”, a Edgar added.
It is located in a site of special scientific interest – an area of the UK defined as being of special interest because of the rare species of fauna or flora it contains – and is a haven for all kinds of wildlife, including black-backed gulls and rare plants such as rock sea lavender and scented orchid.
The agent expects a lot of interest in this miniature kingdom. “We have seen strong demand from national and international buyers for entire private islands after dealing with the sale of several islands in Scotland,” said Edgar.
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