This stunning island could be yours for just £120,000

Untouched Scottish getaway called the Island of Goats goes on sale for £120,000 after being in the same family for more than 70 years and there’s no blanket ban on building on it

  • The stunning 13-acre island is located on Loch Craignish just off Argyll’s west coast
  • It is bustling with wildlife including wild flowers such as rowan, willow, beech and honeysuckle 
  • It has no planning permission but you can get a good Vodafone signal and 3G

A stunning 13-acre Scottish island which has been owned by the same family for more than 70 years has gone on the market for just £120,000.  

Eilean Nan Gabhar, which translates as Island of the Goats, is located on Loch Craignish just off Argyll’s west coast and is home to plenty of birds and wildlife – thanks to its perfect natural habitat.

The 12.8-acre island, which is rarely visited, would offer one lucky adventurer the chance to get away from the hubbub of everyday life. 

What’s more, there is no blanket ban on building on it.  

You could find permanent residence among the lush vegetation and stunning rocky formations the island is composed of.

The island is home to plenty of birds and wildlife. It is bustling with wild flowers including rowan, willow, beech, bog myrtle, hawthorn, wild garlic and honeysuckle

The unique island has belonged to the same family for over 70 years but is now on sale for the price of £120,000

Despite its seemingly secluded location, selling agents Galbraith maintain the 13-acre island has a good Vodafone signal as well as 3G coverage in parts

You will be able to get all the essentials before heading off on an adventure to the island. Further south is Lochgilphead with its choice of shops and restaurants while the city of Glasgow is two hours away

To the south side of the island, the closest to the mainland, is a superb sheltered anchorage from which the pebbly beach can be accessed by a tender, rib or kayak 

The ground on the island is covered with a mix of lush vegetation, grassland, gorse and impressive rock formations


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Asked whether planning permission would likely be granted on the island, a spokeswoman for Argyll and Bute Council said: “Every planning application is considered on an individual basis. 

“It would therefore be inappropriate for us to give any views on whether planning consent would be granted or refused, without seeing any proposals.”         

There are currently no services on the island and no buildings of any kind. 

According to selling agents Galbraith, the current owners have never applied to build any.     

There are benefits to a lack of planning permission, however.  

The island is also bustling with wild flowers including rowan, willow, beech, bog myrtle, hawthorn, wild garlic and honeysuckle.

A large, shallow bay to the north of the island is also home to other wildlife including otters and sea birds. 

If you don’t want to escape from reality entirely, Galbraith has been informed that a good Vodafone signal can be accessed from parts of the island as well as 3G coverage.  

The unique island has belonged to the same family for over 70 years but has now been put on the market for the price of £120,000

There are currently no services on the island or buildings of any kind. Should anyone wish to build on the island they would need to apply for planning permission. None has yet been granted

Fishing is possible on the island from the coast or at one of the numerous bays. Should you be into water sports a pebbly beach can be accessed by a tender, rib or kayak

To the east of the island there is a sheltered cove potentially suitable for a pontoon. Although there has not yet been any planning permission granted for the island 

There is also a sheltered anchorage and the potential for a pontoon allowing for even greater ease of access. 

Further south from the island is Lochgilphead with its choice of shops and restaurants while the city of Glasgow is 2 hours away. 

All this for just £120,000 as well. That’s nearly half the price of a parking space in London. 

Property website onthemarket.com is currently listing a parking space in an underground garage in Knightsbridge for £200,000. 

Offers for the island close at noon on August 30. 

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