Rare opportunity to buy a Scottish island

For less than the price of a one-bed flat in parts of London prospective homeowners can buy an entire island off the coast of Scotland.

Accessible only by private boat or helicopter Little Ross, off the coast of Kirkcudbright, comes complete with three B-listed barns with fantastic development potential, and a six-bedroom cottage in need of a little modernisation.

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At offers over £325,000 the sale of the island, which enjoys outstanding views of open sea, coastline, countryside, the Isle of Man and Lake District, is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Located in the south-west of Scotland the area is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and abundance and diversity of recreational and sporting pursuits, such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region’s numerous rivers and lochs.

The 29-acre-island has a fascinating history as home to a working lighthouse tower, designed and built by Alan Stevenson and first lit on 1 January 1843.

However, although the automated lighthouse tower and separate sighting tower are not included in the sale they have very little impact on the island.

“Private islands rarely come up for sale at an affordable price and particularly one with a habitable house and additional properties,” said David Corrie, senior associate at Galbraith, Castle Douglas.

“With a bit of TLC, the properties on the island could be turned into something truly stunning.”

Interested buyers have until noon on Thursday 24 August to make their offers.