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Entire Scottish island is on the market for £125,000, less the price of an Edinburgh flat

Splendid isolation! Entire island off the West Coast of Scotland complete with ruins of two croft cottages and a cave where the previous owner lived for 30 years is on the market for £125,000

  • Insh Island off western coast of Scotland is on the market for £125,000
  • Sits in the Firth of Lorne estuary and is described as ‘unspoilt island of rocky outcrops and cliff faces’
  • Feature the ruins of two croft cottages and a cave the previous owner ‘lived’ in for thirty years before selling it on

A privately owned island off the west coast of Scotland has gone on the market for £125,000 – less than the price of a central Edinburgh flat.

Insh island, which is one of the Slate Islands and is close to Oban, features the ruins of two croft cottages, as well as a cave where the previous owner ‘lived’ between 1973 and 2003.

The island, in the Firth of Lorne estuary, offers 90 acres of grassland which is currently uninhabited.

Insh island, which is one of the Slate Islands has gone on the market for £125,000 – less than the price of a central Edinburgh flat

The island, in the Firth of Lorne estuary, is 90 acres in size and is currently uninhabited. Dawsons Estate Agents describes it as an 'unspoilt island bordered by rocky outcrops and cliff faces'

The island, in the Firth of Lorne estuary, is 90 acres in size and is currently uninhabited. Dawsons Estate Agents describes it as an ‘unspoilt island bordered by rocky outcrops and cliff faces’

Dawsons Estate Agents, which is selling Insh, describes it as an ‘unspoilt island mainly covered in rough grass bordered by rocky outcrops and cliff faces’.

The plot does not come with any approved planning permission and it is not known what the council could allow. 

Insh is one of the group of islands, which include Seil, Easdale, Luing, Lunga, Shuna, Torsa and Belnahua.

It is alleged that previous owner David Brearley, from London, has lived an extremely basic lifestyle in a cave on the island.

The plot does not come with any approved planning permission and it is not known what the council could allow give that nothing appears to have been built on the island in the last 30 years

The plot does not come with any approved planning permission and it is not known what the council could allow give that nothing appears to have been built on the island in the last 30 years

It is alleged that previous owner David Brearley, from London, have lived an extremely basic lifestyle in a cave on the island

It is alleged that previous owner David Brearley, from London, have lived an extremely basic lifestyle in a cave on the island

Dawsons said they could not confirm the claim, adding that the cave seemed 'quite unihabitable', and that he may have used it as a secondary residence

Dawsons said they could not confirm the claim, adding that the cave seemed ‘quite unihabitable’, and that he may have used it as a secondary residence

Dawsons said they could not confirm the claim, adding that the cave seemed ‘quite uninhabitable’, and that he may have used it as a secondary residence.

However, the cave may be a more affordable alternative to the mainland’s property market, with the average Edinburgh flat going under the hammer for £285,000 in 2018, a 3.1 per cent rise on the year before.

The UK property market as a whole saw a 2.2 per cent rise over the same period.        

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