Owning Your Very Own Island Could Come True

25 November 2011

The unique opportunity of owning your very own island could come true as the Island of Eilean Balnagowan goes on sale with CKD Galbraith.

Situated off Cuil Bay on the east side of Loch Linnhe, between Oban and Fort William on the west coast of Scotland, Balnagowan Island enjoys magnificent sea loch views on all sides as well as an aspect over lush green pastures and heather covered hills in the distance.

The island extends to some 36 acres and benefits from the warm Gulf Stream, which gives the area a surprisingly mild climate with very few frosts. With an abundance of wildlife in the area including red deer, seals, otters, and a wide range of birdlife and flora, the RSPB have an interest in protecting bird and animal life on the island.

The island has been used in the past to graze cattle with access taken from a delightful sandy bay, with recent planning application granted to build holiday accommodation in the form of a bothy. There is also an abundance of excellent fishing available plus a fresh water spring on the island.

Dominic Wedderburn of CKD Galbraith’s Stirling office, who is handling the sale, said: “Eilean Balnagowan is truly stunning and offers a unique prospect to own your very own Scottish island with the added appeal of a recent planning application being granted to build a bothy offering holiday home accommodation. It would make for a perfect private retreat or alternatively presents an exciting business opportunity lending itself well as the idyllic holiday island destination with some of the most spectacular uninterrupted views across Scotland.”

The mainland is less than one mile away to the east of the island and the nearby Argyll village of Duror has a primary school, hotel and local shop. Fort William is only 20 miles from Duror and has an excellent range of shops and amenities, whilst Oban, 24 miles to the south, is one of the gateways to the Outer Isles offering a good range of ferry services.

Offers over £395,000 are being invited for the Island of Eilean Balnagowan. Read more about the property.

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