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You can buy this entire Scottish island for less than the average London flat

For just £350,000, you’ll get 28 acres of land, a five-bedroom house and a lighthouse

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Chiara Wilkinson
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Happen to have £350,000 lying around? You could treat yourself to your very own Scottish island – complete with a lighthouse, five-bedroom house, 28 acres of land, walled garden, helipad and bothy. 

Pladda Isles, just south of Arran on Scotland’s Atlantic Coast, is now on the market for less than the price of the average London flat (that currently sits at around £428,181).

The idyllic spot has views across the Ayreshire coast and towards the neighbouring Ailsa Craig island, and you can even spot Northern Ireland if it’s a clear day. Plus, the island is apparently home to some 100 species of bird.

Birds eye view of remote Scottish island
Photograph: Knight Frank

Perhaps unsurprisingly given the price, the island itself will require a bit of TLC before moving in. The main property – a five-bedroom former lighthouse keeper’s house – has fallen into disrepair after being empty for many years, and needs to be brought back into a liveable state. Epic Grand Designs project, anyone? 

You’ll also get your own bothy with a double bedroom and kitchen area, a helipad, a boathouse and a stone jetty in a small bay for boats to arrive and depart from. That’s right: there’s no need to worry about Uber surge here, folks. 

Birds eye view of remote Scottish island
Photograph: Knight Frank

Fancy getting on the property ladder? It could be the ideal buy for anyone itching to escape the city grind and take up a slower pace of life, offering more bang for your buck and a unique chance to bask in some spectacular natural beauty. Oh, and annoying neighbours? Seagulls will be the worst of your worries.

Want to make Pladda Isles your home? You can enquire about the property here

Also on the market: this lush countryside estate that might have belonged to Shakespeare.

Plus, ICYMI: you can stay the night in this converted chapel in the middle of the Welsh countryside.

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