Dreaming of that off-grid island life? This Scottish isle could be just the playground in the Firth of Clyde.
Pladda Rock is asking for £350,000 via Knight Frank Edinburgh and is a 28-acre island off the west coast of Scotland that is teeming with bird life. It’s also home to a small cluster of buildings, including a lighthouse, ancillary buildings and a six-bedroom lightkeeper’s cottage.
The catch? Pladda has been vacant for a number of years, meaning the Scottish property needs a total renovation.
As you might guess, the island is only accessible via boat or helicopter, making the weekly grocery run that bit more difficult. The nearest neighbour is on the island of Arran, a 15-minute boat ride away, where there are a small number of stores.
The lighthouse is still working, though is now operated remotely by the Northern Light Board in Edinburgh. There’s no electricity supply to the island, meaning its new owner will need to navigate the island’s renewable sources, investing in solar or wind technologies. (Some solar panels are already installed on the picturesque island).
Final offers on the island home must be made by 12 noon on Thursday, 29 September 2022.