Owning a private island all for yourself often feels like a far-distant dream that’s only realistic if you win the lottery or marry a Royal.
But, it seems that those who have always wanted a life of solitude may find there is a more affordable island currently on sale.
Just off the gorgeous southern coast of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde off the west of Scotland, is the island of Pladda.
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This currently uninhabited island has its own lighthouse, helipad and lots of accommodation.
And, it will cost you less than a four bedroom house in Edinburgh.
The small island can be spotted from the ferry from Ardrossan to Campbelltown, reports the Daily Record.
Pladda is small at 700m long and over 33 acres in size, but has a distinctive teardrop shape.
And, at just £350,000 you’ll land the island as well as the former Lighthouse Keeper’s accommodation which has five bedrooms, two sitting rooms and a bathroom.
Plus, a separate accommodation with bedroom, shower room, kitchen and sitting room.
All for a cost that’s lower than many flats in London.
Tom Stewart-Moore of estate agents Knight Frank, said that there is also an extensive range of traditional outbuildings with "development potential", alongside a former walled garden extending to about 2.5 acres and even a helipad.
He added: "From the lighthouse and range of associated buildings, there are dramatic far-reaching views looking South to Ailsa Craig, the Kintyre Peninsula and Northern Ireland on a clear day."
Luckily, if you do buy the property you don’t need to run the lighthouse yourself as it has been remotely monitored by the Northern Lighthouse Board’s Headquarters since 1990.
You can reach the island by either boat or helicopter and it’s less than a mile from the island of Arran.
The accommodation has not been used in recent years and so may need to be upgraded.
Beyond the buildings, there’s a walled garden that used to belong to the Lighthouse Keeper.
Green fingered gardeners can get stuck into restoring the 2.5 acre plot which is surrounded by stone walls.
It was once used to grown fruit and vegetables, but now has gone to grass.
And, Pladda is an important breeding ground for migratory seabirds.
Over 100 species of birds have been recorded on the island.
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