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Scottish island with planning permission comes onto the market

Eilean Balnagowan off Cuil Bay on the east side of Loch Linnhe, between Oban and Fort William on the west coast of Scotland, has sea loch views on all sides as well as to green pastures and heather covered hills in the distance.

It is described by agents CKD Galbraith as an unique opportunity to own an island which has an abundance of fishing, a fresh water spring, a mild climate due to the Gulf Stream, wildlife such as red deer, seals and otters and a total of 36 acres.

The island has been used in the past to graze cattle and has access from a sandy bay. The asking price is £395,000.

‘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,’ said Dominic Wedderburn of CKD Galbraith’s Stirling office, who is handling the sale.

‘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,’ he added.

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 a 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.