Owning a private island sounds like something only an impressively wealthy person could afford, but in Scotland, there’s one on the market that costs less than a two-bedroom apartment in London.
Off the coast of Dumfries and Galloway rests Little Ross, a beautiful 29-acre island with its own automated lighthouse that can only be accessed via boat or helicopter. It went up for sale this month for practically a steal at £325,000, which amounts to just under $430,000. In fact, it’s around the same price as a two-bedroom apartment in Edinburgh. You wouldn’t get the lighthouse for that price, but you would get a six-bedroom, B-listed cottage, a courtyard, and three B-listed barns described as “ruinous.”
It may surprise you to hear that nobody has bought this seemingly idyllic piece of land yet considering the cost, but its dark past may have something to do with it.