Uninhabited Scottish island goes on sale for £150,000

Barlocco Island, which sits in Fleet Bay near Dumfries and Galloway, is on the market for offers over £150,000.

An uninhabited island situated off the south of Scotland is on the market for offers over £150,000.

Barlocco Island, which sits in Fleet Bay, is described as a “romantic, stunning and tranquil” island and offers “peaceful surroundings” to a buyer seeking an escape to the wilderness.

The isle, which contains no dwellings or buildings, has a flood pond which provides water for livestock and wildlife during the winter months.

It has a pebble beach where a boat can be beached or anchored and can also be accessed at low tide on foot.

The island can be accessed by boat or by foot on a low tide. galbraithgroup via Supplied
galbraithgroup via Supplied

The advert for the island, on sale through Galbraith, says: “Barlocco Island is in a truly stunning location near Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway and within an area of scientific interest both geologically and biologically.

“There’s still a very romantic sentiment attached to owning your very own Scottish private island, where you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some peace and tranquillity in the most beautiful scenery around.

“The pebble beach is a delight and the perfect base to explore the island, partake in some cold water swimming or to anchor a boat and enjoy a waterside picnic.”

The island is approximately nine miles by road from Kirkcudbright. galbraithgroup via Supplied
The island is on the market for offers over £150,000.galbraithgroup via Supplied

The 25-acre island, which is approximately nine miles by road from Kirkcudbright and six miles from Gatehouse of Fleet has “outstanding views” and is said to be rich in birdlife and wildlife.

Aaron Edgar, handling the sale for Galbraith, said there was expected to be a lot of interest as there had been “strong demand” both in the UK and overseas for Scottish islands they had sold in the past.

The advert added: “We have witnessed strong demand from domestic and international parties for entire private islands having handled the sale of several in Scotland, so we expect a lot of interest.”