A Scottish island is on sale for the price of a 2-BHK in Mumbai, listed with real estate agency Knight Frank.
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According to a BBC report, a tiny Scottish island called Pladda is being auctioned for 350,000 pounds (about 3.35 crore). The island, which located off the west coast of Scotland, has a five-bedroom house, a helipad, and a lighthouse that was built in the 1790s. Due to the asking price being significantly less than the average rate for a two-bedroom apartment in Mumbai, it is garnering interest on social media. The island is only 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Glasgow and may be reached by boat from the mainland town of Ardrossan.
The 28-acre island has reportedly been deserted for a while and needs work before it can be inhabited once more, according to the BBC.
Derek and Sally Morten, fashion designers, currently own Pladda after purchasing it 30 years ago. It is listed with real estate agency Knight Frank.
The teardrop-shaped island has a historic Lighthouse Keeper’s residence with two reception rooms, five bedrooms, and a bathroom, as well as a separate residence with a bedroom, shower room, kitchen, and sitting area.
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According to the Knight Frank listing, “The island is an important breeding ground and stop off point for a variety of migratory seabirds. Over 100 species of birds have been recorded on Pladda island in the past .”
The listing said, “The island has successful breeding colonies of Artic Terns, a variety of gull species, Turnstones and Shags.”
On a clear day, views from this island reach as far as the coasts of Kintyre and Ayrshire, as well as Ailsa Craig and even Northern Ireland.
The BBC reports that the island has been placed up for sale at a time when UK home prices have risen to all-time highs. According to the outlet, which cited mortgage provider Halifax, the average price in Scotland is 201,549 pounds, Wales is 219,281 pounds, and Northern Ireland is 187,833 pounds.