Those with good savings and desire to escape the suffocating city life might stand a chance to buy this Scottish Island. An opening bid of £ 80,000 (RM457, 759) a price equivalent to a house in Malaysia.
Deer Island, uninhabited on Loch Moidart, is a space that can be “enjoyed with zero chance of intrusion” owing to its remote location, said Future Property.
A family-owned it for 500 years until British businessman Richard Branson bought it. His sister, Vanessa Branson owns the closest island to Deer Island.
“They use that (the islands) as a business -Eilean Shona is bigger, significantly bigger, but they’ve got chalets and a retreat there where a number of celebrities go and stay,” said the property manager. Their neighbors consist of the 13th century Castle Tioram and fauna including red squirrels, seals, and the occasional dolphin.
It has neither inhabitants in 500 years nor buildings. The online auction will take place on March 26. But there are already inquiries consisting of businessmen and wealthy landowners. Some are seeking parking spots for their yacht, kayaking base, or simply romantics wanting to own a Scottish island with the land’s rich history.
However, the new owner will need to seek relevant planning permissions to build anything on the island. The land is expected to sell between £ 150,000 and £ 200,000 (RM858,135 – RM1,143,910).