Inchlonaig Island, Loch Lomond, G63 0JU | Property for sale | Savills
73.65 Ha(182 Ac)
Offers over £995,000($1,171,712)

Inchlonaig IslandLoch Lomond, G63 0JU

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Historic Loch Lomond Island extending to 182 acres in all
  • 2 bedroom bothy
  • 3 derelict bothies
  • Jetty and landing zone
  • Stunning views to Ben Lomond
  • The Island is a designated SSSI

Historic Loch Lomond Island of 182 acres with 2 bedroom cottage, further derelict bothies and a jetty.

About this property

  • Inchlonaig extends to just under 182 acres and is home to ancient woodland that includes around 800 yew trees. These yews can be traced back as far as Robert the Bruce, who is said to have planted yew trees on the island in the 14th century. Yew was used for the making of longbows and it is thought the royal archers used bows made from Inchlonaig wood for the Battle of Bannockburn. Even today, yew wood continues to be regarded as, “nature's most perfect bow material, having natural elasticity, sweetness of draw and cast second to none.” (The Worshipful Company of Bowyers).

    The island is mentioned in a charter of 1541 and was used as pasture land for cattle in the 1600s. A century later a deer park was created by Sir John Colquhoun of Luss. Fallow and white deer can still be seen on the island.

    Today, as well as the glorious forest, the island is home to a pretty period two bedroom cottage and three derelict bothies. There is a good-sized jetty for launching and landing boats.
    The island represents an incredible and rare opportunity to acquire a piece of Scottish history while enjoying the spectacular surroundings of Loch Lomond and the National Park.

    While the cottage has been used for holiday rentals and is currently let (vacant possession will be given on completion) there are potential development opportunities in the form of the three derelict stone bothy buildings situated on the island. This would of course be subject to acquiring necessary consents. The selling agents can give me more background on planning permissions in the area on request.

    Architectural drawings are available for the re-development of the bothy sites, designed to sit beautifully in the natural environment. Any re-development is, however, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

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Loch Lomond, it's islands and the views from them are not only iconic in Scotland but internationally recognisable. To have the opportunity to own one, well that's truly special.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Inchlonaig Island which means the Island of Yew Trees sits in the heart of Loch Lomond and is one of the very best Islands within the set. Reportedly the yew trees from Inchlonaig were used for Robert the Bruce's archers prior to the Battle of Banncokburn
  • The village of Luss is situated a short distance away on the western shores of Loch Lomond. The pretty conservation village provides local services including shops, a pub, restaurants, hotels, church, primary school and pier. As well as loch cruises, the pier offers waterbus services linking Balloch, Inchcailloch, Balmaha and Rowardennan. The towns of Alexandria and Helensburgh are both within a 15 minute drive from Luss and provide more extensive services. The nearest train station is at Balloch with a regular 45-minute direct service to Glasgow. Central Glasgow can be also reached by car in under an hour. Glasgow Airport, providing regular domestic and international flights, is 24 miles or 40 minutes' drive from Luss.
  • Loch Lomond lies in the heart of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and extends to 24 miles in length. It is home to 22 islands and 27 islets. The majority of the named islands have the prefix “Inch” which originates from the Gaelic word “Innis” meaning island. Loch Lomond and the surrounding National Park offers everything for an outdoor enthusiast including boating, wake boarding, sailing, mountain biking, kayaking, wildlife and angling. In addition, there is superb hill walking in the area. Inchconnachan is surrounded by a backdrop of spectacular mountain ranges including Ben Lomond to the north as well as the Arrochar Alps to the west and north. These include four Munros and six Corbetts, the best known of which is the Cobbler.

Additional information

  • There are no connected services to the cottage
  • Council tax is applicable but it has 100% relief due to the lack of services and the designated classification
  • There is an operational fireplace in the living room.
  • EPC Exempt