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