A unique opportunity to purchase a private island on the wonderful Loch Lomond with planning consent for a house.
Inchconnachan extends to 103 acres or thereby in total and is nestled between the islands of Inchtavannach to the west, and Inchmoan to the south. The island has a shoreline extending to 3,854 metres and rises up to 50 metres at its highest point. Inchconnachan is made up of a number of secluded bays and has a narrow strait between itself and neighbouring Inchtavannach Island, which is regarded as one of the most beautiful spots on the Loch.
The existing derelict bungalow, boathouse and pier were constructed on the western shores of the island in the 1920s. The Estate obtained planning consent in 2015 for the construction of a wonderful replacement lodge, boathouse and pier. The planning consent was renewed in 2018 (see planning).
The island is predominantly made up of mature native and coniferous woodland including Oak, Aspen, Alder, Scot's Pine, Douglas Fir and Larch. The ground has lush vegetation including blaeberry, bryophytes, grasses, heath bedstraw and wood sorrel, with heather also being present on the higher ground.
Inchconnachan has a number of designations due to its abundance of flora and fauna (see Environmental Designations) including ancient oak woodland, habitat for otters and also historically as a habitat for the critically endangered capercaillie. The island has a number of visitors throughout the year including red, roe and sika deer, jays, coal tits, crossbills, collared doves and, occasionally, nesting ospreys.
Inchconnachan has been in the ownership of the Colquhoun Family since the 14th century. The existing timber house was constructed on the island in the 1920s, reputedly by an Admiral Sullivan who was a retired tea merchant, in the style of an Indian tea plantation bungalow. The house was later the holiday home of Fiona Gore, Countess of Arran. Lady Arran was a powerboating enthusiast who won the 1980 Seagrave Trophy by becoming the holder of the women's speed record on water, reaching a top speed of 102mph in a powerboat on Lake Windemere. The house has been vacant for approximately 20 years. The Estate has carried out some woodland management on the island and in 2015, planning consent was obtained to replace the existing house, boathouse and pier.
Detailed planning consent (ref no: 2018/0011/DET) for the renewal of the existing planning permission (ref no: 2012/0103/DET) was granted by the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority on the 6th December 2018 for the erection of a replacement lodge partially sited on the existing derelict lodge, together with a replacement boathouse and pier. The existing timber lodge and collection of timber and metal sheds, to the rear of the lodge, would be demolished and removed. A quotation for the demolition and removal of these subjects is available on request. The planning consent allows for the construction of a 4 bedroom lodge over two storeys, plus a 1 bedroom Warden's House attached to the rear.
The main lodge is restricted to holiday occupancy only (no more than 90 days by any individual or group in a given calendar year). Occupancy of the Warden's House is restricted to a resident employed by the purchaser as a warden.
Copies of the planning consents including the detailed plans drawn by Simpson & Brown Architects are available via the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park planning portal using the reference numbers above