Scottish island up for sale for less than an NYC apartment

Looking for the perfect coronavirus-hideaway? You can now buy your own remote island getaway for less than a New York City apartment.

An idyllic Scottish island off the coast of Shetland Island has just been put on the market for $300,000.

Located closer to mainland Norway and the Faroe Islands than Scotland, the idyllic island is an “unspoilt” parcel of 63.75 acres, “in the scenic and sheltered Vaila Sound on the west side of Shetland,” according to the estate agent, Vladi Private Islands.

“It is a place of spectacular scenery and beauty with an abundance of wildlife,” the listing states, adding the island has planning consent for “the building of a pier and storage shed with reception area, new agricultural buildings, a two-acre loch with traditional watermill as well as the rebuilding of the two derelict cottages and the erection of a new cottage.

A house on the private island off the coast of Shetland.
Vladi Private Islands

“The planning consent also includes a windmill and solar panels for power, septic tanks with reed beds for sewage and rainwater capture from the cottage and shed roofs to provide the freshwater supply making it ECO friendly and energy-efficient,” the listing continues.

And don’t feel like you’d be trapped on your own island paradise, as there is access to the mainland all year.

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