Another little Scottish island – Gigalum – is for sale
I have to confess I have never heard the name before, or think I ever saw the name on a map, but the little island of Gigalum has been placed on the market, and it looks like a bargain, with offers of only over £550,000 being asked for. While I won’t be placing an offer, I do watch the prices of houses being sold around me, and even in the east end of Glasgow, that’s not necessarily a rare selling price.
The island covers about 19 acres, has a jetty that aids access to the nearby islands of Gigha and Cara, and only one building – Gigalum House, built in 1980 and described as having a unique structure with a central octagonal core as its living space, surrounded by four wings housing three bedrooms and a kitchen.
The estate agent states that it has potential, subject to planning consent, for a renewable energy scheme or more homes.
Just over a year later, and I see that Gigalum is still for sale:
The price seems to have dropped to “offers over GBP 450.000”.
There’s also a complete set of pics in that offer for sale, including views of the octagonal Gigalum House.
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