You could buy this Scottish island for the same price as a London flat

An entire Scottish island has been put on the market for less than the price of a one-bedroom flat in London.

Holm of Huip, one of the smaller Orkney Islands, boasts 62 acres of land, beaches and even its own pod of seals. Now investors have the chance to own it as it is on the market with an asking price of around £350,000.

Alternatively, you could buy this "generously-sized" one bed flat being sold by Foxtons in up-and-coming Brixton, south London, for around the same price.

Commuting to work might be easier from Brixton, as it's within walking distance of the local Tube and overground stations.

Holm of Huip's daily commute consists of a daily helicopter flight (helicopter not included in asking price), or 90-minute ferry journey, from Kirkwall, the capital of the Orkney Islands, to neighbouring Stronsay. From there, the transfer can be made “via either rowing boat or by motor boat”. Estate agents nevertheless insist that despite Holm of Huip's remote location it is still “well-connected”.

There are, sadly, some restrictions on permanent residence on the island, with only short stays permitted in the summer. Oh and there's no electricity or running water.

But it still has to be better than working in London everyday...

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