Derelict Luss cottage fetched high price

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collychippen_cottageA DERELICT cottage overlooking Loch Lomond at Luss sold at auction to an unknown buyer for £58,000 in May 2008.

The asking price for Collychippen Farm Cottage in Glen Luss, a stone shell, had been £40,000.

The building — which had no roof — and its adjoining 0.570 acres of land attracted considerable interest when it was put up for sale by Glasgow-based SVA Property Auctions.

Shaun Vigers, auctioneer and SVA director, said: “It’s a pleasing result showing positive signs. People are willing to take a punt at investing.”

The 5 metre x 17 metre building was described by SVA as “obviously not for the faint hearted, but suitable for a 'Grand designs’ style project".

The cottage, which is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, is some 250 metres up the Glen Luss Road and has views up to the hills to the west and south. It is in three sections with two smaller sections to the south end and a larger structure, originally the main house, at the north end.