Land on Scotland’s ‘Peter Pan’ island for sale

Eilean Shona, where the plot of land is situated. Picture: Contributed
Eilean Shona, where the plot of land is situated. Picture: Contributed
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A PLOT of land on the island where JM Barrie is thought to have written Peter Pan has been put on the market.

The 4.61-acre plot on the island of Eilean Shona, off Scotland’s west coast, has been put up for sale with an asking price of offers over £125,000.

The landing site on Eilean Shona. Picture: Contributed

The landing site on Eilean Shona. Picture: Contributed

Located in Loch Moidart, the Inner Hebridean island measures around 1300 acres and had a population of just two at the 2011 census.

It is one of 17 tidal islands in Scotland that can be walked to from the mainland.

The plot lies at the southeastern end of the island, around hald a mile to the northeast of Eilean Shona House, which was remodelled by Edinburgh New Town architect Robert Lorimer at the end of the 19th century.

A natural landing site is included, with woodland on three sides of the plot.

JM Barrie, in an undated photo addtressed to Sylvia (likely Sylvia Llewellyn Davies). Picture: Getty

JM Barrie, in an undated photo addtressed to Sylvia (likely Sylvia Llewellyn Davies). Picture: Getty

Planning permission for a ‘single-dwelling’ house has been agreed in principle, which would be accessible by boat from the Scottish mainland at Dorlin.

The plot has views of the loch and the ruined Castle Tioram - formerly the seat of Clan Ranald.

JM Barrie rented Eilean Shona in summer during the 1920s as a holiday home for himself and his foster sons Michael and Nicholas Llewellyn Davies, and a number of the boys’ friends.

It is believed that Michael and at least two or three of his brothers were the inspiration for many of Barrie’s characters, including Peter Pan, the Darling brothers and the Lost Boys.

Barrie is thought to have written both the screenplay of Peter Pan and the ghost story Mary Rose while holidaying on Eilean Shona.

A silent film production of Peter Pan was produced by Paramount Pictures in 1924, around two decades after Barrie had first brought the story of The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up to the world, initially as a play.