In this day and age, life can all start to feel a bit much. We're all hit with the urge to run away from society and start a whole new life from time to time, right? But for most of us, that crazy urge passes, and we decided we actually kind of like the home comforts of Postmates, Uber, and ...not being surrounded by ghosts.
However, for those who do truly want a whole new adventure, have we got a treat for you. An entire Scottish village has hit the headlines this week after going on sale for $173,00. So, without further ado, let's have a look around.
The Old Village of Lawers is on the shores of Loch Tay in Perthshire, bang in the middle of Scotland in the U.K. The land for sale covers more than 3 acres and consists of ruins of a village from the 17th century!
For the price, you'll get a private beach, some seriously idyllic woodland, and even grants you fishing rights in the loch, if that's your kind of thing. In an 1841 census, there were 17 inhabitants of the village. By 1891, there were just seven, and it was abandoned completely by 1926.
The main property on the land is the historic House of Lawers, which was the home of the Lady of Lawers, back in the day. There is one catch though - the home is supposedly still haunted by her spirit. She's best remembered for her prophecies which apparently became true, and things that she said became true up to this day," as per Insider.
"When she referred to 'fire-coaches' crossing the Drumochter Pass, she is said to have predicted the coming of the railway. She is alleged to have planted an ash tree at the northern end of the church, stating that when it grew to the height of the little spire, the church would fall. In fact, the church was so badly damaged in a thunderstorm, in which the ash tree perished, that it was never used again," reads the Goldcrest Land and Property Group description.
But alongside the potential for ghosts, there is a myriad of other reasons you may be interested in the listing.
"Loch Tay is a stunning part of the world, and if you're lucky enough to capture a bit of good weather, it's truly world-class," Jon Lambert, a partner at Goldcrest Land and Forestry Group, tells Insider. "It's a very special place, and while all properties are unique in their own way, this is perhaps more unique than others."