Private Island For Sale Off Shetland For Only A Little More Than A Houseboat In London
A private island is for sale off Shetland for only a little more than a houseboat in London.
The 'unspoilt' 63.75 acre island, in Vaila Sound on the west side of Shetland, Scotland, is on the market for offers over £250,000 ($310,000).
It is closer to Norway than Scotland, and is described as 'a place of spectacular scenery and beauty with an abundance of wildlife'.
The 'scenic and sheltered' spot is close to the Shetland mainland, and has year-round access.
The island has two derelict cottages, with planning permission granted to rebuild them as well as to construct a new cottage.
It also has planning permission for the building of a pier, and a storage shed with reception area and new agricultural buildings.
A two-acre loch with a traditional watermill is also on the island.
Planning consent also includes a windmill and solar panels for power, septic tanks with reed beds for sewage and rainwater capture from the cottage and shed roofs to provide the fresh water supply making it ECO friendly and energy efficient.
Comparatively, a converted barge in Canary Wharf is on the market for £199,950.
For £190,000, a two-bedroom houseboat in Limehouse Basin, close to Canary Wharf, is also for sale.
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Or for £240,000, a two-bedroom villa in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire, could be purchased.
If £250,000 is out of your reach, you could rent a private island holiday home instead for £55 ($68) per person per night - if you can get 25 mates together.
The Enclave is situated near Placencia, Belize, and is pretty much exactly how you'd want your sun-soaked tropical island to look - sandy beaches, turquoise waters and luxury accommodation with its own swimming pool, if you fancy a change from paddling in the sea.
The island is listed on www.privateislandsonline.com for between £10,000 and £22,000 ($12,500 to $27,000) per week and is only available for single group bookings, meaning you'll have the whole place to yourselves.
Imagine the parties you could have here?
The listing reads: "The Enclave is a brand new exclusive private island resort renting to just one group at a time.
"Ideal for groups of 12-26, The Enclave offers full resort service and is just minutes to tourist friendly Placencia, Belize.
"The island comes with an experienced, highly trained personal staff to cater to your needs. Only your group and the on-site staff (who have separate detached housing) will be on the island during your stay.
"This uniquely designed compound home includes seven private suites specifically laid out to take in the amazing sea and mountain views and the cool breeze right off the Placencia Village in Southern Belize."
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