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Buy your own island in Yorkshire

Hook Island
The island in East Yorkshire has been valued at 100,000

An estate agent is trying to buck the property slump by selling an island in the middle of a river.

Hook Island, in the River Ouse near Goole, East Yorkshire, is being advertised for sale for £100,000.

The 19-acre (7.7-hectare) island is classified as a site of special scientific interest, meaning property development is prohibited.

Estate agent Savills said: "The island would be ideal for someone interested in nature and conservation."

It is owned by cousins who inherited the land from their great grandfather and is currently being used for shooting because of its large wildfowl population.

Sarah Hinchcliffe from Savills, said: "Someone may decide they could do something entirely different with the island and I would be interested in potential purchasers' ideas."

The island is described as having rich vegetation and is three miles from the M62.

Savills said it was unlikely someone could live on the island because of high tides.


Hook Island near Goole is unspoiled with no neighbours and has been priced at 100,000

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