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Thursday 23 January, 2020

For sale: One pirate island at a knockdown price

There’s no roads or planning permission for it, but you could commission your own stamps if you owned it.

Sully Island lies off the coast of south Wales
Sully Island lies off the coast of south Wales
Image: Cooke and Arkwright

YOU’VE PROBABLY DAY-DREAMED about owning your own island, well now you can although you probably won’t fancy this windswept isle off the coast of south Wales.

Still, Sully Island in the Vale of Glamorgan is available at knockdown price of just £95,000 (€107,000), having once been on the market for £1.25 million, according to the Guardian.

It was once used by everyone from the Romans to the Vikings to pirates and noblemen according to estate agent Cooke and Arkwright.

The trouble is that there is currently no planning permission to build on the island of 14.5 acres. There are also no roads and the island is only accessible by foot in low tide and any potential buyers and visitors “are advised to exercise caution in visiting the island and to have due regard to tide times which are available via the BBC website”.

But while all that may be putting you off, bizarrely, you could be entitled to commission your own postage stamps.

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Hugh O'Connell

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