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Your own private island for £100,000

14th May 2009 Print
The sale of Hook Island, also known as Howdendyke Island provides the rare opportunity to purchase an island in Yorkshire. Situated in the River Ouse the island, which is close to the inland port of Goole is for sale through Savills York office at a guide price of £100,000.

The island just 3 miles from the M62 is approximately 19 acres in size and is located within the River Ouse Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area as well as being classified as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Accessed only by boat the island is a private getaway covered by mixed vegetation surrounded by Crown owned river course.

The River Ouse has been reported historically for its tough navigation, the Romans found difficulty navigating the shoals often abandoning ships further down stream than intended when attacking York. A perfect example of a large shoal which caused vessels difficulty being Howdendyke Island. The Bishop of Durham was known to have a staithe to moor his boat at Howdendyke during high tides.

Sarah Hinchliffe, Rural Surveyor for Savills says “The sale of Hook Island offers the opportunity for a purchaser with imagination to create their own island retreat at an affordable price. Hook Island in an accessible location within 3 miles of Junction 37 of the M62.”

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