An idyllic Spanish island has been put up for sale.
Illa d’en Colom is a 58-hectare hideaway complete with two beaches, a sandy southern coast and rugged cliffs in the north. It also boasts a large house and surrounding buildings, though the vendors concede they need some renovation work.
The estate agents point out the island, 200 metres off the eastern coast of Menorca, is just a short cruise by luxury yacht from Spain, southern France and Italy. One resident – a unique speicies of lizard – will become the responsibility of the new owner who will be charged with protecting the unspoilt habitat and diverse wildlife.
The island has been owned by the same family since 1904, when it was bought for the equivalent of around 47 euros. But it will cost at least 6-million euros today to become the new island ruler.