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Swedish island paradise for sale

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Swedish island paradise for sale
15:40 CEST+02:00
Fancy your very own Swedish island? Then the island of Hanö off the Blekinge coast in south-east Sweden may be what you are looking for.

The idyllic island is up for sale and includes a dreamy 6 kilometre long beach as well as a 19th Century lighthouse.

Estate agents Svensk Fastighetsförmedling are in charge of selling the 193 hectare island which includes several properties. After putting in an ad in the local Blekinge Läns Tidningen newspaper, media interest has exploded. The unique property is being sold by a group of related families who own it today.

Around 50 people live on the island year round but the island is a popular destination for around 30,000 visitors each year, with a ferry shuttle operating several times a day.

Hanö possesses a fishing harbour as well as an English cemetery. And whoever buys the island will also own hunting rights to the hundreds of deer that populate it. The island is protected under Natura 2000, an EU ecological network, so at present the only planning permission allowed is in the fishing village itself. However, this could change in future if the new owners sort out the sewage system.

Estate agent Sven-Robert Kroon of Svensk Fastighetsförmedling in Kristianstad is responsible for the sale. Kroon revealed to The Local that Svensk Fastighetsförmedling are pulling out all the stops on marketing and advertising.

"We will be running an ad on TV4. Yes, siree."

The estate agent did not want to set an exact asking price to The Local.

"We couldn't comment on an asking price. It all depends on the bidding. Bids have to be in by 20th June".

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