Person buys private island off the coast of Ireland for USD 6.3 billion after seeing plot on video tour

A European person bought a private island off the coast of Ireland for USD 6.3 billion after seeing the plot on video tour.

A person bought a lavish property – a private island off the coast of Ireland – for over USD 6.3 billion without even visiting the location before purchasing it. No details have been made available of the buyer.

In fact, the buyer negotiated the deal over WhatsApp. The European buyer went through pictures and videos of Horse Island – a 157-acre spot of land to the southwest of the Irish mainland – before proceeding with the purchase.

The private island consists of three beaches, seven houses and natural wildlife, CNN Travel reports. Horse Island boasts of green terrain, a main house and several guest cottages in the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean.

A small copper industry was situated at Horse Island in the 19th century with a population of about 137 people in 1841. By the 1960s though, its inhabitants left the spot, CNN Travel reports citing real estate agents Montague Real Estate.

Horse Island is a revamped property at present with a helipad, gym, games house as well as a ‘shipwreck play house’. Infrastructure is great as the island is replete with electricity, water and sewage systems as well as private roads.

“Horse Island is a unique trophy asset; sourcing the land and getting the sale over the line during Covid-19 has been a challenge, so naturally we are delighted with this result,” Thomas Balashev, founder and CEO of Montague Real Estate, said in a statement.Spanning across an area of 4,500 square feet, the main house in the island has six bedrooms.