By Mark McConville
NOVA Scotia’s most beautiful island could now be yours after being put on the market for around £3.5m.
Amazing aerial images show the lush green forest, perfectly manicured lawns and the 11-bedroom main residence.
Other stunning pictures show the interior of the 11,040-square-foot house with wood-panelled walls, a sleek modern kitchen and a large decking area to enjoy the sun. Another photograph even shows a helicopter landing at the spectacular residence.
Kaulbach Island in Mahone Bay in Nova Scotia, Canada, is listed on www.valid-private-islands.de for around £3.5m.
“A picturesque private island located close to Chester, Nova Scotia’s famous seaside town. Kaulbach Island lies perfectly positioned in the heart of Mahone Bay, protected from the elements by an array of tiny islets, surrounded by crystal clear water and close by to both a sailing club and a golf range,” states the listing.
“Kaulbach Island is just a short boat ride from the mainland, on Nova Scotia’s Bluenose Coast. Home to world-class sailing conditions, and close to a hub of activity, within a matter of minutes, you could enjoy the scenic seascapes of Chester or the quaint atmosphere of Mahone Bay, taking in creative festivals, artisans and boutiques along the way. Furthermore, the island is only 90 minutes away from Halifax International Airport, allowing for easy access.
“The island is more than just a great location however. Osprey Nest, the exceptionally developed 11,040 sq. ft. main house, has a commanding presence overlooking the ocean and the groomed lawns.
“Framed by colourful gardens and stonewalls, this wonderful home (11 bedrooms, 7 full, 2 half baths) has been thoughtfully designed for gracious family living. Meticulously constructed and maintained, the home warmly welcomes guests for entertaining. Modern and environmentally-friendly, the technology in place at this imposing villa includes effluent disposal and aqua-thermal heat production.
“With 57 acres of woods, meadows, an 11,040 sq. ft. home, double garage with guest quarters, beach cottage, farmhouse, a few outbuildings and a wharf with deep anchorage, Kaulbach Island is home to everything you could possibly need, including a motorboat and a sailboat.
“Approx 50% of the area of the island has been newly planted with deciduous trees, a small sandy beach can be found on the south side and spectacular views of the maritime environment can be enjoyed from the island’s approx. 35 metre high elevation – there aren’t many views that can rival this.”
Included in the price are all window coverings, furnishings, appliances, equipment, a motorboat and a sailboat.