Tiny one-acre island off Connecticut goes on the market for $4.9m

A tiny one-acre private island complete with a four-bedroom mansion has gone on the market for $4.9million.

The unusually-named Potato Island is among the archipelago of the Thimble Islands off the east coast of in Connecticut, in the U.S.   

Potential homeowners may even be lucky enough to stumble across lost loot in their garden as legend has it that British pirate Captain William Kidd buried his treasure somewhere in the 17th century. 

The luxurious mansion has a heated swimming pool, offers privacy and seclusion but is just a two-minute boat ride from the nearest coastal village, Stony Creek on the mainland. 

A tiny once-acre private island complete with a four-bedroom mansion has gone on the market for $4.9million

A tiny once-acre private island complete with a four-bedroom mansion has gone on the market for $4.9million

There is just one property on the isle which measures just 1.1 acre - smaller than a football pitch.  

The house was built in 1912 and is 3,781 sq ft with four bedrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bathrooms and a wrap-around porch to soak up the 360-degree views.

Outside it has a heated pool, Jacuzzi, boat dock and slip, and manicured gardens and a boat is included in the sale.

The Thimble Islands are just 90 miles from New York City in the Long Island Sound, separated from the Atlantic Ocean by Long Island, which protects them from the elements.

The unusually-named Potato Island is among the archipelago of the Thimble Islands off the east coast of in Connecticut, in the U.S

The unusually-named Potato Island is among the archipelago of the Thimble Islands off the east coast of in Connecticut, in the U.S

Potential homeowners may even be lucky enough to stumble across lost loot in their garden as legend has it that British pirate Captain William Kidd buried his treasure somewhere in the 17th century

Potential homeowners may even be lucky enough to stumble across lost loot in their garden as legend has it that British pirate Captain William Kidd buried his treasure somewhere in the 17th century

The house was built in 1912 and is 3,781 sq ft with four bedrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bathrooms and a wrap-around porch to soak up the 360-degree views

The house was built in 1912 and is 3,781 sq ft with four bedrooms, a large living room, dining room, kitchen, three bathrooms and a wrap-around porch to soak up the 360-degree views

The luxurious mansion has a heated swimming pool, offers privacy and seclusion but is just a two-minute boat ride from the nearest coastal village, Stony Creek on the mainland

The luxurious mansion has a heated swimming pool, offers privacy and seclusion but is just a two-minute boat ride from the nearest coastal

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