A house on a tiny island offering perfect solitude has people saying they wouldn't live there "for a million quid a day," despite the privacy.

The property is on the small patch of Ynys Gorad Goch, a distinctive island in the Menai strait that separates Anglesey from Gwynedd in Wales. Surrounded by water in a raging tide, the island seemed to be almost floating along a channel that, at times, resembles a river more than the sea, North Wales Live reports.

And some social media users were horrified by the sight, with one woman exclaiming: "That would have me climbing out onto the roof!"

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Another user chimed in: "I enjoy solitude but I wouldn't live there if they paid me a million quid a day." A man joked that he'd keep a boat ready or "sleep in inflatable armbands" if he lived there. The island is home to the best preserved of the 20 fish traps built in the strait.

Between tides, the island's size varies between 0.5 acres and 3.7 acres. At low tide the two weirs are visible, one now better preserved than the other
Between tides, the island's size varies between 0.5 acres and 3.7 acres

The stone weirs of Ynys Gorad Goch, built in 1824 with a fish-smoking chamber, were used to catch fish regardless of the tide's direction. They were in use until 1959.

In its prime, the weirs trapped loads of herring and other fish. Tragically, in July 1937, a 25-year-old teacher named Margaret Phillips was sucked into a gully hole by a strong current while swimming in one of the weirs.

After fishing ended, the island became a secluded home, only accessible by boat. Among its residents was renowned portrait artist Ishbel McWhirter.

These photos of Ynys Gorad Goch illustrate the Menai Strait's huge tidal range
These photos of Ynys Gorad Goch illustrate the Menai Strait's huge tidal range

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In the mid-1990s, the island's properties were updated for the Wirral and West Cheshire Expedition Society. Despite having no fresh water and only a car battery for power, engineers managed to install a new substation, lay 740 metres of cable from Anglesey, and provide the place with hot showers and central heating for the first time.

After being used as a holiday let, described as a "fantasy island", it's believed to be privately owned again

At low tide, both weirs and a 20-metre causeway linking the two properties are visible; at high tide, water separates the island.

The highest tide this year in the strait was 8.03 metres on February 22. Storm surges have occasionally pushed water levels up to 11.2 metres, enough to flood the island's two properties.

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