A Kettering firm has created a multi-million pound pirate-themed paradise, complete with an artificial island, a beach and even its own working pub.
The design, sitting inside a former 13 million gallon lake in Cambridgeshire, was created by The Master Wishmakers, which is based in Bath Road, Kettering.
The 18-month project, known as Challis Island, was commissioned by a wealthy private client, and is situated in a lake three metres deep.
The island is six metres high and is complete with a running river, lagoon, waterfall, sun deck, boat dock and beach. A working pub called the Black Doubloon, a residence and a beach hut were crafted by hand in The Master Wishmakers’ workshop. A company spokesman said each individual feature, from the pub’s carved columns to the lanterns scattered around the island, had been made by hand.
Marketing director Nino Rosella added: “The end result is spectacular and it’s a testament to the creative genius of our directors and the superb skills of our craftsmen. It showcases the pinnacle of the manufacturing skills that the United Kingdom is world-renowned for.”