I see that from a mere $70,000 it is possible to rent the Principality of Liechtenstein for a night. That's a whole country. Included in the price are customised street signs, a temporary currency, and a free wine tasting, while extras include toboggan rides, horse-drawn carriages and fireworks.
This got me thinking, so I put on my entrepreneurial hat (the one in the spare room wardrobe, underneath the dead cameras and unopened cookery books). As a result, I am pleased to announce that, subject to successful negotiations with my neighbours, you will shortly be able to rent the entire Close beside my house:
Customised street signs will unfortunately not be available, but there are good views of the fascinatingly quaint existing ones:
I am proposing that the temporary currency be pounds, shillings and pence, and will be talking to Mervyn King about the practicalities. Glasses of Thames Valley Water, freshly drawn from yellow hosepipes, will be available (subject to hosepipe bans). A visit to the Close car park, of special interest to connoisseurs of used condoms and syringes, is included in the price.
Optional extras include a tour of the highlights of my garden: