A remarkably located lighthouse with three keepers’ cottages in a remote part of Anglesey and with views as far as Ireland, Scotland and the Lake District
There’s something particularly romantic about the idea of owning your own lighthouse. These beautiful structures are so often located on remote headlands with the sound of the ocean buffeting the rocks below.
And there’ll be few in Wales which can match the wildness and the solitude of Point Lynas Lighthouse, standing alone on its namesake peninsula on the north-eastern tip of the Isle of Anglesey.
In an extremely rare opportunity for someone looking for their own imposing property surrounded on three sides by ocean, this collection of 19th-century buildings has just hit the market.
The lighthouse itself isn’t habitable, but there are three keepers’ cottages as part of the package – accessed via an arched stone gateway and all enclosed inside a castellated wall, giving a grand, almost fortified presence to this unique complex.
The ocean views are astonishing – agents say they reach as far as Ireland, Dumfries and Galloway (just the far side of the Scottish border), and also feature the likes of the Isle of Man and the Lake District in northern England, plus the hills of the North Wales mainland.
The headland itself consists of 17 acres of open access land, giving you the freedom to explore all the nooks and crannies of this rugged little peninsula.
Each of the keepers’ cottages have three bedrooms, as well as fitted kitchens and living rooms, meaning there’s plenty of scope to rent some or all of them out as holiday lets. The present owners live in the head keeper’s house, while letting out the other two cottages. They’ve given a lot of love to the property, restoring the lighthouse and blending original features with more modern facilities.
Don’t expect to be near civilisation if you choose to buy this place – most would want to buy it for the opposite reason – but the nearest towns with facilities are not a million miles away. Menai Bridge and Llangefni are both a drive of just over half an hour away, and a trip to Holyhead – Anglesey’s largest town – is closer to 40 minutes by car.
As with most places on the North Wales coast, the A55 Expressway makes access from the north of England very achievable. So despite the property’s remote location you could travel there from Chester or Liverpool in around two hours.
If you’ve been waiting for that special getaway in a building unlike any other and in a wild, windswept location where few will ever get the chance to live, then you should definitely take a look at Point Lynas Lighthouse. And with earning potential combined with lifestyle opportunities, it might just provide an investment as well as your dream home.
AT A GLANCE
Point Lynas Lighthouse – A lighthouse tower, head keeper’s house and two keeper’s cottages on a headland overlooking the Irish Sea
Bedrooms – Nine in total – three in each of the keepers’ cottages
Land – The cottages and tower are enclosed in a castellated wall, and set in 17 acres of headland
Location – Over half an hour’s drive to Menai Bridge and slightly further to Holyhead and to the Welsh mainland
Price – Guide price of £1.375 million
Agents – Sotheby’s International Realty. Tel: 01932 688859.
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