Looking at the current property market and left uninspired by all those houses without any character and history, and with too many damn neighbours? Well, here we might have the ideal property for you. An incredible old lifeboat house out in the middle of a Welsh bay is up for sale.
Named, appropriately, the Old Lifeboat Station, the structure is in Mumbles, a headland on the western edge of Swansea Bay. But to say it’s in Mumbles isn’t quite right. The Station is actually out to sea, reachable only via a long, thin walkway from the nineteenth-century Mumbles Pier.
A Grade II-listed structure, the Old Lifeboat Station is an iconic local landmark. Instantly recognisable thanks to its red roof and window frames, it also still has its original lifeboat ramp intact.
Needless to say, it’s a one-off property that is practically begging to be turned into a one-of-a-kind home. In fact, it legally can’t really be developed into anything else: the sale of the Station is contingent on it being used for residential purposes. Here are a few more pics of the property.
Fair warning, however – the 152-square-metre Station needs a serious amount of work. The structure itself is essentially a shell, so any prospective owner will need to be prepared to fork out much more than simply the asking price. It’s being sold by Savills, with the price being revealed on application.
If you’re interested in the property, you can find out more on the official listing here.