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Here is an extra article on this website aimed at helping you get you off to a good start in 2020. The main lighthouses for sale section commences further down this page.

This website is brought to you as we enter 2020 from Noss Head Lighthouse Station (here)…

This Could Be Your Office & View

This Is Your Commute To Work: 60 Seconds of Splendid Scenery

Picture: Maciej Winiarczyk

Our aim is to help fellow lighthouse friends and colleagues to realise their dreams. Don’t doubt your ability on this. If you would like to live at a lighthouse station, keep working on that wish. The photographs below are evidence to help you on that journey. 

The Lookout, Davaar Island, Argyll “As Was” In 1984

It wasn’t much to look at! But it only cost £5 per year. That is US$6.50 and just 5.85 Euros per annum in 1984 (xe.com).

The agreement with the island owner was to but windows back in and make the building safe.

The owner was not too keen on selling, but he did want to lease this building that needed “a bit of work to make it habitable”. The proximity to the lighthouse station and views were and are sublime. For three years this old wartime lookout became a much-needed sanctuary from a fairly robust and demanding job as a police officer on the mainland. The commute was a pleasure. Either by boat, or terrain vehicle across the tidal causeway. The owner even lent his hovercraft but that is a whole other adventure.

The Lookout is At The Left Corner of The Island

Davaar Island is a genuinely unique place to stay. You can perhaps see from these pictures how it was an inspiration in what became a labour of love on this old shell of a place…

The five pounds a year rental fund was topped up a fair bit with the building materials and TLC on this building. The old structure soon got back into ship shape as this next photograph, 25 years later illustrates…

The interior of the old Lookout is now very comfortable…

The design of this structure has a sitting room on the first floor with 360 degree views. There is a door to an outside balcony area, which is sheltered from the north and has delightful views toward Davaar Lighthouse Tower and the place of my upbringing, the Island of Arran…

The sea views are a major element to this old wartime lookout at the entrance to Campbeltown Loch. There is always something interesting to see. The talented photographer Andrew Macpherson captures just what a delight living at, in, on or by a lighthouse can be…

The Barquentine MV Thalassa Passes Davaar Lighthouse

Photo Credit: Mr Andrew Macherson

Back in 1984, when I first leased the old Lookout from Mr Turner Senior, the building progressed back to a habitable condition.

Interior of The Lookout on Davaar Island

The owner was happy with this and subsequently offered what was to become a life-changing experience: the lease on the main lighthouse station which he had just bought on reversion from the Northern Lighthouse Board.

Davaar Lighthouse Station & Neighbour: The Old Lookout To The Right.

Location: Here.

So the original lease on the old Lookout was vacated as the move was made to the next door former lighthouse keeper’s dwelling. Incidentally although I no longer stay at Davar, you can rent the old Lookout from the current owners Mr Turner Jnr., & Mrs Turner: Click here.

Davaar Island is ideal for a holiday break. To experience and discover whether you like lighthouse life and to see if it likes you.

Back in the 1980s when I received the magnificent set of Victorian lighthouse keeper’s cottage keys for the main Davaar Lighthouse Station and moved from the old Lookout to the former lighthouse keeper’s home, it was a memorable and personally profound. A little daunting as these were truly historic buildings.

Davar Island Lighthouse Station: Busy In The 1800s.

But the wish had come true. That is the point of this reminiscence at the start of the year 2020. I know not what five pounds will buy you 35 years later in present day terms…

But for those years on Davaar Island at the old Lookout it cost just pennies for the start of a lifelong love of lighthouses living.

This website is testimony to that; as is the fact the free facility on these pages has brought lighthouse ownership to many friends. There is no charge and we are a not-for-profit; we just enjoy fellow lighthouse folk realising their dreams too. 

Davar Island Lighthouse Station

The lease of the main lighthouse buildings at Davaar Island back in the 1980s led to many happy times. When it was a little rough to take the boat to work, driving a Landrover to work across a tidal causeway was always a thrill.

Russ McLean & Lucy The Landy. A Very Old Picture.

But leasing a lighthouse station wasn’t and isn’t quite the same as owning one. So when Strathy Point Lighthouse Compound came up for sale in 1998 direct from the Northern Lighthouse Board, it was all hands to the pump. Location: here. On the 25th of August 1999 for the princely sum of £60,000 a whole lighthouse station was purchased. Our friend, Les Armishaw made a recent drone video of Strathy Pont. It is an awesome location…

 

Strathy Point Lighthouse Station.

Next Stop Iceland. The Country Not The Supermarket.

Video Compliments To Our Friend, Mr Les Armishaw.

This new purchase in the far north had and still has three main buildings up there and I didn’t need all of them. Some friends joined in and we ended up with bargain buys at less than £20,000 for a lighthouse home each. So along similar financial lines to the old Lookout at Davaar Lighthouse Station, the arithmetic in buying a lighthouse building was very kind. This is mentioned as you may be reading this from somewhere that has a view of a brick wall or the terraced house across from your living room and perhaps wishing for something different. A  former lighthouse keeper’s cottage perchance?

Strathy Point Lighthouse Station

Photo Courtesy of Mr Peter Moore

It isn’t that expensive to change things so you actually live at a place where you want to be. £20,000 in 1999 for a slice of Strathy Point Lighthouse Station is not that difficult. Even now, the lighthouse buildings at Strathy and indeed all over the UK come up for sale. Just check back to this website once a month to make sure you don’t miss a lighthouse building for sale.

Strathy Point Lighthouse Station

Be careful in summer. Arctic proximity can lead to sunstroke.

Better still, for 2020, perhaps you might have a think about renting a lighthouse keeper’s house for a holiday? Here at this website, we bang on about this a lot because lighthouse living is not for everyone. Though it can be beguiling as the locations are not what many expect. Sun sea and sand! Here. You can test the water on whether you would take the plunge and buy a lighthouse building by first renting one for your lighthouse holiday. There are many locations. Strathy is one. Holiday at the Principal Keeper’s Cottage: Click Here.

The Comfort of Holidaying At Strathy Point Lighthouse: Click Here

You meet many wonderful and eccentric characters when you live in a lighthouse…

Julian & Jarno Recently Made A Lighthouse Marathon. At Starthy Point.

Then they called into our Noss Head Lighthouse Station

Julian & Jarno’s website blog has many adventures: Click here.

On my lighthouse odyssey across three decades, the journey from southern Kintyre where I was stationed was too long a commute to Strathy Point. So with a degree of sadness that lighthouse building was sold. Though our friends up there still keep in touch.

Just across the water in line of sight from Davaar Island is Ailsa Craig island. There is a major lighthouse station there. In the 1990s it was owned by another police officer. Seems to be a theme as we have several on our books here at Lighthouses For Sale! In 1999 the Ailsa Craig lighthouse compound owner put his lighthouse buildings up for sale. They were in reasonable condition at that time and quite a lot of remedial work had been commenced. 

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station

The alure of Ailsa Craig was instant. So too was the price. At the turn of this century, it hovered around the £99,000 for the whole lighthouse compound, including a light railway, a pier and several outbuildings. A lot of work lay ahead but both myself and a growing band of lighthouse friends were used to that. The eventual purchase price was discounted to a bit less. 

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Compound: A Lot For £99,000. Location: Here.

Photo Courtesy of Google.

We bought the lighthouse station and pier etc., on Ailsa Craig and even though it was “only” 18 miles from the “point of mainland departure” pier, where I had been working as harbourmaster in Campbeltown at that time, meant that it was incredibly difficult to land building materials in meaningful quantities onto the island. We even considered helicopter charter for building supplies as there is a Helipad included. But the costs were prohibitive. After about a year of struggling to keep the properties wind and watertight, it dawned on us that the best way forward was via Girvan which is half the distance.

In 2001, we sold Ailsa Craig Lighthouses to a gentleman on the east side mainland (Girvan port access). He is described as a property tycoon (here) and we were assured the buildings would be in safe hands. Fast forward a decade and a half. It was with great sadness that our friend, Jim Phanco shared a video showing what 17 years of exposure to winter, gales have done to these once fine structures…

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station By Drone. Well Worth Watching.

Courtesy of our friend: Jim Phanco.


Here we take a slight digression from what has been a 95% positive 35 years relationship with lighthouse buidings. This segment is because I am passionate about these structures and loathe very well paid managing directors that are to be frank, in the wrong occupation.

The deterioration of the Ailsa Craig lighthouse station shocked us. After being advised of the ruinous state the Ailsa Craig buildings had deteriorated into, efforts were made to buy the Aisla Craig buildings back from the current owner. Progress had been made with our friends at Clarenco and the Solent Forts on a way to make it possible for landing building materials at exposed island locations. The lift systems are described on our sister website: here.

Former Lighthouse Keepers’ Cottages, Ailsa Craig Island, KA26 9DF.

Picture courtesy (c) 2018 of Ian Johnston

When considering the purchase of a Grade B set of Listed Buiding such as Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station (here), it is vital to have copies of the original architect drawings. In the past, the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) have been brilliant in assisting these efforts.

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station In 2001.

Please Note Our Buildings Still In Good Condition.

The general long term staff at the NLB are dedicated, professional and determined to see these historic buildings maintained to a high standard.  99% of the NLB staff are folk we hold in high standing. But the current CEO incumbent has proven to be an ungracious guest at one of our lighthouse stations and a bad corporate neighbour. We extended a great deal of time, effort and patience with the NLB CEO. No thanks for those overtures. We have photographs of various instances of ignorance. Our lighthouse station at Noss Head was blocked solid several times without so much as a by-your-leave from the NLB hierarchy…

If 10 vans and trucks drove into your private driveway unannounced and blocked your family in would you be happy? Worse, our own builders were also held to ransom by the NLB senior management idiocy.

The Northern Lighthouse Board’s current CEO in Edinburgh appears very miserable with the wallet when it comes to remunerating losses his stewardship of a once reputable organisation causes to its neighbours. As for the subsequent £2,000 damage to the 1/2 mile driveway from a full year of NLB HGVs and NLB/Contractor work vans? Forget about voluntarily coughing up their fair share in repairing the damage they caused. We are already racking up legal bills because of the current CEO with more likely to come to repair the damage. The Northern Lighthouse Board’s senior management do not behave like good neighbours at this time, nor frankly for the past 2 years. 

Luxurious NLB Offices in Edinburgh. Why The Expense? 

The land we own at Noss Head Lighthouse Station was used by the NLB for free and way beyond any legal wayleave on the deeds. That would have been fine and well had they reciprocated a miniscule amount of appreciation at their rudeness and imposition with over a year of serious disruption. A miserly £20 on photocopies of plans to help with our next project at Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station would have gone a long way to repairing the tattered relationship. Ironically the NLB would be helping themselves as the £20 plans would trigger a renovation that would likely save the NLB getting taken to court again. Our bewilderment is the fact that before the current CEO was appointed, the Northern Lighthouse Board was a very helpful and thoughtful organisation.

The current outfit at the head of the NLB take. They take a lot. The disruption would normally have cost an organisation taking over large tracts of your property and land, several thousand pounds per annum. But when it comes to saying thank you with anything like good grace, either with a simple card, polite telephone call, or a few sheets of A2 paper with photocopy plans? No chance. All take but little give. The current NLB CEO behaved in a way that we found disrespectful rude and ignorant. By any definition we know, the NLB are now bad neighbours.

Months Turned Into A Year of Obstruction.

These barriers blew down in one of many gales and damaging property and causing injury.

We didn’t expect to be remunerated by the Northern Lighthouse Board at all. But a “thank you” card would have been nice. What wasn’t appreciated is a policy change where the NLB high-command move from being a friendly and helpful entity that are commendable in assisting those private owners of former NLB property keep their buildings up to a high standard, to one where we want nothing to do with their current CEO. We will only accept communications from this person via our solicitors.

The resultant fallout means our efforts to locate the NLB plans for the Grade B listed lighthouse buildings on Ailsa Craig are currently thwarted. So the Ailsa Craig Lighthouse structures are in this dreadful state and getting worse by each passing winter gale.

The Northern Lighthouse Board commissioners should hang their heads in shame

…at failing to get a grip of a CEO that has junked 30 years of hitherto good relations, let alone risk the ruination of listed buildings on Ailsa Craig island.

Ailsa Craig Lighthouse Station. Going To Rack & Ruin 

The current CEO at the Northern Lighthouse Board is not a person we like. His CV is stellar and appears impeccable. We can understand why an MBE and a long naval career would appeal to the NLB executive appointments committee. But in real life? We have had to do the unthinkable and ask that the person who currently holds the CEO position at the NLB not to enter onto any of our lighthouse premises. An unfathomable deterioration in the aforementioned 30 years of a good relationship with the Northern Lighthouse Board.

If you wonder why our frustration has reached this impasse, please take another look at the appalling state of the Ailsa Craig keeper’s houses outlined in red on the photo above. That ruinous deterioration should and could be halted. The current owner is amenable to selling. He is reported as wanting £250,000. Given the dramatic deterioration in condition, we would reckon £99,000 is a fair price as the pier will require at least £50,000 in repairs – more likely £150,000 in a rebuild. Unless you have some serious naval architect plus maritime/civil engineering expertise in your bid structure. Possibly stretch to £125,000 (not the quarter-million quoted here). We wish you luck.

Without the NLB plans you will likely have listed building headaches.

The saga on Ailsa Craig island is not yet over.

If you would like to take a shot at buying the Ailsa Craig lighthouse buildings (tower not included) they are definitely for sale. You will need plan drawings and you should research and take good advice as the pier would be your liability with a contribution from the NLB for upkeep. The NLB escaped serious legal liability for something not a million miles away: Click Here. The last advice we had from staff is the NLB senior management are still instructing their employees and contractors to use this dangerous structure to land on Ailsa Craig island. We would caution the new owner, indeed the current owner, to get the pier repaired and made safe. Or better still, rebuilt in a similar way to the Solent Forts so that building materials can be safely landed onto the island. Otherwise a similar event such as this is just waiting to happen on this dangerous pier… 

The NLB lost in court, but got their money back by the skin of its senior managers’ teeth. Given the fact that the NLB commissioners contain some of the best educated legal minds in the country, for the CEO and NLB to let this get to court and put the poor victim through the further trauma is something we are aghast at. But no longer that surprised.

Meanwhile, the buildings on Ailsa Craig island continue to rot and travel towards ruination…

In this narrative, Ailsa Craig and the abandoned lighthouse buildings on the island are currently the saddest part of an otherwise wonderful journey that for this particular station spanned a couple of years. An amazing place and it deserves better than the current state of affairs.

Ailsa Craig: Potentially Lethal Landing Area.

Please take heed of the Rosemary Cairns case.

This pier on Ailsa Craig is a Health & Safety issue.

Moving On Past NLB CEO Problems…

After we sold the Ailsa Craig lighthouse station in 2001, there were a few years without a lighthouse building to live in. Other projects were undertaken. Indeed several building renovations have come about with good results. Over 100 new jobs created along the way too.

Not just buildings but part of living in a lighthouse brings ships that pass your window pretty mucvh every day. So it is of little surprise we have a nautical detour in this narrative. An adventure with a magnificent thousand ton lump of metal…

A Frequent Visitor Past Ailsa Craig.

TS Queen Mary being towed through a London landmark.

Seven years ago, the TS Queen Mary charity was formed. There is a bespoke model of this ship sitting at Noss Head Lighthouse Station ready to go aboard the actual vessel as an exhibit in due course. How this started is hopefully being written in book manuscript form by my friend Iain Sim. The three amigos are all guilty for this pleasure and have a passion for the TS Queen Mary. Some memories persist. Even the most unusual – such as hobbling on crutches into the Dundee OSCR charity commissioner for Scotland clutching this precious Friends of TS Queen Mary constitution plus the charity registration documents…

The Original TS Queen Mary Charity Constitution From 2012.

An honour that Russ McLean still treasures was to draft the constitution and hand it into OSCR (here). The official birth date of the FOTSQM charity is 4th December 2012. Following months of work by the three founders, Captain Calum Bryce, solicitor Iain Sim and former harbourmaster and ship owner Russ McLean the commissioner gave assent and charity number SC043623 was formally established.

It took 4 years, but the following film shows what can happen when a lot of awesome people join the charity and help out. On the quayside at Dales Marine that day I saw many former crew, shipyard workers and passengers, a fair number of whom were big burly welder types in tears as the old girl made her way home. How a big lump of metal can do that to folk is a unique phenomenon...

TS Queen Mary Arriving Home After 35 Years Away In London.

Vidoe courtesy of our good friend: Jim Phanco.

Myself + Iain Sim and Calum Bryce (and several new trustees) were also in tears. Though these were more from relief and happiness that the TS Queen Mary had been successfully and safely brought home after being towed halfway around the UK. The state of the old ship was a shock (déjà vu with Ailsa Craig lighthouses).

This next photograph is the ship, still in a very sorry state, but after a significant amount of work and cost had been undertaken by the chief engineer and master mariner plus the crew at Tilbury Dock near London prior to the long tow…

TS Queen Mary Arriving Home To Glasgow In 2016.

A more daunting task lay ahead.

The ship went straight into drydock and a great deal of intense work commenced. This was May 2016. The TS Queen Mary had not been out of the water since the last century. But in 1933 they knew how to build fine, strong and robust vessels. The condition of the hull and plate thicknesses were remarkably good.

TS Queen Mary: The Summer of 2016. Lots of Work Under Way

It is pretty much to the maximum credit of my friend Iain Sim that such a great fundraising campaign was launched. This has been vital for the whole recovery and renovation project.

Iain Sim At TS Queen Mary Restoration.

To date, as we enter 2020, over a million pounds has been raised so far by Iain and the FOTSQM charity. The ship has also been through a second dry docking…

TS Queen Mary At Dry Dock In Greenock

A unique photo angle of an iconic ship

The old lump of metal that was towed back to the Clyde in 2016 has now been majorly transformed from an ugly duckling, back into the beautiful swan. 83 years old, but still with beautiful nautical lines…

TS Queen Mary Freshly Out of Second Dry Dock: 2019.

Even the eccentrics that started this charity back in 2012 had worried the chances of seeing this photograph and the ship well on its way to restoration were remote.

Fortunately, three years after the ship was bought, and brought back to the Clyde during May 2016 all is now a lot clearer and the future much more secure.

The next photo was taken by one of the unsung heroes: Gordon Stewart of a well-regarded shipping website. This was the first time Gordon had met the Friends of TS Queen Mary (FOTSQM) charity founders…

TS Queen Mary, Trustees Aiden O’Donnell, Russ McLean & Iain Sim.

(from left to right)

It was during 2011 that Gordon Stewart had tuned into the general maritime scuttlebutt from many folk expressing concern about the future, or lack of it in relation to TS Queen Mary. It is thanks to Gordon and the good offices of his own website www.paddlesteamer.info (here) that events took a turn that would help in the formation of the FOTSQM charity. Around 2011 Gordon suggested Iain Sim telephone Russ McLean because the latter had already owned a Denny built ship MV Southsea…

The Isle of Wight Ferry: MV Southsea.

Accidentally bought by the author of this article in 1998.

Gordon’s idea was that Russ might be able to help with the logistics and dynamics in a rescue the TS Queen Mary which was also built at the Denny Shipyard.

So Gordon Stewart pretty much deserves a medal for his thoughtfulness.

Now, as 2020 dawns, the future of TS Queen Mary is assured. The ship is well on its way to being fit for hosting visits from former crew and passengers as well as those from the much wider community interested in the history of a bygone era on the Clyde. Indeed it is a hallmark desired by the FOTSQM founders that a great number of volunteers and friends of the vessel are now literally onboard in the restoration. The original triumvirate’s wish was that a new and vibrant community would gather together, with many dedicated folk working to bring this amazing ship back to concours condition so that future generations cand see first hand what is now the sole survivor of a class of ship that are all gone bar one.

The TS Queen Mary Safe & With An Assured Future.

As the TS Queen Mary returns to her former glory, this has helped secure an excellent berth. I have nudged Iain into writing a book about the journey to get to this stage. Especially the fundraising he has managed and tireless efforts put into the love of restoring this iconic vessel.

UK nautical heritage is often overlooked and given the history of Britain as a maritime island nation, any experience in rescuing and preserving its naval heritage is surely welcome.

This is some digression from the regular lighthouse buildings for sale here on this website, but perhaps worthy of note if you are looking to live next to the sea. Particularly if you are looking to live in a lighthouse building. Your views of the sea contain many interesting things: whales, dolphins, puffins, the Aurora Borealis to name just a few. But there is no gainsaying the fact that ships go past your windows. There will be many that you see on the sea. A fair few maybe went by several decades ago. Some of these old vessels might still exist and be in need of a rescue. If have a favourite old ship of a bygone era that you have a notion to restore and need a hand with, just get in touch with this website and we shall make best efforts to help.

So as far as lighthouse buildings go, what next?

Following a family funeral in the Highlands during 2016, I was travelling back from the far north with my brother. On the road we saw a lighthouse but I couldn’t remember which one it was. Curiosity ignited, I got onto the internet back at home and discovered it to be Noss head Lighthouse Station…

Just A Glimpse From Afar. Next Thing You Know…

“Here are the keys and good luck” says The Earl of Caithness.

The name came back as Noss Head Lighthouse Station. A beguiling place and from that moment to the 23rd May 2017 when our group of friends clubbed together to rescue the place, we were all smitten.

Noss Head Lighthouse Station

A magnificent and dramatic location. 

But the buildings were not in their best condition…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station: 2017

Can you spot the difference between the tired looking privately owned part on the left and the fresh and neat Northern Lighthouse Board Tower at the right?

The first few words of this article quoted for the old Lookout at Davaar island Lighthouse Station were: “a bit of work to make it habitable”. Well, the same applied to Noss Head Lighthouse Station. After 18 months of hard work inside and out, the difference between the photographs above and below illustrate the transformation…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station: 2019

Sadly the previous owner had died in 2014 and lighthouse buildings were empty for around three years. These buildings are sturdy, with sandstone walls sometimes four feet thick, but they do not like to be left unoccupied. In fact, Noss Head Lighthouses had become utterly derelict once already in the 1990s. Mr Ian Sinclair had already rescued them during his tenure. Ian’s health started to decline in 2012 and he was spending more and more time away from Noss Head with family members’ hundreds of miles south. So there was a period of unfortunate decline that even predated the 2014 vacancy. There were valiant efforts though the Sinclair Trust and Viscount Thurso + the Earl of Caithness and the Duke of Rothesay endeavouring to keep the lighthouse buildings secure. But the weather in the far northeast can be ferocious.

Contrast The Poor Condition With The Neat NLB Tower Behind.

This photo gifted to us by the Sinclair Trust.

In the 1990s the place had been gutted by vandals and 100mph gales. The 1998 renovation was very good work. But a significant amount of that effort had gone into reverse from 2012 to 2017.

So with renewed vigour and new owners, a major renovation was launched at Noss Head. Here is one small example of the “before” and “after” elements…

Noss Head External Masonry Protection Looking Grim.

Some of the exterior lighting was from the M62 motorway surplus sale department, circa 1982! Not quite in tune with Grade A listed buildings from 1849…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station Looking Very Tired

These photographs taken in 2017

By 2018 and 2019 it was a different story. The old lighthouse station at Noss Head was getting back to its former glory…

The local Northern Lighthouse Board team were very helpful (we are still not a fan of the NLB CEO). For example, the local NLB personnel assisted in directing us to the specialist pain manufacturer so that we could ensure the same paint system was applied to the privately-owned buildings as was being applied to the NLB Tower. For any of our friends who own former NLB lighthouse buildings elsewhere in the country we would VERY MUCH recommend Spencer Coatings in Aberdeen (here – tel: 01224 288780). They are professional and extremely helpful. Their key customers are North Sea oil rig owners. But Spencer Coatings have also worked on a specific formula for the Northern Lighthouse Board. 

Professional Paint & Painter In The Foreground

&  At The Main Building In The Background

It makes a lot of sense to paint the privately-owned buildings with the same high-quality, bespoke coatings that the NLB use. Not least but it lasts longer and you can avoid the dissonance of having the tower look very good whilst the rest of the buildings are tatty or worse.

The Walled Garden Workshop is indicative of what the Noss Head Lighthouse Station used to look like before a great deal of time, effort and money were spent in 2017/2018. 

Now, with the properties at this latest lighthouse station looking a great deal better, three friends ended up buying the spare buildings on the lighthouse station and this website would like to end this article with two points.

Firstly, you can realise your lighthouse dreams. We sold one of the prime buildings, the Old Engine House for around £80,000.

The Engine House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

This is a very low price for a detached lighthouse property that will become a wonderful lighthouse station residential dwelling with 360 degree views across the sea + Sinclair Bay + Orkney and with a magnificent lighthouse tower just a few feet away.

The Engine House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

This £80,000 is an amount that is within reach of a lot of folk seeking a lighthouse home. We would proffer a collegiate view, based on 35 years around these wonderful places, and having seen millions of pounds of lighthouse buildings sold via this website (we don’t get a commission, that is the domain of hard working estate agents). Our advice would be…

If you would like to live in a lighthouse building, the advent of modern broadband means it is possible to keep working (telecommuting) and also live in one of these amazing spaces far from the madding crowd.

Even if your current job is not telecommutable, there are new jobs with internet websites that can secure you and your family a good living at fairly remote locations. One where the work-life balance means you can be there for your kids growing up.

I didn’t start out running websites. My CV is quite different – almost allergic to computers. Advancing age means that my internet skillset would be outranked by a brontosaurus. Check it out: click here. So whatever your current job, if I can work out how to get a set of websites up to a combined 77,000 readership, then you should stand a good chance too.

The second point is that we get a buzz from whenever someone takes that lighthouse decision and goes for it.

You just need to make that choice and take your chance.

Life goes by very quickly. Too many folk are handcuffed to a dead-end job in a place without a soul.

This is your New Year. Perhaps you can set aside some time for yourself to reflect?

In April 2019 I had a nasty accident. This is not mentioned for a “pity me” moment. It is added because life: mine, yours, a beloved family members can change in a heartbeat. During a year that has been full of too many hospital appointments after the accident and which has resulted in many changes, one thing I am personally thankful for is 35 years ago is when Mr Turner Snr., offered me an old Lookout station and then a lighthouse to lease on Davaar Island and I happily said yes. That changed my life: totally and for the better.

If you have read this far, perhaps it is an indication that you too have a choice of which path to follow? 

In April this year things got very bad remarkably fast. What seemed like a simple knock on the head during a ferry crossing from the island of Arran deteriorated into a brain injury and rapid hospitalisation. When the doctor asks you to name the prime minister (in 2019) and you answer Tony Blair, even in my addled state I could see from the medics look on her face and my family that something might have happened to Tony too.

MV Caledonian Isles. 19 April 19. The Day of The Accident.

Flat calm weather. A beautiful day.

The April accident was the daftest of incidents. Someone had parked Henry Bloody Hoover in a thoughtless manner on the public deck space of MV Caledonian Isles…

The hoover should not be stored on an open passenger deck by CalMac Ferries. Especially as it became apparent the steering flat and vibrations from the aft port section below vibrate on departure from the pier so much so, that the long metal tube from Henry Hoover regularly falls over and wedges in between the coffee counter and condiment stand. I had just bought a coffee and stepped back at an angle away from the coffee counter. The trip hazard caught my foot and Henry had me cracking the old noggin against the ship hull. When I came too there was mortification at so many passengers gathered around. It used to be me helping old geezers stand up. Now the tables were turned.

See what I mean? A stupid accident.

A few hours later, a family member insisted I was a little eccentric. The reply was that it had been that way for 40 years.

But a visit to Ninewells Hospital was insisted upon. The Tony Blair thing opened up a wole new world of hospital visits. Henry Bloody Hoover. Evil wee bas7**d even looks at you mockingly with those funny eyes!

Family Members Initially Saw Humour & Sent Police “Line Up” Photos.

Sadly this funny side did not last long.

First and foremost, family gets you through an accident like this. But during CAT scans + MRI scans, lumbar punctures and all the getting dart boarded with syringes + canulas and ECGs + tests with overly much time spent in hospital beds, there were a couple of places in my mind’s eye that kept things sane. This is one of them. It is the loch at Noss Head Lighthouse Station…

Winter At Noss Head. Not Bad. Not Bad At All.

Without a doubt, living at a lighthouse is food for the soul. Sounds a bit corny I know. But it is also very, very true. Things are getting better slowly, and lighthouses are good medicine.

Accidents and recovery aside, there are other aspects of being in the lighthouse club.

For example, at Noss Head, we have three new friends. One bought and is transforming the Engine House to her dream home. A wonderful lady who fundraised for charity by piping the world: here.

In another part of the lighthouse compound are a couple who purchased the Principal Keeper’s House.

Noss Head Lighthouse Cottage.

Now owned by our friends as a holiday cottage: Here.

They live elsewhere onsite and now let the holiday cottage. We are keen to help them promote it. This is quite easy as they have an amazing 3D interactive photograph thingy that enables you to have a virtual tour through the entire keeper’s house to see it for yourself and decide whether you would like to holiday there…

To explore Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage…

Click Here For Virtual 3D Tour

On a personal level, I would recommend any of our readers that are considering the purchase of a lighthouse home to spend at least one week in the summer and one week in the winter to see if you like the style of life.

Though please be careful, living in a lighthouse building can be addictive.

I hope you have found this seasonal article of interest and we now return to the regular LIGHTHOUSES FOR SALE LISTINGS in the next section below.

Kindest wishes,

Russ.

Russ McLean at Noss Head Lighthouse Station

A couple of short films to show where we ended up…

Noss Head Lighthouse Station Before The Renovations of 2017/2018

These cost a tad more than the £5 that, way back in 1984 paid the annual lease for this beautiful old Lookout…

A Visit To The Old Lookout & Lighthouse Buildings on Davaar Island

This old Lookout is where the Unique Property Bulletin was invented (here) and some years later that publication went online, followed shortly by this Lighthouses For Sale & Rent website.

Please feel free to text or telephone if you need help finding your ideal lighthouse to buy or rent…

Text/Tel: 0757-2768-795.

Please remember this website is a not-for-profit entity run by volunteers. We will make best efforts to help, but we are not an estate agency.


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MORE LIGHTHOUSE BUILDINGS NEEDED

ARE YOU THINKING OF

SELLING YOUR LIGHTHOUSE BUILDING?

ENJOY A FREE LISTING ON THIS WEBSITE FOR 90 DAYS

TEXT OR TELEPHONE FOR FREE LISTING DETAILS: 0757-2768-795. 

Next Sale Is Likely To Be One Of These Lighthouse Buildings

Watch this space. News soon.

This website has been privileged to help many fellow lighthouse owners sell millions of pounds worth of these iconic buildings since we went online in 2012 (and millions before that in our paper print publication established in 1992). But for some reason, there has been a shortage of lighthouse buildings for sale during 2019. Here is our end-of-year review of…

THE STATE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR SALE MARKET.

1]. Leading Light, at £550,000 PRICE REDUCED to: £495,000. Click Here. This had a flurry of interest when first listed. Located at Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN.

Leading Light For Sale. Effectively Two Houses. The Lot For £495,000

If you would like to buy just ONE of the TWO halves, please get in touch with this website and we shall make best efforts to secure your interest ad facilitate a mutually beneficial purchase between you and the owner.

GUIDE FOR ONE OF THE TWO HOUSES AS LEADING LIGHT…

£247,500

TEXT OR TELEPHONE: 0757-2768-795

Leading Light For Sale. Effectively Two Houses. The Lot For £495,000

The next offering in our state of the lighthouse sales list…

2]. The Old Engine House at Noss Head Lighthouse Station. At £82,000, it flew off of this website and sold in double quick time. Took just 4 weeks to sell. To be clear, it was this website that sold the Old Engine House, not an estate agent. If you have a lighthouse building for sale, the speed with which we secure many offers/sales may be of interest to you. Please call or text us if you would like your lighthouse property featured (for free) on this website: Tel/Text (UK): 0757-2768-795.

3]. We’ve been advised that East Bank Lighthouse: Known As Sir Peter Scott’s Lighthouse at £600,000 is brilliant looking lighthouse. It is also pretty rare in the location being in East Anglia. The owner is a lovely gentleman and we wish him the very best.

Other than these three, so far this year, there have been no new additional lighthouse buildings for sale in 2019.

4]. There is the Corsewall Lighthouse compound at £450,000. But that has been for sale for 10 years and buyer after buyer has lost money in legal fees trying to purchase that complex and challenging site. We know over £4,000 in buyer legal fees were wasted in the past few months because of difficulties. No matter how we tried to help with FREE listings, that lighthouse station seems well and truly “stuck”.

5]. The West Usk Lighthouse conversion is still available (listed below). But, from our experience and reader feedback, that is at the very top end of what lighthouse buyers are comfortable paying. A guide of £1,750,000 is a lot of money. Most of our readers prefer lighthouse buildings at the £80,000 to £120,000 guide price figure. Although we do have a respectable number of high-net-worth buyers looking at the £500,000 to £1,000,000+ price bracket. Even so, the West Usk Lighthouse buyers we sent across advised their view was a ceiling of £1,400,000.

6]. Across at Rattray Head Lighthouse Station, that sale is another of those that has “stuck” too. We sent several buyers across, but the condition of this property was described by our readers as “basic” and the price is “handsome”. This mismatch has been difficult to reconcile. The owner has taken that off of the market.

7]. The penultimate Burnham High Lighthouse Tower was one of the rarest buildings we list. At £550,000 it was priced at the top end, but because of rarity, it had thousands of folk clicking onto the dedicated webpage we hosted. We were delighted when the owner phoned our UK 0757-2768-795 number for advice. It was a sheer pleasure to help him sell the tower over the following few weeks.

So far this year, there have been very few new additional lighthouse buildings for sale in 2019.

This website has 6,300+ people “keen” and up to 38,000 unique visitors who visit this page regularly, literally looking at lighthouses for sale.

Many, many cash buyers. Just waiting for you to put your lighthouse property up for sale.

To help stimulate the lighthouse for sale market, we are offering a FREE listing on this website for sellers, for 90 days. No obligation. No fees. 

This Website Just Sold A Lighthouse Building Next To This This Beauty

BUT…

SLIM PICKINGS – FOR NOW

SO WE AIM TO REMEDY THIS CHALLENGE

Rather than just hang around and see what lighthouse buildings wander onto the sale list, this website is going pro-active.

We are offering SELLERS a FREE SERVICE to help sell their lighthouse buildings. We do NOT charge commission, NOR listing fees… 

WANTED – LIGHTHOUSE BUILDINGS

DO YOU HAVE A LIGHTHOUSE PROPERTY TO SELL?

CASH WAITING

This may be an old phrase, but we know a fair few of our readers are keen and have their “cash waiting” to buy your lighthouse property.

You can get in touch with this website at…

TEL OR TEXT: 0757-2768-795. 

Lighthouses For Sale is a not-for-profit website, run by volunteers and our team of fellow lighthouse owners would be delighted to help you sell your lighthouse buildings. NO COMMISSION. NO FEES. Since we started this website in 2012, millions of pounds worth of lighthouse buildings have been sold here at no cost to our readers or sellers (though for transparency, some sellers do make a small donation. This is not mandatory and indeed we get both embarrassed and humbled when it happens).

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FOR SALE

West Usk Lighthouse Tower For Sale

Guide: £1,750,000

Seven Bedroom Converted Lighthouse Tower

West Usk Lighthouse, Lighthouse Rd., St Brides, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8SF

West Usk Lighthouse, Lighthouse Rd., St Brides, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8SF

West Usk Lighthouse, Lighthouse Rd., St Brides, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8SF

Location: Lighthouse Rd., St Brides, Newport, Gwent, NP10 8SF

Guide Price: £1,750,000

All Enquiries: Tel/Text: 0757-2768-795

Click Here

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SOLD

Former Lighthouse Engine House For Sale

Offers Over £79,000 SOLD

MORE OF THESE TYPES OF £80,000 TO £120,000 TO COME THIS SUMMER

Keep an eye on thes website if you fancy living in a lighthouse station building.

Exciting News: Possible Sale Additions July & August 2019 

The Engine House, Noss Head Lighthouse Station

(tower not included)

This detached building next to the lighthouse tower would convert to an amazing home or even a holiday letting cottage (conditional on the new owner obtaining their preferred type of planning permission). Please note, the lighthouse tower is still operated by the Northern Lighthouse Board and NOT included in this sale.

The Engine House: Noss Head Lighthouse Station

Photo  Courtesy of Maciej Winiarczyk

We are delighted to present this former engine house for sale at offers over £79,000 SOLD. This is a conversion opportunity and would require planning permission and a reasonable budget to complete the works.

There is also a cottage for rent for the duration of your project at £99 per week.

Do you fancy really escaping to the country?

Offers Over: £79,000 – SOLD.

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Sir Peter Scott Lighthouse

Guide: £600,000.

Also Known As East Bank Lighthouse

East Bank Lighthouse: Known As Sir Peter Scott’s Lighthouse

It is one of the delights running this eccentric Lighthouses For Sale or Rent website that sometimes the telephone will ring, and the owner of magnificent home is calling in with details of a very special place to sell. This happened today: here is that offering for you to consider…

East Bank Lighthouse, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, PE12 9QJ

Lighthouse towers for sale are very rare. In 25 years of editing Unique Property Bulletin and sister website Lighthouses For Sale, I have only seen three. As if the tower isn’t rare enough, this one comes with an incredible pedigree. It’s former owner, Sir Peter Scott was the son of famous Antarctic explorer, Commander Robert Falcon Scott. This resonates with our publication as on some days in midwinter, when nobody else on the RRS Discovery, I will quietly take the website laptop and spend an afternoon a few miles along the road from my home and go aboard Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s ship…

RRS Discovery. Forever Linked With Captain Scott

Please note, this ship is NOT for sale. Just included as part of lighthouse for sale narrative.

I mention the depths of winter for two reasons. Firstly, it is apposite to spend time aboard the RRS Discovery on a brisk, beautiful Baltic cold winter’s day given her voyages to the Antarctic. Secondly, in December or January you can enjoy this whole ship as a quiet sanctuary. Sometimes there isn’t another living soul aboard.

On those extra special treat days, some of the editions of this website were researched and composed here…

 RRS Discovery At Dundee. Some Editions of This Website Written In This Room

This is an awesome space in an amazing place.

To consider where the occupants of this room have travelled and what they would have experienced inspires and fires the imagination from the freezing echos of this special ship’s past…

RRS Discovery At The Antarctic. Locked In The Ice For 2 Years: 1902-1904. Brrrr???

But I digress. This segment is about Commander Scott’s son, and his home at a very special lighthouse tower, located in East Anglia…

Is This Lighthouse In An Area Where You Would Like To Live?

Map Courtesy of Google Inc.

The majority of lighthouse buildings are in Ireland and Scotland where much of the coastline can be exceedingly hazardous to shipping.

It is a rare treat that we can offer up such a beautiful lighthouse to folk who have a need to be near to the south east of the UK.

East Bank Lighthouse & Sir Peter With Friends

Genealogy asides, Sir Peter was a notable person in his own right. Described by the World Wildlife Fund For Nature as one of their founders. To have a very brief appreciation of his life’s work: click here. 

To get a feel of the inspiration that Sir Peter drew from his time living at East Bank Lighthouse, here are a few photographs of the internal accommodation – both the light keeper’s cottage, and the actual lighthouse tower…

Returning back to the ground floor accommodation, as an example, we have the living room…

 Inside The Adjacent Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Is Very Nice

Estate Agent Narrative: East Bank Lighthouse, or, more familiarly known as Sir Peter Scott´s Lighthouse, stands on the eastern bank at the mouth of the River Nene to the south of The Wash, a marine area which is one of the country´s last great wildernesses.

Offering a Reception Room Overlooking the Estuary, Dining Room, Kitchen, Plus Basement.

Three Bedrooms, Bathroom and Shower Room Plus Attached Artist Studio Accommodation.

Previously Granted Planning Permission for a Detached Visitor Centre & Parking.

East Bank Lighthouse Plan For Guidance.

Please do not scale.

The lighthouse has had extensive and sympathetic restoration work over recent years…

East Bank Lighthouse During Renovations

Quite A Contrast From Sir Peter’s Tome At East Bank Lighthouse

Estate Agent Narrative Continued: The Wash National Nature Reserve is the biggest reserve in England, covering nearly 9,000 hectares, and is dedicated to the memory of Sir Peter Scott, a great conservationist and son of ´Scott of the Antarctic´ who lived at East Bank Lighthouse, a Grade II* Listed Building from 1933 to the start of World War 2.”

Snowgoose Wildlife Trust Background: Click Here

There is a huge amount of history to this truly unique home. The place also had planning permission granted for a detached visitor centre. This opens up possibilities for proper pharologists and also conservation minded wildlife devotees to enjoy an amazing new life here at this sublime part of the country.

East Bank Lighthouse, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, PE12 9QJ

To speak to one of the estate agents, you can telephone either Jan von Draczek or Indre Vaitekunaite.

Please let them know that Russ McLean from Unique Property Bulletin recommended you call…

Lighthouse Details: 01205 311404

East Bank Lighthouse, Sutton Bridge, Spalding, PE12 9QJ

To see the online brochure and lots of photographs of Sir Peter Scott’s lighthouse, including a wonderful virtual tour…

Click Here

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Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

For Price Please Call: 01437 762516

CLICK HERE For Estate Agent Details & HERE

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

Lots of pictures and details of this 2 house (3 bedrooms in each) leading light house…

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

Leading Light, Great Castle Head, St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3DN

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If you would like to have a 3D VIRTUAL TOUR of Leading Light, please…

CLICK HERE

Location of these amazing buildings…

Latest Lighthouses For Sale – Location – Courtesy of Google Maps

Leading light has some wonderful aerial video…

For The Leading Light Estate Agency Details

CLICK HERE AND CLICK HERE

or telephone the estate agency…

01437 762516

…for further information and to arrange viewings of Leading Light

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Consider joining our email alert service to avoid the risk of missing out on your ultimate lighthouse property purchase…

We will notify all of our subscribers when we get the full sale details of the Great Castle Head Lighthouse property.

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Thinking of Selling Your Lighthouse Building?

Our website now has folk offering cash for the right lighthouse property

Just text or call: 0757-2768-795 with details of what you wish to sell.

We arer NOT an estate agency. This is a not-for-profit website run by several lighthouse owners who are keen to support others pursue theit dream of living in a lighthouse building.

Amongst our readership are many folk looking to buy a lighthouse home. Former keepers’ cottages are the most popular buildings that come up for sale.

If you are looking to sell your lighthouse buildings… 

EFFICIENTLY & FOR CASH

Please feel free to get in touch.

Just text or call: 0757-2768-795.

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FOR SALE – UNDER OFFER

LIGHTHOUSE HOUSE KEEPER’S HOUSE

Restoration Project

£75,000 – UNDER OFFER

Strathy Point Lighthouse (c) Peter Moore

It is the former Second Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage for sale.

Strathy Point Lighthouse (c) Les Armishaw

Guide: £75,000 UNDER OFFER

Click Here For Further Strathy Point Details

Or TEXT the word “STRATHY” and your email address to: 0757-2768-795. 

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This Website’s Headquarters: Photo By Mr Graham Bradshaw

If you value what we do, please consider sending a donation via our not-for-profit website: Unique Property Bulletin. With the accidental success of this website and tens of thousands of readers each month, our bandwidth charges have shot up. The annual £1,882 IT/Website/Security running costs mean that your spare fivers, tenners and even twenty pound notes are very welcome. Thank you.

Click Here To Read Donation Page

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SOLD

VERY RARE LIGHTHOUSE TOWER

At Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset

Guide £525,000

Burnham High LIGHTHOUSE TOWER For Sale

Adjacent ground floor cottages not for sale

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower, a Grade II* listed lighthouse tower built in 1830, has been converted to a three-bedroom home/holiday letting business. It has round rooms on each of its eight floors. This tower is approximately 110 feet (33 metres) tall.

This tower has some very special features such as the incredibly precious glass Fresnel lenses in the lantern room.

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower

Lantern Room Includes Very Precious Fresnel Lens.

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower has been updated with modern features such as reinforced glass floor, French cast-iron roll top bath and its own industrial sprinkler system, complete with solid bronze fittings.

Burnham High Lighthouse Tower For Sale

For full description and a 7 storey floorplan layout describing this lighthouse building for sale at offers over £525,000. SOLD

Archived Details – Burnham High Lighthouse Tower: HERE

Estate Agent Website: Here

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DON’T RISK MISSING NEWLY LISTED LIGHTHOUSE BUILDINGS FOR SALE 

We love to help fellow lighthouse folk find their ideal beamy place to live.

Scurdie Ness Lighthouse Station (c) Photo By Dona Robbins

Our website is a not-for-profit entity run by volunteers. We are passionate about lighthouses, most of us live in them. How may we help you? 

Sorry this lighthouse station is now sold, but we list several newly available lighthouse homes for sale each year. 

Consider joining our email alert service to avoid the risk of missing out on your ultimate lighthouse property purchase…

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DO-IT-YOURSELF GUIDE

TO FINDING YOUR IDEAL LIGHTHOUSE HOME

By popular demand we have put together a special feature article/tutorial.

This gives you an extra edge in securing an amazing place to call home 

This Lighthouse Building Has Officially Been Earmarked As Future Sale

Find Out More: DIY Guide To Locate Your Own Lighthouse Tower For Sale

The subscribers of this website are a group of friends who share information about lighthouses for sale. This passion has also seen them own 8 lighthouse buildings between the.

Would you like to find your own ideal lighthouse building using your own efforts along with some techniques that will show you a way that has worked well for us? Our core volunteers have owned 8 lighthouse buildings between them!

We have prepared a DIY lighthouse locating feature article that includes…

A lighthouse owner looking to sell some of their towers. (not Burnham High Tower).

This information in the DIY guide has been distilled from 25 years of lighthouse buying experience and prepared for you. There is a modest £3.65 donation to access the special feature article and the funds generated goes to help pay for our website hosting fees.

Click Here For DIY Lighthouse Sale Article

This lighthouse locating tutorial could actually change your life.

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FOR SALE

SMALL BUT BEAUTIFULLY FORMED

Fancy this little lighthouse tower?

£10,000 Guide

Winkie Lighthouse Tower

Winkie Point Lighthouse Tower, Isle of Man. 

Click Here For Details

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ANGLESEY ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND

Point Lynas Lighthouse Station – Several Buildings

Guided At £1,375,000

Point Lynas Lighthouse, Llaneilian, Anglesey 

Point Lynas Lighthouse, Llaneilian, Anglesey 

£1,375,000. 

Point Lynas Lighthouse Station Sale Details: Click Here

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DETECTING THE NEXT LIGHTHOUSE BUILDING FOR SALE

The Northern Lighthouse Board wrote to us and advised this iconic and well known set of lighthouse keepers’ homes should be coming up for sale in a year or so. Where might this lighthouse coming up for sale be? Hint: Sir Paul McCartney wrote a song about this place…

CLICK HERE TO DISCOVER HIDDEN GEMS

To find out that extra edge in locating your ideal lighthouse home.

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FOR RENT

Lonng Term Tenancy

£550 Per Calendar Month

Principal Keepers House

Tod Head Lighthouse PLK For Rent: £550 pcm

Photograph Courtesy: Passion For Lighthouses

Please Note: The Lighthouse TOWER is NOT for rent at this time. However, it is a pretty impressive view to see outside of your house each day…

 Tod Head Lighthouse

The Tower Not For Rent: The Principal Keeper’s House IS For Rent: £550 PCM

Photograph Courtesy of Russ McLean

Tod Head Lighthouse Station

Photograph Courtesy of Our Friend: Mr Ian Cowe

It is fairly rare, though not unheard of, for former lighthouse keepers cottages to become available for long term rental. This one near to Stonehaven has just popped up. Don’t worry if you miss it: we know of more long term lighthouse cottage rentals coming up soon. To receive details, you are welcome to join our lighthouse NEWS UPDATE ALERTS…

Principal Keeper’s House, Todhead Lighthouse Station, DD10 0TH

Photograph courtesy of Photographers Resources

Click Here 

For Tod Head Lighthouse Rental Details

Archive Reference Here

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AMAZING LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DWELLING

The most northerly part of British mainland

Dunnet Head Lighthouse Station.

The most northerly part of the country’s mainland.

Click Here 

For A Holiday Adventure

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WOULD YOU CONSIDER APPEARING ON TELEVISION?

A Windfall Television Production Being Filmed

Calling all unique property enthusiasts! Windfall Films are currently producing a new series for More4 called Historic Homes (here), and we’re on the lookout for unusual properties undergoing conversion to dwellings, an integral part of filming is participation of enthusiastic owners. We’re really interested in buildings with a story; ideally those that weren’t originally designed for living in. The series will explore the history of the site, as well as charting the unique challenges of turning these buildings into homes. So whether you’re taking on a lighthouse, bunker, pump house or castle we’d be interested in hearing from you. Get in touch with me: markatwill (at) windfallfilms (dot) com – Thanks!

Windfall Films already have some pretty fascinating credentials and bona fides in the unique property field having been recommissioned for a second run of the sister series: “My Floating Home”…

Fancy Participating In Property Television?

The New Series Is Called Historic Homes.

Call Mark Atwill on 020 7251 7676 EXT 239. 

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FOR SALE

WHITBY LIGHTHOUSE FOGHORN STATION

Now being placed with an estate agent

Guided At £565,000

Whitby Lighthouse Foghorn Homes For Sale

Fine old photograph….

Whitby Lighthouse Foghorn Homes For Sale

This Foghorn Station was originally built in 1858 as a fully functional lighthouse – and a second light just along the coast from the main tower here. Latterly this building was turned into a foghorn station. Then in 1992 it was decommissioned and sold by Trinity House to private owners.

The Foghorn Station, Hawsker, Whitby, YO22 4JY

The old foghorn building has owner’s accommodation within it; plus a holiday cottage element with a very useful income from that part of the property.

Click Here For Further Details & Plan Drawings

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PEMBROKESHIRE LIGHTHOUSE COTTAGE

Pharologist’s Paradise In Pembrokeshire

Guided At £350,000 to £375,000

Cottage Number 5, St Ann’s Head Lighthouse, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3RS

Plus we believe that there is a strong likelihood of more former lighthouse keepers’ cottages at this location coming up for sale.

St Ann’s Head Lighthouse Station, Dale, Pembrokeshire, SA62 3RS

Also a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes where a property developer saves £508,000 on a £950,000 headline price for the whole lighthouse compound and buys the lot for just £442,000. 

St Ann’s Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage Sale Details: Click Here

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RATTRAY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND FOR SALE

Near to the UK oil capital.

Guided At: £490,000

Lighthouse Cottages, Rattray Head: Click Here

An adventure awaits, with FIVE former lighthouse keepers’ dwellings for sale in the compound [pictured above top left of photo]. The price for a former lighthouse keeper’s house here start from £79,000. All located in a spectacular setting. The lighthouse tower just offshore is NOT included, but the 11 miles of beaches are free for you to walk with their sublime beauty. 

Rattray Head Lighthouse Tower Not Included

Please note, The TOWER is NOT included in the sale.

£490,000

Archived Details…

Rattray Head Lighthouse Buildings Archived Details: CLICK HERE

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FOR SALE – NOW SOLD

LITTLE ROSS ISLAND & LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND

Between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland & The Isle of Man

Guide: £325,000 – Now Sold

Little Ross Island Lighthouse Compound

Little Ross Island and it’s various lighthouse (and farm/barn) buildings, may be “under offer”, but it is still worthwhile keeping an eye on the current selling progress – in case the place comes back up for sale. Over the past three decades, we have seen, first hand the fact that several lighthouse buildings have come back after the first sale effort falls through. Our very own HQ for this website at Noss Head Lighthouse Station was one such second-time-around sale/purchase.

Little Ross Island Lighthouses – Tower Not Included

Picture Courtesy of Sea Kayak Photos

Disheartened that you missed Little Ross Island for sale?

The consider joining our email news alert list….

The interior of Little Ross Island lighthouse cottage is now one single house. It was formerly two residences: the Principal Keeper’s dwelling, semi-detached to the First Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s home…

Little Ross Island – Main Lighthouse Accommodation

Please do not scale. Copyright courtesy of Potterpland Ltd

If this small island and lighthouse compound do come back up for sale we will let all our subscribing readers know. If you would like to go on our lighthouse for sale email alert list, please Click Here.

Current BBC News Report: Click Here

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WANTED

LIGHTHOUSE BUILDINGS

CASH WAITING

We have a significant number of readers who wish to buy a lighthouse building.

Do you have a lighthouse property to sell?

It is an old phrase, but we know a fair few of our readers are keen and have “cash waiting” To get in touch…

Text/Telephone us on 0757-2768-795. 

Tarbat Ness Lighthouses

Photo by the very talented Mr Ian Cowe: Click Here

This website is run by lighthouse owners for lighthouse owners. If you are looking to buy or sell a lighthouse building, just Google “lighthouses for sale” and see what is at the top of the rankings. We have worked hard to secure that top spot.

With much assistance and good will from loyal readers, we are delighted to help folk get into unique property mischief and end up owning a lighthouse building. We are not an estate agency. Just lighthouse people through to the core.

Tarbat Ness Lighthouses Sold. We Introduced The Seller To The Buyer.

Our not-for-profit website secure a £330,000 sale: Click Here

HM Land Registry Derived Data For Tarbat Ness Lighthouse Cottages

We achieve over 34,000 page views on this Lighthouses For Sale or Rent website, depending how busy each month is. Not too shabby for a fairly obscure endeavour. So if you are selling or renting your lighthouse, please consider contacting us. Text or telephone: 0757-2768-795.

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STOER HEAD LIGHTHOUSE COMPOUND

Sorry, this has now been sold

Ranging from £22,500 to £175,000

The Stoer Head Lighthouse Compound. Tower not included in this sale.

Photograph courtesy of Mr Jim Tod

Available at either £367,500 for the whole compound.

Stoer Head Lighthouses – As of 17 December 17 – Now Sold

Stoer Head Lighthouses For Sale – Now Sold (17 December 17)

Photo Attribution With Thanks To Orchid Room

Further details and an introduction to the owner…

Click Here For Archived Details – Stoer Head Now Sold

Please note, The TOWER is NOT included in the sale.

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WHO RUNS THIS WEBSITE AND WHY?

Several readers have asked us this two-part question.

Some of us our a bit reclusive, but here goes…

For our readers who have the dedicated lighthouse property sleuthing ability within their DNA. If you are determined to find one of these lighthouse buildings to live in for yourself, then our special article is a reasonable starting point.

What has Robert Carlyle got to do with finding and buying lighthouse buildings/?

Read on for the back-story…Hamish MacBethPic1Highland Policeman Hamish Macbeth Portrayed By Actor Robert Carlyle

Photo Attribution: BBC 

The light hearted rural police drama featured adventures of the eponymous, eccentric character in uniform, inhabited brilliantly by Robert Carlyle. The BBC series was must-watch television on a Sunday night in the 1990’s.

But here’s the thing. In real life there are actual Hamish Macbeths. You are reading the words of one right here and now. Just exactly as the writer of this segment is tapping them out on the old keyboard for you. Curiously, it is an obscure fact that thanks to a Teuchter version of the Old Bill – and a lot of training at police college, this website has been created. If it were not for a real life Hamish Macbeth, then Lighthouses For Sale or Rent would not be here.

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