Remote lighthouse with views of three countries for sale:extraordinary Head Keeper's house and cottages in Wales also perfect for dolphin spotting

The lighthouse complex, set in 17 acres of land, is close to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - the longest place name in Europe.

A room with a view is a modest demand for many house hunters, but what about a home with a view of every country in the British Isles?

On a clear day, residents of this £1.375 million lighthouse complex in Wales can see not only the Isle of Man, but England, Scotland and even Ireland.

The unusual 17-acre estate includes the head keeper's house and two cottages that are set behind a high castellated wall, along with the lighthouse tower and the headland - although the holiday cottages can be bought separately.

The lighthouse is still fully operational, 24-hours a day. Unusually, the light that points out to sea is not set in a tower because the buildings are already 130ft above sea level.

The good news for future owners is that the station is fully automated and runs on electricity, and is backed up by standby generators which cut in should the mains power fail.

The current owners of the grade II-listed Point Lynas lighthouse in Anglesey bought the complex in 2001 and have since carefully restored the buildings. While they kept the period features, it now offers far more comfortable accommodation than the original keepers would have endured.

The buildings have a total of nine bedrooms and five bathrooms, with the main house covering 1,600 square feet with three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and kitchen-breakfast room.

The east cottage also has three bedrooms, while the west cottage has the final three bedrooms and features an 18ft kitchen.

Point Lynas lighthouse was built in 1835 for the grand total of £1,165 by the Mersey docks and harbour board to help ships get to and from Liverpool, with captains picking up expert pilots from the lighthouse to guide them into port.

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The light can be seen by ships from 20 miles away

On a daily basis, the house provides stunning views across the Irish sea and to the Anglesey and North Wales coasts. On clear days, it is possible to see Ireland, the Isle of Man, Dumfries and Galloway in south-west Scotland and the Lake District.

Should you ever tire of such views, Anglesey offers a great range of outdoor activities, including birdwatching, fishing,  horse riding, kayaking, scuba diving and sailing.

Trains to Euston, with a change in Chester, take around three and a half hours from the station in nearby Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch, the longest place name in Europe.

The lighthouse is for sale for £1,375,000 through Sotheby's.


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