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House with a view: Former lighthouse with eight bedrooms and swimming pool goes on sale for £1m

Marie Claire Dorking
·4-min read
This former lighthouse could be yours for just shy of £1million. (Purple Bricks)
This former lighthouse could be yours for just shy of £1million. (Purple Bricks)

We just can’t resist a scroll through all the amazing homes we could live in if money were no object and this former lighthouse is right up there on our wish-list.

The ultimate party pad, this eight-bedroom home comes complete with its own indoor swimming pool, sauna and dreamy sea view. Plus, the only nosey neighbours you’d need to worry about are the seagulls.

The thought of living in our very own lighthouse (yes, we were big fans of Pete’s Dragon) gets us really excited.

The almost £1million price tag? Not so much.

But actually, when you think about it, you get a whole lot of lighthouse for your £995,000.

The amazing features in the lighthouse part of the property. (Purple Bricks)
The amazing features in the lighthouse part of the property. (Purple Bricks)

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The Old Lighthouse at St Anne’s Head, Dale, was decommissioned decades ago and was swiftly converted into an impressive home that makes the most of the stunning sea views.

With four en-suite bathrooms, five reception rooms, plus a jacuzzi spa and pool room overlooking the ocean, the unusual home is one-of-a-kind.

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Some of the rooms are in the regular-shaped extension but others, including the main kitchen, are within the former lighthouse itself, which gives the walls a quirky curve.

The centre of the property contains an open-plan kitchen, dining and lounging area all zoned around a central brick fireplace with electric log burner, which is the ideal spot to curl up in cosier climes.

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The indoor swimming pool with a sea view! (Purple Bricks)
The indoor swimming pool with a sea view! (Purple Bricks)

“Whether it’s the designer flooring, shiplap wall paneling or totally custom details, every inch of this space has been custom designed to suit your comfort and the seaside theme,” the property particulars, from Purple Bricks, read.

“Bright and cozy bedrooms are sprinkled throughout the home allowing for a comfortable escape for you and your guests.

“Detail has been considered even in the bathrooms where you will continue to find high-end finishes and comfortable fixtures, including a bubbling Jacuzzi spa and a standalone soaker tub.”

But the real wow factor comes via the top-floor observatory, which offers an amazing 360-degree view of the local area.

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Check out that view! (Purple Bricks)
Check out that view! (Purple Bricks)

“For a time it was the Coastguard HQ and so I am guessing it may have been them who added the observation room,” Rhys Jordan, of estate agents Purple Bricks, told Metro.

According to Jordan the property has been used as a “phenomenally successful” holiday let, “but the family who own it have decided to take a break from that and this is why they’ve put it up for sale”.

This means the new owners will have several options in terms of how the house is used.

“It could easily continue as a holiday let, or as a home and holiday let, depending on what people wanted,” Jordan explains.

“The owner’s daughter used to live here where when she was a child so we know it would make a great family home, too.”

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The bedroom has a nautical theme. (Purple Bricks)
The bedroom has a nautical theme. (Purple Bricks)
The open plan ground floor centres around a brick fireplace. (Purple Bricks)
The open plan ground floor centres around a brick fireplace. (Purple Bricks)

The location of the lighthouse offers a great base to explore the local area via scenic coastal path walks and the pretty harbour village of Dale and the beautiful blue flag beaches of St Bride’s Bay are just a short hop away.

St David's, Tenby, Pembroke and Haverfordwest are also easily accessible for a day’s pottering and offer a whole host of restaurants, pubs and shops.

“Just two miles from iconic Dale, there are limitless activities available including crabbing off the harbour wall, dining at nearby restaurants or enjoying sailing and surfing on what many call the sunniest beach in Wales,” the property particulars continue.

The lighthouse is for sale for a guide price of £995,000 with Purple Bricks, call 0800 810 8008 to find out more.