Island holiday home you’ll need to wait two years to stay at
Anyone who has visited Newquay should be familiar with the iconic landmark that is the house on the island.
Located atop a 70ft cliff, the breath-taking property – accessible only via footbridge – looks like a location from a James Bond film or fairy tale.
It has actually been visited by a number of famous faces, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the books that featured detective Sherlock Holmes.
The house was built in 1910, and has only been on the market three times in 40 years, most recently sold for over £1million.
Towan Island was first sold at auction to the Billing brothers in 1838, with the land later being used to keep chickens and for religious services.
At the time you could only reach it via a pathway cut into the rock, with the suspension bridge linking it to the mainland being built in 1902.
The property was built eight years later, changing ownership a handful of times over the years, with one former resident being the inventor of the spark plug, scientist Sir Oliver Lodge.
Proud of the town, city or county where you live? Vote for it as the UK’s Favourite Place
Named house in the sea because it became surrounded by water at high tide, it was purchased by Lord and Lady Long, in 2001.
Lord Viscount Long was a government whip in the Lords from 1979 until 1997. He passed away aged 88 on June 13, 2017.
The couple bought the house for £500,000 but 11 years later, sold their home for an estimated £1million.
Love every second of your free time
Wondering where to eat, drink or visit for your next UK holiday? At 2Chill we help you decide where to go and stay next with hundreds of recommendations right on your doorstep.
Visit our brilliant new website 2chill.co.uk and start packing.
If you’d also like weekly inspiration and advice for your next trip, you can sign up to the Chill newsletter here.
Now, the property is a one-of-a-kind holiday home that sleeps up to six people. It’s so popular that there are only three weeks’ availability between now and January 2023.
With panoramic views of the sea, this scandi-style home makes for a perfect cosy holiday, complete with crackling wood burners and your very own bar!
There’s a fully kitted out kitchen where you can prepare food to dine al fresco on the terrace, which surrounds the whole house – or take the provided picnic hamper down to the beach for the afternoon.
This beach-view bolthole boasts three bedrooms and boutique bathrooms, as well as a tropical paradise garden around the building, making it the ultimate hideaway.
There’s even a fully equipped bar, billiards table and plenty of space to entertain.
The master suite, which occupies the first floor, features a four poster bed which looks directly out across the ocean.
Boutique Retreats, who run the holiday home, offer long weekends and midweek getaways from £1,830, with a 25 per cent discount for couples – ideal for a honeymoon or romantic getaway.
- Soft Watering Bath Toys for Kids,[DEMEDO] Bathtub & Swimming Pool Toys Gift...
RRP PRICE: £17.99SALE PRICE: £12.99YOU SAVE: £5.00 [Intimate Design] The bathtub toy is made of safe & durable BPA free rubber, which is not […]
- TOWO Wooden Train Set with Town Map-Shinington Railway Track Construction...
RRP PRICE: £45.49SALE PRICE: £34.99YOU SAVE: £10.50 About this item High quality beech wood train trucks and accessories with a beautiful scenery […]
- LEGO 75301 Star Wars Luke Skywalker’s X-Wing Fighter Toy for Kids Age 9+ with...
RRP PRICE: £44.99SALE PRICE: £36.00YOU SAVE: £8.99 About this item Features a LEGO brick-built version of Luke Skywalker’s iconic toy X-wing […]
- Galt Toys Science Lab Kit
RRP PRICE: £17.99SALE PRICE: £12.99YOU SAVE: £5.00 A young science kit to encourage early STEM learning and scientific thinking while having fun […]