Former lifeboat station that can only be accessed by 740ft pier or boat is on sale for £170k

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A property worth pushing the boat out for! Grade II-listed former lifeboat station that can only be accessed by 740ft pier or boat is for sale for £170,000

  • Aptly named Old Lifeboat Station in Mumbles, Swansea, is landmark among locals is accessed by a 740ft pier
  • Property sits on a slope at the end of the pier, high above the waves, offering sea views from every window
  • Estate agents Savills, which is managing the sale, described the unique property as a ‘jewel in the ocean’ 
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A Grade II-listed former lifeboat station has gone on the market for just £170,000 – and it’s certainly worth pushing the boat out for.

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station in Mumbles, Swansea, is a landmark among locals and can only be accessed on foot by a 740ft-long pier.

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The red-roofed property sits on a slope at the end of the pier, high above the waves below, offering sea views from every window. 

It can only be accessed via the historic walkway, built in 1898 – or by boat from the promenade in Mumbles.

The property was built in 1934 with its pitched roof and T-shaped windows before closing its doors seven years ago.

Buyers can now snap it up and transform it into a dream coastal home.

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The building measures 1,643 square feet and features a bright red roof and window frames so it can be spotted by passing ships.

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station (pictured) in Mumbles, Swansea, is a landmark among locals and can only be accessed by a 740ft-long pier.

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station (pictured) in Mumbles, Swansea, is a landmark among locals and can only be accessed by a 740ft-long pier.

It can only be accessed on foot along the historic walkway, built in 1898 - or by boat from the promenade in Mumbles. (Pictured: Inside boathouse)

It can only be accessed on foot along the historic walkway, built in 1898 – or by boat from the promenade in Mumbles. (Pictured: Inside boathouse)

The red-roofed property, pictured in an aerial shot, sits on a slope at the end of the pier, high above the waves below, offering sea views from every window

The red-roofed property, pictured in an aerial shot, sits on a slope at the end of the pier, high above the waves below, offering sea views from every window

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The property was built in 1934 with its pitched roof and T-shaped windows before closing its doors seven years ago

The property was built in 1934 with its pitched roof and T-shaped windows before closing its doors seven years ago

The building measures 1,643 square feet and features a bright red roof and window frames so it can be spotted by passing ships

The building measures 1,643 square feet and features a bright red roof and window frames so it can be spotted by passing ships

It was previously granted planning to be turned into a restaurant – but is now up for sale to be used for residential purposes only.

Abbey Bennett, of Savills, said: ‘It is a real pleasure to bring such a rare opportunity to the market. 

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‘Grade II listed for its unique character and heritage and occupying an absolutely spectacular location.

‘It is being sold for residential use only and, as such, could become a fantastic ‘grand design’ home, or a distinctive holiday let investment.

‘And with the current owners committed to investing £18million in the regeneration of the wider Mumbles Pier over the coming years, it is a proposition that we expect to generate huge interest.

‘One-off character properties are fascinating to market. Earlier this year we marketed a historic former park lodge for sale, a three-floor Gothic-style building was unique in that it was actually built into the park walls.

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The old boathouse (pictured) was previously granted planning to be turned into a restaurant - but is now up for sale to be used for residential purposes only

The old boathouse (pictured) was previously granted planning to be turned into a restaurant – but is now up for sale to be used for residential purposes only

Abbey Bennett, of Savills, said it could become a fantastic 'grand design' home, or a 'distinctive holiday let investment'

Abbey Bennett, of Savills, said it could become a fantastic ‘grand design’ home, or a ‘distinctive holiday let investment’

The Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and also has Grade II-listing

The Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and also has Grade II-listing

Sellers hope prospective buyers will bring the landmark 'back to life'

Sellers hope prospective buyers will bring the landmark ‘back to life’ 

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Savills, which is managing the sale, described the property (pictured in aerial shot), as a 'jewel in the ocean'

Savills, which is managing the sale, described the property (pictured in aerial shot), as a ‘jewel in the ocean’ 

‘And despite the park lodge being vacant for a number of years, it attracted a lot of attention and a sale was agreed above the guide price of £170,000.

‘We anticipate that the Old Lifeboat Station might attract a similar audience to the park lodge – those seeking a truly unique opportunity, and are committed to bringing this jewel in the ocean back to life.’

The Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and also has Grade II-listing.

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