Ahoy there! Former coastguard lookout with stunning sea views is on the market

City life getting you down? This beauty on the Welsh coast could be the answer!

Sometimes in life we all need a little bit of R&R. Luckily we've found the perfect place to escape to when it all gets a bit much.

This remote former coastguard lookout is on the market and it is the ultimate weekend retreat.

side view of old coastguard station

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Not a soul in sight? Check. Breathtaking views? Check.

The Old Coastguard's Station in Wales was formerly used to keep watch over the south Meirionnydd coastline in Aberdovey.

The property belonged to retired auctioneer Tony Helliwell, 81, until his death last November and is now for sale by sealed bids with Welsh Property Services.

inside view of coastguard station with glass window

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Described by the agent as 'a fabulous opportunity to buy the most wonderful location', the unusual plot is expected to pick up a five-figure sum due to its unique position and breathtaking views - despite there not being a residential permit to actually live in it.

Mr Helliwell's daughter Michelle told the press that her father was incredibly fond of the lookout, which he bought after meeting the previous owner in the local pub (much more fun than the dreaded group viewing 'open house'!).

view of gorse and sea

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She said: 'He always wanted to buy a little beach retreat and when he saw the lookout he was besotted.

'I think he was in the pub later that night and happened to meet the owner. Before we knew it he had the keys - it was a dream come true for him.
This was in 1998 and he used to spend so much time there, he absolutely loved the place.'

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.