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Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

How do you fancy getting away from it all? If you do, then Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall might be the place for you.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

As you might have guessed, this is certainly no new build. It was built in 1872 by Fox and Company Shipping Agents as a ‘communication hub’ for passing trading vessels using flags. Lloyds took it on in 1883, operating until 1969 would you believe.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

That resulted in an opportunity for someone to take it on. As you can see, it was eventually taken on as a residential property, becoming one of the mainland’s most southerly homes.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

The ‘wow’ factor here is all about that location. A cliff-top setting with panoramic sea views from the windows or if you are feeling brave (and the weather is being kind), from the roof terrace too.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

The images say it all really. You will have to look far and wide to find anything as dramatic.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

The exterior is white and angular, with the ‘Lloyd’s Signal Station’ name on the side. Inside? Well, I’m not sure the drama quite carries through. It’s perhaps more traditional that we would have expected. Yes, this is a period property and it has been fitted out as such. I think we just expected something a little more bold from a conversion.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Anyway, the house is entered via the front porch, opening into a hallway leading to the kitchen and the living room. The kitchen then opens in to the dining room, such has fitted seating around the bay window looking south over the Atlantic.

Coastal isolation: Lloyd's Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Coastal isolation: Lloyd’s Signal Station on the Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The second floor has one bedroom opening onto that amazing roof terrace, with views of the coast, sea, and countryside.

£695,000 is the guide price for this one.

Images and details courtesy of Savills. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

Thanks to Mark for the tip off!

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