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Former lifeboat station for sale that is only accessible by a 740 foot dock or boat

A former Grade II listed lifeboat station has hit the market for the first time in decades, and it’s certainly worth pushing the boat.

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station in Mumbles, Swansea is a landmark among locals and is only accessible on foot via a 740-foot-long pier.

The red-roofed property sits on a slope at the end of the pier, high above the waves, and offers ocean views from every window.

It is only accessible via the historic footbridge, built in 1898, or by boat from Mumbles seafront.

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

Buyers can now buy it and transform it into a coastal dream home. There is no set price, but Savills, who is managing the sale, said a similar one-off offer recently surpassed the £170,000 asking price.

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

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station (pictured) in Mumbles, Swansea is a landmark among locals and is only accessible via a 740-foot-long pier.

The aptly named Old Lifeboat Station (pictured) in Mumbles, Swansea is a landmark among locals and is only accessible via a 740-foot-long pier.

It is only accessible on foot along the historic promenade, built in 1898, or by boat from Mumbles Promenade.  (Pictured: Boathouse interior)

It is only accessible on foot along the historic promenade, built in 1898, or by boat from Mumbles Promenade. (Pictured: Boathouse interior)

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

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 seen by passing ships.

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

Planning was previously granted to convert it into a restaurant, but it is now for sale to be used for residential purposes only.

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

‘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 be made into a fantastic ‘grand design’ home or distinctive holiday rental investment.

“And with the current owners committed to investing £18m into the regeneration of the wider Mumbles Pier over the next few years, it’s a proposal that we hope will generate a great deal of interest.

‘Unique character properties are fascinating to the market. Earlier this year, we put up for sale a former historic park lodge, a three-story Gothic-style building that was unique in that it was actually built into the walls of the park.

The former boathouse (pictured) was previously granted planning to be converted into a restaurant, but is now for sale to be used for residential purposes only.

The former boathouse (pictured) was previously granted planning to be converted into a restaurant, but is now for sale to be used for residential purposes only.

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

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

Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and is also Grade II listed.

Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and is also Grade II listed.

Sellers hope potential buyers will bring the landmark back to life.

Sellers hope potential buyers will bring the landmark back to life.

Savills, who is managing the sale, described the property (in the aerial photo) as a

Savills, who is managing the sale, described the property (in the aerial photo) as a “jewel in the ocean”.

“And despite the fact that the park lodge had been vacant for a number of years, it attracted a lot of attention and a sale above the guide price of £170,000 was agreed.

“We anticipate that the former lifeboat station could attract a similar audience to the park’s lodge: those seeking a truly unique opportunity and committed to bringing this jewel in the ocean back to life.”

Mumbles Pier was built in 1898 and is also Grade II listed.

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