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Island home off Newquay coast can be yours for a week – at £5,575

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Towan Island on Newquay beach – renamed The House in the Sea – is up for rent for holidays with a rental that starts at £1,845 a week in November, rising to more than £5,500 in high season. The house, recently, sold, is having a revamp

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It is one of Cornwall's best- known landmarks.

For decades the house perched 80ft high on a rocky island off the Newquay coast has been a source of fascination.

With its suspension foot-bridge as the only means of connecting it to the mainland, the house on Towan Island is a one-off.

Last year Lord and Lady Long sold the property for an estimated £1 million and it is now being offered as a holiday let through Unique Home Stays.

Re-branded "The House in The Sea" the property will be available from the summer.

During peak season in June, for six guests the price tag is £5,575 a week.

It drops to £3,975 a week for six guests out-of-season in February.

However, in November for two people only, the cost for a week in November is £1,845.

At the moment the house is undergoing a major revamp.

Claire Lay, marketing manager for Unique Home Stays, said: "There is no other beach holiday experience like it available.

"Guests will be able to hoist a flag to let everyone know they are in residence and they have their own suspension bridge gated at the mainland end to ensure complete privacy.

"I doubt anyone would seriously risk climbing up the rocks from the beach to reach the house because it's far too risky. The house has an interesting history and is totally unique."

Built in 1901, the house has seen many owners and their guests wandering around its rooms.

They include Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, a close friend of Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Mr Lodge is remembered as the man who invented the spark plug.

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  • Adexpam  |  February 17 2013, 5:30PM

    Too right mate..... are these people living in the real world...!!!

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  • Newquay_Loyal  |  February 15 2013, 10:58AM

    Revamp, for £5k a week, I;d want hot & cold running servants (naked), Jamie 'bloomin' Oliver cooking 4 meals a day, as much Cornish Lust as I could quaff, whilst in the hot tub chilling to some choons. Then I'd want them to fly me off to somewhere sunny and warm, cos you just know it will pee down in July.

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