Those not quite ready to depart from the peace and quiet of lockdown may have just had their prayers answered by a tiny island cottage – but it comes with a sizeable price tag.
A cosy two-bedroom 300-year-old crog loft cottage in Wales’ Llyn Peninsula is ready to go on sale – with a guide price of half a million pounds.
But auctioneers say what it lacks in indoor space, it makes up for with panoramic views of the sea from almost every angle of the surrounding land.
Sitting above the rugged coastline on the western tip of the peninsula, the remote property boasts incredible vistas of sprawling fields and clear blue ocean, reports Wales Online.
Directly opposite and adding to the fairytale charm is the mythical island of Ynys Enlli, also known as Bardsey Island or the legendary “Island of 20,000 Saints”.
Surrounded by National Trust land, neighbours – other than of the animal, bird and insect kind – are few and far between.
The coastal cottage can be found down a dead-end dirt lane that is only inhabited this far down by one other crog loft cottage, called Cae-crin.
From the cottage, the coastal path is a stroll away and the beaches and coves to discover along the route will surely make you fall in love with this outstanding corner of Wales just as much as your love for the cottage.
The cottage is called Bryn Canaid and, according to website British listed buildings, was awarded its Grade-II listing from Cadw in June 1998.
The crog loft cottage and byre (cowshed) is probably mid 19th century as it is not marked in the 1844 Tithe Map.
The property is listed due to it being ‘a traditional crog loft cottage in fine landscape setting overlooking Ynys Enlli.
The stone and white-washed facade is split up by green windows and two green doors leading from either end of the home.
Whichever door you plump for as your entry point, you’ll instantly be happy you were wondering what was behind the green door, because it’s gorgeous.
In 2019 the current owners renovated the property and restored as many original features as possible.
The kitchen diner and the limestone floor, exposed beams and white-washed walls bring classic cottage interior design to the property.
Wooden, free-standing furniture and shelving give a more rustic feel than a standard, built-in kitchen.
And who could fail to notice an Esse iron heart stove that could definitely cook up a feast any night of the week.
Opposite the fireplace is the movable ladder that takes you to the crog loft that makes this cottage extra special.
With a window above the bed on this elevated level, and virtually no light pollution in the locality, stargazing from your pillow could be enticing enough to encourage an early night.
Other stylish features include a log burner in the master bedroom next to a Japanese soak tub in the corner. – a relaxing way to dry off after a dip.
Throughout the property, the interior design is a classic cottage featuring an array of natural materials and a sprinkling of modern additions such as black taps.
Through the kitchen then, which has another door to the garden terrace outside, there’s a shower room and two pretty double bedrooms to discover.
Currently, the property is a holiday let booked via holidaycottages.co.uk and booked up until August 20, according to the estate agent selling and marketing the cottage.