Belle Toute Lighthouse Blue Light Special Sold
In news from across the Lighthouse pond, Belle Toute Lighthouse was sold to a secret overseas investor on March 14, 2008 for a undisclosed price estimated to be £500,000 ($980,500).
According to the news, Lord Lightly and Lady Lighthouse (aka Mark and Louise Roberts, the sellers) were unavailable for comment. A spokesman for the Strutt and Parker Real Estate agents stated the secret buyer had a “good local knowledge” and a family member would live in the Lighthouse.
Rob Wassell, Chairman of The Belle Toute Lighthouse Preservation Trust who formed the trust to purchase the Lighthouse with the goal of opening the historic property to the public, was greatly disappointed his dream didn’t become reality. He has dissolved the trust and may re-form the trust if the historic Lighthouse is placed on the market in the future.
For a Map Location of the Lighthouse, please visit the Google Map of Belle Tout Lighthouse
For more information about the Lighthouse, please visit the previous post, The Belle Toute Lighthouse Blue Light Special.
Paul Fearn of the English Coast website has captured excellent photography of the Birling Gap cliffs near the Belle Toute Lighthouse to create a 360° Panoramic VR movie which is breathtaking when viewed using the full screen mode option. Please click on his photo to view his Panoramic Photography!
Photo credit: Paul Fearn, published with his permission
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