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A lighthouse on the Isle of Man

From the Isle of Man I have a passing memory of a super depressing movie, so when I found this wonderful lighthouse My image of the island changed completely. If you look for information on the Web, you will find out about things as surprising as the Isle of Man It does not belong to the United Kingdom, however Queen Elizabeth II is "The Lord of Man".

The lighthouse was built in 1880. It is a unique building, as it consists of three country houses (Cottage) from one floor Around a lighthouse, located in a courtyard, and because of its location located on a narrow peninsula at the southern tip of the Isle of Man, it has fabulous panoramic views of the Irish Sea.

Historically, the Isle of Man has been inhabited since 6500 B.C. and has received celtic influence from the 5th century A.D. The island became a Viking kingdom in the Middle Ages, submissive to Anglo-Saxon influence. In the year of 979 the Tynwald was established, the oldest continuous existence democratic parliament in the world. During its history the island has been part of the kingdoms of Norway, Scotland and England. The Isle of Man is now part of the six celtic nations, along with Ireland, Cornwall, Brittany, Scotland and Wales. Interesting, right?

But we go to our theme, the island has an extension of 572 km² and little elevation above sea level, with 621 meters of maximum altitude in the Mount Snaefell Around it are located some small islands such as Calf of Man, St Patrick and St Michael. Charming coves and rock pools endow this area with great natural beauty. The area is known for its fauna, especially birds and seals. And there are some lighthouses like this turned into holiday residence.

The three houses are whitewashed like almost all traditional headlights. The living room and kitchen are white and large windows are more important than the paintings that adorn the walls. The floors are of varnished pine wood which gives a feeling of warmth. Also the dining room table and the coffee table are dark wood, and cow skins on sofas in neutral tones, in a search to create a rustic atmosphere in tune with the landscape surrounding the houses.

Every lovely cottage It is very similar to the previous one. A simple decoration But with style. In the purest Celtic style you enter the house through the kitchen, with slate floor and wood. The kitchen is integrated and fully equipped. A red carriage wall gives it depth accentuated by a huge narrow and long wooden table reminds us that traditionally it was more life in the kitchen than in the other rooms of the houses. Next to the kitchen a very large living / dining room with vaulted ceiling with beams, and a cozy fireplace.

The bedrooms also simply decorated have old wrought iron beds where the interiors show a bluish gray color in contrast to the white carpentry of doors and ceilings. A simplicity that is not elaborate, but is given by the earth. A refuge that can be a paradise.

One suggestion, we have the closest Celtic paradise in Asturias, are we looking for a lighthouse?

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