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An important part of the pleasure of the island is in the buildings, now carefully and expertly restored (as are the stone walls, gates and stiles) with the sort of craftsmanship which lifts the spirits. Most of the island's buildings are constructed from the island's beautiful light-coloured granite and many have been adapted from previous uses or made from stone reclaimed from long-since redundant buildings.
Lundy offers visitors an extraordinary range of buildings in which to stay, from the 13th century castle, a late Georgian gentleman's villa and a lighthouse to the Tibbetts and fisherman's chalet.
The 23 buildings are furnished in typical Landmark style for comfort and practicality. All properties have water, electricity (except Tibbetts), gas and drainage, some have open fires or stoves as well.
Lundy being an island, water supplies may be restricted at times and electricity will not usually be available after midnight. Sheets, pillowcases and one hand and bath towel per person per week, are included in the price of all properties. There are no televisions, radios or telephones in the properties, but there is a pay phone in the Tavern.
The furniture is old and good. It is carefully chosen to suit each property. The rugs and carpets are exceptional, if seldom in their first youth. All the pictures, however humble, have some special reason for being there. You may find naval charts, shipwreck paintings, historic photographs of Lundy in the past or an engraving of Victorian gentlemen being lowered down the cliffs to collect eggs.
Each building contains a library of the sort of books a visitor might like to find - reference books on seashores, grasses, ships and suchlike, like Westward Ho! Bristol Channel Pleasure Steamers, Smuggling in the West Country, The Grey Seal, or To the Lighthouse.
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