July 24, 2013

Unique Opportunity: Toll-bridge Keeper in Wales!

When I lived in Wales, I used to take off on the weekends and just go where the road lead me. I never worried about getting lost, because at some point, all roads pointed to Cardiff, the capital of Wales. UK Day 7 (2)

I would drive to the Snowdonia Mountains in the north of Wales. While small, they are among the most dangerous mountains in the world. This little toll-keeper’s cottage on a road leading to Snowdonia National Park is up for sale for the bargain price of £195,000. Of course, you’d have to like an extremely rural location, and only need one bedroom. imageBuilt by the Penmaenpool Bridge Company to replace the ferry it provides a very well-used shortcut for motorists and pedestrians over the Afon (River) Mawddach.

Because of the northern location of the Welsh coast, harbours and inlets along the coast empty out twice a day. The tides are killer – literally!image

The house and bridge were built around 1910 and about 200 cars cross the bridge each day.image

Wales is a beautiful and dramatic country and very sparsely populated. image

You could go live there, too!  Information here.


  1. Hi Meg,
    It is so beautiful!! But I can only imagine what the winters are like......
    Have a super day.

  2. As MJH said..oh the winters must be soo cold but it is lovely! + Happy Thursday xxpeggybraswelldesign.com


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