Many uses over the years
Against the battlemented wall dividing St. John's Valley from the ‘Common’, there used to be a flat-roofed battlemented farm shed. It has been used at different times as a stable, a hen house, a cow shed, a piggery and a hay store.
In 1964 Mr Harman used this farm building as the basis for two holiday cottages. Wings were built on either side of it, of concrete blocks and granite, rendered and painted, with a cavity wall on the weather side. The windows have oak frames and the roof is felted. In January 1965, a series of southwesterly gales wreaked havoc on Lundy and on the last day of the month half the roof was ripped off St. John's Cottages.
Landmark has restored the cottages, which while not the most aesthetically pleasing on the island, are two of the best-sited and best-loved.
For a short history of Lundy please click here.
To read the full history album for Lundy please click here.
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A changeover day is a particular day of the week when holidays start and end at our properties. These tend to be on a Friday or a Monday but can sometimes vary. All stays run from one changeover day until another changeover day.
Monday 13th February 2014