Archive for July 15th, 2009

Beach at St. Ives

Porthminster Beach at St. Ives

A Cornish woman has purchased the Upton Towans beach property in Gwithian, Cornwall that marketers are describing as the inspiration for Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse.

The price?  £80,000, £30,000 more than the guide price for the property. That amount translates to about $130,100 in U.S. dollars.

Regulations prohibit development of the 76-acre property, which is a favorite among surfers, walkers, beach loungers and literary pilgrims.

Read the full story. Then read more about Porthminster beach, the actual beach that Woolf and her family frequented during their summers at nearby St. Ives, the location of Woolf’s childhood summer home, Talland House.

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