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ONE of the UK's loneliest holiday cottages has gone on the market - and the new owner is warned their summer breaks won't be especially luxurious.

The stunning three-bed property above remote Mansands Beach in Devon is available for £550,000, and comes with some fantastic perks.

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A beautiful cottage has gone on the market in Devon - but potential buyers should be aware of a few major factors before making an offerCredit: The Coastal House
img alt="The stunning cottage above remote Mansands Beach isn't connected to mains water or electric - and even has an outside sawdust toilet" height="641" width="960" data-src="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg" data-credit="The Coastal House" data-sizes="(max-width: 375px) 335px, (max-width: 520px) 480px, 620px" data-img="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?strip=all&w=960" data-srcset="https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=335 335w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=480 480w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=620 620w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=670 670w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=960 960w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1240 1240w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1005 1005w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1440 1440w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1860 1860w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1340 1340w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=1920 1920w, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NINTCHDBPICT000703828611.jpg?w=2480 2480w" src="data:image/svg+xml,%3Csvg%20xmlns=%22http://www.w3.org/2000/svg%22%20viewBox=%220%200%201.5%201%22%3E%3C/svg%3E"">The stunning cottage above remote Mansands Beach isn't connected to mains water or electric - and even has an outside sawdust toilet6
The stunning cottage above remote Mansands Beach isn't connected to mains water or electric - and even has an outside sawdust toiletCredit: The Coastal House

It boasts world-class views of the sea, as well as a surprising amount of inside space for its small size.

But the home is almost entirely off the grid - and the owner will face a trip outside every time they need to use the toilet.

For those looking to escape the rigours of the modern world, the former coastguard cottage offers the ultimate retreat.

There's no mains water or electricity, and the property can only be accessed by a four-wheel drive car.

The home is supplied by a rainwater harvesting system, meaning an eco-friendly 'gravity shower' has been installed, although there's also access to a spring-fed well.

Those looking forward to a pint after a day of hauling in water by bucket are warned the nearest pub is more than four-and-a-half miles away by road.

Perhaps most challenging of all is the sawdust toilet, a composting loo that can also be found at Glastonbury Festival.

The cottage is one of three built in the early 19th century by Napoleonic prisoners of war on the site between Kingswear and Brixham.

STUNNING VIEWS

They were initially created so coastguards could monitor would-be tobacco smugglers.

All feature spectacular panoramic views of the National Trust-owned beach and share access to a private cove below.

The properties were used by the coastguard until the 1950s.

Agents from The Coastal House say the property currently on the market will give the new owner their own "private oasis".

Britain’s loneliest holiday cottage with no gas, electric, internet or TOILET goes on sale for £550,000

Source:The Sun

Britain’s loneliest holiday cottage with no gas, electric, internet or TOILET goes on sale for £550,000

Britain’s loneliest holiday cottage with no gas, electric, internet or TOILET goes on sale for £550,000

Source:The Scottish Sun

Britain’s loneliest holiday cottage with no gas, electric, internet or TOILET goes on sale for £550,000