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Harold Wilson's Scilly holiday home for sale

The holiday home belonging to former Prime Minister Harold Wilson on St Mary’s is for sale.

The modest bungalow on Church Road is on the market for the first time since it was built for the family in 1960.

The Labour Prime Minister would often visit the islands with his wife, two sons and Labrador Paddy. He died in 1995 and his widow Lady Mary Wilson continued to stay in the property up to her death last June.

The Wilsons named the three-bedroom bungalow 'Lowenva', an old Cornish word meaning 'house of happiness' that was apparently suggested by Harold's sister Marjorie.

Estate agent Sibley's Island Homes said of the property: "Formerly the holiday home of Prime Minister Harold Wilson, and now on the market for the first time in 60 years, Lowenva is a detached bungalow excellently located in an elevated position on the edge of Hugh Town. The house, which is now in need of modernisation throughout, enjoys excellent natural light and occupies a substantial plot, with sea views from the gardens."

The property comprises a reception hall, lounge, kitchen, three bedrooms, bathroom and gardens on all side. It is on sale for £425,000.

Find out more information at the Sibleys Island Homes website.

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