Cable Cottage – connections to the Lusitania?
07 May

Cable Cottage – connections to the Lusitania?

Cable Cottage is a wonderful holiday home right next to the beach in a secluded bay with panoramic views out to sea. The elegant building is full of character and charm which belies its origins as a telecommunications station at Cable Bay (Porth Crugmor) on the west coast of Anglesey. The cottage displays many maritime features which include a ship’s staircase, doors and wood paneling believed to have come from the RMS Mauretania.

Named after a Roman province in North Africa, the Mauretania was built for the British Cunard Line by Swann Hunter on Tyneside and launched in 1906. In her day she was the largest and fastest transatlantic liner in an era when there was great international competition on this prestigious route. She was slightly larger and slightly faster than her sister ship the Lusitania which, continuing the tradition, was named after a Roman province in what is now Portugal.

On Friday 7 May 1915, the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland, on her way from New York to Liverpool, with the loss of 1,198 passengers and crew. The sinking of the famous liner and the drowning of 128 American passengers swayed public opinion in the United States against Germany and influenced America’s eventual decision to enter the war in 1917. Winston Churchill considered it to be one of the most significant events to determine the outcome of the First World War.

This cosy and comfortable cottage with its historic connections and amazing location is much sought after by visitors wanting to enjoy an exceptional holiday. You can relax on the beach or in the large garden but if you feel more energetic the Anglesey Coastal Path passes close by and a short walk will take you over the headland to the picturesque village of Church Bay (Porth Swtan) with its impressive cliffs, historic 17th century Welsh cottage and heritage museum, a fine beach, WaveCrest café and Lobster Pot Sea Food restaurant.

Use the hyperlink or go to www.coastalholidays.net for more details of Cable Cottage and to book online. You can email us on info@coastalholidays.net  or telephone 01248 430190.

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