Thought for the week
AN island in the Menai Strait has been put on the property market – offering people the chance to escape to their own secluded paradise.
Ynys Faelog is a small tidal island close to the Menai Suspension Bridge and is reached by car over a tidal causeway.
Now a chance has come up to buy a big chunk of the island, which is shared with only one other property owner, who has a cottage and boathouse on the opposite side of the island.
The section, owned by Bangor University, includes a two storey building with spectacular panoramic views and a private beach and headland, with access to a secluded rear garden area.
Ancillary buildings include a single storey boathouse and garage near to a private slipway and tidal causeway. It is being offered for sale for £1m and has been brought to market by Williams & Goodwin estate agent and commercial agent Avison Young on behalf of Bangor University.
The tidal causeway means planning is needed AS I write this, I’m reflecting on a week that began with my dad’s passing. He suffered from a prolonged illness that began years ago, but saw him mostly bed bound for the past six months.
He has had a rocky road when it comes to faith. He first became a Christian at a Billy Graham rally many years ago, but he had always struggled with the concept of forgiveness, both for to enter and exit the island by car although a stone walkway to the mainland is available all day long.
The main section which is being offered for sale extends to approximately 2.5 acres. others and himself. Last week he told me that he’d read a book while in hospital by my friend, Alan Snuggs, called ‘Surrounded by Jesus.’
Alan recalls an account of when he was a young policeman in the Metropolitan
Police. Working undercover, and as a result of a practical joke from a colleague, Alan found himself in the cell of a neighbouring police station.
Tim Goodwin, director at Williams & Goodwin, who is personally handling the sale of the property, said: “We often receive instructions which generate a buzz, and locally this is generating considerable
When finally released, a frustrated Alan was told that his cell door hadn’t been locked so he could have walked out at any time. His situation reminded him of the good news of the Christian gospel. He writes “Many of us think that we are too bad, too far away from God for him to possibly want to come and save us.
“We sit in our own selfmade cell thinking we are stuffed, interest.
“The disposal offers a homeowner a truly unique opportunity, and with off market interest having already been generated we anticipate a high level of demand.” closed in, imprisoned by our sin and muck. But Jesus has freed us already. He did it on the cross. He has opened the door; we just have to walk out.”
My last serious conversation with Dad will stay with me until I get a chance to speak with him in heaven: it ended with him saying, “I’ve kept myself locked in my own cell, but I not staying in it any longer.” Philip Lord