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located: Achosnich, Ardnamurchan, Highlands Scotland, UK
The Ardnamurchan lighthouse keepers cottage is available for holiday rental, it is all ground floor and has two bedrooms (one double, one bunk room) a kitchen with dining area, living room and bathroom. The cottage is well furnished and its full 'total control' heating keeps it warm even in the wildest year-round weather.
Beachy Head Lighthouse B&B
located: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
website: Beachy Head Lighthouse
A unique bed and breakfast in the only lighthouse in SE England where you can stay the night. Six individual en-suite guest bedrooms are arranged over three floors. Guests also have use of a residents lounge with sea views, and the lamp room with its panoramic 360° views across the South Downs.
Bressay Lighthouse Keeper's Cottages
located: Shetlands, Scotland, UK
website: Bressay Keeper's Cottages
Two Keeper's cottages in a fantastic location, each with 3 bedrooms and sleeping up to 6 in two double rooms and one twin. The cottages are clean and bright with all facilities, including fully-fitted kitchens, dining room and living room. The bedrooms have unrivalled views over the ocean, some looking out to the light tower.
located: Happisburgh, Cromer, Norfolk, UK
website: Lighthouse Cottage
Former lighthouse keepers cottage adjoining the working lighthouse in Happisburgh in a superb coastal situation just a short drive from the Norfolk Broads. This Grade II listed cottage offers comfortable and well equipped holiday accommodation for 4-5 people in two bedrooms; and includes a cozy living room, kitchen/dining room, a cellar playroom for children and an enclosed garden.
located: County Cork, Ireland
Luxurious, detached and very well equipped self-catering lighthouse cottage beside Roches Point Lighthouse and part of the complex. The property is well reviewed and has three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin and 1 single), two bathrooms and sleeps five people in total. Two beaches (one virtually private) are within a short walk.
located: Island of Vis, Dalmatia, Croatia
Old stone built Lighthouse Host is on the Island of Vis. The house and its octagonal stone tower sleeps up to five people in two bedrooms. It has a spacious outdoor terrace, a private garden and BBQ. Several beaches surround the islet. Available for full weeks but short (1-4 day) breaks will be considered.
located: Bishopstone, Herne Bay, Kent, UK
website: The Lighthouse
Not a true lighthouse but a unique holiday home on the cliffs with its own balconied, lighhthouse-like 'look out' tower with big windows providing outstanding sea views. This light airy property provides stylish holiday accommodation with great views from almost all rooms, it sleeps 8-9 and has it's own outdoor, heated swimming pool.
Little Island Lighthouse – Litløy fyr
located: Litløy, Bø, Nordland, Norway
Historic island lighthouse with overnight accommodation. At present there are three simple double guest rooms, all with sea views to the Lofoten Islands. There's also a library, dining room and kitchen. Boat transport on the 'Little Island Shuttle' gets you from the mainland. Occasional 'Mindfulness' courses are run and for longer-stay guests voluntary work can be exchanged for accommodation.
located: Toward, nr. Dunoon, Argyll, Scotland, UK
website: Middle House
Unusual keeper's cottage close to the shoreline. Sleeping 4-5 in two bedrooms this newly refurbished, detached accommodation has views across the Clyde to the west coast, the Isle of Bute and beyond. The area offers excellent cycling and walking, sheltered beaches, remote villages and islands full of wildlife.
Observatory Tower (The)
located: Falmouth, Cornwall, UK
website: Observatory Tower
A former weather observation tower at the highest point in Falmouth. Like a lighthouse this has stunning all-round views from the observatory deck, which is fully kitted out so guest can spend time here just enjoying the view. On the 4 floors below you'll find a bedroom with ensuite wet-room, sittingroom or second bedroom, kitchen and main living room. Sleeps up to 4 in two bedrooms.
Pearl Island Lighthouse
located: Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, Caribbean
Lighthouse property on a small private tropical island in the Bahamas. The property is on three floors and sleeps up to four in two bedrooms. It has a sun deck on the top, a patio to the side and a salt water swimming pool overlooking the Caribbean. A full kitchen and dining area are available in the pavilion opposite.
The West Usk Lighthouse
located: St. Brides Wentloog, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK
website: West Usk Lighthouse
Former lighthouse offering unique accommodation with splendid views. Designed over two floors, plus lantern room, each room is a distinctive wedge shape. Quirky, friendly and relaxed the West Usk is not your traditional hotel, at the bottom of the stairs is also a Dalek! Enjoy the roof-top hot tub, a session in the Floatation Tank, or be pampered with complementary therapies. Also available is an authentic mongolian yurt.
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel
located: California, USA
Hostel accommodation in the lighthouse keepers quarters of one of the tallest lighthouses in America, perched on a cliff above the Pacific, 50 miles south of San Francisco. Complete with a hot tub, panoramic ocean views, cozy lounges, kitchens, satellite Internet, free WiFi and parking; shared dorms or private rooms.
located: Pula, Istria, Croatia
website: Verudica Lighthouse
Three bedroomed self-catering holiday home with two bathrooms. The property is a restored 1877 lighthouse, located just 4 km from the centre of Pula on a beautiful Verudela peninsula. It is in easy walking distance of Park Plaza Verudela, with outdoor pools, tennis, mini-golf, a market, shops, bars and restaurants.
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Big Bay Point Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
located: Michigan, USA
Bed-and-breakfast inn listed on the US National Register of Historic Places, offering seven guest rooms all with private baths.
Cape Otway Lightstation
Stay in the recently refurbished Head Lighthouse Keepers cottage
of Cape Otway Lightstation, dating back to 1857 and the oldest surviving
officially built lighthouse on the Australian mainland.
Brother Light Station
located: California, USA
A beautifully restored Victorian Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast inn
perched atop an island in the straits that separate San Francisco
and San Pablo Bays.
Great Orme Lighthouse
based: Conwy, Wales, UK
B&B lighthouse accommodation in the Keeper's Suite, the Telegraph Room and the Lamp Room.
located: Harlingen, Netherlands
Bed and breakfast in a converted lighthouse in the heart of the historic docks, unique and comfortable accommodation for two people.
Heceta Head Lightstation
located: Oregon, USA
Bed and breakfast in the keeper's house and cottages of a working lighthouse.
Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast
located: Minnesota, USA
Working lighthouse B&B, four rooms available, each with a view of Lake Superior.
Higher Lighthouse (The)
located: Dorset, UK
Self-catering accommodation a lovingly restored privately owned
lighthouse with swimming pool.
located: Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK
Self catering apartment situated in
a stunning location at the entrance to Milford
Haven harbour in Pembrokeshire.
Bird Observatory and Field Centre
located: Dorset, UK
At the Old Lower Light, comfortable, hostel-style accommodation
for up to 24 in the lighthouse and adjacent annexe. Also a self-contained
lighthouse-keepers cottage sleeping 6.
Hills Lighthouse Inn
located: Michigan, USA
This 1917 lighthouse has been carefully renovated as a comfortable
B&B and is located on the magnificent Keweenaw Peninsula.
located: New York, USA
Bed and breakfast at a lighthouse dating back to 1869 and before!
Open all year.
Shetland Lighthouse Holidays
located: Shetland, Scotland, UK
Self-catering holiday accommodation in three of the Shetland Islands most historic and spectacularly situated buildings, Sumburgh, Bressay and Eshaness lighthouses.
Smoky Cape Lighthouse
located: New South Wales, Australia
Premier holiday accommodation on the east coast of Australia.