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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.
located: Saint Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
website: Archirondel Tower
Not quite a lighthouse! Basic camping barn style accommodation in a circular fort, suitable for short stays, weekends or overnight stops. The building has no running water or toilet facilities, but public toilets and a beach cafe are nearby. It has has electricity, a fridge and kettle as well as seven beds.
Beachy Head Lighthouse B&B
located: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
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.
Bull Point Lighthouse Cottages
located: Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, UK
website: Siren | Triton | Sherrin
Three former lighthouse keepers cottages clustered around BUll Point Lighthouse just outside of Mortehoe in North Devon. All the cottages are 3 bedroom, Triton sleeps 4; Siren and Sherrin both sleep 5 guests. All accommodation is at ground floor level. The cottages are within easy reach of the local beach.
Cromer Lighthouse Cottages
located: Cromer, Norfolk, UK
website: Valonia | The Link
Two self-catering holiday properties, former lighthouse keeper's cottages adjacent to The Royal Cromer golf course (perfect for golf breaks). Valonia can take up to 6 guests (3 bedroom), and The Link has a single bedroom for two. The nearest beach is 500 yds and it's just 1 mile to Cromer with its sandy beach and pier.
Frying Pan Tower
located: North Carolina, USA
website: Frying Pan Tower
A decommissioned Coast Guard Light Station, positioned 34 miles off the North Carolina coast. This utterly unique property is now being restored and is available as bed and breakfast accommodation, accessible only by boat or helicopter. The B&B retains the character of the station as it was built in 1964, but offers home comforts like hot showers, electricity and wifi – and some excellent fishing!
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.
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.
Nash Point Lighthouse Cottages
located: Marcross, Glamorgan, South Wales, UK
website: Stella | Ariel
Two former keepers cottages at Nash Point, 3-bedroom Stella Cottage and 3-bedroom Ariel Cottage, are now available as holiday lets. These self-catering cottages are on the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast, close to the coastal path and some spectacular coastline, ideal for walkers and cyclists.
North Foreland Lighthouse Cottages
located: Broadstairs, Kent, UK
website: Khina | Lodesman
Two former lighthouse keepers cottages at North Foreland Lighthouse in Kent. Khina and Lodesman both sleep up to four in two bedrooms, they each have a bathroom, kitchen, sitting room and dining room, and share a large lawned garden and patio. The nerest beach, Joss Bay, is a 3-minute walk.
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.
Bird Observatory & Field Centre
located: Portland, Dorset, UK
Aimed primarily at visitors such as birdwatchers, naturalists, walkers and artists, the Old Lower Light offers comfortable, hostel-style accommodation for up to 24 people in the lighthouse and adjacent annexe (bunkrooms, with shared kitchen and bathrooms). Also a self-contained keepers cottage sleeping 4.
St Catherine's Lighthouse Cottages
located: Niton, Isle of Wight, UK
website: Landward | Gurnard | Penda
3 self-catering, ground floor, holiday rentals, all former keepers cottages, at St Catherine's Lighthouse. Landward Cottage: 4 guests (2 beds), Gurnard Cottage: 5 guests (3 beds) and Penda Cottage: 5 guests (3 beds). There are guided tours of the lighthouse (subject to availability).
located: New York, USA
Two-room bed and breakfast accommodation at a lighthouse dating back to 1869. It is open all year (Thursdays to Sunday nights) and makes a great base from which to explore the scenic Hudson Valley. Recently voted as one of the 'World's most extraordinary places to stay' by Lonely Planet.
The West Usk Lighthouse
located: St. Brides Wentloog, Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK
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.
Trevose Head Lighthouse Cottages
located: Padstow, Cornwall, UK
website: Verity | Pelorus | Nimbus | Brook
A small complex of 4 self catering holiday homes, former keepers cottages, with the actual lighthouse building in the middle. Access is via a mile-long private road. Verity – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Pelorus – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; Nimbus – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms; and Brook – sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.
located: Pula, Istria, Croatia
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.
Whitby Lighthouse Cottages
located: Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK
website: Vanguard | Galatea
Two former lighthouse keepers cottages at Whitby Lighthouse in North Yorkshire. Vanguard and Galatea self-catering holiday cottages both sleep up to five guests in three bedrooms; the accommodation is all ground floor. The cottages have enclosed gardens and are within easy reach of the local beach.
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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.
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.
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.
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.