located: The Lizard, nr Helston, Cornwall, UK
Longships» self-catering | sleeps:4 | bedrooms:2
Round Island» self-catering | sleeps:8 | bedrooms:4
Seven Stones» self-catering | sleeps:6 | bedrooms:3
Wolf Rock» self-catering | sleeps:6 | bedrooms:3
Lizard Lighthouse offers guests a choice from six adjacent cottages next to this fully working lighthouse (tours available); all set in a cliff-top location with wonderful views and plentiful coastal walks. The nearby village of Lizard provides shops, restaurants and a friendly pub.
North Foreland Lighthouse
located: Broadstairs, Kent, UK
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 nearest beach, Joss Bay, is a three minute walk.
Old Higher Lighthouse
located: Portland Bill, Dorset, UK
Two Grade II listed cottages next to the restored C18th Old Higher Lighthouse at Portland Bill. Together they can accommodate up to 8, with shared use of the outdoor heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi. A superb location for walking, bird watching, climbing, diving or just relaxation.
located: Broadstairs, Kent, UK
In a dramatic location on a granite headland on the N Cornwall coast, these two holiday cottages are available on the Pendeen Lighthouse site. They are within a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' and in an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Located just 6 miles north of Land's End and 2 miles from the small town of St Just.
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.
Portland 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 four.
Start Point Lighthouse
located: Start Point, Nr Hallsands, Kingsbridge, Devon, UK
Two lighthouse cottages converted to self-catering holiday accommodation, perched on a dramatic headland above Start Bay, between Dartmouth and Salcombe. The location offers breath-taking ocean views to the south and west and across Start Bay to the east.
St Anthony's Lighthouse
located: St Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, UK
self-catering | sleeps:4 | bedrooms:2
Sally Port Cottage at St Anthony's Lighthouse in a stunning setting at the end of the Roseland Peninsula. The holiday cottage has two bedrooms and can sleep up to four guests; a notable feature is the observation room with its large picture windows overlooking the sea. The cottage is reached using a steep 300m path down from parking on the headland above. This accommodation is totally private with no public access.
St Catherine's Lighthouse
located: Niton, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, UK
A row of three self-catering, former lighthouse keepers cottages at St Catherine's Lighthouse, just outside Niton on the Southern edge of the Isle of Wight. The cottages are Landward (sleeping 4), Gurnard (sleeping 5) and Penda (sleeping 5).
located: New York, USA
bed & breakfast
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.
Trevose Head Lighthouse
located: Padstow, Cornwall, UK
Brook Cottage» self-catering | sleeps:4 | bedrooms:2
A choice from four semi-detached, holiday cottages available at the Trevose Head Lighthouse, positioned on a headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays, four miles west of Padstow.
located: Pula, Istria, Croatia
self-catering | sleeps:6 | bedrooms:3
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.
located: Nr Whitby, Yorkshire, UK
Two three-bedroomed holiday cottages available on the Whitby Lighthouse site on the East coast, just outside of Whitby and near to the heather moorlands of the North Yorkshire Moors and, further afield, York.
UK: Lighthouse keepers cottages collection
Lighthouse holiday homes with Rural Retreats, who offer an inspiring collection of over thirty lighthouse cottages in some beautiful, often remote, spots around the coast of the UK. Most are former keeper's cottages, converted to comfortable modern holiday homes with all conveniences.
The properties are all self-catering and can take anything from two people to groups of eight. Many of these are on sites with multiple properties, so there is ample scope to book for larger groups by selecting multiple cottages at the same site.
They offer lighthouse self-catering holiday cottages across the UK, from the most remote tip of Cornwall, to the Isle of Wight or South Wales, all the way to the cliff tops at Whitby, in Yorkshire.
SCOTLAND: Cottages at the Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse Holiday cottages are to be found at the most Southerly point in Scotland, set within the walls of a working lighthouse, established back in 1830 by Robert Stevenson. They have breath-taking sea views and are surrounded by beautiful countryside, a dramatic coastline and a wealth of wildlife, which includes seabirds, dolphins and porpoises.
The three former lighthouse keepers cottages (Lightkeeper's Cottage, Puffin House and Kittiwake House) are self-catering and offer a unique holiday experience. Pets are welcomed and each cottage is spacious, comfortable and well equipped; each has central heating and free WiFi.
SCOTLAND: The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses
For keen lovers of lighthouses we recommend a visit to Kinnaird Head Lighthouse, also home to The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses – based in the busy fishing port of Fraserburgh in North East Aberdeenshire.
Kinnaird Head is unique, it's a full-size lighthouse that's been built through the middle of a C16th castle! It's Scotland's first lighthouse, engineered to its present form by Robert Stevenson, who created the walls and spiral staircase through the heart of the castle building, while preserving the original castle structure.
The museum includes preserved keeper's quarters and exhibits to help visitors understand the history, lifestyle and stories of the lighthouse keepers.
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