Book a holiday on the coast - try a holiday at a lighthouse: Pendeen, Lizard, Start Point, St. Anthony, Bull Point, Nash Point, St. Catherines, Anvil Point, North Foreland, Cromer

Lighthouse holidays - Pendeen, Lizard, Start Point, St. Anthony, Bull Point, Nash Point, St. Catherines, Anvil Point, North Foreland, Cromer

If your idea of a good holiday is to spend some time looking out over the sea, we've got just the type of holiday you may well want! Have you ever thought about staying in a lighthouse, or a lighthouse keeper's cottage? By their very nature, these unique holiday cottages have a great view out over the waves. Set in quiet locations around England's coast a lighthouse holiday is the thing to try for a truly coastal retreat.

Light house holidays - this one if Pendeen Lighthouse in Cornwall Great sea views! You can't beat a lighthouse holiday for views out over the sea
 

Find your lighthouse holiday

You'll find lighthouse holiday in all the prominent outposts in England. The lighthouse holidays are all provided by "Trinity House", incorporated in 1514 to help provide safe passage for mariners. Since running a lighthouse is no longer such a manual process, you've got the opportunity to spend a few days living like a lighthouse keeper!

The lighthouses around England where you can take a holiday include:
  • Pendeen Lighthouse
  • Lizard Lighthouse
  • St. Anthony Lighthouse
  • Start Point Lighthouse
  • Bull Point Lighthouse
  • Nash Point Lighthouse
  • Nash Point Lighthouse
  • St. Catherines Lighthouse
  • Anvil Point Lighthouse
  • North Foreland
  • Cromer Lighthouse
  • Whitby Lighthouse
Have a look below for all the holiday accommodation at these lighthouses. Hopefully you'll find a lighthouse holiday to suit your needs.

All the lighthouse holidays around England


Verity Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Verity Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Verity Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW029
Verity Cottage in Trevose Head Lighthouse, Padstow sleeps 4 people. Verity is one of four holiday cottages available at the Trevose Head Lighthouse which is located on a headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays, four miles west of Padstow. The Lighthouse was built in 1847, electrified in 1973 and automated in 1995. The site is not open to the public and the four cottages are sheltered beneath a headland and are 75' above the sea, accessed via a one-mile-long private road. Fine views out to sea and the chance to watch fishing boats coming in and out of Padstow.


Pelorus Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Pelorus Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Pelorus Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW030
Pelorus Cottage in Trevose Head Lighthouse, Padstow sleeps 4 people. Pelorus is one of four holiday cottages available at Trevose Head Lighthouse which is located on a headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays, four miles west of Padstow. The Lighthouse was built in 1847, electrified in 1973 and automated in 1995. The site is not open to the public and the four cottages are sheltered beneath a headland and are 75' above the sea, accessed via a one-mile-long private road. Fine views out to sea and the chance to watch fishing boats coming in and out of Padstow.


Brook Cottage (Cornwall), Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Brook Cottage (Cornwall), Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Brook Cottage (Cornwall) - Cornwall
Reference: CW031
Brook Cottage in Trevose Head Lighthouse, Padstow sleeps 4 people. Brook Cottage is one of four holiday cottages available at Trevose Head Lighthouse which is located on a headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays, four miles west of Padstow. The Lighthouse was built in 1847, electrified in 1973 and automated in 1995. The site is not open to the public and the four cottages are sheltered beneath a headland and are 75' above the sea, accessed via a one-mile-long private road. There are fine views out to sea and the chance to watch fishing boats coming in and out of Padstow.


Solebay Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse - Cornwall
Solebay Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse - Cornwall
Solebay Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW033
Solebay Cottage in Pendeen Lighthouse, Pendeen sleeps 4 people. Solebay is one of two holiday cottages available at Pendeen Lighthouse and has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast path passes round the headland, passing through part of Cornwall's oldest mining areas. The lighthouse lies six miles north of Land's End and two miles from St Just. The lighthouse was established in 1900, electrified in 1926 and automated in 1994.


Argus Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse - Cornwall
Argus Cottage, Pendeen Lighthouse - Cornwall
Argus Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW034
Argus Cottage in Pendeen Lighthouse, Pendeen sleeps 3 people. Argus is one of two holiday cottages available at Pendeen Lighthouse and has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The South West Coast path passes round the headland, passing through part of Cornwall's oldest mining areas. The lighthouse lies six miles north of Land's End and two miles from St Just. The lighthouse was established in 1900, electrified in 1926 and automated in 1994.


Nimbus Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Nimbus Cottage, Trevose Head Lighthouse - Cornwall
Nimbus Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW035
Nimbus Cottage in Trevose Head Lighthouse, Padstow sleeps 4 people. Nimbus is one of four holiday cottages available at Trevose Head Lighthouse which is located on a headland between the sandy beaches of Harlyn and Constantine Bays, four miles west of Padstow. The Lighthouse was built in 1847, electrified in 1973 and automated in 1995. The site is not open to the public and the four cottages are sheltered beneath a headland and are 75' above the sea, accessed via a one-mile-long private road. Fine views out to sea and the chance to watch fishing boats coming in and out of Padstow.


Sally Port Cottage, St Anthony's Lighthouse - Cornwall
Sally Port Cottage, St Anthony's Lighthouse - Cornwall
Sally Port Cottage - Cornwall
Reference: CW045
Sally Port Cottage in St Anthony's Lighthouse, St Mawes sleeps 4 people. Sally Port Cottage at St Anthony's Lighthouse is a single dwelling, reached via a 300-metre steep tarmac path leading down to the rocks from the headland above, where the car park is situated. The Lighthouse, for those of you who remember, was the location for 'Fraggle Rock' (the children's television programme which was shown some years ago).


The Crag, Housel Bay - Cornwall
The Crag, Housel Bay - Cornwall
The Crag - Cornwall
Reference: CW105
The Crag in Housel Bay, The Lizard sleeps 8 people. The Crag in Housel Bay is a fabulous Arts and Crafts villa which sits in an acre of grounds on a front line cliff top, some 300 ft above sea level with breath taking 180 degrees panoramic views of the sea and bay. As one of England’s most southerly houses it benefits from the warmer and sunnier microclimate of the Lizard Peninsula, renowned for its sandy beaches and coves and most recently used for the latest television series of Poldark. The garden gate opens onto the coastal path offering miles of stunning circular walks. Three hundred yards from the gate along the costal path lies the small sandy beach of Housel Bay, which is hardly ever overcrowded and when exposed at low tide, is ideal for guests to enjoy right at their doorstep.


Rowena Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse - Dorset
Rowena Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse - Dorset
Rowena Cottage - Dorset
Reference: DO036
Rowena Cottage in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage sleeps 5 people. Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse sleeps five guests and is one of two holiday cottages at the lighthouse (see ref DO037), situated within the grounds of Durleston Country Park, approximately two miles up the hill from Swanage town centre, which offers a variety of shops, restaurants, pubs and other facilities.

Accommodation at Rowena Cottage

Ground floor accommodation: Entrance hall, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, dining room, sitting room, double bedroom with 5' bed and a further double bedroom with 6' zip and link bed which can convert to singles upon request (one has an en-suite shower room), single bedroom with 3' bed.


Veronica Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse - Dorset
Veronica Cottage, Anvil Point Lighthouse - Dorset
Veronica Cottage - Dorset
Reference: DO037
Veronica Cottage in Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage sleeps 6 people. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Rowena Cottage at Anvil Point Lighthouse.


Landward Cottage (Devon), Start Point Lighthouse - Devon
Landward Cottage (Devon), Start Point Lighthouse - Devon
Landward Cottage (Devon) - Devon
Reference: DV065
Landward Cottage in Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point sleeps 5 people. Landward Cottage which sleeps five guests, is one of two holiday cottages, perched on the cliff edge and available at Start Point Lighthouse. A location that offers a simply breathtaking panorama of sea views to the south and west and across Start Bay to the east.


Beacon Cottage, Start Point Lighthouse - Devon
Beacon Cottage, Start Point Lighthouse - Devon
Beacon Cottage - Devon
Reference: DV066
Beacon Cottage in Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point sleeps 6 people. Beacon Cottage which sleeps six guests is one of two holiday cottages, perched on the cliff edge and available at Start Point Lighthouse. A location that offers a simply breathtaking panorama of sea views to the south and west and across Start Bay to the east.


Siren, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Siren, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Siren - Devon
Reference: DV078
Siren in Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe sleeps 5 people. Siren, sleeping five guests is one of four refurbished former lighthouse keepers' cottages at Bull Point Lighthouse which lies just outside of Mortehoe in North Devon. The nearby village of Mortehoe is a very pretty village with good pubs and restaurants, fish and chips, stores and a delicatessen. Nearby places to visit include Woolacombe with its Blue Flag sandy beach which is only a 10-minute drive from Bull Point.

Accommodation at Siren

Ground floor accommodation: Entrance hall, dining room, kitchen, sitting room, bathroom with shower over bath and wc. Two double bedrooms with 5' beds, one single bedroom with a 3' bed.


Triton, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Triton, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Triton - Devon
Reference: DV079
Triton in Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe sleeps 4 people. Triton sleeping four guests is one of four refurbished former lighthouse keepers' cottages at Bull Point Lighthouse which lies just outside of Mortehoe in North Devon. The nearby village of Mortehoe is a very pretty village with good pubs and restaurants, fish and chips, stores and a delicatessen. Nearby places to visit include Woolacombe with its Blue Flag sandy beach which is only a 10-minute drive from Bull Point.

Accommodation at Triton

Ground floor accommodation: Entrance hall, dining room leading to small kitchen, sitting room. Two single bedrooms each with 3' beds, double bedroom with 5' bed, bathroom with separate shower and wc.


Warden, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Warden, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Warden - Devon
Reference: DV080
Warden in Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe sleeps 2 people. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Warden at Bull Point Lighthouse.


Sherrin, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Sherrin, Bull Point Lighthouse - Devon
Sherrin - Devon
Reference: DV082
Sherrin in Bull Point Lighthouse, Mortehoe sleeps 5 people. In association with Trinity House, Rural Retreats is pleased to present Sherrin at Bull Point Lighthouse.


Gurnard Cottage, St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Gurnard Cottage, St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Gurnard Cottage - Isle of Wight
Reference: IW005
Gurnard Cottage in St Catherines Lighthouse, Niton sleeps 5 people. St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated just outside the hamlet of Niton, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the popular coastal resort of Ventnor, the southernmost point of the Isle of Wight. The cottages at St Catherines Lighthouse include refs IW005, IW006 and IW007. There is an excellent real ale pub a 10-minute walk up the hill.

Accommodation at Gurnard Cottage

Ground floor accommodation:


Landward Cottage (Isle of Wight), St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Landward Cottage (Isle of Wight), St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Landward Cottage (Isle of Wight) - Isle of Wight
Reference: IW006
Landward Cottage in St Catherines Lighthouse, Niton sleeps 4 people. St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated just outside the hamlet of Niton, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the popular coastal resort of Ventnor, the southernmost point of the Isle of Wight. The site comprises a terrace of three self-catering, former lighthouse keepers cottages, including refs IW005, IW006 and IW007. There is an excellent real ale pub a 10-minute walk up the hill.

Accommodation at Landward Cottage (Isle of Wight)

Ground floor accommodation:


Penda Cottage, St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Penda Cottage, St Catherines Lighthouse - Isle of Wight
Penda Cottage - Isle of Wight
Reference: IW007
Penda Cottage at St Catherines Lighthouse, Niton sleeps 5 people. St Catherine's Lighthouse is situated just outside the hamlet of Niton, approximately 10 minutes' drive from the popular coastal resort of Ventnor, the southernmost point of the Isle of Wight. The site comprises a terrace of three self-catering, former lighthouse keepers cottages, refs IW006 and IW005. There is an excellent real ale pub a 10-minute walk up the hill.

Accommodation at Penda Cottage

Ground floor accommodation: Entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen with door to bathroom with electric shower over bath, double bedroom with 5' bed, twin bedroom with 3' beds, single bedroom with 3' bed, small wc.


West Winnowing, Niton Undercliff - Isle of Wight
West Winnowing, Niton Undercliff - Isle of Wight
West Winnowing - Isle of Wight
Reference: IW013
West Winnowing in Niton Undercliff, Ventnor sleeps 5 people. Situated in the peaceful village of Niton, ten miles from the seaside town of Ventnor, West Winnowing dates back to the mid 1800s, and has spectacular views over the island's southern coastline at St Catherine's Point. West Winnowing enjoys spectacular sea views and the house is within easy walking distance of a real ale pub, the Buddle Inn which dates back to the 17th century, serves food and welcomes families.


Khina Cottage, North Foreland Lighthouse - Kent
Khina Cottage, North Foreland Lighthouse - Kent
Khina Cottage - Kent
Reference: KE018
Khina Cottage in North Foreland Lighthouse, Broadstairs sleeps 4 people. Khina is one of two holiday cottages available at North Foreland Lighthouse, which lies on the chalk headland above the charming and unspoilt seaside town of Broadstairs at the far eastern tip of Kent. Both cottages are very child friendly, surrounded by spacious lawned grounds and set well away from cliffs. The holiday cottages have shared use of a very large, one-acre lawned garden and patio with ample space to sit out.


Lodesman Cottage, North Foreland Lighthouse - Kent
Lodesman Cottage, North Foreland Lighthouse - Kent
Lodesman Cottage - Kent
Reference: KE019
Lodesman Cottage in North Foreland Lighthouse, Broadstairs sleeps 4 people. Lodesman Cottage is one of two holiday cottages available at North Foreland Lighthouse, which lies on the chalk headland above the charming and unspoilt seaside town of Broadstairs at the far eastern tip of Kent. Both cottages are very child friendly, surrounded by spacious lawned grounds and set well away from cliffs. The holiday cottages have shared use of a very large, one-acre lawned garden and patio with ample space to sit out.


Valonia, Cromer Lighthouse - Norfolk
Valonia, Cromer Lighthouse - Norfolk
Valonia - Norfolk
Reference: NO034
Valonia in Cromer Lighthouse, Cromer sleeps 5 people. Valonia Cottage is one of two semi-detached cottages at Cromer Lighthouse, which is a mile from the traditional North Norfolk town of Cromer. A 10 minute stroll along the coastal path or along the beach will take you into Cromer, where you can explore shops, pubs and sample local seafood - notably, the excellent Cromer crab sandwich. Cromer is a popular holiday destination for families, and has a long sandy beach with colourful beach huts. The pier has a theatre and cafe, and is home to the Cromer RNLI life boat - the station is open to the public. You can hire dipping nets and buckets on the pier - try to catch your own Cromer crab! There is an excellent sea-front cafe/restaurant at the lifeboat museum.

Accommodation at Valonia

Ground floor: Steps to entrance hall, small sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with spray attachment, WC.


The Link, Cromer Lighthouse - Norfolk
The Link, Cromer Lighthouse - Norfolk
The Link - Norfolk
Reference: NO051
The Link in Cromer Lighthouse, Cromer sleeps 2 people. The Link is one of two semi-detached cottages at Cromer Lighthouse, which is a mile from the traditional North Norfolk town of Cromer. A 10 minute stroll along the coastal path or along the beach will take you into Cromer, where you can explore shops, pubs and sample local seafood - notably, the excellent Cromer crab sandwiches. Cromer is a popular holiday destination for families and has a long sandy beach with colourful beach huts. The pier has a theatre and cafe, and is the location of the RNLI life boat station which is open to the public. You can hire dipping nets and buckets there - try to catch your own Cromer crab from the pier! There is an excellent sea-front cafe/restaurant at the lifeboat museum.

Accommodation at The Link

Ground floor: Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting room. Double sized shower room with WC.


Ariel, Nash Point Lighthouse - South Glamorgan
Ariel, Nash Point Lighthouse - South Glamorgan
Ariel - South Glamorgan
Reference: VG003
Ariel in Nash Point Lighthouse, Marcross sleeps 5 people. Ariel is one of two holiday cottages available at Nash Point Lighthouse which is located on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. There are wonderful safe beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted blue flag. In particular, there is Ogmore-by-Sea (just over 4 miles away), Barry Island, Southerndown and Porthcawl, which are particularly good for windsurfing.


Stella, Nash Point Lighthouse - South Glamorgan
Stella, Nash Point Lighthouse - South Glamorgan
Stella - South Glamorgan
Reference: VG004
Stella in Nash Point Lighthouse, Marcross sleeps 5 people. Stella is one of two holiday cottages available at Nash Point Lighthouse which is located on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. There are wonderful safe beaches, many of which have been awarded the coveted blue flag. In particular, there is Ogmore-by-Sea (just over 4 miles away), Barry Island, Southerndown and Porthcawl, which are particularly good for windsurfing.


Galatea, Whitby Lighthouse - North Yorkshire
Galatea, Whitby Lighthouse - North Yorkshire
Galatea - North Yorkshire
Reference: YO029
Galatea at Whitby Lighthouse, near Whitby sleeps 5 people. Galatea is one of two holiday cottages available at Whitby Lighthouse, which lies on the East Coast just outside Whitby and close to the North Yorkshire Moors.


Vanguard, Whitby Lighthouse - North Yorkshire
Vanguard, Whitby Lighthouse - North Yorkshire
Vanguard - North Yorkshire
Reference: YO030
Vanguard in Whitby Lighthouse, near Whitby sleeps 5 people. Vanguard is one of two holiday cottages available at Whitby Lighthouse, which lies on the East Coast just outside Whitby and close to the North Yorkshire Moors.





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